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The Scale is my Friend (?)


Monday, January 28, 2013

One thing I love about SparkPeople is "meeting" new people who are also trying to maintain or begin a healthy lifestyle. I like reading blogs about people like me. I also like reading blogs about people who have very different struggles.

I know there are some people who dislike getting on the scale. I have a great respect for this even though I can't completely relate to it.

I've never felt the desire to avoid the scale. I feel like it's going to tell me the facts. Sure, some days I like what it says and other days I don't. But I have to know the truth. Then I can take the next steps, whatever those might be.

Yes, my weight fluctuates. My weight can easily go up a pound in a couple days time, even if I know I've been within my calorie range (thank you Bodybugg). This can be from many factors, including what I eat or drink.

But...

I try to weigh myself often enough that I can see if it keeps going up. That's the real test for my mind--if it keeps going up steadily I know there's something amiss, or something that needs to change. If it comes back down in a couple days, I feel more confident that it was a temporary issue.

In any case, using my scale regularly arms me with information. Armed with that information I can move forward.
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DOLPHINSINGER72 1/30/2013 5:18PM

    Yes, sometimes I want to throttle the scale, but I know it is an important tool. :)

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WE_PA_FIT 1/29/2013 7:25AM

    perspective!!!

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MICKEYH 1/28/2013 10:34PM

    I agree with you on this. My darkest time , when I was blinded myself, I was avoiding to see the truth. And was so shocking to found out I had gain so many weight. Now, for the reality check, I am weigh in once a week. This is a must for me.

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HHB4181 1/28/2013 10:28PM

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KARRENLYNN 1/28/2013 10:12PM

    Accountability, whether it's the scale, writing down your food choices and portions etc, keeps me on track. It lets me know sooner if there's a problem and specifically what that is. My perception of what I've served myself is not really accurate, so I measure.

Have a great week!

Karen emoticon

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BROOKLYN_BORN 1/28/2013 9:59PM

    I agree. Avoiding the scale is how I gained the weight in the first place.

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KANOE10 1/28/2013 6:06PM

    I am the same way. I use the scale to monitor my weight daily. Yes, you can go up a few pounds for no good reason. If it does not go away, then you need to add extra exercise or cut back. Someone said, the scale simply tells you what you need to do.

Great positve blog.

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GURLNEXDOOR 1/28/2013 6:02PM

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Just jogging through must say I like your positive attitude too!! AWESOME for us!

Today it's all about "THE SCALE" Ha ha ha - We got what it takes, together one step at a time we can get it done!! =O)





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