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BLC #17 Official Starting Weigh-in Due Today!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Normally, this wouldn't warrant its own blog post, but since it's my "official" starting weigh-in and I had to up my ticker by 3+ lbs :( to accommodate that, I felt it deserved in a short blog post if for no other reason than catharsis.

You may recall my drama with home scale vs. gym scale, and how for official tracking I use the gym scale for consistency and accuracy. My home scale would be fine if I didn't live in an old house with uneven floors, and it's fine for rough estimations of my weight (i.e., am I generally losing?), but I can't use it for official tracking.

Well, back in December I cheated. Well, not cheat exactly... but I started tracking using the home scale instead to satisfy my need to see progress. I needed to know if I was doing things right because, frankly, the gym scale has two things about it that dampen my sense of progress. Number one, I'm fully clothed with shoes. Heh. Number two, I am always at the gym late in the day or even late at night, after a full day of water, meals, etc. So, I can see loss - but it's never as dramatic as my home scale gives me. I can lose 2-4 lbs some week on the home scale, but only see 0.5-1.5 on the gym scale. It sucks, and doesn't help my naturally impatient personality one bit. ;)

So, this whole blog post is to say that, for BLC #17, I will be a good girl and go back to using the gym scale for official weigh-ins. This means that I'm STILL not technically out of the 280s (but I'm so, so close at 280.2!). Frustrated isn't even the word for it anymore, but I WILL get out of the 280s on the gym scale this week. I need, I must, I shall. 3 ounces. I can do 3 ounces!
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    You can totally do it!! I completely understand, I was almost to the point of losing 100 lbs. and I swear I circled around that for what felt like weeks. I kept getting close and then I would gain again the net week. It is so darn frustrating, but I finally broke through and I never looked back. So keep pushing and doing what you know you need to do and you will totally get past that number and into the 280's. I am so excited for you! :) Good luck
    1968 days ago
    Of course you can! I know how you feel about the nighttime fully clothed gym thing, I definitely get a high off seeing the scale drop more significantly at home in the morning not all decked out. Lol you CAN do this!
    1969 days ago
    You can do it! Stay on goal!
    1972 days ago
    Thanks for sharing!

    Have a fantastic rest of the day!
    Calorie Cycling Team
    Perfect Health Diet Team
    1973 days ago
    emoticon We are here cheering you on! emoticon
    1974 days ago
  • THOMS1
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    1974 days ago
    Yes you can! I believe in you :)
    1974 days ago
  • JAGG32
    Just stay focus on your plan. Do not weigh in until next Sunday. emoticon
    1974 days ago
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