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Ever Been Afraid to Weigh In?

Friday, October 04, 2013

We travelled for a few weeks in Alberta. Along the way we visited with family and friends, attended some social events, enjoyed wonderful dinners, covered a lot of miles, and didn't have much time to exercise. However I was mindful of my good habits and did a few walks with friends.

I enjoyed the beautiful fall drive through the mountains. During the long drives I thought about what I need to do to hit my milestone of 199.9 (or less this year). I am walking San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge at the end of the year. My goal is be lighter than last year when I walked it. I will be under 200 this year.

I HAVE to be consistent with my good habits. That is where I fall down and I just have to do it this time!

I HAVE to weigh in today - first time in 3 weeks or so. I am scared! I have some water retention.

Have you ever been afraid to weigh in?

My Spark friend Carrie got me back on track with this message -

Don't stress about your weigh-in - use it as a new starting point and we will be cheering you on to be consistent with your good habits. I am pumped again and going to work on losing weight this fall and not gaining!! My big goal in October is to get back to my lowest weight this year which means I need to lose 7-8 lbs. ---This week I started focusing on my good habits again ie tracking my food and planning out my exercise & snacks.

So I am back on track thanks to my Spark Friend! My immediate goals - get to my lowest weight this year, track nutrition, plan exercise and snacks.

I am on my way to the scale now! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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  • BRADMILL2922
    I have been really nervous about weigh-ins! I don't know if that is something that ever goes away when you are looking for a certain number. Glad you are back on track!
    1690 days ago
    I admire you so much. Certainly not for how successful you are with weight loss but for the life you lead. You have a good life. It's very balanced. You do interesting and fun things, you play, you spend time with family, you travel, you feather your nest, and during these things you to try lead a healthy life. Sometimes it's not easy to combine what you do with the healthy life but you don't lose sight of the goal. It just isn't possible sometimes. What I like about you is I look at your pictures and you are beautiful in a natural sort of way, regardless of your weight. You shine. You emote happiness. I really hope you are successful and meet your goal but you are fairly special just the way you are. It you are thinner that is just icing on the cake. You will continue to work on being healthier because that is part of who you are. Someday I have no doubt you will meet your goal. The scale is really nothing for you to fear.
    1691 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/8/2013 4:02:16 PM
  • XRSIZE18
    Woohoo! I get to be on the 5% Firecracker team with you! Now I'm totally stoked!

    Also, your friend was right. This journey is about a lot more than just numbers on a scale. It's about your health, your happiness, your energy level, your joy in life. :)

    You CAN do it!
    1692 days ago
    You can make your dream come true. Your SparkFriend gave you some very sound advise. Whatever you weigh, use it as a new starting point. It is surprising how things can turn around, even when you temporarily lose hope. Consistency does carry you over the highs and lows towards your goal and its completion. I fully believe that.
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    1692 days ago
    I am always so tensed up,but i do it any way!
    1693 days ago
  • MLH148
    When I got back from vacation I was afraid- I gained 2 pounds, but some weeks working the program, I have gained 4 pounds so I take the scale with a grain of salt.
    Celebrate your new habits. I realized the other day that I didn't even want one of the donuts brought in- a year ago I would have been racing to get the PB cream filled.
    Glad you had a good trip!
    1693 days ago
  • KARENE10
    emoticon You were still mindful of what you ate when you were on vacation and that in itself was really good! I go to weight watchers and some weeks I am afraid to weigh in and on a couple of those occasions I've actually LOST weight. The thing is to just start again emoticon
    1694 days ago
  • WANDA68
    you got this! Go GIRL!
    1694 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    I have many times but I am getting so much better
    1694 days ago
    Yes, I have. And I like your friend's advice! I'll use it too.
    1695 days ago
    It's all a matter of perspective. You can also congratulate yourself that you now THINK about these things and realize that you need to get right back on the 'health wagon' quickly. There might have been a time that you weren't even considering the scale or your healthy habits so perhaps this 'scale fear' has some good to it?

    Carrie is a GREAT friend! We are all so blessed to have our cheerleader friends...I seriously LOVE my sparky friends and they keep me going!

    You'll get right back in 'healthy mode' Oct. 12th is right around the corner for our new 5% Challenge...start your engines! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1695 days ago
  • BECCA315
    Yes, sometimes I am afraid to weigh in, especially when I know I haven't keep following the food rules of SP. But delaying only makes it worse. I do a challenge where weighing in once a week is expected, so I really don't have a choice. But the interim times are tougher. Becca emoticon

    1695 days ago
    You can do it !
    1695 days ago
    I know the feeling of being afraid to weigh in, but your friend is right,just use it as a starting point. You will be walking across the Golden Gate in wonderland!!!!!!!!
    1695 days ago
    almost all the time, when I know I over-indulged, which I have been doing regularly lately, but, I am still slowly, very slowly an ounce at a time going down, I may see 120 in a few months, of course the holiday season sure does not help the cause
    1695 days ago
    I weigh myself all the time probably more than I should. emoticon
    1695 days ago
    A lot of times, especially while on vacation when I can't weigh, I can practically "hear" my belly getting bigger and my pants getting tighter...but more often than not, I've only gained a couple of pounds or even none at all. I think it's just fear based on our old selves...when we ALWAYS used vacations as a time to eat everything in sight! But we aren't those people any more, and massive weight gain isn't always the outcome! Good luck with the scale.
    1695 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    I know how you are feeling. Travelling is so hard.....so much sitting and so many meals that you know are not what you would be eating at home. So we just have to chalk it up to the real world where things are not always the same and we just have to do our best. So reset the button and carry on. I know you are going to cross that onederland step very soon!!!

    1695 days ago
    If it is from water retention, it will go quickly. If it's just weight you gained, it will still go. I know that you are focused on achieving your goal and you still have plenty of time to get there.
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    1695 days ago
    You can do it, Lynn! I can see you know walking across the Golden Gate Bridge in Onederland!
    1695 days ago
    Great plan!! Sounds like a great time on your trip and just maybe you didn't blow it as bad as you think since you had some good walking, too!!
    You're friend, Carrie is a good friend indeed and certainly knows what she's talking about! I'm glad it clicked with you and getting you re-started. Will be interested to know how your weigh-in goes. Bloat, notwithstanding, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at your number.
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    1695 days ago
    You can do it! Whatever the scale says, you can get back on track and get to your goal.

    I am also not looking forward to this week's weigh in, LOL! Too much good food while traveling!
    1695 days ago
    emoticon on all your accomplishments and being back on track! emoticon emoticon
    1695 days ago
    Does standing on the scale with one eye closed mean being afraid? lol I've been there! Traveling is hard, but wow, you are making a great effort to overcome and that's a win in my book regardless of what the scale shows. (But good luck with that scale, too!)
    1695 days ago
    I think most people are scared of the scales, at least some of the time. I know I am scared after being away on holiday for a week and not being able to weigh and measure everything. Good luck. emoticon emoticon
    1695 days ago
  • KIMPY225
    I do get scared sometimes - but it also helps motivate me to keep going!

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    1695 days ago
    Yeah. Yeah. Yeah...been afraid.
    But you might just give yourself a day of eating right and getting on track and then see what it it is. Especially if you can feel the water rentention...
    Don't let too much time pass by...sometimes that turns into A TRAP. You begin to avoid weighing and it becomes an excuse. You don't want your weight to "get out in front of you". :)
    Good luck!
    1695 days ago
    You can do it!
    1695 days ago
    With my October goals, I had to recommit to healthy choices. emoticon Besides the Fall challenge, I have joined the Tame your sweet tooth challenge. You are not alone on this bumpy road. emoticon emoticon emoticon hugs, Laurel
    1695 days ago
    What great advice - you can do it!!!!!!!!
    1695 days ago
    emoticon emoticon It is hard to be consistent with food and exercise while traveling.
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