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  • Don't focus on the scale.....

    I am 5'6" 165, about 15lbs from my goal. I eat around 1650 NET calories most days with a nutrient ratio of 50-70% Fat (healthy natural fats), and low carb (all of which come from non-grains). When I took measurements at mid month I was 166lbs, I'm down 1lb and about .5% bodyfat in the last 2 weeks. I lost .25" off waist and arm, and .5" off gut right below belly button.

    I was a little upset at working so hard and only losing one lb.--actually up about .5 lb since the beginning of the month before getting really PB. I'd MUCH RATHER have my measurements move than a silly scale! Friends can tell more that you've gotten smaller than they can tell you lost such and such number of lbs!
    Heidi

    33yo, 5'6", 158lbs, size 10 jeans

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    I've found it's a lot easier to lose weight when I'm not obsessing over it.

    It's just like when, for whatever reason, you're watching the clock to wait for the minute to change: it becomes the longest minute ever. If you keep at it and keep noticing what foods and habits help you, then just focus on how good you feel. You WILL make progress.

    www.nutritionut.wordpress.com

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    • #3
      I have to agree. At first I could see the weight just coming off very easy and I went to the gym this morning and didn't lose anything. Oh well. Have to keep going. STAY PRIMAL!!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by nutritionut View Post
        I've found it's a lot easier to lose weight when I'm not obsessing over it.

        It's just like when, for whatever reason, you're watching the clock to wait for the minute to change: it becomes the longest minute ever. If you keep at it and keep noticing what foods and habits help you, then just focus on how good you feel. You WILL make progress.

        www.nutritionut.wordpress.com
        This is so true. And yet, I can't help measuring every day!


        Robin's Roost
        My Primal Journal

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        • #5
          I weigh everyday...but "try" not to get worked up over short term fluctuations. Every now and then, I swear at the scale. For me, I use the possibility of seeing a higher number as motivation day to day. If I were to consider eating something I've said I wont eat...I will think of the consequences the next morning.

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          • #6
            Just remember: The people you see every day don't see the number on your scale, they see YOU. If you stick to your guns, they will want you to divulge your ninja secrets soon enough
            --Trish (Bork)
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            • #7
              I am scale obsessed. I weigh every day and that number on the scale irritates the crap out of me. I actually haven't lost any weight in about a year, but things have shifted. My sister swears I keep losing weight yet I haven't lost anything. I know I shouldn't care what the scale says, but I do.

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              • #8
                I weigh every day because I know that when I do not I tend to fall off the wagon. Weighing is like a morning meditation. I largely ignore what it says though...I've trained myself to see the "range"

                My numbers havent been going down and my tape measure is being stubborn as well, and yet I still think things have shifted. I must not be measuring the right body parts.
                MTA: because it is rare I dont have more to say

                "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - my daughter Age 7

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                • #9
                  i dont own a scale any longer my parents do so if i need a check up i just use it!!
                  Get on my Level
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                  • #10
                    Tossed mine out too. Now it's just the tape baby!

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                    • #11
                      I haven't been taking measurements but really need to - thanks for the reminder!

                      I've been getting scale obsessed, and I'm not sure if it's a good or bad thing. I apparently gained weight this week? From 181 to 183 (I'm 5'4"). According to FitDay I'm getting 65% of calories from fat, 25% from protein and only 10% from carbs. I'm eating an average of 1150 calories/day, which seems like so little, but I'm genuinely not hungry. I cannot figure out how the heck I gained and I'm frustrated. But, my husband told me yesterday how I look smaller through my middle and he can tell I'm losing. Maybe measurements would be a better way to track what's going on.

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                      • #12
                        Maybe measurements would be a better way to track what's going on.
                        I vowed to ignore the scale and measurements for a month. Today was Day 31.
                        The scale is not my friend. It didn't move. The tape showed that I lost 1 1/4 inches total. The pics, they look different (for the better I think).

                        I posted it in my journal...see my sig below.

                        HIDE the scale

                        Rhoda
                        Keep it Simple Silly...Go Caveman

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Tee View Post
                          Tossed mine out too. Now it's just the tape baby!
                          Yeah, I was just going to add that you're better off throwing the scale out. I used to torture myself over a number, and it was counterproductive and created stress. And we know stress really doesn't facilitate weight loss.

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                          • #14
                            i don't own a scale anymore, so i don't really know what i weigh. my problem is, whenever i DO see a scale (at the gym, or at someone's house) i feel compelled to "go on, just check, you know you want to..." i hardly think about my weight (lbs.-wise), until i see that stupid scale, then all of the "diet thoughts" come back. it's ridiculous.

                            then what's worse, whatever the scale reads determines my mood for the rest of the day. depressing, yeah?

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                            • #15
                              whatever the scale reads determines my mood for the rest of the day. depressing, yeah?
                              Exactly why I hide mine. Amazing how that thing can turn me into a Bleeeeep in a matter of seconds
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