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downsizer55
04-01-2011, 07:32 AM
I started this journey right after Christmas and did not weigh myself, just
changing the way I eat. I vowed not to weigh in every week because I
don't do well with the "numbers game". I know this from ALL the previous times I have tried this... My curiousity got the best of me today and I weighed myself this morning. I had a "rough" idea how much I started out with and was surprised to find out I am down 40 pounds. I am following
the South Beach plan but not perfectly. I consider myself in the phase 1 1/2.
Started walking to work, it's only a couple of blocks but it all helps, right?
I am feeling so much better, which is why I am doing this. I have fibromyalgia
and figured out that sugar is a trigger for me, also the weather and stress.
I can control the sugar but not the weather. lol The stress thing I am still working on.
I read the posts here often and it helps keep me focused so THANK YOU all!


LisaP916
04-01-2011, 08:02 AM
I wish the forum had a "like" option like you see on Facebook, cause I would "like" this all over the place! Lol!

Congrats!

Brooklynn
04-01-2011, 08:02 AM
CONGRATS!!!!!! I really wish I had the will power to not weigh my self that is really awesome that you do! Its really great that you were able to loose 40lbs already! I have kicked sugar/carbs on atkins and i feel great its funny how all that processed junk makes us feel so bad, but we dont really notice it until we dont have it. CONGRATS again!!


nuumite
04-01-2011, 08:11 AM
Hi. I've been working at my weight loss since July and haven't been on a scale once. I know roughly where my highest weight was. I have been tracking my loss by clothing sizes (went from 28 to 14/16). I have been tempted latelty to just get on the scale but i don't want to start obsessing about the "number". When people ask me how much i've lost, i can tell they don't believe me when i say "honestly i don't know". i do kind of like that because i don't want to tell them so they can do the math and realize how much i used to weigh! Should i just get on the scale?

Brooklynn
04-01-2011, 08:30 AM
Hi. I've been working at my weight loss since July and haven't been on a scale once. I know roughly where my highest weight was. I have been tracking my loss by clothing sizes (went from 28 to 14/16). I have been tempted latelty to just get on the scale but i don't want to start obsessing about the "number". When people ask me how much i've lost, i can tell they don't believe me when i say "honestly i don't know". i do kind of like that because i don't want to tell them so they can do the math and realize how much i used to weigh! Should i just get on the scale?


I know this question wasnt exactly for me but I am going to say NO! You are doing amazingly well with out it so why do it now? I would weigh my self once I got down to how I wanted to look sense thats what your going by so that you can know if your gaining weight once in maintenance. I know that you can do that just by "look" to but I think with a scale you could catch a gain a bit earlier. I think you should just keep going like you are because its working for you! Some people give up when they look at a scale often and dont see much of a change even though they really are changing! Good luck! and keep up the good work!

nuumite
04-01-2011, 08:46 AM
I know this question wasnt exactly for me but I am going to say NO! You are doing amazingly well with out it so why do it now? I would weigh my self once I got down to how I wanted to look sense thats what your going by so that you can know if your gaining weight once in maintenance. I know that you can do that just by "look" to but I think with a scale you could catch a gain a bit earlier. I think you should just keep going like you are because its working for you! Some people give up when they look at a scale often and dont see much of a change even though they really are changing! Good luck! and keep up the good work!

Thanks. I have been working out and that really seems to be the key. i just want to be healthy at this point.

TooManyDimples
04-01-2011, 09:02 AM
That is amazing! Congratulations. That's some major will power so good for you! I committed to not weighing myself for the month of March so I got on the scale for the first time this morning since my initial weighin and I'm down 14.4 for the month. It's a great feeling seeing a big change like that. I hate the numbers game too. From now on I'm only weighin twice a month. I definitely think it's worth it for your peace of mind. =)

zoodoo613
04-01-2011, 09:23 AM
Wow! Congratulations! Keep up the good work.

I really like the scaleless idea, but I don't think I could do it. I really LIKE weighing myself, although there are definitely disadvantages.

FitGirlyGirl
04-01-2011, 09:23 AM
Congrats to all of you.

mkendrick
04-01-2011, 09:35 AM
Huge congrats!!!! The thought of avoiding the scale is almost scary to me...I NEED the feedback from the numbers (either good or bad) to stay on track.

But major props to you for figuring out what worked for you. You seem to be doing fabulously :)

Txalupa
04-01-2011, 09:44 AM
Congrats! You are doing a great job. It is easy to focus on the numbers on the scale rather than overall health and feeling good. You seem to have found the safe zone there. Keep it up and good luck!!!!!!!!!!

fatferretfanatic
04-01-2011, 09:48 AM
Omg! Great job! If what you're doing works for you, then I say do it!

Rana
04-01-2011, 09:59 AM
Congratulations! That's great! 40 lbs is a lot of weight!!!!

Tea Granny
04-01-2011, 10:08 AM
:carrot::carrot:Congratulations!:carrot::carrot:

LandonsBaby
04-01-2011, 10:14 AM
That's fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Runundefined
04-01-2011, 10:57 AM
Wow!

I love your outlook on staying off the scale!
I also believe that a lower carb lifestyle really helps with inflammation so I am betting that your fibromyalgia can be helped too.

Fantastic job on the 40 pounds!!!!

downsizer55
04-01-2011, 12:47 PM
Thank you all for the comments. I guess the biggest reason for the way I am doing this is because it DOES work for me. That's what finally sunk into my head after "all the practice" I've had with the dieting process. To find what works for you and you are happy with. I suppose I am losing "only" 2 pounds a week but I don't feel deprived, for the most part. I can see myself doing this way of eating from now on.
So thanks again and congratulations to ALL of us.:)

*nuumite - my opinion is to stay OFF the scale!!