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Shelving the Scales

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

That's right!  I am putting the scales away for a few months.  I am a daily weigher, sometimes more than once, twice, three times a lady and it is getting me nowhere.  I have decided to give myself a 12 week challenge starting next Monday (9 April) and I am only allowed to weigh myself 3 times in the entire 12 weeks. I will weigh myself in weeks 1, 6 & 12 and will also be taking measurements in weeks 1 & 12.

The reason I have decided to do this is because that I am finding myself more and more reliant on what those stupid scales say each week and I thought that this 12 week hiatus will allow me to focus more on what I should be doing rather than what the scales will be saying each Monday morning.  

I am hoping to will be focusing on healthy food choices with the occasional treat or Mexican meal here and there and I will be more focused on moving my body for fun, instead of exercising to see a reduced number on the scale the next time I get on there.

I really, really enjoy exercising.  I love my swimming and my treadmill and the other day I took a Zumba class for the first time in about a year.  I think I laughed the whole way through it - I had forgotten how much fun it is to dance around while looking like a total fool.  

I am also enjoying eating healthy foods.  I had pizza the other week and it was horrible, I didn't like it at all and I could feel it just sitting in my stomach for the rest of the night.  I was wondering though whether it was just badly made, but over the next few days (after the pizza) I made some bad food choices and I didn't feel good at all.  My tongue felt like it needed a shave from all the extra sugar I had eaten and I just felt blah.

All of this is good news for me cause it tells me that I am making progress and even though it's extremely slow with one step forward and 100 backwards, I am getting there.  I am changing my lifestyle to a healthy one and the best thing of all is that I am enjoying it.

Speaking of exercise, healthy foods and weigh-ins, here are mine :


Up 2.2 kg since I last weighed myself on the 19 of March, I am back to 98.7 kg.  I was down to almost 95 kg.  All I can say here is boooooo to me.


This morning I went to the pool nice and early and completed 2 kms in just over an hour.  I would have shaved 5 mins off my time, but I was too busy talking to the lady in my lane.

Last Sunday (1st April) I dragged my butt to the gym and did a Zumba class followed by a nice 30 min swim completing 1 km.  I was surprised at how many people were at the pool cause it wasn't an overly hot day.  

*HRM Stats*  For Zumba 

  • Duration : 58.54 mins
  • Calories : 525
  • Average HR : 145
  • Maximum HR : 171
  • In Zone : 29.48 mins
  • Distance : -

After this morning's swim I indulged in a smoothie.  Well, a smoothie isn't really an indulgence, but when it tastes like banana ice-cream it feels indulgent.  

*Banana Cinnamon Ice-Cream Smoothie*

Into the blender :

  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 288g* frozen Bananas
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Sugar
  • 1 tsp (7g) Honey

*There were 2 average sized, frozen bananas used*

The total calories for this smoothie were 333.  I actually had to eat it with a spoon cause it was so thick and creamy from the bananas.  Here's a picture to get you into the smoothie mood.....

still in the blender

in the glass ready for my tummy

How do you get your groove back.......

  • What motivates you to exercise?
  • Do you find that a sugary treat can make you feel awful?
  • How do you get back on track after falling off the wagon?


  1. Throw them out altogether ... forget just for the 12 weeks! Your day shouldn't be based on what is on the scale in the morning.

  2. I get you because I am you !!! I also weigh everyone day but I do only weigh once a day.
    I had a couple of little solid easter eggs today and felt absolutely cr*p - it has been nearly 7 weeks since I had any sugar and it was just awful. No doubt if I had pizza it would be the same thing ! I really do feel better not having the fizzy drinks and drinking so much water and eating really healthy food BUT having said that, I miss not having the nibblies when watching sport or having a donut/danish etc when we are out shopping on a Saturday morning - those are things that 'we do' and I miss not doing them. Can I do them in moderation ? I don't know but I am going to find out in a few weeks time.

    I have almost got to the point of accepting that my weight does not define who I am. I have also to the point of accepting that I may never see 60 something on the scale again - mainly because I am fitter and more toned than I have been before and simple maths of muscle weighing more than fat means that if I have more muscle and less fat, I have to weigh more. I am nearly there but not quite just yet - it is a work in progress of changing my thoughts and feelings on that one.

    I am wearing some size 10 tops and size 12 pants - do I really want to be thinner than that at age 46 ? Yes I do but then I look at how I look now and think that if I lose another 6-8kgs it will probably make me look older and a little more haggard and I don't want that. So I will continue to work on my mindset to see if I can change it to accept how I look and not worry about the numbers.

    Good luck with your 12 week challenge - if there is anything I can do to help - just let me know.

    Love, hugs and positive energy.


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