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Sunday, January 20, 2013

i'm easily discouraged by the scale these days. i've started exercising more, and my calorie limit has gone down by about 300 or so (thanks SP :P ), but my weight hasn't gone anywhere since before the new year. it went up after Christmas but is taking its sweet time coming back down now.

i keep reading things about how it's normal for your weight to go up when you start a new exercise program. i'm trying to keep that in mind, but it's so hard to stay positive when you have a goal and can't reach it, even when you feel like you're doing things right.

i weigh myself every Sunday morning, as soon as i hop out of bed and use the bathroom (sometimes i hop on mid-week out of curiosity, but those aren't "official" weigh-ins). every Sunday i toy with the idea of just stopping the weigh-ins altogether. part of my problem with Weight Watchers was that i was chaining myself to scale readouts and point values, forgetting that this process is supposed to be about ME, not numbers. i've come too far for that to happen again. i know that i've made progress with SP without obsessing as much about what the scale says--i even tell other people that there are other ways to measure success. but i don't practice what i preach anymore. i feel like i'm falling back into those old habits.
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    The scale is not the only tool!! How do you clothes fit.... do you feel healthier, stronger? The fact that you've been consistent in your efforts is victory in itself.....The scale will eventually concede...we can do this!! emoticon emoticon
    1859 days ago
    I have been stuck at the same weight going up and down a few pounds for months. I do get down about it but I try not to weigh myself. I have actually upped my exercise and use this as a non scale victory. I feel stronger and stronger, I can do more physically and above all I can control my weight. I finally stopped going up and down like a yoyo. For once, I lost weight and haven't gained it all back plus another 10! That in itself keeping weight off is a victory. If you are plateauing a way to think of it is temporary maintenance. After all, one day we will have to hold our goal weight in check. I hope this helps. I feel for you and know exactly where you are coming from. emoticon
    1859 days ago
  • TERRY0217
    I know how you feel...I was knocking myself out at the gym (my personal trainer enjoys her job) clothes are getting looser...but...the weight is still there!!!
    at the gym, there is a 5 lb blob of fat and a 5 lb toned muscle on display...both weigh the same, but the muscle has a lot less could be your fat cells are turning into muscle not give up!! we are all in the same boat...just watch what you those hidden sweets...keep exercising and we will make it...
    I think it's discouragement....not the scale that is our biggest enemy...we must be patent...this journey is a marathon..not a will take time...
    please keep in touch emoticon emoticon
    1859 days ago
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