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Day 589- Change is Good?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Okay. So I know I wrote a blog about weight just being a number.

And that's the truth. It really is.

But since getting back on track, I've only been seeing one number, 195.0.

Every single morning, for the past 4 days.

I realized that in the past, when I was on track, the gradual decrease every day was what helped me stay positive.

But now that I'm on track with food and exercise, that constant number is messing with my head.

So I've decided that instead of weighing in daily, like I've been doing since I started this process, I'm not going to weigh in again until my birthday, August 5. I'm hoping that on that day, I will once again be somewhere in the 180s.

But for right now, I'll have to rely on a good diet and exercise routine to judge how I'm doing, and not that scale.

This is going to be an experiment in will power and positive thinking. I'm going to have to judge my progress simply on how I look and feel and not by that number.

Maybe, I'll just have JD hide my scale...

*Edit* I've also decided to restart Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. So I will take some pics when I get home and post those tomorrow.

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    984 days ago
    I weight myself weekly, it keeps me accountable. Do whatever feels best for you!
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    1795 days ago
    Yup focus on the work not the scale/ The scale is just one piece to measure progress! Good luck with the 30 day Shred!
    1795 days ago
    I have experienced the same lapse as you in the last few months. I haven't weighed in again -- too afraid -- but all of my clothes are WAY tighter than they've EVERY been. I'm not sure if I'm ready for 30 days of Jillian yet but I'll try. Maybe we can keep each other motivated? Anyways, good luck!
    1799 days ago
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    1801 days ago
    I ignore the scale for months at a time. It's more about your body and how it feels.
    1802 days ago
    Good for you! Toss that scale out the window until then! emoticon
    1802 days ago
    Very good trick! emoticon
    1802 days ago
    I never think daily weigh-ins are good. Weekly works best for me. It sounds like you have a good plan for yourself and I wish you all the best. Stick with a good workout and nutrition plan and you will definitely see results!

    1802 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Sounds like a Good Plan. Keep Pushing Forward. You are doing Great. WTG!!! God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Wonderful Weekend. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1802 days ago
    Sometimes that dang scale just doesn't treat us well!!! Give it the cold shoulder for a week while you continue to do your thing, then give it a second chance!
    1802 days ago
    Good idea to refrain from weighing for awhile. Your healthy style of living will pay off in many ways! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1802 days ago
    I'm a slave to daily weigh ins too. It stinks, I wish I had the power to hide it!!
    1802 days ago
    If you are doing what you need to, it *WILL* move in time. I used to weigh-in once a week, and that was awesome. The scale never lies about your weight (despite what some people say)- unless it really is broken. However, what I found is that the weeks that the scale dropped just a little are the weeks that my measurements changed the most. Have you been keeping track of your measurements as well?

    Have a great day!
    1802 days ago
    Scales are notorious liars. I would not trust it. Maybe focus on some NSV?
    1802 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Good idea to put the scale away for awhile. Your healthy style of living...tracking food and exercising..will pay off in many ways!
    1802 days ago
    I did a no-scale challenge once, and was THRILLED with the result. I made a very attainable goal. I actually think I was the same as you- 195. I said, "At the end of this month, I want to be at 189". Six pounds is appropriate and attainable for a month. I weighed in at 182! I was so pleased. Sometimes it takes our bodies a couple of weeks to catch up.
    1802 days ago
    The scale can be so addictive. I've been trying to only weigh myself once a week. It could be there is no movement because you stepped up the exercise. One thing you could do is measure different areas of your body pre-shred and then maybe weekly or bi-weekly. Even if scale hasn't changed I'm sure your body will have changed for the better and the measuring tape will show it.
    1802 days ago
    I always go back and forth depending on what my current goal is. I used to weigh everyday and then got obsessive with the number because it would stay the same too. So put it away at the top of the closet behind something and only weighed once a month. For the past 3-4 months I've been weighing everyday just to see how the number fluctuates. I can do this now because i've learned to focus on other things like how much stronger I'm getting and how much further I'm running. The number doesn't rule my sanity anymore! emoticon
    1802 days ago
    Awesome job! I know the power the scale has over us. I had to hide mine so that I would not keep going to it during the week.
    1802 days ago
  • LEWILL1982
    Cutting back on my scale time has helped me learn to trust myself. Trust that I am doing everything right, trust that how my clothes fit is a true indication, trust that my how my body feels is an indication in progress also, trust that knowing my workouts are getting better and I'm getting stronger means something. You can do it, I wish you well!
    1802 days ago
    You have done so well. Don't panic. You will get there.

    1802 days ago
  • SUNSHINE99999
    Yes, the old scale is still there in the bathroom, but I choose to ignore it. I hope your weekend is fantastic. My wife and I and my sister & hubby are going on our annual blueberry picking outing tomorrow. I might have to buy a larger freezer to keep them all. Blessings! emoticon
    1802 days ago
    It's amazing how the scale can mess with our heads! I choose not to weigh myself. It only makes me anxious.
    1802 days ago
    oh my gosh...I do the exact same thing. I feel like I need the daily reassurance that I'm doing things right and the scale shows the decline. I try to only weigh once a week, but I get on the scale every.single.morning. (I only record my weight once a week though.) You've got this...I have a feeling you will reach your goal by your birthday. (That's also my brother's birthday.)
    1802 days ago
    Very good! Put away the scale for a while. You're doing all right.
    1802 days ago
    I love that cartoon LOL...but that is a good idea to not weigh in everyday. I use to do that I would get fustrated every single day. Like everything I did didn't matter, because nothing was happening. Now I hardly ever weigh myself (I am not suggesting that to you however :-)) and I feel much better.

    The number will drop in due just keep doing what you know to do!!

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    1802 days ago
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