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Sad tale of my sad scales

Saturday, July 20, 2013

My bathroom scales have been playing up for quite some time. Get on them 3 times in succession and weigh 3 different weights. Having bought new ones I have to accept the weight they say I am. My daughter always says my scales were very forgiving and under weigh her by quite a bit. Imagine my shock horror when my new scales told me I was 7 lbs heavier than I thought.

It is just a number and I have to use that as my baseline weight and not get too upset about it. I know I have lost weight because my measurement have shown losses in all areas, bust 3.5 inches, waist 1 inch and hips 4.5 inches so that consoles me to some extent. So I am now about to go onto my weigh in page and log my new true weight. I'll keep up the good fight and not let the numbers get me down.

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    Right, you are doing a good job. And your efforts are showing in the better fitting clothes. You have to remember that the scale is just an estimate. You can get on a scale 10 times in one day, and you will weigh 10 different amounts. And they will vary by as much as 5 to 10 lbs. Because your body weight fluctuates all the time, due to water, food intake, and what you excrete. The best plan to track your weight is to get weighed about the same time of day, once a week is a good average. Maybe in the morning after your bathroom routine, before you eat, and naked.
    And if you are gaining more muscle, that weighs more than fat. When you drink a couple glasses of water your weight goes up, and the weight of the food you eat..then it changes as your body metabolizes the food. So your weight changes all day/all night...Every Day!

    Don't be basing all your efforts on that number on the scale. You have made significant strides towards being a healthier YOU. emoticon

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    wow, that's alot of inches lost. Great job!!! To h-e-double hockey sticks with the scale - you are definitely SHRINKING!!!
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    Those measurements are fantastic and better data than scale readings. With scales, think trends per individual scale. If any scale is trending downwards, that's good.

    It's the old saying, "a man with one watch knows what time it is, a man with two watches never knows."

    2929 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/21/2013 12:37:10 PM
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    NSV's (non scale victories) are better anyhow. So much can cause a scale to fluctuate. Humidity, our hormones, just even the use of the scale. Even doctors scales have to be checked and reset periodically!
    We tend to beat ourselves up easily, having the NSV's it's good for our egos, emotions and moods! You know you are down in measurements, be glad for that! Don't worry at all about the scale. Heck toss it aside!
    Then when you go to the doctors you'll be surprised to see the number!
    Keep up the good work!
    2929 days ago
    I would trust the tape measure over the scale any day!
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    The scale can be disappointing. Take joy in the better fit of your clothes and feeling better. emoticon
    2929 days ago
    You are right. The bathroom scale is not the only way to measure your weight loss.
    I weight myself once a week and I also track my inches. The scale may say I have not lost weight, but the measuring tape tells a different story. Don't rely on only one way to measure your progress.

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