Broken Scale?

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A bit over a month ago I decided to tackle it, to get on top of it and to stick to healthier eating and a workout schedule. I made a plan to use the remaining 13 weeks of the year to reach the weight I want to have, made a plan and dove into the adventure.

Thanks, Danny, for inspiring me!

I figured an update is overdue. Over the last couple of days and weeks I had Willow’s comment in the back of my mind, who mentioned that you need to get there first before patting yourself on the back. Totally agree with her. As she stated often we make a plan then tell people about it, try to achieve it, fail and then explain why we have not reached our goals using many excuses. Bottom-line: It’s better to keep it all to yourself until you have reached said goal.

You might ask yourself where I’m going with this. Well, I’m definitely not about to find any excuses or tell you that I have failed. Nope. But I’m also not where I wanted to be and frankly, I have no clue why. I have stuck to healthier eating. I have stuck to the workouts, even on my resting days I’ve been active. Knowing how my body has reacted in the past I should have dropped at least 3-4 kilos by now. But I haven’t and it’s frustrating. I have dropped just about 2 kilos (on a good day…).

Over the last week I analyzed my approach. I checked what I ate, I took the full moon into consideration. But nothing really explains to me why the scale does not show a lower number. Maybe I’m simply not patient enough. But if this continues like that I will be far from the goal I set by the end of the year.

As I said, I’m not giving up. This all is about being consistent and that’s what I’m planning to do. My body might have changed, its metabolism might have changed. The explanation might be as simple as that. I will keep my eyes on my original goal although I know that dropping about 6kilos in about 6 weeks will be a lot, probably too much. I know I can lose it but if I lose weight that fast I usually put it back on again in a similar amount of time, at least some of it.

I was really hoping that this update will be a success story. But hey, this is life and sometimes it does not do what we want it to do, right?!

On a good note: I also mentioned that I measure myself too when starting a diet (or better changing eating habits) and I have lost almost 4cm around my tummy since I wrote my first post about this journey. So that’s a good thing!

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36 thoughts on “Broken Scale?

  1. You are wise to measure. So many small changes can mean success that does not show up on that scale. When my clothes fit better, I am a happy camper. ☺ I found that keeping a food log has helped me a lot more than anything. It’s just about the math with those calories in/out. Good luck. ☺

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    • Good point re food log! I used to do that too but not at the moment but I might start now. Yes, the measuring did actually safe me from getting frustrated this time. Funny enough today I was so much lighter! If I would have written the post today it would have turned out slightly different 🙂

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  2. Very well said! The scale doesn’t always cooperate with us as we’d like, but thankfully there are other ways to measure our success! I try to remember to be patient with the scale too, hoping that it will eventually cooperate with me as long as I do what I need to do!

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  3. I think Congratulations are due for what you’ve achieved so far. I\’d say aim in the right direction but don’t put yourself under too much pressure with the end date, you have to allow yourself a little leeway over Christmas.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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  4. Keep working at it if it’s what you really want. All of a sudden, you’ll either see a drop in weight, or your clothes will feel different. The scale isn’t everything. Good luck.😊

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  5. I’ve learned that it’s better to focus on non-scale victories, such as clothes getting looser, walking or running a longer distance in a shorter time, being able to do more reps in your workout, lifting heavier weights, trying out a new healthy food. Unlike a number on the scale, all of those represent real progress. Keep going! And remember you don’t fail unless you quit trying. 🙂

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    • Very well said! Thanks for putting this in your comment, you really started a good thought process in me. I like the “you don’t fail unless you quit trying”!

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  6. Hi there Momma… seems like forever, I’m sorry for having been so silent lately…

    Congrats on the progress! I wouldn’t be too worried about the scale results because, well, all it is telling you is how much you weigh. How much of that weight is fat, how much of it is muscle? And it is pretty fair to guess that if you’ve been eating well and excercising, you must have built more muscle since the beginning of all this…

    I have lost a lot of weight in the last 2 years, and one trick I would give is to hide the scale, and weigh yourself as rarely as possible! I found out that the simple stress of fearing the dang thing was enough to keep my weightloss on neutral…

    Keep up the good work… and trust your pants, not the scale!! Those 4cm, that’s awesome 🙂 Woot woot 🙂

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  7. Just some perspective; my wife who is recovering from an eating disorder, does not have a scale in the house at all. It is one of the first things both her therapist and nutritionist said needed to be removed due to being a trigger for too many negative things.

    Perhaps you need to just focus on making healthy choice and simply enjoy your life without any added pressures?

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