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The scale wont move

Jan 22, 2017 8:07 PM

So since the surgery I've been following orders to I sure I heal correctly. Now I'm back in PT and really want the rest of this weight to fall off. To look ay me u csn definitely see a loss clothing fitting loader ect. But I get on the scale it's with the same or only 10 lbs Down. Mom says i should focus on the number but the number is what the Dr looks at.
What do all think?

Jan 22, 2017 8:47 PM

For starters are you eating enough? I haven't looked at your fod diary lately, but I know you have been under goal, but are you too far under? And I agree with your mom thid time. I have only lost 15 pounds in the last year, but I have lost more than 6 inches on my waist, 3 on my thighs, and so on. The scale is just a tool. I have to learn to accept that too. LOL Check out Eat more 2 weigh less on MFP. You might be surprised. :-)

Jan 22, 2017 8:48 PM

You shouldn't go by the number. It is about how YOU feel. Yes, the doctor is going to look at the number because there are guidelines for how much you should weigh based on your height. As a person who has struggled to loose even a few pounds, I applaud you. You should feel good about what you have accomplished.

Jan 22, 2017 9:00 PM

I agree. Don't look at the numbers. That's all they are, numbers.
What matters is that you are as healthy and strong as you can be given the circumstances.
Be patient. You are still very much in the healing stages, too much too fast could cause problems later. Listen to your body, rest and move as it requires. Make sure you are eating enough and getting proper nutrition.
And don't forget that muscle is heavy. A lot of people get upset that they aren't losing weight but they are getting more toned and losing fat.
Also weight is dependent on gravity and moon stuff and all sorts of things. And a person can very over 10 pounds in a day (i do) so try to look at overall long term trends if you must look at numbers. As long as it isn't climbing steadily you are good.

Jan 23, 2017 6:51 AM

Thanks guys..I suppose the trusting part is I'm getting compliments and comments from all over. My physical therapy team even other patients who knew me before surgery. Even mom and my sister are saying positive stuff..( I know hard to believe) clothes are fitting better even several of my go to fat dresses I'm having to him because they are way to long now. So I suppose I'm still from the ole school if your lossing weight then the scale should say so. But I agree with you all. I'll keep doing what I'm doing and let the scale do its own thing.

Jan 23, 2017 7:17 AM

You're still healing and it's showing in your clothes and how you look, give it time and the scales will catch up with you....one day you'll get on the scales and it'll show then you'll be shocked!
As you're still healing your body is still trying to get used to the tumors being gone....it was a shock for your body so while it's getting over that shock it could be holding a little extra fluid most people don't like dramatic changes like that and neither do our bodies so give yourself time and give your body time xx

Jan 25, 2017 6:00 PM

Muscle weighs more than fat. I gained muscles in PT. Maybe you are too.

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