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darlenewill

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Posted: 29 Jan 2011, 07:27
i was a little discouraged yesterday after docs appt and my regular weigh in there, as after all my hard work, the scale seem to weigh me in at more then it does me here at home and im talking about ten lbs more...and i know im feeling better and tighter and so forth, so one of my friends here said to me to be sure to use a tape measure and take my measurements as opposed to watching the scale and getting discouraged as we know how getting discouraged can set alot of us on a downward spiral and make us feel like giving up..i think that was great advice and just wanted to pass it on...they say muscle is heavier then fat...but the inches and muscle tone should be tighter causing us to actually loose by sizes..so thats something im gonna take to heart..

hope this helps other as well..

love dar Smile
Carol Crosby

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Posted: 29 Jan 2011, 08:18
I too am disappointed with the scales. I have dieted solidly for one month and it appeared that I was losing at a healthy rate of about 1 pound per week. Here it is at the end of the month and the scales say I am right back where I started...even slightly heavier. I am at the point where I am past discouraged and giving up. In fact, I am a little angry and will use that anger to motivate me to keep dieting until I can demonstrate that loss is possible. I feel like it is a battle of wills....who will win, my body or me? (I know that sounds weird, but that is where I am at this stage of the process). Your comments help me to feel that we all experience some version of this at some time, so thanks for posting.
darlenewill

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Posted: 29 Jan 2011, 16:28
hey carol, it is surely a battle of wills and wits at that ^_^ i think my stradegy is to just do what i been doing and as long as im feeling good about myself , i will continue to do what im doing..i have realized in the past, that if i really start to put too much stress on myself about the scale and of every little thing i eat...it causes me to get really too stressed out and i ended up giving in..well im determined this time not to give in even though i have yet another surgery coming in feb and these darn meds arent helping and being unable to exercise at will...just gonna drink as much water and fluids as i possibly can..work out when i am able..and watch my calorie intake ...i have realized just yesterday from docs that i also must really watch sodium..seems when ur counting and reducing one thing or two, other things (like sodium) is higher and so forth ... it is a real battle to get it all down...i tell ya..but i was sky rocketing in the HBP department yeasterday and i wanna be able to procede with this surgery and get it done and over with...so i can finally begin to heal and feel somewhat able to try hard to get back to normal..well good luck to you , chime back in whenever u like, ..i appreciate your stopping by very much!! with happy thoughts and hugs your way...dar xxx
Hermiones...

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Posted: 29 Jan 2011, 16:50
Carol - what about trying 30 days switching the balance of your calories toward protein, with your carbs from veggies and whole grains? I try to shoot for 30% carbs and 70% proteins and (as much as possible) healthy fats, and I am losing weight for the first time in years. Maybe it can work for you, too.
Ed Endicott

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Posted: 29 Jan 2011, 18:20
I regularly weigh about 6lbs more at the Doctor office. I weigh myself at home, naked, usually after using the restroom, in the morning.

At the doctor's office, I'm fully clothed, with shoes on, I've eaten breakfast and/or lunch usually, and I've drank a bunch of water.

I wouldn't worry about it - even if your scale at home is wrong, it's going to be consistently wrong so you can still keep track of your weight loss.



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