Negative re-inforcement...

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riocaz

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Posted: 26 Jul 2013, 09:13
I usually avoid weighing in more than once a week. But for various reasons I've had a bad week, and I thought...

"I know I'll try a bit of negative re-inforcement. I must've gained more since Monday. If I weigh-in I'll be better able to make better choices even though I'll be eating out 3-4 times by Monday..."

Nope apparently I'm down since 2.6lb :/

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
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mars2kids

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Posted: 26 Jul 2013, 09:58
Good for you!! Maybe having the positive of being down 2.6 lbs. will help you this weekend too. See if you can keep that loss, make good choices when you eat out, and get some movement in. Good luck!!
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FullaBella

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Posted: 26 Jul 2013, 11:25
LOL - reminds me of that time when I'd plateaued for a month and I finally decided to do a Keld and have a pure indulgence day of eating and didn't exercise and dropped 5lbs overnight. I said the same thing ... negative reinforcement. In all reality we know it doesn't work that way or we wouldn't be here in the first place but it's still funny when it happens.


I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.
kingkeld

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Posted: 29 Jul 2013, 03:45
Oh how I love to get into random forum threads and see things like "do a Keld". Smile Thanks, Bella!

Negative reinforcement definitely works. This is why I insist on weighing in EVERY DAY and writing about both weight gains and weight losses.

To me, it's ESSENTIAL to weigh in daily to keep me on my toes. The days I do my WORST are the days where I have lost significant amounts of weight. If I gain, I usually man up and behave. Smile
"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, and living healthy. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier!
onedaat

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Posted: 29 Jul 2013, 04:28
Weight can fluctuate so much due to water retention. I think using a measuring tape is more informative. You might try measuring your neck, chest, waist, hips, wrist, forearm, bicep, upper arm, upper thigh, lower thigh and ankle once a week and keep a chart. If your weight goes up but your measurements show a decline you can save yourself some anxiety.

If you don't have anyone to help you measure you can buy one of these types of devices for $5.

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riocaz

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Posted: 29 Jul 2013, 05:23
My measurements aren't likely to change hugely given that I am in maintenance mode until the end of the year. But I've always gone by my waist-size. The number on the scale is only ever one metric.

And my weekend plans changed. I would like to say that they were (diet-wise) better, but the honest truth is they were probably a tad worse. And despite a lack of exercise and overeating I've not gained or lost a jot according to the scale (Can't say for my waist as I'm wearing new trousers which are a different cut to usual).

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
http://www.menu52.com/
kingkeld

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Posted: 29 Jul 2013, 05:26
To me, measuring is tedious - but it's obviously a good idea. I prefer going with the scale (which also tells me bodyfat% and other goodies), and it gives me a pretty clear idea of my day-to-day condition. Since I weight myself daily, I know by now to NOT panic when my weight suddenly takes an unexpected turn. I simply find my daily weigh-in to be a good tool to measure where I stand "right now", with consideration to which day of the week it is (I always fluctuate, due to my Indulgence Day, so I'm always lighter at the end of the week), how much I ate of which kind of food, how much water, etc. It teaches me oodles about my body and how me treating it will affect my weight.
"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, and living healthy. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier!
FullaBella

Joined: Oct 12
Posts: 959

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Posted: 29 Jul 2013, 19:06
kingkeld wrote:
Oh how I love to get into random forum threads and see things like "do a Keld". Smile Thanks, Bella!

Negative reinforcement definitely works. This is why I insist on weighing in EVERY DAY and writing about both weight gains and weight losses.

To me, it's ESSENTIAL to weigh in daily to keep me on my toes. The days I do my WORST are the days where I have lost significant amounts of weight. If I gain, I usually man up and behave. Smile


You betcha Smile 'indulgent eating' has become synonymous with 'keld' as 'copy' has with!'xerox' Smile


I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.
onedaat

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Posted: 30 Jul 2013, 09:21
Measuring is tedious, I agree. I am the type that can get depressed by water weight shifts though.
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"It is in vain to speak of cures, or think of remedies, until such time as we have considered the causes . . . cures must be imperfect, lame, and to no purpose, wherein the causes have not first been searched.”

- Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy

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If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed. - Mark Twain

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