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Scaling Down

Thursday, January 03, 2013

I have a problem with the scale. It is not helping me lose weight. I jump on it every day and then feel good or bad depending on the result.
I make a goal, then fail to reach it or sabotage myself and feel bad. For instance, in November, I said to myself, "I will lose 30pounds by New Years" This seemed reasonable as I only had one pound to go. But NOOO, I gained 9 pounds over Christmas. Or I will say that I will lose such and such by the time of my next doctor's appointment. Never works.
But I am doing great at fitness goals, e.g. 60 minutes a day is coming along fine. I don't make any goals like 60 minutes before the doctor's appointment because , who cares but me. I did make a goal of 10,000 for the year 2012 which I hit. Yeah me!
So I am abandoning this scale thinking.
1. My new goal is to stay within my calorie range each day. This is more like my fitness goal and not as frustrating as the up and down due to salt or whatever scale.
2. Try to not jump on the scale everyday but record each week, like I record my measurements each month. This will be very hard. Will try every other day at first.
I need to think of the scale in the same way as my measurements. A way of seeing progress only, not a live and die thing.
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    Did you take your measurements when you started? How are your clothes fitting? That is a good indication of your progress, maintaining or gaining. I weigh myself every morning so I can hold in the reins.

    Making healthy choices is what this is all about. I cook most everything from scratch, have no processed foods in my house and shop the perimeter of the store where all the fresh foods are.

    This is your journey and no one but you can do this. You are in the driver's seat.

    Happy journey.
    1936 days ago
    You're right, all the best to you. emoticon
    1936 days ago
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