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Does the scale get the last word- or "can she be trusted"??

Monday, June 29, 2009

Yesterday's quiz asked us what methods we used to track success regarding our weight loss. I answered "I just use the scale" but today I find myself rethinking that approach. I had basically ran away from the diet and excersize battle the last 3 to 4 weeks and over ate and over indulged and drank lots of alcohol while on a vacation and the habits carried over back in my regular world. When I finally made the long climb back onto the scale I was shocked to learn I had only gained 2 pounds. Energized, I got back into my cardio program and started tracking my nutricon again. I got my calories back under 2000 for the day. I started the first day with a 4 mile fast walk, ran 1 mile the next, then 2 miles, then 2.5 miles and yesterday a full 4 miles (2 & 2). I got on the scale today and gained another 2 pounds. It doesn't make sense because I feel thinner and my clothes fit loser. Could it be the added weight of additional leg muscle due to the running? As I said, I no longer completely trust the scale when it comes to evaluating my success!!
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  • TEAM-SARAH
    I know I shouldn't rely on the scale but I am addicted to weighing myself... it's bad news! It should definitely be in inches and how you feel and how your clothes fit that is most important.
    4060 days ago
  • NIGHTSRAINFALL
    Don't trust the scale! Measure inches, or calculate the lbs of fat vs muscle vs water if you are able (ok, you need a scale for that, or the generalization of hip/waist ratio) - but Cheating on your scale with other methods is a good thing! lol
    4064 days ago
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