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Scale victories or losses are meaningless, as a measure

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Well, just going on record here to establish my determination. An entire week of staying on track with my eating plan. I walked or ran 5 days out of 7. And lost no poundage.

Grrrrr!!

But, it doesn't matter. Not in the long run. Or on a long run. :D What matters is consistency. There was a day when I'd be furious and go eat something just to spite the scale. But the scale doesn't carry the weight, just reflect it. So there's no point in getting upset about it and sabotaging myself.

I'm fine, truthfully. The loss will show up eventually, inevitably, inexorably. That I do know. And knowing is the real victory.
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  • v MEH50BEWELL
    5 out of 7 days - AWESOME!
    908 days ago
  • v PLMITCH
    Scales can be funny (NOT!) beasts! Keep on movin'...
    908 days ago
  • v LAURA7051
    Yes, you just need to take satisfaction in a job well done. The payoff will come.
    909 days ago
  • v STRONGDAWG
    I've been going through a long streak of weight loss and it is so unusual for me that I keep expecting it to stop and stay stopped for months. Seeing the numbers go down on the scale is so satisfying, but lately I have found a lot of satisfaction in just sticking to my plan no matter what. I've never done that for so long either. Hmmm ... wonder if there is a correlation?

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    909 days ago
  • v BEACHCALSIX
    yea scales are annoying ;D Always remember your body does weird things when you lose weight. (especially women ugh) sometimes it'll hold onto water weight for no reason or gain muscle etc.
    Sometimes a lot of salt makes the body hold onto water and a lot of healthy food has a lot of salt for taste, so maybe look into that. Usually drinking more water helps to flush it out. Next week will be a huge loss, you'll see
    910 days ago
  • v POOKASLUAGH
    Oh I can't tell you just how many weeks I've experienced this exact same frustration! But you're right: just keep going. Eventually, it'll show!
    910 days ago
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