Group Forum: This will be a tough week...

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lilgeorge327...

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Posted: 10 Mar 2013, 10:28
Well, I turn a year older this week... and while I'm thrilled for that EVERYONE is trying to plan a dinner out with me this week. It is going to get tough I'm sure...

Well, I am going to control the restaurant choices and try not to cheat but maybe once(ok maybe twice) this week.

My birthday present arrives tomorrow, a new bathroom scale from Amazon so I'm not dependent on the doc's scale or being able to be at the office and using the scale there... yay!!!
kimmyjeanmil...

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Posted: 10 Mar 2013, 13:48
Happy happy birthday Lil George your a year wiser and several pounds lighter, you deserve a treat, but like you said don't go overboard. Hope you have a fabulous day tomorrow.
Kim Miller
tina10915

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Posted: 10 Mar 2013, 15:34
Happy Birthday!!! Mine is the 14th! Good for you for buying a scale. Just remember 2 things. Don't weigh everyday and do it first thing in the morning. Even before you shower but after you go to the bathroom. That will be when you are at your lowest.
Try taking 1 or 2 bites of the dessert and know that it is okay to walk away. Sometimes we need to just taste.
Tina

We can do this if we take it day by day and step by step~
lilgeorge327...

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Posted: 10 Mar 2013, 22:30
There's a lot of us 'March babies' out there! lol

Yeah, I know how to do the weighing like that! And I don't intend on weighing everyday. Right now, just once a week... and I may have 3 or 4 bites of dessert Friday; just this once! Wink
lilgeorge327...

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Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 19:50
The scale came in today, I did weigh myself... first reading was 20lbs higher than my weigh in today!!! Read the manual and this was in troubleshooting, said it was probably not yet calibrated if this was the first use. Tried again, and again, and again... it was spot on with my weigh in this morning! The scale at the gym won't weigh me (really, a 300lb limit on theirs?) and I'm not always near work where we have a medical scale. I'm happy to have one at home that will be accurate!
tina10915

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Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 20:50
YAY!!!!! Glad your scale came in! Remember, it's not a bad thing to have a few bites. It's a bad thing to feel horrible after. I think having a few bites is fine. Gym scale is a 300lbs limit??? Really?? Figures!!
Tina

We can do this if we take it day by day and step by step~
lilgeorge327...

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Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 22:26
That's what I was thinking... 300lb limit? Really??? The brand it is wasn't rated very good when I was looking for a scale, I tend to rely on the dr's office scale, our medical scale that our company nurse has, and now mine!
tina10915

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Posted: 12 Mar 2013, 00:16
Lilgeorge, I will tell you many things you already know but just laugh at me. I am a nurse and I do it to everyone.

Remember, carpet and tile are going to make you weigh different. I always tell my patients if your scale at the office is on tile, yours should be too. Carpet is a little more tricky but it can be done. All scales are different and where it is place will help you look nicely at the scale Smile
Tina

We can do this if we take it day by day and step by step~
lilgeorge327...

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Posted: 12 Mar 2013, 05:17
Well, mine is on vinyl flooring at the office is on carpet tile just like the dr's office. I still feel since they were almost identical (difference of .4 lbs that they're pretty close.) I will say though that once it gives me a weight I can step on it again multiple times in a row and it never wavers on what it tells me.
SherylInIowa

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Posted: 13 Mar 2013, 14:06
Happy Birthday Tina and George!

I hope you both have a wonderful week and remember that you are only human! Even if you treat yourself a little more than you want to, just get right back on track the next day, or even the next meal!

I think we all need to remember to encourage ourselves, without judging ourselves. I know it is one of my biggest issues anyway...
Ever shrinking!
Sheryl



RoundIsAShap...

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Posted: 13 Mar 2013, 14:33
Good to hear. Consistency is more important to me than accuracy. At least if it is consistent I know I lost 1.5 lbs.. whether I'm not 352.5 or 350.5 isn't as important to me.

Of course I'd prefer that it is within a few pounds of the Dr. scale.. but since they weigh me fully dressed with shoes on I can't really compare. (They are less worried about the difference between 350 and 355 too... they care more whether I'm in the 250s or 350s I'm sure.)

BTW, the last Gym I went to had a sliding level scale... very accurate. But maxed out at 275 lbs. Really??
lilgeorge327...

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Posted: 13 Mar 2013, 19:04
I'm liking the scale, a guy at work has a different model but the same manufacturer. He's been very impressed.

275 for a sliding scale? I've seen those, but at a gym? I know there are some 300lb body builders and football players that come there... c'mon! lol