100 lb. Club - Big mistake???




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Mozzy
04-23-2013, 12:34 PM
So I'm traveling and got the brilliant idea to bring my scale with me. I weigh daily and graph, so daily fluctuations don't normally bother me, but now I'm starting to think it was a huge mistake to bring my scale.

I'm "up" 3 pounds overnight from flying and junk food. It's kinda disheartening because I was so close to entering a new decade (180s).

I guess I don't really need advice, I know this is water weight but I'm not gonna lie, I'm bummed out big time :(:(:(


amandie
04-23-2013, 12:42 PM
Aw. At least you know it IS water weight. You will get down to 189 and below REAL soon! I would not have taken my scale with me only because I worry that it will eff my scale up by moving it too much, ridiculous right? I say put it away and don't step on it at least a week after you get back.

:hug: :grouphug: :hug:

IanG
04-23-2013, 12:47 PM
I am traveling next week to Turkey for two weeks. It is scaring the bejesus out of me. I will still post here but I will really have to watch what I eat, including on the plane. I will be taking a scale but not my main one.

I will take a mini digital travel scale instead. Without my numbers I would be really lost.

http://www.amazon.com/NewlineNY-SBB0718M-NYBK-Step-On-Travel-Bathroom/dp/B004V8EBOI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1366735632&sr=8-2&keywords=travel+scale

FYI, it is tricky to use. You have to get on it sideways then jump off to read your weight. And it's not reading the same measurement as my main scale so I have to adjust 0.6lbs for that. But better than nothing!


Mozzy
04-23-2013, 01:02 PM
Aw. At least you know it IS water weight. You will get down to 189 and below REAL soon! I would not have taken my scale with me only because I worry that it will eff my scale up by moving it too much, ridiculous right? I say put it away and don't step on it at least a week after you get back.

:hug: :grouphug: :hug:

Might be a good idea....

Mozzy
04-23-2013, 01:03 PM
I am traveling next week to Turkey for two weeks. It is scaring the bejesus out of me. I will still post here but I will really have to watch what I eat, including on the plane. I will be taking a scale but not my main one.

I will take a mini digital travel scale instead. Without my numbers I would be really lost.

http://www.amazon.com/NewlineNY-SBB0718M-NYBK-Step-On-Travel-Bathroom/dp/B004V8EBOI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1366735632&sr=8-2&keywords=travel+scale

FYI, it is tricky to use. You have to get on it sideways then jump off to read your weight. And it's not reading the same measurement as my main scale so I have to adjust 0.6lbs for that. But better than nothing!


That's a neat travel scale! Good luck in turkey! Have fun and be safe!

AlmostMe
04-23-2013, 03:44 PM
I'm gonna be away for a few days soon and I'm not planning to weigh at all - hadn't even thought about it. I'm travelling with my rugby team and camping and so forth and I can't imagine the ribbing I'd get if I brought a scale.

IanG
04-23-2013, 03:49 PM
Rugby players? Ribbing? Come on these are not a bunch of soccer players!

Take them.

Novus
04-23-2013, 04:02 PM
I wonder if you jostled it or reset something? Maybe the scale reading is off?

And you know that a million things can cause weight fluctuations so don't worry! You'll be in a new decade in a flash! :D

elvislover324
04-23-2013, 04:08 PM
Aww Mozzy, carrying babies and a scale?!? You are crazy, woman!! But seriously, you know it's not real weight. :) It could even be the type of floor that it's on. Enjoy your time away, the scale will be there for you when you get back. And holy smokes, the 180s soon?!?! You are awesome!!

I'd never take up room in my luggage with a scale instead of all the "skinny" clothes I can wear now! :)

foreverfaye
04-23-2013, 04:47 PM
Put it away! Put it away! Put it away!!!
It's bumming you out, 'nuff said.
You know what you're supposed to do to stay on track. Do it and let the cards fall where they may, especially if it's a short travel kind of thing.
You've come this far, the 180s don't have a thing on you!!!!

nitrus29
04-23-2013, 05:29 PM
Mozzy - I think that travelling though exciting is going out of your comfort zone. Don't step on the scale for a few days and don't be disheartened with the 'gain'. Think of it this way.. like using those travel size shampoos & soaps in hotels makes my skin and hair all weird (not sure if everyone likes those travel sized bottles of substitutes from your regular stuff) but I know that as soon as I get home, I will get right back to using what I always did. Same way, you know you are travelling for a short time, as soon as you get back, you WILL get back on track with the regular weigh-ins and diets and exercise and everything! :)
For now, enjoy the travels and if you are in a foreign land, eat something local :drool: (ofcourse, keeping it within your calories count)
You can and you should cos you WILL get back on track as soon as you're home !! :D

nitrus29
04-23-2013, 05:35 PM
I am traveling next week to Turkey for two weeks. It is scaring the bejesus out of me. I will still post here but I will really have to watch what I eat, including on the plane. I will be taking a scale but not my main one.

How exciting!!! :D I wanna travel too !!! I'd suggest yes, do watch what you eat but do definitely try out the local cuisine. You are allowed a day of Shawarma and another of Falafels :hungry: Mannn can I come along?? :^:

Guys I think we have the will power to reach out individual goals! That doesn't mean we miss out on the awesome experiences in life, does it? :?: I so want to say "eat today, drink today for tomorrow you have to diet" but I know I will be kicked out of this forum !! no no nitrus, don't be a tard :nono: !!! * kicks self *

Safe travels IanG Bring us some pictures :):

SuperHeroTeacher
04-23-2013, 11:17 PM
I was just thinking to myself last night - would it be crazy to take my scale with me on vacation in July? I'm so obsessive about my morning weigh in, I seriously think being without a scale for 8 days would send me over the deep end.

Mozzy
04-23-2013, 11:44 PM
Thanks everyone!!!!

Rhiko
04-24-2013, 12:04 AM
I, too, would be lost without the numbers on the scale to keep me in check. For me, when my weight goes up 3lbs like yours have, I always give it a couple of days before I start to freak out because a lot of the time it's just your body crying for attention. That's how I see it anyway :) Let your body have it's moment in the spotlight and keep going :hug:


Rugby players? Ribbing? Come on these are not a bunch of soccer players!

Take them.

:yikes: Not a bunch of soccer players? LOL That's stereotyping and slightly insulting. We soccer players are just like any other team off the field! ;) Some could argue that we are more competitve on the field. Tee-hee :D

the shiv
04-24-2013, 01:25 AM
As a fellow daily weigher and graph lover ;) I can honestly say that the thing that keeps me going is tracking my most recent low weight. So I'm 192 today? I don't care any more. I know it's water weight. I know it's not a regain. It's a perfectly normal fluctuation, been there, done that, seen it all before on the graph. If your graph starts heading back up over time, sure, do something about that. But! You may have already dropped into the 180s but just not weighed yourself at that particular time of day.

You ARE the most recent lowest weight you got. A few lbs of water hitching along for the ride don't mean a thing! It changes nothing :)

As you know, you can now look forward to it dropping down again before too long, and when it does, we'll be in the 180s thread to welcome you! :hug:

SuperHeroTeacher
04-24-2013, 03:01 AM
You ARE the most recent lowest weight you got. A few lbs of water hitching along for the ride don't mean a thing! It changes nothing :)


I love this attitude! I absolutely MUST weigh myself right after waking up every morning. I don't obsess about the number so much as I just like to know and graph it to track and look for patterns.

ubergirl
04-24-2013, 08:24 AM
Mozzy, another daily weigher here, so I know that I gain 3-5 pounds every single time I get on an airplane. It is definitely water weight. Be forewarned, if you have to fly home, it make take you a few days after to lose the weight.

Thanks so much for starting this thread too! Perfect timing for me. I was FREAKING OUT this morning when I got on the scale and was up 2 in spite of being absolutely perfectly 100% on plan. I calmed myself down reminding myself how salty the miso soup I had last night was, then I immediately freaked because I'm going out of town today and will be away from my scale for 3 days. I have a good plan for while I'm away, but I still worry... I'm just barely back in the saddle and it's harder for me to weather the scale bounces when I haven't yet seen the payoff of smaller sizes etc.

Fortunately, I have you guys to serve as reminders that this is a long process and patience is required.

TripSwitch
04-24-2013, 09:09 AM
I have a lot of different scales lying around my house... And even have 2 wifi scales now... So I don't even have to bother writing anything down or even remembering the number when I'm still half asleep when I hop on it first thing in the morning... Everything just goes straight to my computer, iPad, and my iPhone... So it's all there to look at whenever.... But it never occurred to me to take one my scales with me when I'm traveling.... And I had never seen something like that travel scale that IanG posted... Hum? This thread has got me thinking now... :D