Sunday, November 18, 2012

Weight Loss and No Scales?

I am back in the old weight loss saddle again.  However, this time I think I will be weighing in less.  I wonder if one could lose weight without weighing in at all?  I know in the past I would get depressed if I weighted in and didn't lose or actually gained.  A bad weigh in really used to hurt my forward progress.  This time around I think I am going to just judge my success by how my clothes feel.  All I know is it is time to try something.   What do you think??

I went out for a short paddle today in an effort to get some exercise.  It is really nice to be able to kayak in mid-November in Michigan and still be nice and warm!!

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  1. The scale is a guide, BUT, I use my loosening or tightening pants to tell me if Im on the right track!!!

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    1. Good thinking because it was the tightening pants that first told me I was going the wrong way!

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  2. We give the scales too much power and I am all for leaving them alone. The cue is to eat whether being happy for a loss or being sad over a gain. Why put ourselves through that? Not me. Once a month and then only if you think you can handle it is my recommendation. Take care.

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    1. I am going with your recommendation and think you are totally right.

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  3. You could measure inches instead of pounds? Take measurements of different parts of your body say you're waist, stomach, chest, legs and arms. Or you could buy some trousers or a t-shirt or something in a size or two smaller and try it on every two weeks to see if you have fitted into it? Or pick one item of your clothing and try it on evert couple of weeks or so and see if it is any looser?

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    1. Good ideas, Nikki. I will use the tight clothing to gauge my progress.

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  4. The idea of using clothing as a measure of weight loss is an excellent one Paul. The notches on the belt are perhaps the first indicator. Then when you can buy a size down from what you previously did then you know that the pounds are going.
    Mindset plays an important part too because you need to Image You Thin. Get your subconcious mind to think of you as slim and trim. It goes to work and gets the business done

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    1. I totally agree, weight loss for me is indeed a very mental struggle.

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  5. It's been so nice here in Wisconsin too! I'm loving this fall weather. When we moved from upstate NY our family warned us of the harsh weather we would be experiencing in the midwest, but so far they've faired far worse than we ever seem to!

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    1. I agree. I have lived in Mich all my life, and I have to say winters now are NOTHING like they used to be. I am no expert in global warming, but we selfishly love whatever it is. The winters are now bearable!

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  6. I agree, if the scale is more enemy than friend when it comes to your weightloss success then go with how the clothes fit and how you feel. I find that I feel much better when I'm eating better and even if I'm not losing my mind makes me feel like I am if I let it:-) I do think taking measurements is a good guide also, besides the closthes. I'd do measurements once a month to see the best results in that field but it's a great guide and a different way to look at your losses rather than the scale:-)

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    1. I agree, better than the mental roller coaster of the scale!

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