A matter of scale

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I weighed myself at the gym last night before and after my workout and both times it said something terrible. There is NO WAY that I could have gained back the 25 pounds I lost (it's only been 10 days since my last weigh-in). I haven't exceeded my daily goals or slacked off (much) on my workouts. Clearly this scale is broken or out of whack. I think I am going to have to suck it up and buy my own so that I can track my weight properly. I didn't want to have a scale in my apt because I don't want to obsess over the number on it. I liked the system I had of only weighing myself once a week or so while I was at the gym. It gave me another incentive to go workout. Oh well. Anyone have any suggestions on a type of scale to get or if I should just wait and weigh myself at the gym again?
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    Here's my question ... How are your clothes fitting? How are you feeling when you tie your shoes, cinch your belt or walk across a parking lot or up a flight of stairs? Are you feeling better? Things fitting better or not fitting at all because they are too big? The scale is a good measuring instrument but it is not the "truth" of your weight loss battle. I am currently learning this the HARD way! Keep up the good work with your GREAT work on your food intake and be faithful to your exercise! The scale can be a big fat liar when it comes to accurately reflecting the hard work you are doing! I know you can do it! emoticon
    2975 days ago
    The only scale I have is a crazy one that I bought at the Dollar General store for $5 years ago. It is not accurate - or maybe it is accurate occasionally! My husband keeps threatening to buy a better one and my oldest daughter did buy one, but she leaves it at a friend's house. I'm kinda glad, though, because like you said, I don't want to obsess over it. I'm trying to just do the things I know are good and not worry about any of the rest of it. But that is really hard!
    2977 days ago
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    if you do decide to buy a scale, apply the once a week rule as well. That is the one thing I did when i made the decision to buy one. I often look it up in the laundry room where I would only see it once a week, which is on laundry day.
    2978 days ago
    Something that most people who work out forget is that muscle weighs more then fat so don't kick yourself to hard when you don't loss weight. As for the gain that i don't know, but i do know that your work outs will not show for 1-3 day after the work out. It is the way our bodies are made. Check out this site and see what your body type is. That is something else that may have you stalled.
    BR>Let me know what you think. I also would like to invite you to my new team DIET BUDDY'S

    2978 days ago
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