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Old 09-20-2010, 10:47 AM   #1
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My new scale came in. Throughout this journey I have been weighing at home on a 20+ year old scale that I knew was not accurate. Still, it showed that my weight was going down, so I didn't worry about it..... much anyway. I kept putting off getting a new scale because, based on weighing at the doctor's, I knew it was about 10 pounds off. I kept putting off getting a new one. I would rather see 290 than 300 or 250 than 260 and certainly, 199 rather than 209.

Anyway, the old scale finally died. It could not decide if I weighed 224 or 142. So I ordered a new scale that came in Saturday. I dreaded weighing, but this morning stepped up. The results were exactly 10 pounds more than my last weigh in on the old scale. So I went from 188 to 198.2. I feel like I gained 10 pounds overnight.

I am reminding myself that I have still lost over 100 pounds. That has been confirmed at dr. visits. I still look the same and wear the same size clothes that I wore last week. I adjusted my ticker and added 10 pounds to my starting weight. At least I am still under 200 pounds.

So now to get out of the 190s.......... again!

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Old 09-20-2010, 10:50 AM   #2
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That's a pretty tough pill to swallow. But you are exactly the same despite the numbers. You have accomplished sooo much, you have so much to be proud of!!! Focus on that until you blow past this new number!

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Old 09-20-2010, 11:04 AM   #3
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Good for you for keeping your perspective. I know it must be discouraging but you've got a great attitude for powering through the numbers again.
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:55 PM   #4
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That's a real bummer! But at least you have a nice new ACCURATE scale now that will remind you that number you see is REAL! You are so awesome to keep moving forward with a good attitude despite the reading on the scale. And hey, I am hot on your heels but, you still got me beat!
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:59 PM   #5
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This reminds me of Lori Bell's bad moment upon finding out that she was shorter in height than she'd believed.

I relate to your pain, and that you're feeling it even though you're a smart woman & know that reality has not changed, just your perception of it.

I had to change scales in mid-weight-loss, also. With the same result. (Why are exhausted scales prone to telling you that you're LIGHTER, rather than HEAVIER?)

There should be a 3FC adage about this, just like the old one about never changing horses in midstream.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:30 PM   #6
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Even though you and we all know that nothing changed and that your accomplishment is exactly the same, it's still true that having to face a different (heavier) scale is JUST NOT NICE....


Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.--Winston Churchill
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:13 PM   #7
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Well that does suck, no doubt about it. But at least you know it's 'phantom weight' and not a real 10lb gain. Still, argh!
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:26 AM   #8
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I can just imagine how hard you have to swallow and grit your teeth on that one; but you Know it, you've Still Lost an amazing 103lbs. Plus you've now crossed two centuries, Twoderland as well as Onederland, you're a bicentenarian!

Do Not Be Derailed! I know you can keep on with your fantastic progress.

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Old 09-21-2010, 12:31 PM   #9
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Well the good thing is you know you can do it since you already did it once Hang in there - it will come off as well. You are doing incredible!

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