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Wednesday Weigh In: Thankfully the Scale is Only One Measure …

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I won’t say I was excited to get on the scale this morning but I also wasn’t dreading it. I’ve had a great week. #WYCWYC has really motivated me to incorporate more movement throughout the day, I’ve been more in control of my nighttime snack habit, and I’ve stayed true to Operation Breaking Bad Habits getting at least 7 hours a sleep each night (except in Savannah because I was on such a tight schedule.)

Anyway, my point is: I feel GREAT about my week and the scale is not going to tell me otherwise. It’s showing a 0.2 gain but whatever, I rocked it.


Oh, well, this is one of those times I have to remind myself it’s SO MUCH more than what that scale says. It’s how I feel and today I feel FANTASTIC.

So, how was your week? 

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    September 11, 2013

    At least you weighed yourself. I can’t bring myself to do it.


    September 11, 2013

    Well, missus, judging by the pictures and videos I have seen of you lately, you certainly look nothing short of fantastic either!! :) So keep on doing fantastic things!!
    I need to start logging my WYCWYC – doing it every day :)

    Kimberly Anne

    September 11, 2013

    I haven’t been weighing in but randomly today I hopped on the scale and I was 4lbs up! Yes, 4. I can’t believe that because I feel so good and my clothes are loose…womp.


    September 11, 2013

    I had my dr appointment this month and gained about 4 pounds. I feel ok with that I guess, trying not to the let the prego hormones take over. I figure as long as I don’t gain the 60+ I did with the last one than I’m golden. Trying to get my eating back on track as well as the exercise. I have prego induced insomnia so finding the energy has been difficult. Keep on trucking and not beat myself up over it. Next appt is Sept 30 and we find out pink or blue!


      September 11, 2013

      Congrats! It was so hard for me while I was pregnant because of my food aversions, I ended up gaining 55 pounds and am working on getting those back off. You’re doing great!


    September 11, 2013

    I took your advice from last week, not to worry about what others think and put my health first and rocked my eating this week! I navigated three meals at restaurants and a work lunch.

    Beginning: 255
    Last week: 223
    Current: 220
    Goal: 199ish

    By just doing what I could when I could I saw a nice three pound loss. I feel like I have some good momentum going. I also had a great non-scale victory, this week I did not wear any maternity clothes! I did have to buy some new tops as I will likely be a bit larger on top for the next year while I breast feed and I did buy dress pants but I fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans this morning!


      September 11, 2013

      Woo hoo! Congrats! Fitting into pre-prego clothes is such good feeling! Keep it up, you are doing great!!!!!


    September 11, 2013

    Took your advice about the snacking. I found out I love sugar snap peas. Good replacement for Doritos for me. I’ve also been snacking on rice cakes with just a tiny bit of jelly smeared on top for some sweetness. Seems to have worked. Down exactly 2 lbs this week. Woohoo! Feeling pretty good. Also, I bought a new pair of jeans because mine were getting too big! Size 12 yay! I don’t think I’ve ever fit into a 12.
    Your interview was great also! Loving the #wycwyc challenge too! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    CW:171 (-2lbs)
    GW:165 For now! ( I can’t believe it’s getting close! It seemed impossible!)


    September 11, 2013

    Hw: 200+ when pg
    Cw: 131.6 (-2.2)
    GW: 120’s
    ht: 5’6
    Age: 44
    I have been weighing myself long enough to know that over the course of a month I will lose and gain the same 5 lbs. I guess that is why I don’t really flinch anymore when I get on it. I had Chinese this week, heck that alone will show a huge gain for me. Eating out will always show a gain unless I’m ordering lettuce…there is a ton of sodium in stuff! It has taken me some consistent charting to come to this realization. It’s really helped me to not freak out when the number is higher than normal. Have a great week!


    September 12, 2013

    CW: 196
    GW: ?

    Trying to focus on building healthy habits, not sure if assigning a goal number will be helpful right now… and if I do, do I go big or choose a more incremental goal? A number too far away might be too daunting, but I’m pretty good at discounting ‘small’ goals (i.e., I lost 10 lb, but I can gain that back easy, so it’s not really real).

    I told someone I was doing WW and they asked if it worked. I told them that yes, it did, when I did it consistently. Regardless of what anyone’s approach is, do you have days when you just don’t feel like following it, and, if so, how do you handle that? Do you usually put yourself right back on track using sheer will or by reminding yourself why, or do you less loose the reins for the day, just making sure you don’t go too crazy, and get back on track the next? I guess everyone’s approach is different, just looking for some different ideas to help me figure it out for when my inner 3-year old says, ‘but I don’t FEEL like logging points…’ :)

    MD Rony

    September 12, 2013

    you have snack habit.I didn’t have specific habit because i love most types fast food a lot and i can’t control when eating them.i am really can’t control my self
    thinking to take some medial supplement like in this blog


    September 12, 2013

    I agree that when you finally have a great week of being back in control, who the hell cares what the scale says? Seems like it takes a few of those good weeks anyway before your bod finally realizes something is different & it’s time to respond. I’m up a few pounds because I gave myself two excuses for not exercising much the past few weeks. A – it’s been stinking hot & humid, but a cold front is about to move through,so that excuse is about to end. B – I had to get stitches in my finger a few weeks ago & have one more day of having to keep it dry. That means this weekend I need to get back at it!!

    Jeri Lyn

    September 12, 2013

    I’ve been absent for several weeks because my computer just did not like to let me post on this site, but we just got new computers @ work & this one seems ok with it, so I’M BACK!! :)
    I didn’t weigh in for a couple of weeks which was very hard for me, but my nephews had visited & then a week later was my b-day week. I really tried to be good during these times, but I knew if I got on the scale & saw a gain it would affect me negatively.
    Anyways I started weighing again this week & actually saw a small loss from the last time I weighed in. YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    So, here are my current numbers & i’m going to try & check-in regularly again, because I do like the accountability.
    HW: 200
    CW: 132.8
    GW: 125-135 (still deciding)
    H: 5’4
    Age: 41
    As always, thanks for all you do Roni!!!


    September 12, 2013

    Still maintaining have a few more weeks until I can get back to the food and exercise I need to get the scale to go down.
    Going to miss the fruits and veggies of summer but looking forward to fall.


    September 13, 2013

    Staying the same this week. I finally went back to myfitnesspal and started to journal again. Maybe I’m over my boredom with it and it will put me in the right state of mind again. At least I stayed the same for quite awhile even with severely sprained ligaments and tendons in my ankle and I haven’t done much cardio in the last 4 weeks. Just upper body strength training.


    September 13, 2013

    I am the same this week, but still in my funk. I have not been able to get started with my exercise again. I have been tracking on MFP but not so sure what my intake should be. I think I am on information overload, So many contradicting theories. I need to just get started with exercise. How do you decide what your calories should be for the day? I am back at that place where I want to lose 12lbs after losing 80 , 12 more should be easy. Instead I keep losing and gaining the same 5 lbs.


    September 13, 2013

    At the moment me and the scale are definitely not besties :D But I am setting myself a reasonable weight loss goal date of by Christmas, which for me means the pressure is sort of off and the scale doesn’t affect me as much.
    Thanks for reminding me once again that the scale doesn’t always matter!


    September 14, 2013

    Checking in very late this week. Still at 131 point something, where I have been hanging out too long. Out of town since Wednesday and back late Monday night, so weigh in Tuesday morning for accountability for me. We have walked at least 12 miles in the last few days, and being on vacation means I am not snacking all day long. Meals are heavier, but my acid reflux keeps me from getting too crazy.