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My first weight-in (2013/07/23)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Weigh-in was Monday but first came the weekend – but not any weekend. It was vacation weekend at the chalet with the family which means there was all types of food accept healthy. But it was vacation right.... so I ate and ate and ate. However, I did try and balance out with exercising kayaking (1hour) one day walking the other (30 minutes to an hour). None the less, as the weekend continued the closer weigh-in was coming up... and needless to say, I was a little worried.

Here was Monday, and I just did not want to go all the way to the gym to weigh myself so I took the scale at home and I stepped on and the numbers read – 158LBS. And I had a heart attack! According to this not only did I not lose weight but I had gained a pound which was hard to believe.

But I assumed and I told myself I just needed to focus some more and go to the gym more often. So I woke up this morning (Tuesday- 2013/07/23) and started tracking and reading and I happen to fall on a trivia question which taught me that you “gain” weight after eating but it is not real weight gain. So I went to the gym for my training session (cardio and abs) and stepped on. I thought it would confirm – well wasn’t I wrong! It read 153LBS! And to my surprise i lost 4LBS in two weeks :D

So I apparently just learned my very first lesson on SparkPeople *do not weight yourself after you eat* I learned then when you do this you gain “false” weight and it affects your weight-ins. Which no one really wants!

I also figured out, that the scale you use is important. We need to say consistent and always use the same one. So I am now ALWAYS going to use the scale at my gym – it is an old model doctor’s scale with weights to calculate your weight but it is precise.

With all heart attacks and scares aside I am happy. My first weight-in was successful and i officially lost my first 4LBS with SparkPeople.
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  • CARO_D23
    Thank you for all the support guys!

    It helps a lot. I don’t have a whole lot to lose (aprox. 23lbs) but my big challenge is the mind, not to fall into my old patterns. Showing me to eat well and proper amounts - I’ve always struggled with that I either ate too much or not nearly enough (burning everything I would intake ate at the gym) spark people and all of you are showing me that I can eat and still lose weight – the HEALTHY way.

    2070 days ago
  • SILVER1369
    emoticon emoticon 4 pounds gone never to be seen again!! emoticon
    2070 days ago
    Every scale is different. You are right....stick with one scale and don't weigh too often. Our bodies fluctuate and so stick with once a week, same time of day and similar clothes.

    Good luck.
    2070 days ago
  • CARO_D23
    Thank you for the tip! I think I will do that - Every Monday, before my workout session at the gym.
    2070 days ago
    Always weigh yourself the same day, the same time and in the same clothes (or without them). It makes for a more accurate weigh in! And if you weighed in AFTER your workout you may be showing a loss that is not accurate....if you sweat a try and weigh in the mornings, you'll see fewer crazy ups and downs that way (those make me crazy)!

    2070 days ago
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