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SUZBFIT
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8/26/11 2:30 P

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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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8/26/11 10:00 A

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I hate to say it but I'm a daily weigher.

The # unfortunately dictates my moods most days & can determine how much I stick to a diet that day.

Because I'm sure I'll be gaining at first because of ST I'm staying off the scale & weighing at the end of each phase... also doing measurements & maybe photos.

Edited by: FINALLYFIT4ME at: 8/26/2011 (10:01)
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SPARKVAMPY2012
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8/26/11 8:16 A

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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.....

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KIVALAINE
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8/25/11 10:48 P

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I tend to weigh almost every day but I'm going to try to only weigh after each phase when I'm also doing measurements and pics.



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8/23/11 11:42 P

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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.



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8/23/11 10:21 P

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Hey girls,

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.



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8/23/11 12:51 P

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That's great info to know, Sarah! Thanks for sharing! I may have to check into a body-fat scale, but I haven't wanted to spend upwards of $100 on a machine that makes me feel guilty!! LOL!

Hmmm.... maybe I'll continue to weigh, just to learn more about myself... and how my body changes...?? AAAHH!! BUT THEN! If it goes up, I might psych myself out!

I think I'm addicted to the dumb thing. Maybe hubby should hide it for me for the next month. emoticon

-Whitney


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"Why choose failure when success is an option?" - Jillian Michaels


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8/23/11 12:40 P

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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.

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MIECHI7
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8/23/11 12:12 P

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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!

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!

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TURBOTIF
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8/23/11 11:53 A

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I too am a daily weigher with Mondays being my official day.. for myself I am going to keep doing that.. it is not for everyone and everyone has their own opinion, but it keeps me accountable :)




APMAC_D
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8/23/11 11:24 A

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It sure is Jamie in my pic :) I met her at the Arnold this year in Columbus Ohio. I also plan on going to the next one, hopefully in a transformed body!


One day I will be the success story

If it was easy everyone would do it!

Live your life on purpose, not by accident

If not now, when?

NEVER GIVE UP!!!


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STEF42
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8/23/11 11:08 A

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Is that Jamie Eason in your pic?


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APMAC_D
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8/23/11 10:49 A

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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?


One day I will be the success story

If it was easy everyone would do it!

Live your life on purpose, not by accident

If not now, when?

NEVER GIVE UP!!!


Amanda


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RUNJEWELRUN
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8/21/11 2:51 P

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I still weigh myself every day with the big weigh in on Fridays. So I will continue to do so.

"If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don't spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it."P.Welch




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ABBEREED
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8/20/11 12:40 P

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I'm still going to check in weekly with the scale. But probably look at measurements at the beginning and then after each phase. And I agree with the clothes check! :)



EBLEE42
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8/20/11 11:55 A

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I think I will take pictures/weigh/measure after each phase. I'm concerned about the number on the scale, but understand that phase 1 is muscle building which may equal weight gain!


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SPONSKY120
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8/19/11 7:09 P

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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


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FIT-WHIT
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8/19/11 6:59 P

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LOL SUZ!! Very true... hmmm... NO SNUG PANTS ALLOWED ON THIS PROGRAM!! I don't think that'd be possible unless I was completely lying and not following it at all!

I may stick w/o weighing for the next few weeks and see how it goes. I don't think I've gone a month w/o weighing AT ALL in the last year, so may as well try during the challenge!! :)

-Whitney


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"Why choose failure when success is an option?" - Jillian Michaels


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SUZBFIT
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8/19/11 5:26 P

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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!

Height 5'4"

Suzanne



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8/19/11 4:48 P

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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!


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AMFETZ21
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8/19/11 4:39 P

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I think I will continue to weigh myself, but I will also be tracking measurements. I just have to remember not to get too bent out of shape with the scale. :-)

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STFRENCH
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8/19/11 3:23 P

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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 emoticon)

So I might just carry on the way I do, weighing myself once a week... or not as the case might be! emoticon

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!




FIT-WHIT
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8/19/11 2:56 P

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Hey ladies... (I think all ladies yet, yes?)

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???

-Whitney


Thoughts .... Words .... Actions .... Destiny .... Legacy.


"Why choose failure when success is an option?" - Jillian Michaels


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