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Tossing the Scale
« on: August 02, 2011, 08:07:23 AM »
I was reading a post by Umpa the other day about how she doesn't let the scale dictate her life. She goes by how her clothes fit. I am going to try this method for a month.

It's really exciting finally to have lost the weight. Just yesterday I was at lunch with a friend and she told me I needed to stop losing because I was getting to thin. LOL, no one has ever told me that in my life! I feel like I'm doing pretty good with the maintenance part, it's just I hate the scale. One day I'm up a half a pound the next down two, it is always changing and if I'm up even an ounce it ruins my day. So as of this morning I'm putting the scale away and going by how my clothes fit. I am in love with Old Navy. Never in my life have I been able to shop there. They have these fantastic fitting jeans, in Tall none-the-less, and I love them. So as long as all my new jeans are all comfy, I'm going to assume I'm doing good.


So scale...you can take a 30 day vacation...we'll see you again in september.

What am I going to do everyday without that stress? Maybe have a party?? LOL

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Re: Tossing the Scale
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011, 08:44:27 AM »
You Go Sherripie! Take the training wheels off.Just keep the carbs low and you will be fine. ;)

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Re: Tossing the Scale
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2011, 01:16:10 PM »
Hi Sherri! :)

Like Umpa said, you don't need the training wheels anymore.
You can now live like a person that is NOT preoccupied with her weight.

Scales can be crutches that feed that "weight" preoccupation.
Use that energy for persuits that are MUCH more fun!

So let your clothes tell you how you're doing.
That's the way skinny folk do it!... You've joined their ranks. So go party on, girl! :)
What you do today is what matters!




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Re: Tossing the Scale
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2011, 02:02:05 PM »
Dont live in the fat girl world anymore sister  ;),if you are eating FTS you will never have to worry

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Re: Tossing the Scale
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2011, 02:13:45 PM »
Gosh I love you guys!!!  :)
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Re: Tossing the Scale
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2011, 06:31:51 AM »
You rock SherriPie.  How cool.  Your story is an inspiration to all of us newbies!
Look out Hawaii, I'm on my way!!




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Re: Tossing the Scale
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2011, 06:51:41 PM »
Good luck, Sherri! Let us know how it works for you. Mostly by that I mean mental-wise. I don't know if I could do it. I keep getting told the same thing about being too skinny. It's weird to hear that because when I look in the mirror I see areas that need work or weight loss. I guess I need to focus more on toning those places than worry about what the scale says. I deliberately set my goal weight at 5 pounds less than where I thought I should be. I'm kind of hovering "where I thought I should be" so ...  :D

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Re: Tossing the Scale
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2011, 12:21:08 PM »
It is KILLING me not to weigh in! Who knew I was so addicted to that scale. I did go shopping this week though and am down another size. Gosh I love FTS!!
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Re: Tossing the Scale
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2011, 12:28:40 PM »
It is KILLING me not to weigh in! Who knew I was so addicted to that scale. I did go shopping this week though and am down another size. Gosh I love FTS!!

How long has it been LOL?  I am so excited every morning to hit that scale and see if there's a change (I know Doug said not to BUT) and the but is if I haven't lost I am a little bummed.  I still feel better even with the little I have lost.  I am working with 10 pound goals and am on the way to the 2nd 10.  Don't know if I have the will power to walk away from the scale yet. 

You are rocking!
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Re: Tossing the Scale
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2011, 01:31:35 PM »
I think the scale satisfies curiosity more than anything else.
Kind of like watching the news. You might not like what's said, but you watch it anyway.

Just don't let what the scale "says" effect how you feel.
Our bodies go through a lot of adjustments as we get thinner.
Most of those changes will not show up as losses on the scale.

So if you see a slight gain or no change, don't worry about it.
The bottom line is getting healthier and skinnier... And Sherri's certainly doing that by shrinking sizes!
 ;D ;D ;D HOORAY SHERRI!!! ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Tossing the Scale
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2011, 03:05:50 PM »
I admire you for not weighing Sherri.....but I couldn't do it!  ha ha   I have a standing appointment with that dang scale every morning!!  ha ha



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Re: Tossing the Scale
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2011, 06:16:07 AM »
I admire you for not weighing Sherri.....but I couldn't do it!  ha ha   I have a standing appointment with that dang scale every morning!!  ha ha

ROTFL...I am on the thing before I have my coffee...and that is saying a lot LOL!
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Re: Tossing the Scale
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2011, 06:30:59 PM »
I know you guys. I roll out of bed and hop right on it. It was what I used to gauge my day; how I did the day before on FTS and how to do that day. Now I feel like I out there riding without the training wheels. Sept 2nd is when I pulling it out and getting to weigh again. Will I make it???? AHHH!!
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Re: Tossing the Scale
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2011, 07:33:28 PM »
I know you guys. I roll out of bed and hop right on it. It was what I used to gauge my day; how I did the day before on FTS and how to do that day. Now I feel like I out there riding without the training wheels. Sept 2nd is when I pulling it out and getting to weigh again. Will I make it???? AHHH!!

Don't think about it and that day will come and go before you know it. ;)
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Re: Tossing the Scale
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2011, 09:51:25 AM »
You will do great sherripie! ;)