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Thread: Do I really need one?

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    Do I really need one?

    I'm going to be losing weight while dh is deployed, so I was wondering if I really needed a scale. I mean, I can tell by the way my clothes are starting to fall off me that I'm losing weight, do I really need a scale to show me a number? What do you think?

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    Nope! Just use a pair of goal pants and a tape measurer
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    I personally don't think you do. I don't think anyone should strive towards a number, but rather just where they feel and look best.

    I didn't have a scale at college when I was working out. I was feeling really great and loving the way my body looked. I went on my friends scale once during that time, and realized I actually weighed more! (muscle)

    If I had been weighing myself the entire time, I might have let that number keep me from seeing the actual results, ya know?

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    i feel like the scale is the dieters downfall... it definitely is mine. I'm smaller, i can feel it and tell, but according to the scale, Im not... makes me wanna give up
    I need a
    I don't have forever or

    So don't let me

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    I say no. A scale would just make me crazy and obsessed.
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    I don't think you have to have one. Its up to the person...I prefer to have one.

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    It's important for some people and not important for others. If you have other ways of effectively measuring your progress, that work for you, no need for it!

    I don't have a scale right now. If I want to check my weight I just hop on the one at the gym, but that's maybe every other week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxie View Post
    Nope! Just use a pair of goal pants and a tape measurer
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    Scales can drive you nuts because your weight is always fluctuating even if you're getting smaller it might creep up and make you discouraged. Tape measurer is better and like someone said, gyms usually have scales and it'll keep you from becoming really obsessed with a number.
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    I wouldnt, if you do you will probably check your weight all the time and drive yourself crazy. If you really want to know your weight, have a scale you weigh at once a week. Publix or a lot of grocery stores have a public scale you can use, do it once a week if you are curious about your weight.
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