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07-03-2011, 02:01 AM
After about 4 1/2 months, I stepped on the dreaded scale and...
44 pounds lost!
Maybe it's not a lot, but I was so afraid I had not lost what I deemed "enough" in my head. I am so happy that there are results on the scale AND the mirror :)

Just had to share my happy news :)

07-03-2011, 02:06 AM
WOWZA thats A LOT!!! Congrats, that's amazing!!!!
Keep it up!! :D

07-03-2011, 12:36 PM
Congratulations, Mirax! That's a really fantastic loss for 4.5 months' time.

I applaud you, too, for not needing to step on the scale super often in order to reassure yourself you're losing. One problem I've had in the past is stepping on the scale super often--and then losing my momentum when I don't think the weight is coming off quickly enough.

07-03-2011, 12:42 PM
:bravo: Way to go!! Keep on,keeping on!! Great job!!

07-03-2011, 05:18 PM
Congratulations, that is a whole lot!

07-03-2011, 08:40 PM
Thank you all soooo much! :D

No to go to the gym and pick up 40+ pds and see how heavy it feels!! :)

07-04-2011, 07:56 AM
congratulations that is a massive weight loss :carrot:

07-04-2011, 08:09 AM
That's incredible! How have you done it? I could do with some tips. x

07-04-2011, 10:09 AM
WOW that is amazing!!! Congratulations on your success. I love the idea of not weighing yourself for 4.5 months.

07-04-2011, 08:49 PM
CONGRATULATIONS Mira -- that's great. Like you, I stayed off the scale for several months and got a pleasant surprise. I weighed in at my doctor's office a few weeks ago -- and I don't plan on weighing myself again for a while -- maybe the end of the Summer. I'm not focusing on the scale -- but on healthy eating habits.

You go girl!! :)


07-04-2011, 09:25 PM
That is so great!!! You should be very proud of all your hard work!

07-04-2011, 10:54 PM
Oh my goodness, that is incredible!!!!!

Congrats! :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

07-04-2011, 11:39 PM
Congratulations! That's an awesome job in such a short period of time! I wish I could go that long without jumping on a scale!

07-05-2011, 12:13 AM
That is really awesome! I don't know if I could've waited almost 5 months in anticipation!! Great work!! :carrot: :carrot:

07-05-2011, 04:11 PM
Thank you all so much! I wasn't even going to touch the scale until I felt like I was 100% satisfied with what I saw in the mirror but then I realized I needed to see if I have been making enough progress! The most important results to me are the ones in the mirror. I am genetically predisposed to be heavy. I am very muscular and even at 206 I probably look around 170 or so. I don't care for scales because they usually discourage me so I have stayed off the scale and stayed focus with cutting calories and exercising and I am so happy with the results.

I will probably get back on the scale in a month or so just to make sure I am staying on track :)

Thanks soooo much for all your support!!!! :)

07-05-2011, 04:45 PM
Hey that is an awesome attitude to have! The scale is only one of the ways in which we can see results! Kudos to you for not getting clingy with the scale LOL.

07-06-2011, 09:06 AM
Great job, Mira. You should be really proud of yourself. I'm proud of you.

Sometimes I wish I could stay off the scale, but that would never work for me. I have to see that tiny progress every couple days. or I get antsy. I was out of town from 7-1 to 7-5 and it made me a little crazy to not weigh myself. I knew I was eating correctly. I walked miles with my cousin when she walked the dog. I drank water. I knew I was doing everything correctly, but I didn't SEE the results of that good behavior and I didn't like that. There's a girl at my gym that is losing a lot of weight but never weighs herself, either. I love that we all have our own ways of doing this.


07-06-2011, 11:44 PM
I definitely see it both ways. I can imagine the feeling of being so antsy to get to that scale, after all you deserve to see results with all the effort you put in! But in the end, everyone knows themselves and how they are and I am SURE that I would become WAY too clingy with the scale and become obsessed with a number as opposed to how I look and feel. Also, I am built to be heavy- I've had doctors/professionals tell me that with my build I can become lean for sure, but never "very skinny" or "slight". That's cool with me, though. As long as I look in the mirror and feel happy, I don't care about the number as much!!

07-07-2011, 12:00 AM
You held off getting on the scale for 4 1/2 months?! DAMN you have willpower girl!

That's an amazing amount of weight for 4.5 months! Congrats! :carrot: :carrot:

07-07-2011, 12:50 AM
That's awesome :)

07-07-2011, 05:35 AM
wow thats a huge loss what are you on bout! i have the same problem as bopbot by stepping on the scales every day (sometimes in the morning and at night!) its taken me 6 months to loose 20lbs lol.

07-07-2011, 12:53 PM
great job!!! your doing amazing! People like you keep me going!

thank you!

07-08-2011, 04:39 PM
That is A LOT already! Whenever I feel 5 lbs is just a small amount of weight hubby takes me down to the meat department and hands me a package of 5lbs of meat... and it reaffirms that those small steps DO COUNT! Kudos to your loss so far....keep it up!

02-26-2012, 12:36 AM
wow, thats amazing! congratulations :D i would never be able to do that though, LOL. u have a lot of control :)

02-26-2012, 12:48 AM
Thank you!!! I am so happy that I did it like that, it made me feel so much better. I have lost 30 pds since then and I get on the scale much more regularly. I hate the scale, but it's a good tracker of my progress now. I can't wait for the day I don't fear the scale... if that day every comes lol

02-26-2012, 09:06 AM
Congrats, great work very inspiring :D

02-26-2012, 02:25 PM
Congrats!!! You did a fantastic job and yes I could not wait so long to step in the scale..