Skipping my weekly weigh-in today and here's why...

Monday, August 22, 2011

I have decided not to go to the Dr. today for my weekly weigh-in today. I will go back next Monday though. Reason being, over the weekend I was cleaning out my dressing room and realized that I have gone down 3 pant sizes since January 17th. WOOHOO! I want to be able to feel good about this success and if the scale hasn't moved much this past week I don't want to feel badly about it. Interestingly, my trainers have been telling me to pay more attention to my measurements and how my clothes fit rather than rely on the scale. They have told me that they see a big difference in my shape but all I remain focused on is the # on the scale.

This week I am going to resist the urge to weigh myself, continue on with healthy eating and working out each day and know that I am moving in the right direction whatever the scale would say. This is going to be difficult, I'm not going to lie b/c the scale has been my PROOF of success. However, now I have one pair of pants (the largest size I was in January) that I kept and if I'm feeling like I haven't made any progress, I can just put those on and actually see it.

I still wish my weight loss was more consistent week by week but I have to learn to focus on the activities and behaviors and trust that it will all work itself out in the end.

Hope you are off to a successful week!
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  • no profile photo CD10735871
    I have come to trust the measurements rather than the scale, as I now believe the scale is lying to me. Yes, an inanimate object is telling lies...

    I did a weigh-in today, but seriously doubt that I lost that much weight in one week, when last week at weigh-in I had only lost one pound after two weeks of working out.

    The scale lies... never to be trusted. : )

    Best of luck on your journey.
    3586 days ago
    Way to go!!!! I have also know how differently my close are fitting. The scale hasn't moved but I have lost inches and my close fit better. I haven't gone down a size yet, but my close are not as tight. So don't depend on the scale number.
    3586 days ago
    I like your idea of keeping a pair of "starting" pants.
    3586 days ago
    Thats my biggest problem also. I stopped exercising for a week, not that I wanted to not exercise, I just couldn't wasn't feeling to well. Anyway, I've been weighing myself and it seems I gained a lb, but my scale is always acting up .. so i might just weigh the same .. Anyway I will have to resist the urge to go to my local kmart and weigh myself on their scale. Ughh.. I would rather not focus on my weight anymore just on inches. Keep up the Good Work!
    3586 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    sounds like your doing emoticon
    3586 days ago
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