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I was shocked when I got on the scale!!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I would like to start this blog with some thoughts on the scale and weigh-ins. Over my 4 years here I have seen a lot of comments from members on the scale. Some days the scale was a wonderful friend and some days the scale was the most hated thing in the world. Other conversations were comments and thoughts of how often should one weigh themselves. Every day or once a week? When I started maintenance, I weighed myself every morning. It became a habit and I reassured myself each morning that I was on track, my weight never fluctuated . I guess it was several months ago, I decided that there was no reason to weigh myself daily. I thought if I started to gain weight, I would feel it in my clothes. Well, last week my walking partner asked me if I was weighing myself. I reacted and asked why, and she said, I look like I have lost weight. I reacted and said I don’t think so. My clothes seemed to fit right, I couldn’t see anything in the mirror. The next day, I made an appointment to get weighed. The company that I went to for my weight program requires that I come in at least 2 times a year, that is to keep my life time membership active. The last time I was there was November, so I was due to get weighed. I was shocked when I got on the scale and found that I had lost 9 pounds. I made her weigh me a second time. I am not sure what happened. I guess , being off the scale for 4 months, weight could creep up or down by small amounts. But 9 pounds is not small. Several things I need to look at. Also, I am not sure I want to stay at 159, so for maintaining purpose, I m going with the 170.At this time, I want to be sure I don’t lose any more weight. If I find a answer, I will post it.
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    Hope all is well.
    I sure you are fine, just may need to adjust your calories - just a little
    3316 days ago
    Hope all is ok with you!! Hugs, Moni
    3317 days ago
    Good morning Monty,
    How are you feeling today?
    Did you go see you doctor?
    How is your weight this week?
    Hugs & God Bless you.
    3323 days ago
  • NANCY1964
    Hi, Monty. I agree with everyone else that if you're feeling good, things are probably fine, but it wouldn't hurt to get checked out. I don't know your exercise routine: Do you do any weight training? That can build muscle and put on pounds. That's what my naturally thin husband started doing about a year ago. He's now put on a total of 20 pounds, and it's all muscle. Yes, I secretly hate him. emoticon

    Stay cool!

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    3327 days ago
    emoticon Thinking of you and hoping all is well.
    3329 days ago
    Monty, please let us know how you're doing. Did you cut back your mileage to try to get your weight back up?
    3330 days ago
    You probably just settled in to a comfortable weight for your body over 4 months. I would still check with your doctor.
    3337 days ago
    wow, that is a lot of weight, whatever you are doing, you sure are doing it correctly.
    3344 days ago
    Make sure everything is alright Monty. Get a check-up. Keep me posted please. emoticon emoticon
    3344 days ago
    Oh My! If that was 9 lbs on me, it would be awesome, but that sure does seem like a lot for you... Please do get checked out and assure yourself there is nothing wrong. I know you;ve been under stress, hopefully that's all... even saying that, we both know how and what stress can do.... Looking forward to reassurance that all is well with you.

    Thank your continued support and encouragement... I never seem to have time to keep up with everyone anymore.. I apologize for that... I liked your comment on my blog today where you said something like, when you live a normal life, my days could be more like the 2 awesome days I blogged about.. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon ( never thought I would think it was important to weigh in regularly, but you just proved it is!!!
    3344 days ago
    We do want to know what you find out. That is a lot of weight to lose when you are not trying to lose it!
    3345 days ago
    Monty, I am going the other way. Lately I am putting on weight and I have to stop.
    I agree with some that you should have a check up to be sure it is not something health wise.
    I am glad your friend noticed.
    I finally subscribed to your blogs. I thought I had but then you don't write many so didn't do it.
    3346 days ago
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    Wow, good for you Monty, but I think 170 sounds better if you're at least 6'.
    3346 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    I agree that as long as you feel healthy, the 9 lbs loss is probably okay but personally, I'd have a check up to make sure there is no health reason for losing that much since your last weigh in. It's far better to be safe than sorry Monty. If there is no health problem causing the weight loss then you'll have to decide if you want to stay at that weight or go up a bit.

    Whatever you find out, let us know, I'll be watching for more blogs from you!
    emoticon Gloria
    3346 days ago
    You let us know!
    I feel the same if you are healthy, I would not worry about the loss
    I think your body probably feeling comfortable at 159.

    Now, I have 9 pounds I can give you if you want them. LOL!

    Hugs Mary
    3346 days ago
  • MISSM66
    Awesome Monty emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3346 days ago
    You're talking about a 4 month span and if you are feeling good it's a reasonable loss. Still, I can understand shock!

    I gave up owning a scale over 15 years ago for many of the reasons in the beginning of your blog. I just was really compulsive about weighing! I've been using the gym to weigh once or twice a month; but then I deal with the variance of time of day, clothes I'm wearing etc. Added to that is that since I've added in so many other activities that I enjoy and right now my gardens are consuming my time; I'm not getting to the gym regularly as I do in the winter months. So, today I ordered a new scale. My plan is still to just weigh once or twice a month. Wish me luck!

    I really admire the fact that you've become so comfortable with your body and your lifestyle that you don't feel the "need" to weigh on a schedule. I hope to be there someday. WTG!
    3346 days ago
    I've had the same problem this past year. my goal weight is 135 but I'm now down to 126/127 lbs. I'm not exercising more or eating less. If you find the answer please let me know.
    3346 days ago
  • FITAT50
    Could be your body knows where it feels best, as long as you're feeling well I wouldn't worry about it. Have you increased your exercise at all? If so you may need to add in a few more calories to your daily intake.
    3346 days ago
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    The news is only bad if it's an undiagnosed health problem and that's probably not the case as you didn't mention a health proiblem. You lost a lot of weight by changing your diet and exercise regimes. it seems more likely that by not monitoring your weight during maintenance you reverted to the weight loss mode and slowly lost some more weight.

    Keep on truckin. emoticon

    3346 days ago
    Way to go Monty, sounds like your habits are healthy. 9 pounds is significant. Putting way less stress on your heart and frame. Maybe time for a full check up with blood work.... Congrats my friend. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3346 days ago
    Wow Monty! Nine pounds is significant! As long as you're healthy, I wouldn't worry about weighing 159. Do you strength train at all? If you want to aim for 170, muscle could be the way to go.

    I used to weigh myself every day, but when I hit my goal weight and stayed there for a while, I started only weighing myself once a week. Any less than that, and I'll forget, lol.
    3346 days ago
  • JUNEBUG150
    I assume from your blog, that you still feel pretty good even though you've lost some weight? I agree that you shouldn't lose more weight unless you are a really really short guy, LOL! Stay healthy, Hugs, emoticon
    3346 days ago
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    Sounds like a good thing to me!! You must be doing something right! Yes? emoticon
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    That is wonderful!
    3346 days ago
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