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MORE than just numbers on a scale

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Next Wednesday, when I reflect on the last week, I am going to make sure that I consider MORE than just the numbers on the scale. Although I really want to get my BMI down from 38.9, I realize that I need to consider MORE each week. I can’t have such a narrow view. So I am going to make sure that I consider three other things this week:
1. Energy level – How am I feeling? Do I have more energy than I did last Wednesday?
2. Healthy Habits – When I look at my food tracker, have I eaten within my calorie range? Have I selected healthy foods? Did I get my water? How does the breakdown of carbs, protein, fats compare with the goal?

AND finally - I need to avoid the scale during the week, I am always disappointed if I weigh more on weigh in day then I did at other points during the week. Isn't that silly??????? I KNOW that weight goes up and down a bit due to lots of factors..I need to act on that knowledge and simply accept what the scale shows each week - it's not the only indication of progress! I am in this for the long haul and while I need to reflect each week and adjust my course, I also need to make sure that I am considering multiple measures!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TRAVELGRRL 1/26/2013 9:41PM

    TOTALLY AGREE! Do not be ruled by the scale!!! emoticon

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KATI5668 1/23/2013 11:16PM

    sounds great..the scale can be such a liar....
wish we could just... emoticon
but then would probably just sneak out later to bring it back in ..huh!

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MELP06 1/21/2013 1:43PM

    Good plan!

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COOLMAMA11 1/20/2013 4:02PM

    I find the scale to be hard to deal with, my weight fluctuates up and down, if it wasn't for the challenge I would only be weighing in every few months.I usually go by my clothes and how they are fitting.

Great plan....

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SNOWJESTER 1/20/2013 3:43PM

    Good plan. I'm going to steal it! I get way to hung up on the scale as if it's the end all be all. It's not. emoticon

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