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Not weighing in every week has been a mistake

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

I didn't weigh myself for 2 weeks. In those 2 weeks I started out positive, watching what I ate, and began simple exercising. Well...... that didn't last long. If I had weighed myself after the 1st week, I may have thwarted the mindless eating that happened the 2nd week.

Okay, I realize this. I weighed in Sunday, and was about the same as I was 2 weeks ago. I know if I had weighed a week ago the numbers might have been better. Why do I sabotage myself like this? I wonder, should I concentrate more on the healthy eating at first? Add exercise after a week or 2 to give myself a chance to get the eating under control 1st? I don't know..... Maybe not. Exercise helps in more ways that just expending calories. It is also a stress reliever. I think I just answered my own question.
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IMREITE 7/4/2013 2:10AM

    i try to make sure i only weigh in 1 time a week so i dont get overly stressed. if i miss a week then i lose my motivation and focus.

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LINDA! 7/3/2013 12:59PM

    I know how difficult it is. Especially when we are "set in our ways" of eating. I heard a fitness trainer recently say just drop your calories by 200 daily and you can see major weight loss within a year. It also still helps to exercise but find something that you enjoy doing. You are more likely to keep exercising if it is fun.

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3016DEBRA 7/2/2013 1:25PM

  You really do know what you have to do, and the lovely thing is...YOU CAN!!! emoticon

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WADINGMOOSE 7/2/2013 12:39PM

    I should probably weigh myself less than I do :) I do find that I do my best when I'm tracking things here. If I eat within my calorie range and reach my exercise goals, I shrink. I refuse to talk about the scale right now because it isn't going down, but my size is and I know the scale will.

I think you answered your own question, but if you're not tracking your food here that may help more than the scale. Especially if the scale doesn't move and you think it should. Not that I'm bitter or anything... emoticon

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JLLOVETT 7/2/2013 11:42AM

    Awareness is a major part of any discipline!

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JOHNTJ1 7/2/2013 11:35AM

    A few years back I took an exercise class and one of the challenges we faced was holding a perfect plank for 15 seconds. I'd always scoot my butt up in the air so I wouldn't collapse on the mat. The instructor leaned over to me one morning and whispered: "The only person you are cheating John is yourself." I've never quite forgotten those words.

I to, skip weigh ins, especially when I KNOW the outcome wont be a positive one. For me, its being consistent and facing the music, whether its a happy dance or a funeral dirge

Much Love

John

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NANCYPAT1 7/2/2013 10:47AM

    You did answer your own question - maybe you could think of a way to focus on one thing in each area. I am with you about the EXTRA benefits of exercise - for me it helps me sleep, relaxes me, de-stresses me, gives me a place to socialize, and provides me with exercise PLUS it is FUN.

Try to pick one or two things you might like to do to improve your eating and PLAN for them. Put a bowl of fresh fruit on the counter or table to tempt you to take a piece instead of something less healthy. Keep healthy snacks in single portion packs (make your own - simple take the big bag and portion it out when you get home with it) - even if you end up getting a second bag, it is ONLY 2 portions and not the entire bag. Add a salad or soup before your meal (about 20-30 minutes) to fill you up faster, keep you full longer and research shows that on average, people eat as much as 1/3 FEWER calories when they do that.

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CHANGE4FIT 7/2/2013 10:31AM

    Your free flow of thought is enlightening to us all. I like to weigh in most days. I understand that I am not defined by the scale and that fluctuations in fluid affect the number on such a frequent basis. However, I also like data. I enter my values on a spreadsheet that plots to a graph and like to look over time for trends in the way I "release" weight. I have discovered so many non scale measures in my journey, but I do like the accountability the scale provides. I guess we all have to find the right mix of information to aid us along the way. Best to you on your journey!
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PYNETREE 7/2/2013 8:29AM

    Yep, you answered your own question! See, YOU KNOW what you should be doing. Just take one step in the right direction every, meal, every day!
As soon as you wake up start to stretch, yes, in bed! Then, stretch when you're walking to the bathroom. emoticon Drink a glass of water..yes, before breakfast. emoticon
Then be aware of what you are eating..and drink water in between meals. Plan 10 minutes of exercise into your morning..and afternoon...and then in the evening.
And pick a day to weigh yourself.
Just do it all in small easy steps. emoticon

You Know what to do, You've got this!! emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 7/2/2013 8:14AM

    As much as we don't like to admit it, that scale and a weekly weigh-in are vital parts of a successful weight loss program.

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RADIATIONMAMA 7/2/2013 7:58AM

  Great job on starting the exercise and healthy eating! Thinking about being healthy and taking the plunge is the first step. Now you are trying to find out the way that works best for you. There are a lot of suggestions out there for sure. It might be best to start with something that you know that you can achieve and then build on that. This might mean starting with 3-4 goals or starting with one until you have it down and then slowly adding others. Good luck and don't get discouraged! We are rooting for you!

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