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well the experiment is over

Sunday, February 09, 2014

I started an experiment last week and said I wasn't going to weigh myself for the whole month since I had been weighing myself every day. I had been getting frustrated with all the fluctuations on the scale every day and just wanted to give up. So I started out my experiment last week and didn't weigh myself. What I found out was that I actually did worse. I stopped tracking as much and missed almost the whole week of exercise. It sounds weird but it was like out of sight out of mind. I started to think "well I'll do it tomorrow or do better tomorrow, I have the whole month to take off the weight and meet my goal". I was procrastinating. By the end of the week I gained 2 pounds and started to not watch my portions. I think for me the everyday morning weigh in gives me accountability and focus. If I weigh in on Sunday morning and it's all ready Thursday and it's not going down as well as it should it gives me a chance to watch my tracker ranges or maybe put in some exercise. What I do have to learn to do is not get all freaked out by the number on the scale if I know I'm honestly doing everything I should to be healthy. emoticon
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    whatever works
    1428 days ago
    Oh gosh, that's okay sparkfriend. To tell you the truth, I was tempted to weigh myself this morning. I'm going to try not to weigh myself 'til March 1st though just to spare myself any torture. LOL. :D

    You're doing just fine! Have a good week!

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    100+ Pounds Team
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    1442 days ago
    Never hurts to try different tweaks along the way, especially when we "correct" our course! :-)

    I've been trying 3 new tweaks since Jan. 1st which are paying off bigtime: 1) zero sugar, 2) zero grain and 3) intermittent fasting: only eating between the hours of noon - 9 pm.

    I'm down 0ver 20 pounds...wooo hoo!

    1443 days ago
    I agree that everyone is different: What motivates one does not work for another. If you'll excuse the pun, you can't go "hog wild" either way. emoticon

    Also, be aware if you are building muscle as opposed to fat. emoticon

    Hope things continue to go well with you, babes. emoticon emoticon

    1443 days ago
  • DNJEN471
    Every person is different. You need to do what motivates you! emoticon emoticon
    1443 days ago
    Another way to keep the scale from freaking you out so much would be to have additional ways to measure your progress...a tight pair of pants that fits better, measurements at waist, hips, thighs that you check monthly. In addition, it's not just about how you look...are you feeling better as you make healthier choices and become more active?

    Hang in there. You didn't gain the weight in a day, and it won't go away overnight.

    1443 days ago
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