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Posted: 15 Sep 2011, 08:32

This morning the scale went up another 0.2lbs from last week and I had to suck in my breath to keep from sighing. Then I flexed an arm muscle and admired my tricep, which I couldn't find last week. I stepped off the scale, felt the soreness in my legs from yesterday's workout and told myself, like I do every morning, "This is about more than that number, this is about feeling stronger, being healthier, and today I'm a little healthier and a little stronger than I was yesterday".

Does anyone else have a little mantra they have to repeat to themselves to stay on track?

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Posted: 15 Sep 2011, 08:45
My standby is "I know I'm doing the right things and eventually the scale will confirm that." You can do all the right things but still not control what the scale will tell you. If I turn it around and evaluate my performance by the factors I CAN control, like the quality and frequency of my workouts and how well I ate, then I feel better about myself and can find the motivation to do it all again tomorrow.

Nice job on the tricep! That's the kind of acheivement you should be celebrating!
- Natalie

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Posted: 15 Sep 2011, 10:12
My husband and I have been working on a "healthy lifestyle" AKA weight loss, and when the scale does not move for us we always tell each other that we are still doing the right thing... Eating healthy and working out is a H$%L of a lot more then we were doing before.... And it totally helps motivate us....

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Posted: 15 Sep 2011, 10:23
Hi everyone. I like the attitude that is being expressed in your posts. It gives me inspiration to keep going. When the scale doesn't move in the direction that I want, I tend to get depressed and also angry. Now I will try to focus more on the positives like the exercise results and the healthier eating and celebrate them instead of obsessing on a number.

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Posted: 15 Sep 2011, 11:14
Ha this post is kind of perfect for me today. Got on the scale and it read 2 pounds heavier than my last weigh in 3 days ago. Le sigh. While I did have a pretty high spike day on Monday, I can't believe I've gained 2 pounds from 1 day. Just have to remind myself that number is going to fluctuate.

Then I got dressed and put my belt on...and it went all the way to the last hole to buckle it. And it's almost not tight enough!

It was a good reminder that it's not always about the number on the scale.

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Posted: 15 Sep 2011, 14:22
Mine is much too profane to actually post, im like my own little drill Sargent.

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Posted: 15 Sep 2011, 14:30
I like your mantra Mmmily. Its wonderful to see that first twinkle of muscle. Congrats. I get on the scale and if I dont see what I like I remind myself its a number and then do a full body check. Am I still moving forward, am I eating well, working out, how do my clothes feel ect. Most times thats enough. I then remind myself I am not going to get where Im going in a week. And thats okay because if I lost it fast it would all come back just as fast. Slow is good.


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Posted: 16 Sep 2011, 04:24
fat secret needs a like button!!!!
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every
time we fall"

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Posted: 18 Sep 2011, 15:25
Like @ kimzie

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