The Great Scale Manipulator

Sunday, July 15, 2012

There are so many ways to measure our successes while venturing our way through SP and life style changes. So then why do we so often revert to what the scale dictates to us?

I am really having a difficult time getting past these last 10 pounds. Over the course of the last two months, I keep fluctuating up and down. I can get as close as 6 pounds from goal weight then right back to the 10 away. Needless to say, I am extremely frustrated about this.

And as I mentioned in the beginning of the blog, there are other ways to measure....I went shopping with my daughter this past Friday. I had a great time being with her, but what made the event most spectacular for me was I could fit into a size 12 pant! Misses size 12. There was no "W" following that number. They were slightly tight, but I got them on, zipped and buttoned! When I first began this journey I wore a size 20W. Wow. It it took me to lose 50 pounds before I even went down to a size 18W.

So in the course of losing 10 more pounds where I am at now, sometimes a few more depending on the Great Scale Manipulator, I have gone down a few sizes more.

Shouldn't I be happy about that? I can honestly say I am not. I want to achieve my goal weight. I am WAY behind in making that goal by a certain date and it doesn't look like I will be making it soon either.

Small accomplishments, smaller pant sizes and a larger outlook on life. I think that is what my goals should be now. Simply said, I am giving up on the scale for a while. Giving her a two month hiatus and hiding it somewhere.

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  • NABAK147112
    you are doing great. just remember its the inches lost not the pounds. you can get them last 10 pounds gone eventually. stay strong and focus! emoticon
    3261 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12729070
    I hope you won't regret putting the scale up. I did that and gained 20 lbs in a months time. Not good. I do hope you'll reach your goal of losing the last 10 lbs soon. Good Luck! emoticon
    3264 days ago
  • DAISY443
    It is amazing how our final goal can continue to be just out of reach. I gained 10 pounds over the winter. I have lost 6 of them, but even when I lose the other 4 I still will not have reached my ultimate goal. I have to tell you that, knowing the odds you have overcome, I am amazed at your progress! I have no doubt that you will get there. Maybe, if you change up your routine a bit, alternate eating at your high calorie range one day and the lower end the next day. Sorry for the unsolicited advice-guess I have been a mom way to long to be able to curtail advice completely! So, hide the scale, follow your plan, take some time to just enjoy life! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3264 days ago
  • ONUTHIN125
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Be proud of yourself! Your are doing AWESOME!!!!!!!!! I have not lost any weight in forever. I had our scales in the bathroom-I have moved them to our exercise room. I am going to see if this helps because every time I went into the bathroom I would jump on the scales. I do not go in the exercise room because we are walking outside. Keep on doing what you are doing because you can see the results and it is showing in your clothing sizes. emoticon emoticon emoticon Spark On Friend! emoticon
    3264 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/15/2012 10:17:58 AM
    I am throwing my scale out the window emoticon
    3264 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12728408
    But why are you trying to quell your dissatisfaction with what the scale says? You haven't reached your goal weight yet -- of course you're dissatisfied!! I've lost 30 lbs and I have 20 more to go. I don't weigh myself every day, but that BMI score reminds me no matter how much muscle I may build, I still have too much fat. What that means is even though I'm healthy -- I'm strong, eat well, and lead a satisfying life -- being over weight and having too much body fat puts me at risk in the long term for some serious health problems. It's not just cosmetic, it's preventative. I don't want to ever have to take medication for diabetes, high cholesterol, etc. so now, today, I'll look at the scale and keep committing myself to lose.
    3264 days ago
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