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I like 1/2 of what I see.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Since I have been riding the stationary bike, I've noticed that my thighs, calves and my butt are getting more toned. That is a good thing! It seems like I actually have a butt now, instead of a flat spot in the back of my pants. My thighs jiggle less and my calves have some muscle. I like this!!

However, I don't like what it does to the scale. Yes, I know I can't go by the number on the scale alone, but you all know how hard it is to lose the weight. I tell myself it's a "good gain," but it plays with my head. I'm still in my range, but I was liking being under that range.

I've decided to stop weighing daily. I just can't do it mentally. I'll go back to once a week and that should help my obsession with the scale going up and down constantly. (I know that's normal, too, but it still messes with my brain.)

Hopefully, this small change of weighing once a week, will help me like all of what I see. emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MEXGAL1 2/19/2014 4:04PM

    I think it's a great idea for you to not weigh yourself daily. remember people pay big bucks to get big butts!!!! and i am sure they add weight to the scale. I say go with how you feel most importantly and then how you look.

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KONRAD695 2/18/2014 11:29PM

    Don't worry about your legs and weight too much. They will slim back down as you stretch back out with some long runs.

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CARDAMOMMA 2/18/2014 1:10PM

    I've lived with this dilemma my whole life! I'm gifted with a muscular physique, but made the mistake in middle and high school of dieting because of what the scale said, rather than how good I looked, and I lost a bunch of muscle because of it. Great idea to get off the scale and keep close tabs on your size, measurements, and a great butt!

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KANOE10 2/18/2014 7:41AM

    I had the same thing..when I started to lift weights I gained a few pounds. It was hard to see the scale go up, but I liked the muscles. I am glad you are seeing good results. I think it is a good idea to not weigh in everyday if it upsets you. Staying positive is more important.

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OHMEMEME 2/17/2014 8:34PM

    Sounds like you are thinking things out and that's step # 1....try it out and see what's not the scale that determines what you's what you eat and how you move...this is coming from a scale-a-phobic. Lol I'm really trying to convince myself when I say such things. I change it up from once a week to once a month. The scale soooo messes with my head but I know when I avoid it, it's because I'm not going to like what it says. When I want to sneak in an extra weigh in its because I feel it's going to be a good one. Soooo what's the answer?.!?!?! You are successfully living a healthy life at a healthy weight so whatever you are doing IS working. emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 2/17/2014 8:27PM

    You are doing awesome! Just keep going and the weight to stabilize out.

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JANTHEBLONDE 2/17/2014 5:10PM

    Muscle weighs more than fat.... You been working out so hard lately you need to pat yourself on the back. Even if the scale goes up a little......your body is getting toned, fit and smaller! I think you rock! You are a great inspiration for all of us!

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/17/2014 4:55PM

    I'm thinking I'm ALMOST over the number on the scale thing... as long as I know I'm eating right and working out, a couple extra pounds when the fat percentage is right are not an issue. HOWEVER, when I know the behavior is not such that it would be supporting muscle growth? The scale *is* a valid measure!

I'm still a daily weigh-er, but I look at trends, rolling 7 day averages, that sort of thing, because variance in the number is a fact of life.

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_LINDA 2/17/2014 4:40PM

    Way to tone it up!! I prefer once a week weigh ins myself. Good luck with releasing the scale and focusing on how good you feel!

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MADEIT3 2/17/2014 4:35PM

    I have a terrible relationship with my scale, so I totally understand. Glad to hear that your mirror and your clothes are giving you good news!!

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STRONGDAWG 2/17/2014 4:24PM

    Wish I could help with the scale obsession thing. I got over the number on the scale a couple of years ago when I went down 2 dress sizes but hadn't quite lost 20 pounds. It just didn't seem right. Now I go by how I feel. I'd like the numbers to go down, but I know with all the cross training and now strength training that I do, focusing on performance is much more important.

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JUSGETTENBY42 2/17/2014 4:21PM

    Way to go

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