My Scale is Lying to Me

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So, if you have been following me since my Tumblr days, you may have remembered these “brave” pictures I would post at eveey ten pounds I lost. Even though Rachael Ray contacted me about Bob Harper, on the phone this was a huge conversation but I told the head person I was not ready for these to be plastered all over the television screen while house wives did house work and patients sat in a doctor’s waiting room.

 

Anyway, I haven’t posted one in a while. I thought there was no need since I had gained over 12 lbs since Christmas of this year. I thought nothing has changed, but I was wrong about this. Anyway, I thought I was.

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This is me right now. I noticed something interesting about this picture from the ones from last year. My stomach is getting smaller. If I had gained all this weight, then why is my stomach smaller then last year? Examples:

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This was me at 161 lbs around the time of The Rachael Ray Show. I can tell due to my nails and phone case. lol! Notice the difference with my stomach. I am the same weight, but my body is completely different from what the scale is telling me. I look bloated in this picture and my stomach looks bigger. This is my opinion anyway.

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Maybe I am going crazy, but I notice a difference.

 

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This was me at my lightest back in July. Almost a year ago. Again, even though I look slim, that stomach still looks bloated to me.

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It could be me..and I could just be crazy but this is more proof that makes me believe that the scale does not really tell you the truth about what your body is doing during weight loss and weight training. Lately I have been spinning once a week,  lifting weights, and doing Insanity twice a week. I am noticing huge changes with how strong I am, but my body is changing. The scale is such an awful thing! I know it keeps us on track and try to understand, but it lies to us so much. You should still weigh yourself because you will end up like me. Losing track all together. Just remember that sometimes the scale is not telling the story 100%.

 

-Jackie

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5 thoughts on “My Scale is Lying to Me

  1. It could be that you are gaining muscle. Muscles weighs more than fat. For example, Ronda Rousey weighs something like 138 and look at her, she is tiny! It’s all the muscle.

    • I do agree! Also, I had been eating like a pig and not tracking so it stinks I really did not keep going because who knows what my results would have been! Lol Oh well. =)

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