I started out with Spark & I weighed daily. Drop a pound, up 0.5, down 0.5, up 2 pounds, down 1. It nearly drove me crazy trying 2 get something N a steady downward trend. All of this is compounded because I have diabetes & heart problems, balancing water intake and out-flow is very difficult as my
water weight can fluctuate. I switched 2 weekly weigh-ins & I can see a steady downward trend without the water shift problems. Women have water weight variations more severe than mine. I only weigh weekly now, and I'm not really concerned if I miss a weigh-in. I have gone 4 weeks. Sanity is OK now.
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If you are like me, when the numbers on the scale don't go down, you get discouraged. I have decided instead of weekly weigh-ins, monthly ones will be better. A month of hard work will always show a decrease in numbers on the scale as opposed to weighing in daily or weekly. Then you are excited and motivated to keep pushing on!!
I keep a callender that looks like a book to keep record of my acheivements. I break it down into beginning measurements, weekly measurements or monthly, beginning and weekly weight, type and amount of exercises done. In addition I list calories burned per dvd, steps taken, activity level, and meals eaten with calorie count. It is easier to see my progress handwritten vs. on a computer. Recordkeeping has kept me on track, motivated, accountable, and honest.
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