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11/30/12 7:50 A

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It's probably water weight. The human body is a complex machine....have faith in the process and keep going...you'll lose :-)

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11/28/12 9:11 A

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Stay the course, and you'll see the loss soon. Know how frustrating it is though.

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them”
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11/27/12 3:24 P

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Good plan... hiding the BS under the bed, and going by clothes should do the trick. I have some clothes that are just a tad tight, so I'll use those as a measure :)

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11/27/12 2:11 P

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Personally, I'm giving the BS a good long break. I don't need it pestering me right now. I'm kinda planning on weighing in right at the first of the year and seeing where I am. I'm going by how my clothes fit and how I feel and how I look in the mirror.

Imperfection is important. If we were all perfect, then there would be no such thing as growth, and everyone would be extremely boring, which is, paradoxically, not that perfect.-- Dr. Matt


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11/27/12 9:14 A

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Over time you should go more and more by how your clothes fit, running will build up some muscles so there may be some weight gain, just stick with it though

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11/23/12 6:09 A

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I weigh in weekly. It also might be worth getting a measure tape. Something to help you with your metrics.

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11/23/12 3:33 A

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BS... hahaha that is BRILLIANT!

However, it does look like I was just being impatient. On weiging myself this morning I had lost half a kilo!

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thanks for the encouragement everyone, I'm definitely going to have to learn to take the BS reading with a pinch of salt. That is really tough for me after suffering from anorexia nervosa in high school, but I will manage it! Maybe I need to weigh less often to avoid getting fixated on the number? Suggestions?

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11/22/12 5:48 A

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Tim, I like your perspective on the Bathroom Scale. By its initials....PRICELESS!

But yeah, I'm with ya. I don't take as much stock in the numbers on the scale as much as I do other measurements that I take. I just weigh myself daily to make sure that I'm at least in the same ballpark and that I'm still on track.

Jane

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11/22/12 12:37 A

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I am struggling to get back to my original WW goal weight. I finally decided that I have a new new-normal. I am watching and tracking but I am up and not just a little. Maybe it will kick in again but for now I will now worry too much about that number on the Bathroom Scale, whom I usually refer to only by its initials ...

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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11/21/12 12:43 P

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Weight is just a number that fluctuates. Mine can fluctuate as much as 3-5 lbs throughout the week. But I am always in the right neighborhood! ;)
How do your clothes fit? How do you feel? Far better markers of progress! Trust that you are doing the right things, making the healthy choices, and you will get where you are going, I promise!
Enjoy your journey!

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11/21/12 10:51 A

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Can't agree more with anything Coach Nancy or the other people weighing in have said. This week has been the same for me. It looked like in a week I had gained over 4lbs. My diet wasn't that on but in two days I've lost over 3 of those pounds putting me up just a few tenths of a pound (completely understandable as the diet was not where it should have been).

3lbs in two days is a bit much which tells me its water weight. I track how I feel every month with all my symptons which is why I didn't completely freak out at 4lbs of weight gain. I was expecting it.

Keep motivated and journal about these moments to see if your body has any patterns.

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11/21/12 10:35 A

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I wish I had some sort of answer for you, but I started my weight loss journey after I started on supression therapy for my endometriosis, so I don't have periods anymore.

It does sound like it's water weight though...and I definitely feel your frustration. Hang in there!

Jane

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11/21/12 9:58 A

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Hi BLANCHENOIRE,

A one time weigh-in is not what determines your success or lack thereof...it is what you see over a period of time--something that the experts call trending. This is why it is so important that you do not use the scale as your only source of measuring how well you are doing. In doing so, you will keep yourself stuck in a diet mentality.

Our weight is not a static number, but more like a vital sign. Just like your blood pressure, heart rate and body temp will vary throughout the day, same is true with your weight. Because our bodies are largely made up of water (the fitter we are the more water we retain), any deviation in our diet, hydration, workouts, even hormones can lead to a shift on the scale.

Know that all changes within the body must begin at the cellular level...all the way down to the fat cells need to release the free fatty acids, to the muscle cells making bigger and more numerous mitochondria-these are the organelles within the cells-to give us energy.

It isn't uncommon to see a slight upward shift in weight when we start exercising, or add a new training regimen and eating better. For one the muscles are making more mitochondria which allow for extra glycogen-stored glucose in the cells- therefore, your body hangs on to more water to help with the cooling off process for exercise and for helping process energy. Your muscles will also have an increase in blood volume in order to have better availability to oxygen and removing waste, especially lactic acid. These things coupled with eating higher fiber foods, such as fruits and veggies can show a gain, when in all reality it is just a shift in fluids.

Hang in there!

Coach Nancy

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11/21/12 6:46 A

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I can gain 2-5 pounds in the couple days before and during my period, but 2 days after my weight is back to normal. I wouldn't worry. Just keep eating healthy and drinking your water. I don't even weigh myself during these days of the month because I don't want it to freak me out.

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11/21/12 6:38 A

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I have been really good. Really, really good. I thought that over the week I would see at least some loss, even if it is like 100g... instead I see a 200g GAIN, what is THAT?!? I seriously hope this is just water retention as AF is due next Monday. Anyone else stall until that time of the month is past? I'm praying this is it, I am working out, eating well and drinking loads of water...

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