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Despite my general disapproval of relying on the scale... I've been getting on the scale. Sigh. My weight seems to be holding precisely steady.

Now, on week days I eat like a monk (almost literally, since I've developed an interest in cookbooks by head chefs at Buddhist monasteries lately). Weekends, however, are a lot harder. I've had a couple pasta-oriented indiscretions in the last 6 weeks, but I'd hate to think that they were enough to bring my weight loss to a total halt.

I'm comforting myself with the fact that I have always put on muscle mass freakishly quickly. My arms already feel a bit harder, and my jeans are fitting better. So maybe muscle weight accounts for the number on the scale.

Whatever. I'm striving to eat well, and keep moving. What else can one do? In the final analysis, that's all there is.


Aug. 25th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)
Re: well...
I'll give that some thought. I haven't owned a scale in my entire adult life, so it's a little intimidating to think about.
Aug. 25th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
Re: well...
(aside, that day i saw you in the golds, you were weighing yourself on the ladies locker room scale and i paused briefly, wanting to say this to you and hi in general then but wasn't sure you'd remember me and didn't want to intrude on what any woman can see is a stressful moment)

i resisted too but it is what made the difference to me.

just get a regular old digital scale and don't automatically think its going to discourage you. i got one and it sucked at first but then when i started working out and eating right i liked it because i would enjoy watching it go down (almost 40 lbs but i've put 7 of them back on, have 17 then to go before i'm goal).

heres the thing, the scales at the gym are old, beat to shit, and used 100s of times a day. they need to be calibrated and maintained to give you a proper reading, if they aren't you are always going to get a screwy number.

and it is just a number :0)
Aug. 25th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
Re: well...
The scale at that Gold's is CRAP. By like, 15 pounds.

I went through 3 scales before finding one I like. It's digital, and does a body fat % too.
Aug. 25th, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC)
Re: well...
I would suggest not buying a scale or, if you need the numbers, buy one and store it in the closet or some place out of the way. Then, weigh yourself weekly not daily. I refuse to own a scale because it makes me crazy about my wegiht.



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