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The Curse of Switching Scales

Monday, May 06, 2013

So I have two Relay for Lifes in 10 days and I have been having a hard time getting to the gym to weigh myself. Don't worry- I have been excercising! Yesterday I biked 22 miles, the day before I did a workout video and walked for about an hour around town for work, and I also walked about 4 hours around town the day before. My calories have been spot on as well. Since my last weigh in, I am getting much slimmer, went down a size, and even my husband was remarking that I looked like a "skinny mini".
I decided to better gauge myself, I would swich scales to my home wii and weigh in every morning before I leave the house. Im working about 20 hours a week over my salary and getting to weigh myself at the gym just wont be an option for me the next few weeks. So I got on the scale and it said that I lost 1 pound in two weeks. I know it's not accurate, but I wish my scales were all universal. Id feel a lot better about myself ;) I just have to let myself know that the number on the scale isnt what matters-- its the way I feel in the jeans I couldnt get into a few weeks ago and the way I look in the mirror that is really the gauge.
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    You have discovered the truth of weight loss. Scales are just a number and not a universal one. How you feel and look in your clothes is a much better measure. If you are exercising, your weight might not be changing as much, but you are developing muscle which is more compact than fat. It will all even out in the long run. As you use the WII scale every time - you will probably see more of a weight change. Good luck.
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