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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 06:18 pm (UTC)
Hmm..try to think of the scale as just another fitness tool, and a very flawed one, because it cannot tell the difference between fat and muscle. Even scales with body fat % counts aren't incredibly accurate (just ask vicar). But, either way, that isn't the end-all be-all of your goal. Your goal has more to do with being healthy, yes? Well, the numbers on the scale are a part of that, but more than that, is how you feel. Do you feel more energized? Are you lifting more weight, walking farther, less winded? Wasn't it great to feel the jeans fit better?

Don't let "indiscretions" and scales tell you what your body is/is not doing. Concentrate on what your body can do now (that it couldn't have done 3 months ago). If you can start to think of the scale as a tool, then keep weighing in. But, if the numbers continue to make you worry about "indiscretions" give it a few more weeks with your personal trainer before you weigh in again. You control your body, lovely lady -- the scale does not. :)
Aug. 25th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
:) Thanks, hon. I very much appreciate your kind, wise words!



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