I track my weekly weigh-in's within my spreadsheet since the beginning of my weight loss journey and its so easy to see where it started giving me back talk. Last year when I rode the Tour with my husband (63.5 miles) it started putting the numbers back on. Why? I am exercising like crazy and I watch what I eat, I never eat 3,000 calories!
This morning it had put on 3.5 pounds since last Saturday and it has once again disappointed me. So, the question I have is do I give up weighing and strictly go by clothes? I struggle with this because the "number" has deemed so important in my life as a weight consciousnesses person.
My friend Karen over at Waisting Time struggles with the math behind weight gain too. Perhaps we are looking at it in the wrong way? Perhaps the math is correct, but what we aren't realizing when we hop back on that scale every week is it tracks more than food! It tracks muscle, bone, water and internal organs.
You can read a great article I found at Natural Physiques on "Why the Scale Lies". I am going to mark it and reread it every week. :)
Let me know what you think. Does the scale frustrate you as much as it does me? Maybe when we hit Maintenance we shouldn't rely on it so much? Give me your thoughts.
Just a kudos for myself, I ran 17.43 miles this week!! Not in my life time did I ever believe I would ever be running, but I can finally say "I am a runner!"
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