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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Tell me how a person goes up 4lbs in 2 days, right after their first race no less. Shouldn't you get a scale reward for working that hard? Also apparently there were professional photographers who send you some pictures of you in the race that I just received today. Wish they hadn't. Wow. I will be looking for that extra large cover up for my cruise in June now, thanks.
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    Scales are total bs.

    If that race was unusually much for you, your body is now inflammed (joints, muscles) and retaining water from the pounding. If you regularly run that same amount, who the heck knows? Our bodies are SO WEIRD.

    I concur with if you're dedicated to the scale, don't freak out on this one. If you're tracking everything you're eating--you know what went in your body. It'll come out ;p
    3859 days ago
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    Is this your official weigh-in? If not, don't put much stock into it. If so...the scale can bounce up due to many things. Did you eat saltier foods over the last couple of days? Have you been drinking enough water? Are your muscles sore at all? Is it nearing your TOM? I know you probably know all this already, but just a reminder of a few reasons it could be.

    I find that on Mondays I weigh 3-4 lb more than I did at my Friday weigh in, and that I blame on eating saltier foods over the weekend. Around my TOM each month, I may not even feel bloated, but you count on the scale jumping up a pound or three.
    Don't be a slave to the scale. Don't give it too much power. Instead, use it as one of many ways you measure your progress.

    As for the photos from the race...I feel your pain! Just save them away somewhere and use them as another measure of your progress.

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    3859 days ago
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