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Sledge hammer

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Ok for me to lose a half pound or even a whole pound it seems that it takes forever to show on the scale. Forever meaning at least a week before the scale goes down. It is like a sledge hammer working diligently hammering away and then finally, bingo! It is gone. I am thrilled for the loss. But then my dear husband decides he needs to lose some weight and in 3 days, he loses 11 pounds. I am so happy for him and I tell him that is wonderful. Keep up the good work! But deep inside me, I feel a little frustration and maybe I am envious of his achievement. Then I feel guilty of not being able to do as well as he does.

It is what it is, but still I would like to some day magically look on the scale and say, I lost ten pounds! Yes, I know there is no magic in losing weight and that his loss is probably a lot of water loss and may not stay gone for very long. Still I am a little jealous of not being able to say, I just lost ten pounds this week. emoticon

Now that I vented, I feel somewhat better. Off to the toolbox to get the sledge hammer.

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  • BRADMILL2922
    The scale isn't the end all be all so don't put all your stock in it!
    1684 days ago
    Men always lose faster than women. They have more muscle and burn more calories in general. It will come off when it comes off! Unfortunately for us it takes more work to lose.
    1694 days ago
  • TERRY0217
    Don't worry about that darn scale...I once threw mine out the door! as long as you're eating right and working';ll be fine!

    1694 days ago
  • LIVENOW2012B
    Don't worry about what the scale says. How do your clothes fit? How do you feel? Those are more important ways to measure your progress. Remember, if you are building muscle, your weight loss may not show up on the scale as fast, since muscle weighs more than fat, but the payoff is that more muscle makes it easier in the long run to lose weight.
    1694 days ago
    I agree on weighing yourself only occasionally and not obsessing about the scales! They are the worst way to measure your progress. You know, of course, since men's metabolism is higher than ours due to their muscle-to-fat composition (they have more muscle, and that in itself burns calories) they lose weight MUCH faster than women do. No doubt though that some of his loss is also water. They don't tend to drink enough water.

    Hang in there! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1695 days ago
    I have got rid of the scales, and it's a million times better. That way I can only check occasionally and have been noticing the trend, rather that hourly fluctuations! Definitely agree with the man thing. They have no idea how hard it can be!
    1695 days ago
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