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Rockiesfan

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Posted: 20 Sep 2013, 09:00
Greeting everyone,

I just wanted to throw this out there, I am very frustrated to a point with the evil scales of weight. Here is why I know I changed my eating habits, I feel great, my clothes fit better I am stronger and more relaxed lost a 1/2 inch off my waist but that damn scale won't move. I know I am doing good I personally just think it is frustrating as s##t. Thanks for letting me rant.
Have a Fantastic Friday Laughing
kingkeld

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Posted: 20 Sep 2013, 09:50
Rant all you want - we're all there now and then. As long as you DO see results, worry less about the scale. I know it's easier said than done. If you read my journal you'll see that this is a constant battle for me - obsessing about the scale.
As recent as this morning I have concluded that I'm gonna ween off the weight obsession and focus on fat% and muscle mass instead, and simply start letting my belt be the indicator of weight gain/loss. Smile
Keep doing good!
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Rockiesfan

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Posted: 20 Sep 2013, 10:40
Right on Im tracking with you. My body fat is at 21%
FullaBella

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Posted: 20 Sep 2013, 10:43
The scale lies too much. Kick it to the curb and only step on it about once a month.


I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.
thinner120

Joined: Sep 11
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Posted: 21 Sep 2013, 21:25
Rockiesfan wrote:
Greeting everyone,

I just wanted to throw this out there, I am very frustrated to a point with the evil scales of weight. Here is why I know I changed my eating habits, I feel great, my clothes fit better I am stronger and more relaxed lost a 1/2 inch off my waist but that damn scale won't move. I know I am doing good I personally just think it is frustrating as s##t. Thanks for letting me rant.
Have a Fantastic Friday Laughing


The scale is a demonic instrument that will take you down into the deep, dark depths of despair if you let it. More people quit their diets because the scale doesn't show the results they expect to see. It is one of the leading reasons people quit trying to lose weight. Just focus on what you need to do to be fit and healthy! Throw the fri----ng scale away or at least put it away for a good month. Now finally there is somebody else who might understand why I say don't weigh yourself except for once per month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stay strong, stay focused.



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bugzbetty

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Posted: 22 Sep 2013, 06:25
I would believe the clothes. They don't lie. Fullabella has the right idea about kicking scales to the curb. Muscle weighs more and looks so much better better on our behind.
Rockiesfan

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Posted: 22 Sep 2013, 06:58
Thanks
mummydee

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Posted: 22 Sep 2013, 07:55
http://www.healthdiscovery.net/articles/scale_lies.htm
bugzbetty

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Posted: 23 Sep 2013, 04:21
Great information in your article link, mummydee.
suzwald

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Posted: 23 Sep 2013, 10:24
We got rid of our scales entirely because my daughter has an eating disorder and we were told by the doctors that scales lead to nothing but obsessing over a number! Now that we had to get rid of the scales nobody in our house has a clue what they weigh but it has forced me to gage my weight on how my clothes fit and how I feel and forced me to eat and exercise - not by reacting to a number on the scale - but because i want to stay where I am and not regain all of the weight I have lost!
Rockiesfan

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Posted: 23 Sep 2013, 13:09
Great article Mummydee, and Suz that is a hellva good idea Smile
startrekker

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Posted: 23 Sep 2013, 13:25
I've been getting my weight down for the last 6 months and this is the first week I've actually managed not to weigh myself before the weekly Wednesday weigh-in. It's so hard to resist! Almost like an addiction; see http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/traumatic-dieting/201109/do-you-suffer-scale-addiction
Determined to hang in there though. Just 48 hours till ma fix Smile
"There's no secret. You train a lot and eat right" (Mo Farah, British Olympic marathon runner).



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