I don't do well with disappointment. If I weighed and gained i would go on a binge! I have been debating since i started a week ago last Sunday (1-8-12). Weighing on day 84 sounds like the best idea i have ever heard! I have done fine til now and feel great.
I think everyone has to do what works best for himself. I would actually spend more mental energy wondering what the scale might say, so I'm better off just checking. It's been very interesting to see what a meal high in salt and carbs does to my water retention weight. That helps me resist french fries!
Thanks for the kind words, Runnergirl! I appreciate it!
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Week 2 left me with a 1.5 pound gain. At first I was bummed, but then began to think that it was attributed to one of two things: muscle gain or PMS. I am going with a combo of the two. However, I must say that I am really starting to see changes in my body. I can feel it when I wash my face in the morning, and when I walk past a mirror. Now I am actually encouraged and will just think of the scale as only one tool to track my progress. I can only think what I will look like in 9 1/2 weeks if I have already seen this much progress.
I've been working out with a trainer one day a week for the past year, and although I have made huge strides this daily workout plan with HIIT makes all the difference in the world. I still meet with my trainer once a week, which gives me a full-body HIIT weight training. I've also signed up for two races, one during BFL and one after. I feel I am changing for the better.
@ Artgirl, This thing is all about perseverance. Good job not letting the scale get you down!
@ VillageJen, You hit the nail on the head. We all need to do what works best for us. I honestly think all you weekly weighers are tough, brave people. I'm taking a "sticking my head in the sand" approach because it would bother me too much if I wasn't at my projected weight.
It's something I know I'll get over in time. I just wanna make sure my weight is acceptable to me next time I step on it. February 23rd is the day!
I'm about to start wk4 C2. At first I stayed away from weighing myself but then started weighing myself daily and measuring weekly. I keep a chart of my weight and I find it extremely motivating. It does have it's ups and downs, especially on a Monday or Tuesday, but the trick is not to let it get you down. I stated at 89,2kgs (196) and found I hit a plateau at +- 85kgs (187) for about 3 weeks. This allowed me to adjust my diet and I then dropped to around 80kgs. This seems to be another hurdle but I think I'm putting on more muscle. My chart helps me to make adjustments and It's nice to see that red line drop.
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