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8/17/10 9:39 A

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Never give up even if the scale disappoints. If you have a bad day, bad week, or bad month, continue to remind yourself of how much weight you have lost since Day 1. That number to me is much more significant.

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8/17/10 5:25 A

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I like to track moving averages using an online app:
https://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/HackDie
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It involves me weighing in every morning, and feels like a little reminder of what I'm trying to accomplish with my day. It tracks the trend in my weight change, so even if I have a horrific sodium filled water retaining heavy day, i can look at the downward trend and know it's just a tiny bump in the road.

Just keep going, if you make the changes to your lifestyle, they'll show up on your body eventually.

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8/12/10 10:03 P

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I feel your fear 100%. Thats why I have asked my loving BF to keep the scale locked up. I get it out once per week and only this once to take my weight (its super scary dont get me wrong) but it keeps me in check. I do journals and food logs and exercise logs, so if I see the numbers go back up, I cant sit around feel sorry for myself...i can look at what I did and find out the reason. I also do my measurements about every 3 weeks. I have found that often my inches go down even when the scale goes a little up. Oh yeah and keep track of other goals like water intake or something...there are so many ways to see your progress no matter what the numbers are

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8/12/10 3:22 P

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And even if there's not an overall downward trend, it'll give you the kick in the rear to get yourself moving and motivated again.

Remember, the scale says nothing about you as a person. A gain does not mean you're a failure. A gain does not mean that you'll never reach your goals. All it means is that you need to adjust your approach to achieve the results that you desire.

Original Starting Weight: 224
Most Recent Starting Weight: 236
Current Weight: 236

Current Goal: 195 (overweight on BIM)
Overall Goal: 160 (normal on BMI)


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8/12/10 2:40 P

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Good way of looking at it Wolvey! The scale, in my opinion, just keeps you accountable. You will have fluctuation from day to day, week to week, but as long as there is a downward trend, we're all good!

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8/12/10 1:54 P

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I feel the scale can be very nerve racking as well. I have been at this for 6 months now and have lost 17.5 lbs. 24 lbs in a little over a year. I just try to focus on the fact that this is not a week to week thing or even a month to month or year to year thing. It's a lifetime thing. So, I keep moving no matter what that scale says.

Being overweight is hard. Losing weight is hard. Pick your hard.

If you're not growing, you're dying.


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8/12/10 11:04 A

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I used to feel that way. I still do a little bit some times. But the key is to break that dependency on the scale. Don't let that dictate what your success is. Look to other ways of measuring your success too. That'll help break that nasty relationship with the scale. There's also an article on here I read one time that talks about how the scale is the LEAST reliable way to measure your progress. You might want to read that. I know it helped me.

Original Starting Weight: 224
Most Recent Starting Weight: 236
Current Weight: 236

Current Goal: 195 (overweight on BIM)
Overall Goal: 160 (normal on BMI)


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8/12/10 10:26 A

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I have always been over weight. I have tried so many times to lose weight and have failed so many times.

This is the first time that I've stuck with a program for longer then a month. I'm on Month 3. I've lost 12.2 pounds and I'm so scared to see the scale go back up. It took me 8 weeks to break 240. I weighed in early this week because my period fell on my weigh in day and I'm so afraid that it might go back to 240 (or higher).

Every time I see the number drop on the scale I get so excited. But stepping onto the scale is so nerve wrecking. I feel so silly that I'm scared of stepping onto a little box in my towel closet.

Do other people feel this way?

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