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The scale FINALLY moved ~


Saturday, January 12, 2013



When I googled *sigh of relief* the above photo came up. I gotta get me some of that ~ and soon. emoticon

I know what to do now, when the scale doesn't move for a week. Complain! Loudly! emoticon

So ~ this morning when I stepped on the scale, it was down almost 3 lbs.

Am I grateful? Not really, because that is where it should have been all along. And being that I didn't do 'anything' different or 'unusual' in the last almost week, it had no reason to do that. No reasonable, measurable, explainable reason, anyway.

Am I happy ~ hell, YES! But, I do have to figure out a 'plan' for this not happening again. I don't know, yet, if that will be only weighing once a week, or what it will be. The only problem with weighing once a week, is what if I pick the wrong day. Say I'd have picked yesterday ~ I'd be miserable during the entire next week. So, I'm not sure what I AM going to do but will give it some thought.

Spark Coach was talking, in my program, this morning, about 'helping other SP members and them helping us. Which was right up my alley because I told my son, this morning ~ even before I weighed ~ that I was so grateful for my SP friends. That the responses I got yesterday, the suggestions, the ideas, the thoughts, even the understanding of why I was whining, lol, really helped me a LOT. Luke had said he wished he could offer some 'information' or 'reason' why the scale was doing what it was doing, but he had no clue. That's when I said, "That's ok, my Spark friends know some answers that they are sharing with me ~ and they are helping me through this, even if they don't have any answers". It felt awesome to say that!! :)

So, I want to say a huge 'thank you' to everyone. Spark Guy is right. This IS a community and helping other is so much a part of our program. I try to do my share, too, and some days helping or encouraging someone else is really what makes my day and keeps me accountable.

I know I have messages to answer ~ and I will get to them. Eventually. :) My son is here and we are going shopping soon ~ so for now, I just want to wish everyone a GREAT weekend. Keep Sparking!! emoticon emoticon
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FATHINSN 1/17/2013 11:23PM

    Which is why I love SP - being in a community help me to keep going on, help me to pick up my pieces when I fall :D

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JMARIES51 1/13/2013 6:49PM

    Hi Peggy,
Sorry I haven't been around this week. I just wanted to say thank you for the Spark Goodie and also to weigh in (haha, pun intended) on this issue of weighing on the scale. I am a scale watcher. I weigh in everyday right when I get up. But I only record my weight on Sunday. This can be a drag when you are down on Sat, but not down on Sunday, but I decided it was the only way for me to keep some sort of integrity about the weighing in thing. I agree with RG_DFW that it is the trend that is important. Eventually if you are going to be down, you will be down on that day of the week that you record your weight. So what I have done to stop putting so much emphasis on the scale is to look at the NSV's... the nonscale victories. So this will be like measurements, or being able to do certain exercises, lifting weights, running farther, keeping to my 10K steps a day, climbing stairs- and climbing more stairs, getting into clothes that haven't fit in forever. In the beginning these things just didn't have much meaning to me if the scale didn't move. But now, wow, I am much happier with the NSV's. I love to try and get 5 miles of walking/running in a day - and to get 25 miles for the week. These sorts of milestones are beginning to mean a lot more to me now. I also chart all my food, so if I can get a whole week without going over my calorie count, that is a huge NSV. It takes a lot of time to make this shift in the head, but it is so worth it.

One other note. If I overeat for a week- it usually takes me about 3 weeks to stabilize and have a loss. I think that is age, slow metabolism, whatever, but it is the way it is. In my younger years I could see a loss really quickly, like within a day or two, but not anymore. - You know what they say, it is what it is.

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LILLEAN 1/12/2013 5:42PM

    emoticon on the weight loss

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RG_DFW 1/12/2013 5:33PM

    When I was on the losing train, I weighed every day. Some days were up, some were down, but it's the TREND that's important.
Weigh every day at the same time (right after you wake is good), after the morning visit to the bathroom, but before you eat/drink anything. That gave me a very good picture of what the scale was 'really' doing.
Good luck!

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