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The scale is my friend

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

OK so yes I'm a bit scale obsess! I know I shouldn't be and people say it's not healthy yada yada yada. I confess I weigh myself daily. I only track weekly, or monthly, depending on the place I track. It's when I get on it day after day week after week and month after month and it's not moving or moving in the wrong direction that I get so frustrated.

Well today is my weekly check in date, and I'm down 2 lbs from last week! That is close to 5# for the year. Now I'd wish I was was down more than just 5# for the year but at least I'm moving in the right direction, and at the pace I'd like to be moving at.

So how have I done it?

Lots of sweat and tears!

I'm working out 2 hours a day! Yes I said 2 HOURS!

I cut out or down, mostly the liquid calories, both morning, and evening.

I have finally found a good food eating pattern that is working for me. I don't like tracking so I like to find things that fit into my range for each of my meals/snack and then try and stick with them.

The biggest secret I gave up the skittles. 2 day's in a row. The scale right now is motivation to keep from eating any more.

Oh and one more strange trick I use is my body media is set with my weight about 5# lower than what I weigh at the moment. The theory is that is shows me burning calories at the lower weight thus needing to take more movement to burn that number. I don't always reach my goal calories burned but this way I come close and in reality I may actually be reaching it.

Today's activities are a little spin cycle this morning, with weights and track tonight.

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    Do what works for you--I weigh myself daily and track the pattern on another site that shows the weighted moving average so I can see if my weight is generally going up or down (do a search on Physics Diet or Hacker's Diet). Took the power away from the scale and helps me keep things in perspective. We each have to find what works for us; there is no one-size-fits-all way to do things when it comes to this. WOO HOO for 5 lbs. so far this year, that is great!
    1930 days ago
    great job
    1930 days ago
    I agree with Suz! Be proud of that 5 down this year, it's fabulous!
    Keep on with what's working.
    1930 days ago
    5 pounds so far this year is AWESOME! And definitely not anything to minimize at all!

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    Keep up the HARD work!
    1930 days ago
    take it easy,
    but take it!
    1930 days ago
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