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Weighing

Thursday, July 11, 2013

I know you are not supposed to weigh every day. Once a week is often enough to face that scale. But knowing and doing are two different things. Here's the back story:

This is my 18th day back on Spark People. Those first 15 days or so I was just kinda playing around, deciding if I was going to do it this time. It has been long enough back on it now that I remember what frustrated me about it before, and why I dropped out of it. But I must have grown up some since then, because I really want to go ahead and use Spark People to change my life.

I've found a couple of really great supportive groups and I'm making friends. I'm really reading the articles and information instead of just clicking through to get points. Most importantly I am working through the hard things and not letting them be an excuse to eat unhealthy items or just eat too much.

Back to weighing. At the start I decided that I would follow Spark People advice and only weigh once a week. I'm still planning on doing that. But these last 2 days (yesterday and the day before) I decided to really buckle down and stay within my calorie ranges, and I have been successful at that. Because I was successful the first day I wanted to weigh the next morning (yesterday morning) to see if I had lost any weight. I had lost 4 pounds! That was so exciting and motivating that I wanted even more to stay within my calorie ranges, and I did, giving me my first ever 2-day streak for that.

Naturally, when I got up this morning, the first thing I wanted to do was weigh, to see if I had lost any more weight. I know it was a bad idea. I know it could be setting myself up for a very bad habit that I will be sorry for. I know I should have talked myself out of it. But I did it anyway. And I lost 4 more pounds!

So I made a bad choice that had a good result. Super motivating! 2 days in a row! Woo-Hoo and all that, right? Right, but this is where it stops. I am going back to weighing once a week. I mean it, I am! I went ahead and recorded it and celebrated it, cause it sure is good to see that ticker move. But I'm going back to weighing once a week. I know this much weight loss is probably water and is unsustainable at this pace, etc, etc, etc. I know all that. That is why I'm going to be weighing only once a week.
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SUNSET09 7/21/2013 4:27AM

  emoticon with the weight lost as it's not about you getting on the scale, it's about you changing your habits and doing something right. The scale is just confirmation. Be mindful, that it can also be your enemy as well as your friend. Even the gained days are eye openers! The measuring tape is also a way to track your inches. Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BRENABEFIT 7/16/2013 12:39AM

    Way to go!! That is so exciting! Keep up the great work, I know you can do this and you are an inspiration! emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHIER-TT 7/14/2013 7:29PM

    Congrats on the weight loss. Weekly weighs in are best, but you will also be able to see the physical changes as you stick with the program. Keep up the good work. I am cheering for you!

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1935MARY 7/11/2013 8:57AM

    Wow good for you, but don't let the scale rule you. I fell into that trap. Other things to do is once a month measurements and the way you feel is a good measurement. Have a great day, By the way you have lost half of what I have lost in 11 months awesome.

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JANUT57 7/11/2013 8:55AM

  emoticon good for you. I know it is such a temptation to weigh every day, but it is the weekly weigh in that really counts! You have a great attitude to succeed.

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