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Monday, February 1, 2010

No More Scale!

Ok... the scale officially has to go. I got up this morning to get a Feb 1 weight to compare with my Jan 1 weight. The last time I weighed I was down about 4 lbs for this WEEK. But today, I was exactly at the same weight I was on January 1... 290.4. On Friday, I weighted 286.2. I will admit, I wasn't totally OP yesterday, but I was within my calories and had an hour of cardio at the gym. I will also add that I know TOM is coming. So I know there is an explanation for the fluctuation... BUT IT STILL PISSES ME OFF!

For the last two weeks I have worked my butt off to stay 100% on plan for 6/7 days, and 80% on plan for that one day. I have eaten clean. Yesterday was the first time I've had caffeine or sugar in WEEKS. And even that was just a one-time thing - not an all day binge-out. I am feeling so good about the way I am eating. And exercise? I have been in the gym every day (except Sat b/c it was closed for snow). So, knowing that I am giving it my best effort, why am I gonna let this scale number mess with me?

I was so mad this morning, I went in the kitchen to make breakfast, and something in my head almost said "f*ck it... what difference does it make anyway...". Luckily, I don't listen to "Fat Hollie" a lot anymore, and proceeded to make my healthy oatmeal. I also know that "urge" to binge has to do with the cookies (sugar) I had yesterday morning. See, I KNOW all of this. I am listening and paying attention. I am not going to give in because I know I am more than just a number on the scale.

I can look in the mirror and see progress. I can feel my clothes feeling loose and comfortable again. I feel awesome. SO... I have decided to FINALLY take my measurements today. And I have decided to get rid of the scale. My relationship with it is unhealthy - the scale actually sits beside my bed, lol. Science tells me that the number on the scale will eventually catch up. I also got this from Prior Fat Girl (Jen)... it's about what the scale DOESN'T say:

YOU MUST READ THIS


This really opened my eyes, and it's so clear that it's time to take real measurements and stop relying on the scale to see my progress... As long as I am on plan and working out like I am, I will lose weight and get toned and reach my goal!

15 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I am so there with you right now! I have been working my butt off, but the scale hasn't moved in over a week. It's been driving me NUTS. However, I know I look better, I'm getting stronger, I can run longer, and I feel better... I still rely on the numbers on the scale. I applaud you for being able to throw it aside! I don't think I'm there yet... I still use the loss of no lost pounds every morning to keep me motivated!

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  2. Love this post, hate my scale so I'm right there with you.

    Just found your blog and I really like it here! :-)

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  3. I literally took my scale into the garage after it said some nasty things to me one time...and smashed it with a sledge hammer!! Yep..psycho moment...but man was it fun!!

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  4. Good for you! I too am irritated with the scale more than I am happy I have one!

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  5. Yeah Ive been there! Even though theres no loss or even gains in the scale its most likely ur body gaining muscles from all the working out ur doing which is great! Muscle weighs more than Fat When I do my weekly ins or past weekly weigh ins been yo yo dieting forever lolz. but anyways if i see gains when i know i shouldnt I usually bring out the measuring and then i will see inches gone...Even though the scales says nothing, sometimes for even weeks, you will always see inches gone

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  6. Keep it up Hollie!! I weigh myself but I have a scale that also tracks my body fat % and water %. Since we're girls, the scale is really confusing for us. For example, this past week I gained .8 pounds but I lost half an inch and more than 1% body fat. I also just got my period. The scale always fluctuates depending on your time of month and water retention. I definitely suggest tracking your body fat % and waist measurements. Because that's what we're all really after anyway, right? We want to lose fat pounds not muscle pounds. Keep it up. It'll pay off!

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  7. Stick to it girl :) And thanks for linking over.

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  8. You know, it's taken me a long time, but I've finally made peace with the scale. It helps that it never gives me the same weight twice even when I step on it 5 consecutive times (although every stinkin' time my husband or daughter step on a scale it's absolutely consistent). I know it's unreliable, so I look at my weight range and how I feel. And I'm much much happier this time around (and much less obsessed, lol).

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  9. Way to go, keep up the good work. I am also not listening to my stomach anymore. I have setup a room in my house for exercise and I got a wii fit for xmas. I love it. Your blogs are great and I am a follower. Good luck.

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  10. It's true, you would probably see such progress if you took your measurements. Don't get discouraged and keep up the hard work!

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  11. I had the EXACT same problem last week!!! No explination for it either as I was REALLY good ALL week! Weighed in on Monday 2lbs. lighter and then on Thursday (my usual weigh in day) was back UP 2lbs! WAS SOOOO PISSED!! I feel you....just keep it up...that's what I'm doing. Not going to let it discourage me, just going to let it motivate me to work harder!

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  12. Damn, Hollie. You beat me to it. I was all set to type my comment, and then I followed your link. No need for me to say anything, really. Here's one important quote from the link you posted for those who skipped over it and are still cussing the scale.

    "What the scale didn’t say is that I lost a little over six pounds of fat and gained five pounds of lean weight (muscle and water and good stuff). What the scale didn’t say is that my body fat decreased 16%. Or that I lost over seven inches. Or that my aerobic fitness is now in the “fit” category instead of the “fair” category."

    Scales have a purpose, but they only have one set of data to give you. How you look, how you feel, how your clothes fit, how far the "other person" in your life can get their arms around you, how much whoopee you feel like making, are the important things to concentrate on. Check the scale next year.

    Thanks for the visit and the link, by the way. You have a great blog. Change how you look with the exercise and nutrition, but don't ever change who you are...she's a nice lady.

    Have a great day!

    Don

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  13. YOu may not have lost weight, but you may have gained muscle and lost inches! Don't be discouraged.

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  14. don't worry about the scale 'cause the clothes don't lie!!! If they are lose, you are on the right track.

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  15. Getting rid of the scale is a smart move. The weight really doesn't matter - of course it is how you feel. Some people get bummed out when they don't see a weight loss and it is normal to fluctuate. The real payoff comes in fitting into that next size down! Love that!

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