There was a crack on the side of it, and the weight would jump 10 above and 10 below what I had thought my weight was.
It was a digital scale, but I needed something different.
So, I bought a new fancy scale that also shows your water weight, body fat percentage, and Body Mass Index.
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But my weight isn't really improving. The whole process just frustrates me.
I've been working out pretty consistently, doing both strength training, cardio, and throwing in pilates and yoga when I can afford a class. Then, of course, there's belly dance.
In the past several weeks, I feel like I've noticed a change in my body because it looks different. But I feel like I must have some strange way of looking at things, because the scale is either going up or staying the same.
I know there's the whole belief that muscle weighs more than fat, but I feel like it's just utter bull. I have a lovely belly dance friend who talks about this in her weight loss blog.
What's difficult, in the end, I think is that scale. Yet it's still something I feel the need to rely on. There are always different groups of people and activities I'm joining where we see how much we've collectively lost by a certain time. I'm thinking I need to stop joining those groups because they just aren't working for me. That is...after this last group I've joined.
So, what then? What should I do? If every week, I weigh myself and nothing really changes, what am I doing wrong?
I'm trying not to be negative. But I do feel like I'm at a complete loss sometimes.
I know that part of my 2010 goal was to get over the damn scale. But maybe it's time I really make a commitment to that concept. While it might not happen by the end of 2010, I know it's not something I can just go with for a month. This is a life's worth of effort.
Here's my plan:
I will still weigh myself every week.
Every month, I will measure my waist, my hips, my arms, and my thighs.
I will have an update on the sidebar as well as a dedicated page logging my progress (linked above), and once in a while I will blog about it.
Let's do this!