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11/19/09 12:11 P

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As everyone had guessed the answer is false. The explanation everyone gave is correct and the answer I got from the leaders board is as follows:

False. There are several reasons why the scale can be the least reliable measure of your progress and success. For most people, the goal isnít really losing weight at allóitís losing fat. Itís very common, for example, to gain weight or hold steady, especially during the first few weeks of a big change in diet and exercise, even though you are actually losing fat. And you can lose quite a bit of weight without losing much fat at allóa problem that often happens when you try to lose weight too fast. Likewise, your body simply doesnít work like a bank account. Your daily calorie deposits and withdrawls donít always affect the weight balance the way you expect, because your weight is affected by many other factors (like water retention, for example). The scale is just one of many things to look at, and usually not as useful as other things like bodyfat percentage, the fit of your clothes, how youíre feeling about the changes youíre making, and the progress youíre making in your fitness and health. One of the worst things you can do is let a disappointing result on the scale convince you that all your efforts are wastedóthatís just not the case.

So everyone who is wondering why the scale isn't moving when I am doing everything right... there you have it! Happy losing everyone!

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11/19/09 6:06 A

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False,

Psalm:139:14
I praise you because of the wonderful way you created me.Everything you do is MARVELOUS!!! of this I have no DOUBT!!!


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11/18/09 10:51 P

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I also say false for similar reasons. There are more ways to measure progress than what the scale measures although it is still important and one of the most prominent indicators of results. But, if you're weight training, for example, you are likely to gain weight but can be reshaping your body in a way that pleases you.

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11/18/09 10:06 P

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False there are many factors other than the scale to determine if you are losing weight like you can lose inches the way your clothes fit eating a healthy diet and regular exercise.

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11/18/09 9:42 P

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False, other factors are included, like inches lost and muscle gain. I'm trying not to focus on the scale.

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11/18/09 7:39 P

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I believe it is false because you may be losing inches and losing fat as you gain muscle,so even though the scale shows no change your measurements may.

In You oh Lord,I put my trust;Let me never be put to shame,For You are my hope,O Lord God;Youare my trust from my youth.Let my mouth be filled with Your praiseAnd with Your Gloryall the day.
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11/18/09 6:05 P

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I think the answer is false. You can lose weight by not eating but that doesn't make your plan healthy. I think a good plan consist of eating a healthy diet as well as exercising regularly. Also like the previous diva stated you can lose inches and not weight.

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11/18/09 5:12 P

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I'm going to say "false". There are too many other factors like how my clothes fit, how I feel, and how I look in the mirror.

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11/18/09 3:54 P

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True or False: The best measure of whether your program is set up right is whether you see the results youíre expecting on the scale.


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11/18/09 3:54 P

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I am going to post some quizzes daily for everyone that I get from the leaders board. I am testing to see how knowledgeable everyone is in a healthy lifestyle. Post your answers below the post. I will post the answers the next day. Happy Learning!!!

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