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    I set a weight goal for the summer. I want to reach 199lbs by my birthday in August, but the scale is already biting me in the butt. I took a new kickboxing class 2 days ago, when I go on the scale yesterday expecting a loss, I was up 5 lbs. My brain knows that my muscles are probably retaining water due to the change in exercise routine, but it still didn't feel good.

    So I have changed my goal to a pants size/inches goal. To Heck with the scale!
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    I started being serious about the primal fittness and weight lifiting about 2 months ago. I've gained weight. It did upset me!! After reading this I was thinking I'm adding an extra 5lbs or more to my lifts every week sometimes more. I gotta be gaining muscle mass!!
    I really need to invest in a tape measure
    Had no idea I was so weak till I started walking in October. Could barely make it around the block!
    Now can walk on the beach for hours.

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    Very nice!
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    I need to have Griff's statement tattooed backwards on my forehead so I can read it several times a day. It is very hard to let go.

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    Never knew people really weigh themselves so much.... I've never owned a scale. My dad has one (not sure if it still works) and I keep reminding myself to jump on it when I visit my parents because I am curious how much I've lost in the last 3 months, but somehow I always forget to do it.

    I use a mirror and a pair of tight jeans for determining my success. I truly recommend this method, because the results are never depressing. ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Eyed Chick View Post
    I need to have Griff's statement tattooed backwards on my forehead so I can read it several times a day. It is very hard to let go.
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    Thanks for linking me to this thread, Griff. Ive been weighing myself multiple times a day without thinking about it. I'll put it away for a month and surprise myself at the end of the thirty day challenge instead. Then it goes back in the cupboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoBanshee View Post
    I weigh myself often, but I think I'm one of those people that is mostly unbothered by the results. Most of the time, I use it to keep track of water fluctuation (helpful as a female), but I really don't get upset at fluctuations at all, and I don't consider what it on the scale as an absolute value, nor does it really discourage me to lose weight slowly. So largely, I think it depends on the type of person you are.
    I agree with this. I weigh myself once a week, as I am actively trying to lose weight. I expect fluctuations at times and it does not discourage me when it happens.
    Jennifer, 28 years old
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    I don't own a scale for this very reason, but the one at the gym has an annoyingly siren-like power :P I try to avoid it, but every so often I give in to the urge-- I've found that if I just CAN'T say no, it's better to give in pre-workout then post-workout. There's something fitting about working out frustration over weight with weight-training, right?

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    I definitely needed to read this. Despite how much of it I thought I knew, I still get caught up in what the scale says and let it affect me far too much. Thank you, Griff.

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