Measuring success by the scales

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  1. KD

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    Fact: Stick to the plan and you definitely lose weight
    Fact: You can control what you put in your mouth
    Fact: You cannot control what the scales say.

    So what do you celebrate? The scales showing a loss, or the fact that you kept to the diet all week?

    What if you stick to the diet, but the scales don’t reflect your effort? Will you be disappointed, even though you have done everything correctly and couldn’t possibly do any better? Knowing that you will have lost weight…but it didn’t mean anything because the scales are giving the wrong result?

    What if you ‘cheat’ and the scales show a big loss…does that mean you’ve succeeded and need a pat on the back?

    Or even if you’ve been 100% and the scales are showing a loss? Does it mean more to you? Does that mean you’ve done even better than 100%?

    I think the scales are a wonderful tool. I weigh daily, and love seeing them give the same reading day in and out, but that’s not what I really celebrate.

    I celebrate being in control of what I put in my mouth, because that’s what I have done. I don’t celebrate what the scales say.

    So if you’ve stayed the same one week, or just lost that one pound….if you’ve kept to the diet 100%, then be proud, because that’s what it’s all about. Stick to the diet and the weight is coming off….whether or not the scales agree. And you’re worth the same amount of applause than those who have lost more.

    1lbs, 1 stone, it doesn’t matter. You can’t do better than 100% after all ;)

    So do me a favour, and next time you go to your CDC for a weigh in, if you’ve been 100%, go in rejoicing.

    Tell him/her you are going to be one of their success stories, because you were in control this week and will be next. If the scales reflect this, that’s just the icing on the cake. You’ve lost weight anyway. You don’t need a mechanical instrument to tell you whether you are in control or not ;)


    Oooh. A nice big font....cos I think this is important:cool:
     
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  3. rachelh

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    Fantastic! I am going to copy it onto the Lipotrim board if that's OK?
     
  4. KD

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    No problem at all :)
     
  5. Bunnyg

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    Hey KD - you're weight management training is showing very well! My god, what a fabulous post! Thank you :D
     
  6. KD

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    LOL. This one was my own. Didn't get it from anywhere :D
     
  7. misscheeky

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    :thankyou:brill post kd :happy096:
     
  8. Surfhunny

    Surfhunny Laugh in the face of food

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    Great post KD, I never go to my weigh in worried that the scales won't budge, I know every week I stick to ss 100% so whatever they say, I know the diet is working. You summed it up perfectly!! Thank you
     
  9. flirty40greeneyes

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    Well said KD ..... and sooooooooooooo true as well.

    May I copy this and print it for my office - I try to tell my clients the scales are only a tool in weight loss, and it is them that is far more important - but you've put it so eloquently (as usual!)
     
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  11. DQ

    DQ Queen of the Damned

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    Thank you :thankyou: :clap:
     
  12. Starlight

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    OMG!!

    KD I love you!! lol I have never in my life needed a post like that as much as I do today (I wont bore you with the details its all in my diary, if you suffer from insomnia Id recommend reading it lol)

    Im going to save this thread and read it again and again and again
     
  13. edibeedee

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    Thank you KD, Just what I needed to hear. I had a pretty hard day today and in general due to some food situations recently, but I am hanging in there really only by a thin string, it hasn't become a thread yet but....... I am determined to protect my weigh loss and continue working to make less of me.
    I will read this often.
    edi
     
  14. lottymoo

    lottymoo Taking one day at a time.

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    Thank you for this. Really inspirational.
    xx
     
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    KD - read the post I just did on Team 7 fatfighters this morning. Thankyou so much for this. I am going to print it out and put it near my scales.
     
  16. abz

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    damn good point there kd. certainly food for thought... so to speak :)

    abz xx
     
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    Thank you, having recently lost the 1lb and been 100% this has hit the target spot on :0) XxX
     
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    I am that person - I put on this week yet had stuck 100% - I know I am close to BMI 25 so just have about 10lb to lose - I put a lot of store on the scales - but measuring helps too - depressing when they don't move but I know I am in control of what I am eating so it will shift.
     
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    Thank you i have also needed this post. I have recently joined the gym and gone up a couple of plans to the 1000 cals. Although i have been 100% and feeling great the scales have been going up, so thank you for this post. x
     
  20. MunchMarie

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    thank you KD you put a great point across really well x
     
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    thanks KD this is great.xx
     
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