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    Thank you for this! I'm 15 days in. The first week I dropped 7 pounds, and it was enormously motivating. I've now stuck with this longer than any other lifestyle change and I know I'll keep it up. I can't imagine stopping. But I do think that first week weight loss made a big difference to me. Now that the loss has slowed, I will be stashing the scale in the back of the closet. I was starting to get a little discouraged that it wasn't continuing at the same pace. So this was very helpful and timely for me. But I do wonder if most newbies would benefit from seeing the short term impact of the change?

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    apelletr: I don't think so, because then they tie "success" to "number on the scale." I challenge you to throw the scale away, not just put it in hiding.
    Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

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    Great post, I knew there was a reason I don't have a scale, thanks for the good information.

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    My scale broke a month ago when I dropped a fishtank on it (fish lived) I am glad I haven't bought a new one yet.

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    Sorry, I weigh every day. I do not let it affect my moods and it is not by any means my only piece of information regarding my fat loss, but it is a piece of information put on a graph that shows a trend. Maybe some day I will mature to the place where I don't need to have that information, but I am not there yet. My main goal in life is to get back into my wedding dress whatever weight that makes me.

    #1 body weight does fluctuate, no problem, it is the trend I am watching

    #2 possible muscle mass growth is why combining the weight with the measurements is a nice combo

    #3 again, why a graph showing trend is so important

    #4 does not apply to me

    #5 having an unrealistic goal is a far way off for me.

    #6 hope sincerely, that I am healing.

    Seing yourself in a mirror is just not enough for me. A photograph maybe, but I am not realistic with what I see when I look in a mirror
    I wear dresses mostly, nothing fitted to tell me it is looser
    Energy/sleep are affected by whether or not my CPAP mask leaked, so not a good indicator of diet success

    The last time I went without a scale on a diet I ended up at my highest weight. I do appreciate the concept, and while I am very happy for those who do not need the scale, for now, I will keep mine.
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    If you consider this yet another "diet" then you should probably keep the scale.

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    I just started my primal journey today after reading PB over the weekend. I couldn't put it down. I'm not sure I will be able to ditch the scale. I use it daily without even thinking about it.

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    Nope, absolutely do NOT consider this another or any diet. Consider it a philosophy that rules the way I eat, move, and generally interact with the world. I do hope however that I will also lose weight on this journey. And there is a lot of flexibility within the way I eat and move that can affect that and still be totally primal. But if I didn't learn from past experiences I would not be here. One of my past experiences tells me I don't do well if I don't weigh myself.
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    I have lost inches all over my body, but my waist and my hips are going down in micro-measurements and I still see a lot of the body parts I didn't like before when I look in the mirror. Weighing shows me that I am on the right track. Half a pound a week to me is a concrete measurement. Thinking, when I'm measuring that the half inch I lost might just be because I'm inhaling or exhaling or not holding the measure right just messes with my head.

    I weigh 2x daily (insert gasp here if you like ) I love seeing the difference between my weight at bedtime and my pre-breakfast weight. It fascinates es me that my body can lose 2 lbs overnight. I'm not emotionally attached to these numbers, just getting feedback that the foods I'm eating and the exercise I'm doing is doing the right thing for me.
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    I just decided to get ride of my scale today after a week with no movement and obvious change in body comp. I decided it wasnt helping and needed to go. This is the first time I had heard of the fat cells filling with water and then dumping it all of a sudden when your body decides its actually done with it. I would like to read more about it do you know where I could look?

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