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The Scale

Sunday, September 02, 2018

I don't step on the scale often and I seldom believe the numbers. We have two scales at home and I don't trust either one. The scale at the doctor's office is probably right, but it includes the clothes and shoes, so...

Anyway, I have set interim weight goals between now and the cruise in November 2019. I wanted to get below 170 by the end of August. If I believe the scale in my bathroom today, I succeeded. I updated my weight on SP even though I don't trust it. This is "aspirational". 166.5. When I see my doctor for my annual physical on September 12, we'll see what that number is. That one, I will trust more. It will be a bit higher than actual because of clothes and shoes, but close enough.

I'm going to use the "aspirational" number as my benchmark for September 12. That way, focusing on that number and making daily choices, I will achieve that number in reality by that date. Who knows? I may surprise myself by dropping more.

Of course, the scale's number is just one metric. I love how loose my clothes feel. I love how much better my gut feels.
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    I agree with all you said, however, I also agree with JHADZHIA and with these numbers, I think you
    can take it to the bank!! .
    169 days ago
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    Regardless of the accuracy of the scale, a downward trend of any kind is a great success and you can be proud of yourself! Keeping track of measurements is far more reliable and simply noticing the fit of your clothes.
    Keep up the awesome work!
    169 days ago
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    I only weigh in 1 time a week. How I feel seems to tell me how well I'm doing.
    169 days ago
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