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Don't mean to complain

Monday, August 18, 2014

For the first time in almost two years, my weight seems to be tipping up. Not much, but I ended the the Summer 5% challenge weighing more than I started with. I have to concentrate on the fact that my clothes still fit and I still feel great. But I also have to admit that the scale seems to mean more to me than it should. I have to concentrate on the fact that I am walking briskly more than I ever have before in my life and I've been able to get some running in too. I continue to go to Vinyasa yoga sessions and my yoga instructor is taking us to heights I've never been to before. I can plank for more than 2 minutes and get down to Chataranga and hold it for a while which I couldn't do before so I must be getting more flexible.

But why oh why isn't the scale cooperating?
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  • PHEBESS
    Ugh, I totally empathize with your situation - there are months and months where I KNOW I'm doing everything right, but the scale doesn't agree.

    Measurements - track your measurements. Sometimes, I find I lose inches even if I don't lose pounds.

    At least losing inches (or half inches) is motivating, right?
    2436 days ago
  • PUPPYWHISPERS
    It's taken me a long time to realize that scales don't tell us much. I no longer rely on the number only. What's important to me is how my clothes feel and if I'm improving on my exercise.

    You should celebrate that you're walking more briskly--that's fantastic! Keep pushing yourself with your exercise, and the scale will eventually come to its senses. If it's like mine, it will happen when you least expect it.

    You're doing emoticon !
    2437 days ago
  • SVELTEWARRIOR
    Don't let scale rule you!!!! You are so much healthier than you were, and that is the most important thing!!
    2437 days ago
  • MUSIC2HISEARS
    ((((Adrienne)))) emoticon
    It sounds like this was a tough challenge for a lot of people. I'm right there with you...I crept up rather than going down. I know it is cliche, but maybe you are gaining more muscle mass right now. I know that yoga does work our muscles in ways we cannot even imagine until we start doing it.
    2438 days ago
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