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Old 03-21-2012, 04:13 PM   #1  
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Hi Featherweights!

I posted here a while back, then fell off the weight loss wagon for a bit. Now I'm back, ironically weighing less than before, but for bad reasons - I went through a bad breakup recently and was not eating from the emotional stress, so I dropped about ten pounds in as many days (I now know that's possible! But it was only because I lost all appetite - I could never, and I'm sure should never, repeat that out of choice...) Anyway, somewhat surprisingly, the 10 pounds have stayed off four months later despite the speed with which I lost them. Now I want to a) avoid putting them back on and b) lose a bit more (about another 10 pounds).

My problem at the moment is I have to travel a lot for work (as in, I won't be at home for the next six months, and in different cities and actually countries all the time). I have no regular access to scales, so I was wondering if people have tips for dealing with a 'no scales' situation. Sometimes my hotel might have scales, sometimes not. I can't really buy some and carry them in my suitcase I'm trying to go with the clothes test - i.e. I have a small skirt in my luggage that just fits, so I'm trying it on when I can to check I havn't gotten too big for it. But I'm not sure I trust this system, because to be honest I obsess about it so much sometimes I am convinced the skirt is too tight, and other times I don't even remember what it felt like last time etc etc. Ergh. Any other tips would be very helpful. I'm thinking of buying a tape measure at least, but I'm not sure that that is the best way to tell if I am losing pounds...

Also, as I am travelling all the time, sticking to a diet is hard. Not to mention I am in different countries and eating different foods, many of which I have no idea what the calorie content is. Again, if anyone has been in this or similar situations, let me know your tips!

10 pounds to go...I can do it...
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:20 AM   #2  
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Yeah I think tape measure may be the way to go!

My scale has been broken for months and I always forget about it at the store. It's driving me crazy!!! And I'm only a weekly weigher but I hate not having a working scale.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:48 AM   #3  
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I would think a lot of hotels would have scales in the gym or changeroom? You could probably find one at least once a month, which is probably enough.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:43 PM   #4  
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Do you have a laptop with a webcam? I go less by the scale and more by pictures for comparison-- it can be really motivating. However, if it is your work laptop, you probably don't want pictures of flexing in your undies on there.
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