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Skewed by the Scale - NO! Not this time.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Left the keys in the car and Hub took the car to church because he had to be there early. Looks like I'm going to have a morning off. :D

I'm trying to maintain proper perspective. It's All Attitude!! Right? I lost a pound this week, but had hoped for 2 (or 3) being that it's early in my program and historically I lose faster then. But I DID gain almost 1 percent body mass in muscle, according to my scale. Fat percentage didn't move, but seeing the muscle increase is good. The ST must be taking effect. And I lost an inch off my hips and abdomen, which is another good measure.

So, ONCE AGAIN, we will not get skewed about the scale!!!

Besides, the even more important thing is that I'm changing my life, not my weight. Weight loss is an effect. I have a goal weight, but I always wonder what my "natural" weight is, when I find out what my daily calorie level is for not gaining and I work out three days a week, plus stay active. It might or might not be my goal weight, which is okay. One day I hope I figure out what it is. Kind of a neat thought.

So, I'm not going to go eat a huge lunch, I'm not going to snack, and I am headed back to the gym on Monday morning. Because that is my lifestyle. All I really have to do is just wait for the weight to keep disappearing. A year from now I will neither remember nor care that in week 3 of the plan I lost one pound instead of two.

Big picture, people!!

Edit - I have to laugh at myself and say something about my "attitude" that people sometimes comment on. I often come to a blank blog page with an attitude that would make paper curl and smoulder. But blogging helps me work through it and improve it. I'm not always this sunny. :P :D

Edit 2 - And I should note that some people would just as soon toss me in a lake to see me even come close to complaining about losing a pound. And they'd be right.
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    It's all about the attitude. I agree with you, that just writing a blog changes the way I think about myself and my abilities.
    1435 days ago
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    Funny to mention that. I was going through old blog posts trying to figure out how much I weighed when I wore size 8s for the first time, and I found that very link in one of m posts! It was a good thing to remember. My scales don't show me holding a lot of water, but that thing only measures your lower half, for the most part. Two molecules of water for every molecule of glycogen stored, at least for the first several weeks of a new workout routine. Yay. : )
    1449 days ago
    Have you read the SP article that says that when you start a new exercise routine, or make changes to the old one, the scales tend to go up because of fluid retention?
    1449 days ago
    Good job! emoticon
    1449 days ago
    Awesome job and amazing attitude!!! We must keep positive and look at the over all, not certain things. Even though it is hard at times... So happy for you!:)
    1450 days ago
    I have a demon scale. (and an uneven floor) It weighs up to 3 pounds different on where you push it. I have marked where it should go...but some days it just weighs high. So many times I have let that stupid thing defeat me. I would eat to lose, get on, find out I didn't lose anything, binge because I felt deprived and angry, get on a day later and it would show a small weight loss (so I had lost weight and didn't know it). So now, I just eat to lose weight and be healthy. I take the demon scale like a snide "friend" and "consider the source." As long as it is going in a down direction (sort of) and I know I am exercising and eating right. so blahhhh to all you demon scales out there. emoticon
    1450 days ago
    And hey, one pound is still a good loss!
    1450 days ago
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