I am going to give it up for the most part. I got on it yesterday and was a little sad because I hadn't lost anything so far(no gain either). I think I wil weigh every two weeks, on the same morning that I do my progress pics. Hopefully this way, I can see the results in pictures and not let the number on the scale derail me.
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I have no idea what to do. Still on the fence. I like the idea of DH hiding it.............but I think I am also addicted to the stupid thing. But my weight has remained the same so far...Id like to do it after each phase but Im not sure I could do without my scale....l.....
Hello all! So months ago I decided it was unhealthy for me to be a slave to the scale. I put the scale from my bathroom into the closet in another room. Now I go in the closet and weigh myself! I think I'm addicted to weighing myself! I think it helps me stay accountable, although I know pretty much how much I weigh by my clothes and right now it's TIGHT.............and not in the good way. My clothes are tight but I think I'll continue to have an official weigh in day each Monday morning. Watching the scale moves makes me feel good and stay on track. This is something I'm not sure I'll ever break free from! One day I'd like not to measure my darn worth by a number on the scale!!! Geesh........maybe I should toss it for this challenge!!!! Hmmm......thanks for the idea! Day 2 and feeling good. Think my body is detoxing....lots of headaches.
I am taking weekly progress pictures on Friday and Saturdays and posting them to my blog. I think this is healthier than hopping on the scale because than I know I am not caught up in the number and am focused on my results.
I'll keep weighing myself once a week, it helps me stay on track knowing I'll be weighing myself. I have a scale that provides your weight, body fat, body water and muscle mass data, so you can differentiate. It's been helpful to me to ensure that I'm losing fat and not muscle as I lose weight, not to mention being able to differentiate water weight gain from fat gain. The one I have is the Escali USHM180S, it was about $40 on sale with no shipping fees on Overstock.com.
I, too am a scale jumper. I weigh myself daily now, but I know if the scale reflects a gain it will be because muscles weigh more than fat!! AND we are all gonna have some muscle definition after this challenge!
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I am seriously on the fence about this. I am a daily weigh in type of girl..... as a matter of fact you may catch me weighing in every time I see the scale LOL It helps me keep my weight loss in mind BUT how cool would it be to avoid a weigh through the whole 12 weeks and get a shock at the end? Hmmmmm A BIG loss on the scale at the end would be an awesome feeling....... what do you think? If you were me I mean? Would you keep weighing? or skip it?
I think I'm gonna either wait til after each phase, or after the second phase when cardio is added in. Also agree if my pants get snug I may change it up haah but I dont' think they will I trust this plan!!! So I think imma ditch the scale for a few weeks...we'll go on a 'break' relationship! haha
I will still weigh and measure body fat but only once per week. If my weight goes up and body fat goes down, I am fine with that. The first phase is sort of a bulking phase with the weights BUT the diet should keep us from gaining any real fat. I think we just have to trust the process and know that the end result is what we are after.
If you do think the scale will freak you out, if you see a higher number than I say do not weigh. Now if you stop weighing and your pants start getting snug, then maybe reconsider whether or not the program is for you!
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That's a tricky question. I know when I first started running the scale went up because of muscle gain, but my clothes were looser. I think I'm going to stick to measurements and progress pictures. I let those numbers on the scale dictate my emotions and I don't want to psych myself out!
current weight: 207.0
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I usually weigh myself once a week on Friday morning... If I remember it! (I normally don't unless I put the scale on top of the toilet the night before )
So I might just carry on the way I do, weighing myself once a week... or not as the case might be!
But I must definitely take my measurements before we get started on Monday as I do think it's a better judge of progress than the scale. xx
Love from Sandra xxx
Something has changed within me, something is not the same I'm through with playing by the rules of someone else's game Too late for second-guessing, too late to go back to sleep It's time to trust my instincts, close my eyes: and leap!
It's time to try defying gravity I think I'll try defying gravity And you can't pull me down!
How often do you plan to weigh-in during this challenge?
I'm not aiming to LOSE weight during this challenge, but have been weighing semi-regularly in maintenance (every other day or so). Lately, I'm on the high side of my comfy-maintenance range, and I've seen over the last two days of ST I actually went UP 2 pounds while eating relatively well. (I KNOW it has to do with DOMS and water retention and TOM showing up this week! LOL).
Anyway, I'm worried that if I see "high numbers" on the scale during this intense challenge, it will discourage me and I'll lose motivation. Even though I *know* it's likely I will be GAINING MUSCLE by following the program, it's still hard to cope with numbers controlling my mood sometimes.
So, I'm contemplating GIVING UP THE SCALE for this challenge, maybe only weighing once at the end of each phase, and concentrating on how I'm FEELING.
What are you ladies going to do? Do you get discouraged with numbers, even if you cognitively *know* it's not fat# on the scale???
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