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9/23/19 12:47 P

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Cocalgal - Thanks for your dancing! There is so much up and down on the scale; I'm glad that I've been trying to disengage a little bit. I made some mistakes yesterday - not too serious, but leading to an "up" fluctation. It's really silly to worry about this, yet I do....

This turtle is to remind myself that slow but steady wins the race.


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emoticon emoticon SUZYB53 Happy dancing with you over your weight loss! emoticon
I weigh myself several times each week and usually write it down. I did not today as I got into some ice cream last night and sugar always spikes my weight a bit.

I still find myself "hoping" my weight will have dropped even when I know I have not put in the effort. Immediately I do remind myself that thinking somewhere "in between" is a much better approach and do not let it affect my day... very much. I continue to be a work in progress. emoticon

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I enjoyed looking at the posts from the last group reading of the Pink Book. It's great to be part of a team where people are talking about "de-linking" and working on putting weight loss in perspective - and can pay attention to our layers of thinking and actions around food and weight.

I am a pretty obsessive weigher. The number on the scale determines my mood more often than I would like. Based on today's "unoffical" weigh-in, I lost 4.5 pounds in the last 3 weeks and experienced a mix of exhilaration and fear, along with a mix of sabotaging thoughts. It was helpful to read through my response cards and interesting to see that I already have some that address this situation.

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Sabotaging thought - The scale shows that I got over one hurdle, now I can relax.
Helpful response - The scale shows I got over one hurdle. That means I can get over the next one and the next one and the next one and finish the course.


This turtle is to remind myself that slow but steady wins the race.


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I used to weigh in daily, but I have stopped doing it a couple of weeks ago. I noticed that the daily weigh-ins made me a bit obsessed by the scale (did I lost weight today? yes, it's a good day/no, this is the end f the world).. I still need the scale, because when I don't weight myself at all I tend to let bad habits creep up little by little (skipping exercise, increase portions, order food instead of cooking my meals, etc). So I only weigh in on Wednesdays right now.

I loved the idea of expecting my weight to be between half a pound uo to 2lbs more or less than my weight on the previous week and the idea that the number on the scale is exactly as it should be, given a number of different factors (how much I ate, hw much energy I expended, fluid retention, other reasons). Both ideas make me way more relaxed around the scale :)



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I really enjoyed reading team members' comments about preparing for the first weigh-in, and especially their feelings about the scale.

I have been weighing myself only on Monday mornings for quite a while now, but am considering weighing daily and recording a weekly average, mainly because several people have said that their weight can vary by several pounds each day, depending on factors out of our control. I think this weekly average might show a trend better than weighing myself only once/week.



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emoticon Have appreciated all the thoughtful shares! emoticon

June ~ what a wonderful focus for the year! Imagine you will notice some awesome NSVs as you do this!

there have been times when I put away (once threw away) the scale... it helped me put the scale in it's place. Sometimes I take my ticker off, quit weighing and focus on what I can do, but generally for a month or so. Have not tried a more prolonged period.

I was fortunate to know my grandparents. While my gramsies did routinely watch what they ate, my grandpas generally were consistent in their eating, and 1 gramps would intentionally swap his desserts for a larger or 2nd salad at dinner when his belt was too tight. When the belt felt right again, he resumed desserts... I would like to be easy with this, like it seemed they were...

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Day 21 Daily weigh-in and record. Prepare for team weekly WI – last chance workouts – extra water – lower carbs. Slow scale is frustrating and eating will make it worse! *** evaluate food plan and make adjustments ***
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Yay, we are half way !!
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I am not weighing myself this year. I am trying to improve my fitness and strength and am eating proportionately a palm of protein, a fistful of veggies, sometimes a fruit, a handful of complex carbs per meal. I am fasting intermittently, eating between 11 am and 7 pm and not eating between 7 pm and 11 am. I am pre-planning my menu, workouts and to-do lists. I am striving to get enough sleep. And I am following the Beck Trek and the 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle. I am trying to improve my lifestyle habits, trying to make specific habits default behaviour, like brushing my teeth.

I am feeling fitness and svelteness improvements since I started the Beck Trek and 100 DWL.


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I weigh-in each morning, but record only on Mondays. There is so much that can affect the daily weigh-in - extra water, salt, BMs, activity, ... - but in the end I want to see a downward trend. Hence the record only on Monday. Why Monday? Well many years ago I was a Weight Watcher and went to Thursday evening meetings, so I weighed in on Thursday. Eleven years ago I moved to a new state and the WW meetings were on Monday morning. I found that a Monday morning weigh-in seemed to keep me more "honest" over the weekend. It's still a habit even though I don't go to WW any more (that's a story for another time). So as long as this Monday is less than last Monday, I'm doing the right things even if Wednesday is higher than last Monday.

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emoticon Double High 5!!! Yes! emoticon

otherwise I get things all linked together, snarled up like a big old ball of yarn that's impossible to detangle ~ making bargains & promises and manipulating things... just to see the # on the scale go down.

it is crazy making for me.

it helped in a profound way, when I started delinking things from each other and just choosing the various things to help me... for me... because I matter and I'm doing these things to help myself...

it is a completely different happier way to embrace possibilities & adventure forward, towards our hopes, dreams and desires... (and still the results we want ~ but less angst... I wish I could explain it better :)



emoticon this is my way of putting the scale & results in context and stepping away from the bargaining/manipulations/frustrations & emotions that went along with using the scale… and instead, focusing on the things I can actually "DO" to help myself ~ which are things I can control.... I am not using the scale in a direct way to determine/control how much food to eat... but instead, indirectly with the SP food tracker that is based on my current details like weight and weight goals... the tracker helps me with amount to eat... and have found this to help remove the angst/fret I was experiencing with the scale.

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@LIFECHANGZ I think you are right about this. So if I am reading what you are saying you would just step on the scale, record the number, then DeLink….. ??? And move right along with life. HHMMmmm sounds so normal, doesn't it? No drama, no beat yourself up, no manipulating meals and food, no trying to figure out anything. It is just a number.

I like it! The important part of all of this is all the positive changes we make. Choosing healthy foods, choosing to exercise, enjoying a meal for its nourishment, taking to do destress, choosing to think positive thoughts and give ourselves lot of kudos for choosing a healthy journey. None of this can be measure on any scale except the one inside of us that measures our wellbeing.




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emoticon I just wanted to add another thought... about de-linking ~ I try not to let the scale swing my emotions or trigger actions - just use it as a tool to see how my overall weight is trending... same as using tracking/monitoring food as a tool, choosing foods that nourish my body or moving to help strengthen my body, or doing things like this to strengthen my motivation, lift my spirit ~ these are all separate... I don't want to exercise more or eat less for a week because I binged last night or the scale went up a lb... I found that led to more sabotaging thoughts/rationalizing and bargaining... if I eat this now... or skip all my meals before weigh in... and can get dangerous, hopping on/off scale as if it's going to go down down in time... so it helps me to break each choice apart... aka de-link everything and just deal with the next choice... whether it's get up and move, make choices because I ought to enjoy a meal or snack... or spend some me-time to de-stress or strengthen my motivation... not throw everything all jumbled up together, including trying to manipulate nor be afraid of the scale... it's a tool, 1 tool to help me understand... /end random thoughts ;)





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emoticon the Rose & the thorns

day to day, my weight bounces up/down like a little ping pong ball and sometimes wildly like a super ball when things like Chinese food salt and 100 degree hot days collide! Over the years, I noticed a pattern with my hormone cycle ~ that my lowest # was 3 days after I started a new cycle... then lose about 10 days, hold a week or 10 days, then way up, then woosh down... and I could compare that day 3 woosh to see real progress... now, years later I have a new pattern emerge... hold 2, sometimes 3 weeks, then woosh down a week or 2... then up/down and hold 2 weeks or so, then release a week or 2... it's really rather odd....

and in all the decades of dieting, I rarely would be consistent, I usually had periods/days where I ate extra.... and that usually upticked 2 or 3 days later... sometimes would ride higher for a week or 2...

so... I realized the daily up/down was yanking my emotions... so now I just try to peek, write it down and then compare it at the end of each month... saw a SparkFriend doing a calendar and thought, ooh, cool... it has helped me to not fret the bounces... and take a longer view at the trends - which over time do reflect on average about 1 lb a week weight loss - when I am eating well without overeating... when I overeat, well, that shows up on the monthly scale too... like in Feb when I struggled with feasting at valentines...

if I just look at the scale though, I miss the other NSV's and progress ~ and so when I get weighed and as I track food/exercise & whatnots, I like to jot down NSVs ~ and sometimes that is simply "I did not quit" or "I got back up & dusted off"

I try to stay focused on the beauty of the whole rose and not fixate on the struggles (thorns)… when I struggle, it just means I just need more practice... and this study is helping with that :)

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Day 21: Get Ready to Weigh in

My weight fluctuates so much that I look towards an overall downward trend and not the everyday ups and downs. Sodium intake and hormonal cycle really have a big impact on me.
I usually weigh about every other day just to keep a check on it and evaluate what is working or going on.

Striving for strength and balance in mind, body and spirit!!

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3/21/19 10:51 A

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I definitely was glad this chapter came along now. I still have a lot of sabotaging thoughts swirling in my head about what the number on the scale means.

As with all of the lessons in Beck, I am going to work on this today and journal about it to bring myself to a much more positive place, and create some good response cards.

My weight is up 1 pound so far this week, and I have looked over my plan to see what might be the causing factor. I added a few extra carbs back into my day in the form of more veggies and I cut back on some carbs by not eating the protein bar that I had been eating in the afternoon. I actually think this is going to be an overall better choice, but it may have caused a weigh fluctuation on the short term.

So tomorrow is the day I record my weight, but I weigh everyday. The sabotaging thought that I have around weighing in is:

I have kept on my plan everyday and I will be disappointed if the number on the scale does not go down. My response is: Not only did I change my diet around a bit, but I also added a lot more exercises to my day. Perhaps I am beginning to add more weight in the form of muscle and this is a good explanation for weight fluctuation.

If I had a friend that came to me and said she had been sticking on her plan all week and her weight is up, I would say exactly what I wrote above. I would ask if she had made any changes and then explore why those might be the explanation for a temporary gain.

I do chart my weight on Spark by weighing every Friday. In my journal I weigh myself everyday, so I can desensitize myself to the scale.

So Day 21: I commit to do the following today to help me achieve my goals:

1. Stay on plan - eating and exercising as I have planned
2. If I make any changes to the plan during the day, I will review what they were and why I made them. Also, if I eat any unplanned food I will read and write a response card about that.
3. I will read my advantage cards 2 times today
4. I will read my response cards
5. I will journal about how I am feeling, make my plan for tomorrow and some happy gratitude thoughts.
6. I will listen to some podcasts and watch YouTube videos that inspire and stimulate my learning.
7. I will walk and do my exercise routine
8. I will check in on Sparkfriends.



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Daily weighing and writing it down has been so helpful at this point in my weight loss/maintenance journey. Allowing and even expecting a 2 or more lb variance is so helpful too.

I will be working on Beck's suggestions of not "hoping" for a weight but telling myself "I should weigh somewhere between..." by making an ARC card. As she further states to "consider what you might be doing wrong and do something positive to solve the problem." Changes for me are substituting fruit for that something sweet after dinner or 1/2 of a nut bar instead of all of it and of course heaping credit on myself when I do.

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I have to lay off the Asian food or I gain due to the sodium content. Too much sodium makes me gain, but it is gone in a couple of days.

I am ready for the weigh in tomorrow!

I am sticking to the plan today, all the steps.

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3/21/19 10:01 A

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I find weekly weigh ins a very helpful tool indeed! I'll do this every Sunday morning and I also measure my waist and hips. This gives me a more complete picture of what's happening.

Be well everyone!!

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Day 21 - last day of our 3rd week, and half point in this 42-day program!
Congrats to all who got this far reading and practicing!

Preparing for weigh in (tomorrow morning) is very important.
If we do it with the right mindset, it is a helpful data point, a feedback on how we did in the past week, a kind of compass.
The weight graph helps by breaking up the weight loss process into manageable steps of 5 pounds at a time. Weight will go up and down for sure, but over time, the downward trend will emerge.

What are you thinking?
Please share here!

Like others said before, I too find that my weight can fluctuate a LOT, because of salt-and-water retention, or hormonal changes, or for no reason whatsoever. Looks like my body retains water if I exercise more than what I'm used to.
The thing is, we can lose 1-2 pounds on a good week, but body weight can fluctuate 4-5 pounds overnight, so it can hide the progress one is making.
Sometime weight loss is immediately visible - sometimes we have to wait 2-3 weeks to see the trend. If we keep up the healthy habits we are building here, weight loss is inevitable.
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Daily weigh-in and record, focus on 5#-goals and non-food rewards:
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~ ~ ~ Deal with daily fluctuations of 1-2 (normal process).
If average up 3-5 *** I'm in trouble - evaluate plan - make adjustments.
Drink 8+water - plan meals - protein first: fish, liver or eggs. Mixed greens, broccoli or cabbage with fat (avocado, ghee, olives).
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I'm focused on "the scales are a tool to help me stay on track". I weigh daily so I'm used to the normal ups and downs of the scale. I pay more attention to my weekly average than the daily number. My weight is up this morning as yesterday I went out with family and I overdid it. I got back on track after the meal but I saw the results on the scale. My food plan for today is written and the goal is to stick with it. Hoping for progress tomorrow. Every little bit helps me towards my goal.

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DAY 21: Prepare for the scales

Remember, you should aim for a ˝- to 2-pound weight loss most weeks. Anything in that range is considered normal and is an achievement that should make you proud.

Read Response Card #19 (“Celebrate!”). what are you thinking? Sabotaging Thought: I should lose a lot of weight very quickly. Helpful Response: Losing weight too quickly may mean my diet isn’t healthy enough. If I keep my expectations realistic, I’ll feel good when I get on the scale. If I’m unrealistic, I’ll feel bad and be more likely to give up.

My thoughts:
My weight fluctuates day to day. As long as I continue to have an overall downwards trend I am not going to hyperventilate about the number on the scale. I do weigh 2-3 times a week. The scales are a tool that I use to helps me stay on track. I also agree that a slow and steady weight loss is realistic and more attainable then expecting to drop weight rapidly. I am working on developing a sustainable lifestyle and don't care about rapid weight loss that I may be able to achieve on a quick fad diet.

Striving for strength and balance in mind, body and spirit!!

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I weigh every day, and usually it doesn't mess with my emotions. Usually I see it as information which lets me know whether what I am doing is working or not. And is so encouraging when I am losing. But I've been stuck at the same weight for the past couple weeks... and yes it bothers me. I am mostly on track with eating and exercising and if my weight doesn't move soon, I will need to do something different. So... I guess we're moving into "Oh Well" territory!

QUEENOFTHEFOREST, you made me laugh.... so what I have to be boring to be healthy! I feel that way all the time! And agree, so what?

Susan, Idgie and Rachel, sounds like you all have the healthy attitude towards the scale. Credit! Rachel, so glad the scale is going your way, even with a healthy attitude that always feels good!

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I weigh every day and it mostly doesn't mess with my emotions one way or the other.

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I have been weighing weekly and writing it down for about 2 1/2 years. This has been extremely helpful in my weight loss/maintenance. Back in September, after reading the Blue Beck book, I started weighing daily and writing it down. This is working better for me and I plan to stay with it. Daily weighing never worked for me before. The pressure to get and stay below a certain weight seems less now but I still feel it. I know I can vary 2 to 3 lbs up or down so I look for trends.

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Mary, Wow! Good insight. Thank you for sharing.

I used to be greatly affected by the number on the scale and it would set my mood for the day (maybe the week)....jubilant or depressed, but Beck techniques have helped me to believe that the number on the scale is just information. I pause and take a deep breath before I step on the scale and tell myself "it is just data" and it could be up as much as 3 lbs due to water retention, etc. not because I overate. Then I step on the scale. If it is down, I give myself credit. If it is the same or up, I consider whether I've made mistakes and I need to get back on track. As long as the overall trend is downward, I'm okay. If the overall trend is upward, I need to get serious and be more focused. I weigh myself every day, and record once a week. I no longer have anxiety before stepping on the scale. A gain no longer ruins my day.

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I weigh myself daily too. The weight varies. I hope for a "good" reading tomorrow. But if it is not the case, I will still feel that I am doing what i need to do for my health.(in the past 2 weeks I did lose almost a lb each week)
I just checked my calories average for the week: it is slightly below the maximum indicated by Sparks (1610).

I will continue at that level for a while and adjust if necessary after a few weeks.


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I am in the exact place that Marcia is in with regard to the reading. Minor fluctuations week to week are not meaningful to me. Trends are. I weigh every day. I have learned that as Beck says my body weighs exactly what it is supposed to. And something like a salty restaurant meal, even if it is right sized and on on my meal plan is going to bump my weight up significantly. No matter. It is gone the next day.

My weigh in is not fraught for me at all. First of all I figure everyone here knows about the struggle to be fit and has at some point probably failed. Nobody is going to point fingers at me. But there is always a lot of cheering when I succeed which is nice.

One personal opinion I really want to share with anyone who is scale phobic or reporting phobic to think about is the possibility that being accountable is a tool. Only a tool. To build health. And when my mind rejects a tool that is only there to help me it means that my resistance is up. My resistance looks like a lot of things and embarrassment is one of those things. It is toxic. The only good thing about resistance is that it is an alarm. Because the feelings are so painful I think I get distracted from the message the alarm is sending me. I think Beck's approach is not to worry about why we do things but rather to look at what it is we are doing that is self destructive and do something else. Or talk ourselves into thinking something else that is more rational. Then discomfort then becomes my pal. "hey, pay attention, that fear of the scale is telling me something". Soon we are going to read other Beck techniques that deal with examining things like fear and shame and how to put them behind us. The scale is not my particular embarrassment. Mine is that I hate to admit when I have eaten sugar because since 2009 when I joined Spark I have struggled with that. But owning up always helps me. Even if it bores my friends. So what if I have to be boring to live healthy and manage my wellbeing? I think that in fairness to my fellow trekkers here I am going to post the number of days I am sugar free along with my weight every week. If they can put themselves out on the line so can I!

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I am currently weaning my child from morning breast-milk, which means that I am weighing in about 0.5kg heavier than expected in the mornings. It is not nice to see that extra half a kilo, but I know where it is coming from and I'm having to adjust my numbers accordingly. Also, the breast-milk will start to adjust to the supply and demand and should (hopefully) reflect in the scale soon.

I've also learned that the day after a salty meal can mean the scale is higher, so like most people have said, there's an understanding that the scale is a tool and a reference point, rather than the final judge, and what matters more is overall trends.

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I hope I am past the time when the scale discourages me to the point that I quit or even just feel bad. Weight fluctuates. Fluid retention is real. If I weigh at 5am (often do before I run) and I ate a high sodium meal at 8pm I am going to weigh more than if I weigh at 8am following a low sodium day, even if my body fat is the same. Sometimes I am retaining water due to sore muscles. Sometimes other bodily functions are just not working swiftly.

Anyway, I am prepared for whatever the scale says. I know that as long as I am making good food plans and following them, the scale in the long term will confirm my calculations and efforts. In the short run, it can be very frustrating if I let it. No longer! I'm going to take the long view.


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I weigh myself daily, and have learned that I have to accept that the scale is absolutely going to have little dips and dives throughout the week. That I have actually done nothing wrong, if I'm up a pound or even two, from one day to the next. The mental discipline I am learning is to re-evaluate when this happens.... DID I eat in any way that would raise the scale? DO I need to reconsider this and make a change? ....but I don't look at the scale with anger anymore, and I don't give up.

I wish you all peace as you step on that scale tomorrow!!

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Day 21 - last day of our 3rd week, and half point in this 42-day program!
Congrats to all who got this far reading and practicing!

Preparing for weigh in (tomorrow morning) is very important.
If we do it with the right mindset, it is a helpful data point, a feedback on how we did in the past week, a kind of compass.
The weight graph helps by breaking up the weight loss process into manageable steps of 5 pounds at a time. Weight will go up and down for sure, but over time, the downward trend will emerge.

What are you thinking?
Please share here!

On vacation I don't have a scale but I know I Will be 58 +-1.5 kg, probably the higher end As I'm eating unusual food ín social situation. Will weigh ín on wed when i'm back. I have a good plan and stick to it.


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-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
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Idgie that is such good thinking!!!

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Kriszta, can I just say that between your awesome, peaceful usericon and your encouraging words, I get happy whenever I see that you've made a comment on a thread I'm on? You're a joy, and I thank you for being so supportive.

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-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Beck Day 21: Get Ready to Weigh in

Before I step on the scale tomorrow, I will tell myself how great I've been doing, and how proud I am of my compliant week in food and exercise. I will remind myself that if I don't lose weight this week, I'm doing all the right things and it will come off.

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Beck Day 21: Get Ready to Weigh in

My weight does fluctuate about +/- 3 pounds from one day to the next (sometimes even more). Yesterday I was 315.9 today 313.2. I know this is normal and try not to be to discouraged when I show a gain.

I chart using the graph on Sparks.

I get hung up on the Sparks projected weight loss line. Even though I stay pretty much on track my progress gap seems to be widening. I know that slow and steady is best and that I am doing good but that orange line plays with my mind.

"On any given day, the number on the scale is exactly what it should be, given what you ate, how much energy you expended in the past few days, the amount of fluid your body is retaining, and other biological influences."

I think fluid retention and biological influences play a big part in my fluctuations.

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Beck Day 32 Get Ready to Weigh in

I have had an aversion to weigh ins since I was a child at school when they used to call out your weight out loud in front of all the other kids. I was usually the 2nd heaviest girl in my class and I always felt so sorry for the other girl, Allison, because she was heavier than me and I know she had to feel just as bad as I did. When we were in high school, she dropped out of school and I honestly think it was because of having to change and shower in front of all the other girls. --- anyway scales have been difficult for me.

I see my Dr twice a year and weighing in is also a big deal there. That is why it is one of my top ARC's. Now that I am older I think of my weigh in as a general idea of how the rest of my health is doing. If I stay the same or lose, it generally means that my blood pressure and cholesterol are going to be OK. If I have gained, my BP and cholesterol usually reflect this.

So weighing in. I do weigh everyday. If I get off track with eating healthy and exercising, I generally can let a few days go by without weighing. Obviously this is all on purpose so I don't have to face the truth. When I am on track weighing in let's me get a general idea of how my losing weight is going. I am good with staying the same or losing just 1 pound a week. I also know that the scale showing up a pound sometimes gets me discouraged, but now I know that if I have stayed on track these fluctuations in weight are totally normal. The body doesn't lose weight just because I have a deficit in my calorie intake/output. The cells fill up with water and then release it as the body needs to do for its healthy functioning.

So the scale is just one way of recording history. It is best to look at the general trend over a period of weeks. That is why I love the chart here on SparkPeople because you can pull up the chart for over a period of time and visually see how you are doing.

Non Scale Victories -- are now my best way of knowing how I am actually doing. I take body measurements once a month. Also feeling clothes getting looser, feeling my body getting stronger, raising the amounts of weights I am lifting, feeling my body move easier, seeing a smaller body looking back at me in the mirror, compliments, noting how many days I have stayed on track, getting in all my workouts, -- these are my NSV's that are even more important to me. Oh and the wonderful feeling of being energetic and also feeling positive. That is really what makes it worth getting up in the morning.





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BECK Day 21 - Prepare for Weigh-In

I spent a lot of time today reviewing and planning. With two Easter celebrations within 8 days and lots of extra cooking, company, etc., I didn’t spend as much time reviewing and planning last week as I should have. It feels good tonight to be back into my routine.

Proud of myself that I had (and tracked) only 2 slices of the delicious egg bread that Peter makes every Easter (20 loaves!). I will not eat any more of it this year.



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Hey Beck Team Day 21

I also belong to the Purple Team on the BL Spark Challenge. We are in week 3 and we post weight on Thursday. So I will continue with that.

My GGson was born on March 21st at 8:21 a.m., weighed 6.6 pounds and is 19.5 inches long. He is adorable. Now if only my headstrong GD would listen to the doctors and nurses and not try to go her own way, like she knows best and always has. UUUGGGHHH

But I can only manage ME. Right???

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I weigh myself every day now. I tell myself before I step on the scale that this is just information. If the number is up I use this information to reflect on what I have done in the past week, whether there is a logical reason as to why it is higher than I thought, and I consider what things I can do differently. I have accepted that my weight can fluctuate up or down 2 or 3 lbs at any given time for no apparent reason. It is only recently that I have been able to view the scale as a tool that provides me with information, and to not have an emotional reaction to the number on the scale. I no longer get on the scale with either great anticipation expecting a loss, or with dread expecting a gain. I just get on it to get the information. It took a long time for my mindset to change....that number on the scale used to make me feel like a failure and like giving up and I might as well eat because I'll never lose weight, or even if I lost weight I would sometimes use that to justify allowing myself to reward myself with food. How stupid is that?

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A Look Back: January 4, 2017: 265.4 lbs.
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2018 Wt. Loss Goal: lose 52 lbs.
End of Year 2018 Wt. Loss Goal: 188.2 lbs.

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I've been MIA here, down...totally down...in bed on a heating pad. I was sailing along really well when I must have sailed too much. At any rate, deviated from my eating plan, couldn't stand to cook, so ordered food in and finally had my son go buy some lean cuisines. I was weighing every day but once down I couldn't, so weighed today, up about 1/2 lb....not bad considering. I will weigh tomorrow as the "official" weigh in day.


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I weigh daily and track it with my fitbit which syncs to sparkpeople. I also use weightgrapher because I feel like it's more realistic to realize that weight fluctuates NORMALLY. The ups and downs used to bother me but I've come to accept them as normal now. I've been in weight maintenance for about 4 mos and I've continued to lose slowly so still working on maintaining but that little cushion of weighing a little less than I want to is nice in case my weight does go up!

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I am also a "weigh every day" maintainer. For a number of years I kept a journal of my weigh-ins, but I've never made a graph. I think I ill start one like Kristas.



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Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

One day I won't be able to do this, but today is not that day

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Good and reassuring to see your graph, Kriszta.

Today for the first time in years i forgot to weigh myself. Relieved to know that it is tomorrow that counts.(and to understand that what really counts is the trend, and not the daily variations.)

Woke up very early and hungry, so decided to have a very early breakfast. Guess what, 5 hours later i am very hungry again and it is still not lunch time. I had a piece of gluten free bread with butter and an apple so that I don't get to lunch too ravenous, I know, hunger is not an emergency, but when I am too hungry, my next meal becomes a danger zone.

And i also know that when I am restricting my calories somewhat(1610 cal. is certainly not extreme restriction!!!), I can feel my hunger more. Which is a good and a bad thing.

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I weigh every morning. I am in maintenance and it keeps me within the few pounds when I do go up or down.

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My official weigh-in is on Friday mornings and I was a couple of pounds down.But my weight can fluctuate as much as +/-3 to 5 pounds.

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My official weigh in is on Sunday's. I weigh myself most mornings ... but do my best to reflect on Sunday's weigh in.
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My official weigh-in day is a little off-phase from the group because I started the program prior to March 1, and on a Tuesday. Next week, I am going to shift the official weigh in till Thursday, so I can have the same timing as everyone else. Thinking back a few days, I was trying very hard to frame the weigh-in as information, not as a judgement on whether I'm a success or a failure. This is a real shift in mindset for a lifelong yo-yo dieter. My mantra for all of this: even if the tasks are challenging, they point me in the right direction.

This turtle is to remind myself that slow but steady wins the race.


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Day 21 - last day of our 3rd week, and half point in this 42-day program!
Congrats to all who got this far reading and practicing!

Preparing for weigh in (tomorrow morning) is very important.
If we do it with the right mindset, it is a helpful data point, a feedback on how we did in the past week, a kind of compass.
The weight graph helps by breaking up the weight loss process into managable steps of 5 pounds at a time. Weight will go up and down for sure, but over time, the downward trend will emerge.


For myself, I know my weight will be somewhere around 58 kg, within +-2 pounds.
Also, my weight can fluctuate 2-3 but sometimes up to 5 pounds overnight, and I'm in maintenance, eating the same food for many months!
This is my weight graph for the past 6 months, the two red lines mark the start of the October group reading (when I wanted to lose 2 pounds and started to eat less) and this March group reading (when I want to maintain and eat the same).
Not much difference between the first 3 weeks in each, right? It took a few weeks in October till the downward trend became visible, but it did in the end.




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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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I was up a fraction of a pound yesterday (which is so small that it is really the same). I am giving myself credit for sticking to my plan for the rest of the day. I am committing to sticking to my plan, and the goal for today - saying "oh well" is very pertinent. I know that I can do this. I am going to use the number on the scale as information - not as a judgement of myself. If the number stays the same for a couple of weeks, and I'm sticking to the plan, and I'm upset about this, I'll need to change the plan. This is a good option for me to consider. I am also going to think honestly about my motivations and whether I should change somethings to align my rules for myself with my motivations.

This turtle is to remind myself that slow but steady wins the race.


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Congrats to your weight loss success, and the positive attitude about the scale.
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Thanks for the shout out : )

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-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
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-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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The number on the scale affects me way too much. I weigh every day and take a weekly average and that is my number instead of the number tomorrow. I am in the 120s again and happy about that. It is good to get ready. I have a spark buddy who spark mails me every day with her weight and I reply with mine. Kind of keeps me accountable to not go on too big an upward slide. My friend has a scale that tells her fat and muscle percentage. She is very active and muscly, I am amazed at how much she weighs, I would put her at 25 pounds lighter. So, it is not a simple number for sure.

I like the "What would you tell a close friend" reaction moderator
I use that one in many situations

I like what Kriszta has on her spark page

I have no control over how much I weigh today, the number on the scale is result of my past actions.
Instead I watch my behaviors and adjust those that lead off track - I can control my own actions in real time, in the present moment



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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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Preparing for Weigh in. I like to weigh just once a week, every day makes me crazy. I've considered doing once a month, but do like the feedback that I'm going in the right direction. Have made my weight lost graph.

For today
-Read ARC twice
-Ate sitting and mindfully most of the time, and gave myself credit. Monitored fullness after each meal and if I could take a walk.
-Did Sun Salutations this morning and gave myself credit.
--No cravings
--Stayed on plan, No Choice
-Have planned my meals and snacks for tomorrow in Spark Nutritional Tracker and gave
myself credit.
-Read my “It’s Not Okay” and “Get Back on Track” response card
- Created my Weight Loss Graph



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Weighing in is a tool to let me know if what I'm doing is working. It is about my choices and decisions. Period.

I have weighed in every day since Nov 24, 2014. My weight has varied over an 8-lb range, but mostly I've stayed within 5 lbs. Because I've collected the honest-to-goodness data, I have good information to tell me if what I'm doing is working or not; whether my decisions and choices are going to get the results I want.

I've included a few more details in my blog if you care to see how this works for me.
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Getting ready to weigh in tomorrow. I should have lost some weight, since I stayed within my range for the last 2 weeks.

But i must say that tonight I had cravings .Nothing really triggered it, except maybe stress and boredom, even though I had planned my day pretty well, with interesting and meaningful activities, a nice walk in the park with beautiful fall colors and balmy weather, and then a good-if nostalgic- movie on DVD. Thoughts of going out and getting some "yummy" stuff were pressing. But i did not know what I really wanted. I was not able to put my distraction and mind techniques to use and had too much wine, rice cakes and mayo. Went over my limit by 300 cal. emoticon
It is still better than it would have been in the past.

I am done eating for today and will plan my food for tomorrow.
not perfect but back on track....

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Day 21 - Weigh In

Weighing is typically not a problem for me.... hooray! I keep a small pocket calendar next to my toothbrush and every day (almost) I weigh and record in the calendar. I have books going back to 2007 which is when I joined Weight Watchers. It took 18 months for me to reach my upper end WW goal. Since that time, my weight has been fairly stable (within about 10 pounds) until this past Fall when I saw my weight up 20 pounds.... Ouch! The weight came on through Mindless Eating mostly in the car while we were traveling. We purchased a 5th wheel last year and did a lot of small trips as well as one mega trip. Eating yummy camp food was also a trigger for me and I was training for a full marathon... which sent my appetite into overdrive. I'm back on track now and even though the scale shows the pounds coming off slowly I'm okay with that... just as long as it is moving in the right direction. I plan to put together a weight loss graph and will start the week I recorded my highest weight for 2017. I find it very motivating to see the graph over time with that little line moving down.

Update: I have been on track now for seven months and am at my lowest adult weight since pre-pregnancy 40 years ago! Feeling good about my eating and weigh in's are not a daily stressor. The weight graph is a nice motivational tool as is the daily food log and strength training matrix. It does take some daily effort to maintain these habits; but they are effective at keeping me on track.


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Never, ever let the scale weigh your self-worth!!!
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Day 21 - last day of our 3rd week, and half point in this 42-day program!
Congrats to all who got this far reading and practicing!

Preparing for weigh in (tomorrow morning) is very important.
If we do it with the right mindset, it is a helpful data point, a feedback on how we did in the past week, a kind of compass.

For myself, I know my weight will be somewhere around 59 kg still - I made tiny changes in my diet, they may or may not give me results in just one week.
Also, my weight can fluctuate 2-3 but sometimes up to 5 pounds overnight, and this can mask the nice steady half-pound-per week loss that I'm aiming for.

I know I'm eating less. I also feel it. I'm hungry more often. Not very hungry. It is still mild and fleeting, mostly in the morning, but surely more often than before.

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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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emoticon to your success, AURA!

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-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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emoticon to the 5 pounds lost!

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-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Day 21: Recording daily weigh-ins. Last chance work-outs & extra water on team challenges. Focusing on 5 at-a-time with non-food rewards! Best rewards - gains in muscle strength, energy, and glowing skin.[Down 5# since Sept. 1st in 3 weeks]. Plan & monitor Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) hypothyroidism with IF 16/8. Set-Point Theory bit.ly/2P3d21h

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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Love this chapter! It is very healthy to understand that weight loss takes time and that is okay. Eventually it will come off if you keep with a healthy diet and exercise!

I even got my 17 year old boy to do this with me.

I wrote my response cards on the scale to help me not to fear it. I taped it on the wall where I step on the scale.

It is never too late to become who you always wanted to be.


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I am a daily weigher. I update on this site every once in a while. I weigh in 'officially' weekly at the coaching class I am taking. I have made my graph to track according to the chapter. I like this graphing approach.

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I generally weigh in once a week on Fridays but I'm a little anxious about tomorrow. This last 10-15 pounds has been hanging onto me for a while now. I'm changing my exercise routine but I'm hoping that this round with Beck will help me to get over this plateau hurdle. But plateau come and they go. I'm ready!

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Day 21 - Weigh In

Weighing is typically not a problem for me.... hooray! I keep a small pocket calendar next to my toothbrush and every day (almost) I weigh and record in the calendar. I have books going back to 2007 which is when I joined Weight Watchers. It took 18 months for me to reach my upper end WW goal. Since that time, my weight has been fairly stable (within about 10 pounds) until this past Fall when I saw my weight up 20 pounds.... Ouch! The weight came on through Mindless Eating mostly in the car while we were traveling. We purchased a 5th wheel last year and did a lot of small trips as well as one mega trip. Eating yummy camp food was also a trigger for me and I was training for a full marathon... which sent my appetite into overdrive. I'm back on track now and even though the scale shows the pounds coming off slowly I'm okay with that... just as long as it is moving in the right direction. I plan to put together a weight loss graph and will start the week I recorded my highest weight for 2017. I find it very motivating to see the graph over time with that little line moving down.


Rhonda
Seaside, Oregon

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Eat healthy.. Exercise daily.. repeat! and Consistency.. that is the secret!


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The scale is ONE tool, the scale is ONE tool. I have to remind myself this every Sunday.

I know what I am doing.
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I am prepared for what the number on the scale will show tomorrow. I record the weekly weigh-in on a chart like the workbook shows -- I recreated it in a spreadsheet so that I can reset after every 5 lb loss. I also look at the long term trend. I have been "stuck" for two months, yet I celebrate the fact that I am 15 pounds lighter than when I read this book the first time. So I can live with being stuck for a few months. It's better than going back to where I was.

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Preparing to weigh in is not an easy job, and I never did that before reading Beck Diet Solution! Now we are halfway through the book, and completing the first week of "official" dieting, and may have expectations what the scale should show.
Well, chances are it is NOT going to show the number we desire, it may or it may not,
even if we did everything right.
Resulting disappointment can turn a potentially successful diet and lifestyle change into giving up and abandoning a good plan that would have worked, if given more time.

During the 2016 October reboot I didn't lose any weight until week 6. I'm in maintenance, just wanted to get from upper end to lower end if my goal range. It happened 1-2 weeks later, and I'm still losing very slowly. Fluctuation can mask weight loss, but not for long.




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58 +- 1 kg /// 128 +-2 pounds
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Yeah, it is just a data point, trends are more helpful.
Daily weigh fluctuation can be larger than weight lost weekly in a Successful Weight Loss Phase - so we have to wait to see true results.
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Goal weight:
58 +- 1 kg /// 128 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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My scale and I have a love hate relationship ... it loves to make me hate it.

I have decided to weigh once a week on Sunday mornings and stay off the scale the rest of the week.

When I reach maintenance ... I will weigh every day.

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My scale confuses me sometimes. I'll go for days consuming "too many" calories, but see a drop on the scale; or I'll be very diligent about my nutrition and see an increase. It's important to see the long-term trends (over months or even years) to truly see how everything shakes out. Don't be overly discouraged (or even overly ENcouraged) by the scale. It's a fickle beast.
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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