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Throwing That Scale Out!

Time and time again I tell my clients to THROW THAT SCALE AWAY!  Scales are not your friend and do not give you a realistic number for your weight loss journey.  

Think of a body builder who has very little fat on their bodies.  That individual can weigh a lot more then you would think because of their muscle volume.  There are so many factors that can effect the scale.  

I can assure you that if you have a muscular body and weigh more than a person who has very little muscle volume, you will be in much better shape to maintain a healthy weight.

Have you ever been in this situation?  You have consistently worked out for a month straight, and ate very well without even cheating once.  At the end of the month you get on that scale excited to see how much that number has fallen only to be completely disappointed and frustrated to see that the numbers didn’t change at all or in fact went up a few pounds?  How could this have happened?  

The answer is simple, you are most likely gaining muscle which is a good thing…and muscle weighs more than fat and will burn more calories in the long run.  Your body might also be in a healing phase.  Your body is doing what it is suppose to for weight loss but unfortunately this is where many people give up and throw in the towel!

A Healthy Journey

Weight loss is a journey.  When you start your journey you oftentimes will lose weight quickly in the first few weeks.  Many individuals get excited, they  have finally found something that works!  They think that this quick 10 pound loss is a normal rate to lose weight and again become frustrated when the weight loss slows down.  People often ask themselves, What am I doing wrong?  The answer…Nothing!

Those first 10 pounds most likely is water weight and a realistic number to lose a week is 1-2 pounds.  It took time to gain weight, it should also take some time to lose it.  There is no magic diet out there.  You just have to eat whole, naturals unprocessed foods that are right for you and you need to get some exercise!  Yah, yah, yah… I get that  but what is right for me?  

No two individuals are alike and neither are your dietary or exercise needs.  What works for one person could totally flop for the next.  Discovering what your unique dietary needs are,  is not all that difficult.  If you would like an introduction to my e-course, I am offering the first 5 videos of this e-course for free in this FREE mini e-course (sign up form is the second picture down), I have put together 5 videos demonstrating your unique journey.  It is a FREE mini introduction e-course so what do you have to lose?  

 

My Weight Might Surprise You!

So back to that pesky scale!  I no longer own a scale.  I use to be a slave to that thing and my emotions would go up and down every time that I got onto that scale.  Stressing out about those numbers does you way more harm then good when trying to get healthy.  Besides those numbers on the scale can often times be deceiving.

Contest ~ Can You Guess My Weight? I Am 5′ 6″ Tall.

 

To prove a point, I wanted to share two pictures with you.  The top picture and this picture below were both taken on the same day.  I have to share this with you…I can not believe I am sharing these pictures!  I have no make up on, my hair is a mess and my 6 year old took the pictures (hence the blurriness).  I had two business formals that I had to attend and these were the two dresses that I was considering to wear.  The flashy one was for a Vegas business trip, thought I could pull it off there!  ;-)  Here is where the fun starts!  I want you to guess my weight to enter into this contest.

Contest ~ Can You Guess My Weight? I Am 5′ 6″ Tall.

 

The Contest ~ Win A Free Meal Plan and Fitness Plan For The New Year!

So here is where the contest comes in.  I want you to guess my weight in these pictures.   I am doing this to prove a point and to get you to throw that scale out!  To help you a bit…I am 5 foot 6 inches tall. The person/persons who guesses my weight correctly will win a free months meal plan & a free months fitness plan (yes I am getting ready to launch a meal plan & fitness plan service in December)!  What a way to start out the new year with these two great new plans to get you in the best shape of your life!

Coming this December I will be launching two great new services, A Meal Plan & A Fitness Plan!  The healthy meal plan will focus on healthy, delicious meals that will help you accomplish amazing results in your journey.  The fitness plan will give you a weekly workout routine that is customized for you.  Only minimal equipment is needed and all of the workouts can be done in the privacy of your own home!  

 

Here is what you will win if you guess the right number!

 

Winner/winners will win a month of our meal plans!  This includes
  • access to our private members area for a month
  • five full meals per week that are healthy, family friendly and super easy to make
  • recipes that use unrefined, unprocessed, whole food ingredients
  • grain free & gluten free options given for all recipes
  • a full grocery list for all of these meals with financial details to keep you on a budget
  • a prep ahead sheet and pantry items to stock you pantry with
  • access to the archives of the past meal plans (however this will be new, so the archives will be small) :)
  • instructional videos from time to time
  • bonus dessert recipes
  • time saving tips, health related tips and much more!

Winner/winners will also win a month of our fitness plans!  This includes
  • Access to our private members area for a month.
  • No expensive equipment or experience is needed  for this fitness plan.  I will easily walk you through everything. 
  • The only equipment needed is your body weight, an exercise ball, stretch bands, dumbbells and a floor mat (optional).  All of this can be purchased for around $30!  A list of equipment will be listed under the “essentials” tab at the top of the private members site.  
  •  This workout program has different options for beginners, intermediate and advanced fitness levels.  You pick your level that fits your fitness abilities.
  • This fitness plan is easily compatible to work with IPads/Tablets, and smart phones.  Take your workout anywhere!
  • Each week you will be given 4 workouts a week and 1 bonus challenge video workout.  You choose the amount of workouts a week that are right for you!
  • Easy to follow animated exercises and instructional videos will be given to create a 20-45 minute workout (time varies depending upon your fitness level).  
  • A library of workouts can be found under the fitness plan tab at the top of the members area website.  
  • Workouts will be well rounded and can  consist of cardio, toning exercises, pilates, strength training, yoga and much more.  You will never be bored again of the same workout routine.  Remember, no expensive equipment or experience is necessary!

 

 

 

 

Contest Rules:

  • 1 submission per person
  • this contest will be open until Tuesday November 20, 2012 at 12:oo PM CST
  • I will do an update to the post informing everyone of the winners and will also email the winners.
  • if you guess the right number, you win!
 
Fill out form below and that is it, you are entered into the contest.  Once I receive the winner/winners, I will do an update to this post with the correct answer and announce the winner/winners!
 

 

So lets hear it…what do you think my weight is?  Don’t worry, you aren’t going to offend me with any numbers you might think up so hit me with your best guess!  :-D

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks For All The Submissions This Contest Is Now Closed

 

My Weight Revealed 

Alright the contest is now over!  We had one winner.  Congratulations to Debbie Watson who guessed my weight correctly!  Lets see how close you were.  Remember, the scale is just a number!  Thats all!  Go with how you feel and how your clothes are fitting.

Here is my weight in these 2 pictures.

My weight is 163 !  

Not to many people even guessed in the 160’s so as you can see, the scale can be very deceiving.  Go with how you feel and how your clothes fit.  Understand that getting healthy is a process and big goals are achieved thorough little steps and victories along the way.  

 

One Final Note

Here is my dear friend Dana, who opened my eyes to the importance of building muscle!  She is an amazing fitness instructor who has helped so many people improve their lifestyles!  Dana and I weigh the same.   We do have a 4″ height difference.  We both are fit with muscle and weigh the same!  Her weight…163!  Doesn’t she look fabulous?  Oh and did I mention, we both have had a set of twins/multiples, so you could imagine how stretched our tummies were at one point!  :-)

 

You can easily start making changes by adding weights and toning exercises to your exercise routine.  I am not talking about going to the gym…just get yourself a set of dumbbells and start by taking my 30 Day Dumbbell Challenge.  It will make a difference, I promise!

  

 

 
What did you guess?  
Were you anywhere close to guessing my real weight?

 

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10 thoughts on “Could That Scale Be Stalling Your Weight Loss & Why You Should Throw That Scale Away! Plus A Great Giveaway!”

  1. Robin Byers says:

    I guessed, Halle…I have to say I guessed higher than what you look because by know by eating this way, we have more lean muscle…muscle weighs more than fat right?:) Pictures look great by the way!

  2. Whole Lifestyle Nutrition says:

    Thanks and yes muscle does weigh more than fat. Good guess by the way.

  3. Gwenda Eleftheriou says:

    Oh heck I was way off! But does go to show u the scale is only a number!

  4. Whole Lifestyle Nutrition says:

    what did you guess Gwenda?

  5. Gwenda Eleftheriou says:

    Um……125lbs!!! Eeek! I thought you would be about 60kg’s… but I didn’t use a converter just guessed it’s around 125lb…but 60kg was 132lbs (just checked!!)…. so still way off!! U look great no matter what weight!!! :-)

  6. Andrea Shink says:

    so whats the answer??

  7. Whole Lifestyle Nutrition says:

    It’s in the post dear

  8. Andrea Shink says:

    never would’ve guessed that! you’re legs are GORGEOUS, Halle!!!

  9. Tina Walker McCullom says:

    Tossed mine 2 years ago :)

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