When the scale's been lying the whole time...

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sorry for not posting more recaps, everyone. I got the shock of my life when I went to the doctor last Wednesday and stepped on their scale. Turns out I weighed 242 pounds, not the 183 that the bathroom scale was telling me.

I also have high blood pressure, so I've had to purchase a monitor and watch it twice a day for two weeks.

I was so crushed and disheartened. I cried for a good hour after I got home. I mean, I thought that maybe I looked too big to be 183, but I also thought that maybe I was just being too hard on myself. I was so proud, so happy with the scale dropping a bit every week.

This week I've gained three more pounds.

I don't know if I've been succeeding at the 5% challenge or not, so I'm not going to give myself the reward I'd been happily planning for these last few weeks.

I just feel like giving up, but I know that if I do, I'll be right back where I started in 2014. It's going to take much, MUCH longer to get to my goal, but I have to keep trying.
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    What a difference in your mindset between this blog and the previous one. Yes, we need to be realistic but give yourself some credit. You were making changes, paying attention to details and excited about where you were headed. Mindset is most of the battle.

    Maybe you could invest in a better scales and dump your old one. Keep in mind though, not all doc scales are accurate either. Maybe you need a "second opinion." I see my doc quarterly and I had lost 20+ pounds. They told me I had lost 3. Turns out they had sometimes weighed me on a different scale and boy are they different! My body and my clothes told me I HAD lost 20 pounds regardless of the doc's. Look for non-scale victories, how you feel, how much more you can do now than before, how do your clothes fit? The scales are fickle, and a tool to help measure trends. Don't let it rule your life or give it more credit than it's due.

    emoticon I'd have had the same response as you. How discouraging. I hope you can look past it and get that fighting spirit back.

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    Don't give up! emoticon
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    Hang in there. Believe me you are not alone. That has happened to me more than once. Please, hang in there. Take it one day at a time and your are going to see some good results. Good Luck and God bless you on your journey to success. Take care and Be Happy! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    I weigh myself on multiple digital one at home and the sliding scale at the gym and when I do go to my doctors I take note of that weight as well and just see how close the numbers are from all three. Don't give up!
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