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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Day 27: Destroying the Fear Factor

I wish I could say I didn't let the scale bother me- I wish I could say that I understand that fluctuations are a completely normal part of losing weight. Unfortunately I can't say that.

I was a little disappointed when I saw the scale this morning and it said I had gained a pound- I was surprised b/c of yesterdays Zumba workout AND because I had eaten below 2,000 calories.

I am trying to convince myself that it was okay and that the scale would even out. I have my doubts.

I have to give kudos to @WeightDummy. After reading her post: Fear Factor: Stepping on the Scale. (http://losingweightforadummy.blogspot.com/2009/09/fear-factor-stepping-on-scale.html)  I am starting to realize I NEED to be more accepting of the way my body looses weight. I have to stop beating myself up and agonizing over the fluctuations- 

I just HATE seeing those numbers go back up when I am working hard. : ( 

See ya lighter... Luzanne


  1. I think that we put too much pressure on ourselves to see a magic number on the scale. And then when we step on, and its not the number we wanted, we step off, and try again. I've just recently kicked my scale in the ass, and have been losing weight stress free.

    STupid scale.

    Don't let it getcha down :) You're doing great.

  2. I hate those darn fluctuations too. Each morning, I anticipate (with glee) a nice loss, and the days when there isn't one, a little cloud seems to follow me around the rest of the day...It's esp. hard when you've done EVERYTHING right, and can't figure out why there wasn't a loss. Hang in there; it'll show up soon!

  3. it's just a number:)

    If your scale allows it, maybe you should weigh in in kgs. That way they don't really mean as much to you as pounds do (which will help with realizing it's just a number), not to mention everyone is "lighter" metric ;)