Scale Stress Syndrome

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  • Merkavar
    Merkavar Posts: 3,082 Member
    edited November 2015
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  • purebells
    purebells Posts: 83 Member
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    Bumping. Such useful information. Have since downloaded Libra :)
  • diannethegeek
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  • ninerbuff
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  • hunnykinsgirl20
    hunnykinsgirl20 Posts: 7 Member
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    I used to freak out about it, like this morning I weight one pound more that last week, and I kept with my caloric deficit and my weight training and cardio, when I got on the scale after 8 hours of sleeps, I wasn't shock to see that I was 1 pound heavier, because the night before I was busy doing the day, I ended up hitting my workout after 8pm, that made me eat my post workout meal late. I went to bed 2 hours later. I woke up with last night meal in my belly. I went to the gym this morning came back home weight myself again, I was 2 lbs lighter. You can't trust the scale too much.
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    diannethegeek Posts: 14,776 Member
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  • FrankShabangu
    FrankShabangu Posts: 12 Member
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  • diannethegeek
    diannethegeek Posts: 14,776 Member
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    Just bumping useful posts. Nothing to see here.
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 48,753 Member
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    Had a client the week before weigh in and was 1.5lbs heavier than the previous week. This week's weigh in 2.5lbs less. So the average was still 1lbs a week. Ate and exercised the same both weeks. Needless to say she's happier this week.

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  • Zella_11
    Zella_11 Posts: 161 Member
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    Very useful post!

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  • reinventingjessica11
    reinventingjessica11 Posts: 33 Member
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    Needed this post! I'm a recovering scale addict who has suddenly found her way back to daily weighing. I'm trying hard to keep all of this in mind when I see the daily fluctuations.
  • Lillyloooo
    Lillyloooo Posts: 174 Member
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    Love this x
  • diannethegeek
    diannethegeek Posts: 14,776 Member
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    I'm just bumping posts. Nothing to see here.
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  • Mavrick_RN
    Mavrick_RN Posts: 439 Member
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    Some people can't handle the scale. They "freak out".

    Just stop weighing!!! You didn't weigh yourself multiple times a day when you were getting fat, so you've proved you can do it.

    Take serial pictures of yourself wearing the same outfit, standing in the same position and see the real changes. That number on the scale is a single point in time, not a reflection of your reality. Like when you pause a TV show the person almost always has some weird expression on their face that you just happened to have caught them in for that instant. That's not what they really look like.

  • MaybeLed
    MaybeLed Posts: 250 Member
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    I've been more or less the same for about 9 days now, it's discouraging but I know I'm still doing everything right so just have to wait for the scale to catch up! :anguished:
  • wrharvill
    wrharvill Posts: 60 Member
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    I missed this post the first time around... thanks for *bumping* it up!
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  • DebSozo
    DebSozo Posts: 2,578 Member
    edited July 2016
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    Caitwn wrote: »
    This is exactly why I like to weigh myself daily. It was upsetting at first, but I felt I really needed to get past the place where the number on the scale had an emotional charge, and reach a place where the number on the scale is just a data point that is also informed by things like how I feel and how my clothes fit (among others).

    That doesn't mean I'm not happy when I see sustained weight loss, but for me seeing a steady downward trend has become far more important than seeing what a given day's weight is.

    I think weighing regularly is important as long as you remember that you are going to bounce around a bit. One of the largest things I found is how certain foods affect my weight which helped make intelligent choices. I would usually look at 2 days prior when weighing myself and see what i consumed. This would show me trends of certain types of foods and how they affected my body. Again, this isn't for everyone but it has helped me. I am a techy though and love number crunching.

    Food choices affect my weight also. I can stall with one trip to a Chinese restaurant. Plus when I go on a trip I always seem to come back 3 pounds heavier and loose them 3 days later. I think traveling causes me a bit of stress. Plus restaurants seem to put a lot of salt in their foods. I'm sensitive to temporary sodium bloat.