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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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    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
    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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