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Don't Always Believe The Numbers On The Scale

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

About a month ago, I went out and bought one of those very fancy bathroom scales one that does weight, body fat % and muscle. I weighed myself and wrote down all my measurements, (sorry not ready to share yet). Two weeks ago, used a tape measure and took all measurements as well, so now I had the whole picture.

Since purchasing the scale, I have been work very hard doing Ten Minute Trainer using my Spark Tracker which by the way I am addicted to it. I am proud to say I have been exceeding my daily steps. I am going to have to increase my goal.

Here is what I have been noticing, my weight according to the scale is going up by about a pound or so but the body fat % is down 1%. Over the last two weeks, I have lost 1 inch off my waist and 1 inch off my hips.

If I was using just a standard scale and not using a tape measure and body fat %, it would show I am gaining weight and of course I would be discouraged. It is so important not to get hung up on just the number on the scale.

It funny how numbers can mess with our heads, I know it is something I have struggled with but I am learning to accept losing inches are just a big as a victory as losing a pound.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BABYSOX 3/19/2014 4:17PM


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LOFLLAMA 3/19/2014 7:26AM

  Muscle weighs more than fat! It sounds like you are gaining MUSCLE! YEA!

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DJ4HEALTH 3/19/2014 2:12AM

    Like the others said you are gaining muscles and they weight more than fat. So you are losing but also gaining muscles too!! congrats on getting healthy

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BAILEYKIA 3/18/2014 8:43PM

  Good job Rabbitart! An inch is way more impressive than numbers now that you realize numbers on the scale can fluctuate so much depending on many factors.
I don't have a scale here at home yet.....but when I do I may need to know which scale you purchased. Again, congrats! Rabbitart , keep up the good work!

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ARMYWIFEKASS93 3/18/2014 6:59PM

    Yeah people don't think about the fact that they are gaining muscle also. That is why it is important to get your measurements. You are doing great!

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