Challenge Forum: How often do you weigh?

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Wareagle1

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Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 11:59
I'm wondering what is best - to weigh daily, weigh one a week?

I'm trying to not focus on my weight as much as I am focused on eating/exercise. I'm 46 years old and when I got my blood work back in December my cholesterol was bad - total, bad, and good were all out of whack. My doctor said she wanted me to try 2 months of exercise/diet to see if I could get it under control. If not, cholesterol meds for me. I don't want more meds! I already take blood pressure meds.

Cathy

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PamP2012

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Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 12:14
Cathy,

It's good not to solely focus on the weight. You have got the right goals set and will follow through. I try to only weigh once a week and moved my weigh in day from Friday to Monday to coincide with our challenge.

I am 47 and was in the same shoes a year ago and for me the doctor just went ahead and put me on the meds. Being sort of hard headed I didn't always take them and it definitely showed up in my next blood work. At that time though I hadn't really changed a lot of my eating habits. Don't get me wrong, they are not perfect now, I still indulge on occasion but nothing like I used to, way more fresh fruits and veggies.

This is a journey we have all set out on and not a 50-yard dash. Where we are now did not happen overnight and will take time for our bodies to accept the healthy changes we are making.

Keep up the good work!

Pam
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Wareagle1

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Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 17:56
Thank you Pam! It is tough correcting 46 years of bad eating habits. I am so grateful to have this challenge to keep me focused. One thing is that I am very competitive! LOL

Cathy

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laurieslife

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Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 09:20
I agree with Pam we cant get our self esteem from the number on the scale. I weigh in everyday at home and use it only as information to help me with my daily plan. I weigh in on site only on Mondays now that were in a challenge. Laurie
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Wareagle1

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Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 09:46
Thanks Laurie!

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sliceolife

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Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 11:28
I weigh everyday on the wii fit but I dont always look at my weight it will tell me my bmi but doesnt make me see my weight. Im glad my daughter talked me into trying it Smile I looked back this morning and saw actual progress...it was just a little but it feels good to be moving in the right direction. I also go blood work and my dr said my cholesterol is tooo high so I am trying to fix it myself instead of take meds.
Wareagle1

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Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 16:19
Thank you sliceolife! How long have you been trying to reduce cholesterol? I go back to check the levels again in March. I'm hoping to see a great improvement.

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