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DOWNDAY
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6/28/11 2:30 P

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I hate to sound like a broken record but so many people have a lot of good advice on here already & I agree with them all! I always felt the scale was my enemy! Luckily it never had a hold on me too much! I do however take my measurements! That is the most rewarding number you can see!! Those are real results & don't go up & down like the scales! If they do go up, it takes more time to do so! If you do the CLX most days of the week consistently, you will see a difference in your measurements after 30 days! That will be such an inspiration you will want to keep on going!!! Remember 30 days does go by quickly!
I hope I don't sound cruel, NOT MY INTENT, but the scale does not make you gain or lose weight! It sounds like it has control over you instead of you having control over it! If you have to, put it in the closet & don't give it another thought until the end of 30 days! If you feel after a couple weeks that you have maybe lost weight, then go ahead & check & put it back in the closet again till you reach measuring day!! I truly know all about up & down weight! I have been an on & off again exerciser for 13 yrs! My goal with Chalene is to stop stopping! So now today, I just started Burn Circuit over again, after trying to do it regularly for over 30 days & not making it through a whole week yet! Summer, man it gets in the way! So I just keep going & letting my Spark friends encourage me on!!
So I am here for you, you can do it once & for all! We can do it together! Repeat after me: Bye, Bye Scales, I can do this without you!!! And you can & will!
God Bless You & keep workin it, you will get there & one day I can say I finally made it through a whole month of good workouts!!! Lets make July the month!!!
Sorry, I can be windy!!



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SXVERDE
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6/27/11 11:54 A

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Thank you all for your feedback! I think I will start measuring and weighing monthly for the duration of the program. Hopefully I won't be as stressed out as I usually am.


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MARIAX2MARIA
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6/27/11 11:45 A

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Scales numbers are frustrating enough without having to worry why they are fluctuating so much. I try very hard not to worry about the actual numbers. . .I think we do too much. How about. . .how you look to yourself, how you feel, how your clothes are fitting. Those are all good indicators. But if you must weigh, I would say, do it once a month or so. . .especially when lifing heavy weights because when your muscles are sore they hold a lot of fluids and this could look like a 5 pound gain!

Marie


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6/27/11 10:46 A

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I agree with everyone here - as a person that has lived and/or died by the scale (yes a bit overdramatic - LOL) I've actually had the scale knock me off track of my eating and working out regimen before. With this program I have noticed at times that the scale didn't budge at all or even went up a pound or two. At times this could really ruin my day of eating. But after reading many posts and getting input from other sparkers, I am learning that it really isn't the scale but the measurements that are important. If you are a scale watcher and it affects you emotionally, I would do exactly what Leneisha said and just do monthly weigh-ins and do the measuring as Sunrizing recommends.


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SUNRIZING
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6/27/11 9:54 A

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Just something I heard but maybe switch to measuring your hips, waist, upper arms, and thighs for a month and see if that helps?



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LEN_VERSION32
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6/27/11 9:52 A

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I used to weigh-in at the end of each phase. The truth is your weight will fluctuate during because you are lifting weights and tearing muscles. However, I had friends who continued with weekly weigh-ins. It is a matter of personal preference. If you feel stressed with weekly, I suggest monthly.

Leneisha



"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain" Unknown

"The way to get started is to stop talking and start doing" Walt Disney



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SXVERDE
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6/27/11 9:25 A

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Okay, so I'm driving myself crazy with the scale. I weigh in every week, but I've been sick and blah blah and things come up, and so does my weight, up and down. Should I just save myself the headache and weigh in at the end of each phase or keep the weekly weigh in schedule. I'm just scared that if I don't weigh myself often enough I'll end up gaining more! Any thoughts on this one?


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