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2/20/13 11:30 A

Hidding your little white box is not the answer. Change it. Self-esteem makes a great box.

2/19/13 10:39 A

I have decided to hide mine. Got on it this morning and didn't like what I saw...very frustrating. So, I'm determined to let the fit of my clothes and my self-esteem be my guide.

I'm not going to be depressed over some little (or big) number staring back at me any more...

Edited by: MEMAKEOVER at: 2/19/2013 (10:39)
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2/19/13 9:50 A

I gave mine the old heave-ho last week. I was using it as a way to be unkind to myself. If I treated my children the way I treat myself, it would be abuse. It has been only a week, and I already feel like I'm living to be healthy, not striving to meet a number.

In some people's hands, it's just a tool. I was never fully able to be one of those people - as hard as I tried to change my mindset. I went over my tracked calories by only 150 one day and had to give myself a motivational talking-to so I didn't go rebelliously in the other direction. That's not healthy.

I have seen the scale go up and have used excuses on why that may be. I have taken my weight before drinking water that I was thirsty for, then celebrated when it was lower, but I was probably dehydrated. My scale is something that brings out the worst in me, and I am an otherwise rational person.

No more scale - I don't want to know what I weigh. I'm simply going to do healthy things and eat healthy food and when I need new pants, I expect that they will be in a smaller size.

2/18/13 3:55 P

I'm addicted to my little white box - visit it several times a day (I know, I know) I make a pledge - I'll only visit Monday morning - But if I get a good number - I want to keep seeing it and if I don't get a satisfactory reading - I want to make sure there wasn't some mistake. How do I sever my ties to this "it's just a number machine"?

MRSBENNETT2 Posts: 1,621
2/18/13 3:31 P

I have a tormented relationship with my little white digital box as well. It wouldn't move in the correct direction at all, since August and possibly before. Turns out I probably have an as-yet undiagnosed autoimmune disorder, and my doctor feels I'm not releasing weight simply because my poor body is at war with itself. I figure the best thing I can do for my poor self is to continue to eat good food in proper proportions, and be as active as possible so I can be as healthy as possible. :)

LUVS2WIN67 Posts: 1,060
2/18/13 3:06 P

I have a love/hate relationship with my little sliver box. But I probably wouldn't hate it if it moved the right way (which then points the finger at me and if I am doing what I should) but I am devoted to it.

2/18/13 1:00 P

Now...that's what I'm talking about..a new outlook on your little white box...I am proud of you..Have a great day..

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2/18/13 12:45 P

AH, yes my little white box. I want mine to motivate. So I am changing mine to a large purple box and tying a red ribbon around it. Thinking about my new box makes me warm and tingly. A red ribbon to remind me of the heart attack I have survived and purple to celebrate my remission from big C and being healthy enough to walk on the Great Wall of China.

2/18/13 12:32 P

My little white box...well until recently I never own one, never thought of a need to have one either.
I spent several years as a street officer in law enforcement..and I have been shot at, spit at, cussed at, but no one ever told me I would have to deal with a little white box. Oh..they come in different shapes, colors, and sizes some are mechanical while others are digital, but they all end up doing the same thing.It is interesting the mind games it can play on a individual because it can either "break a person" or "make a person." The box usually has a mental control over us, think about it... Some of us hold our breath, then there are those that close their eyes, while other are scared to even get close to it. Yet we spend our money, the money we worked so hard for, just to let us be controlled by this little box.

The other day I thought it was misleading me, so I tried it again and still didn't like its' comment, it was surely not what I wanted to see. So then I picked it up and shook it, thinking it was broken, placed it back in its resting place but still this little box gave me the same answer "No Change." What!! How could this be? I did everything the same for the last few weeks or at least I thought I did, I shook it again ... a little harder this time probably because I may had been a little frustrated at it..laid it back down but it refused to tell me anything different, "NO CHANGE!" No doubt, some of you may have felt this way about your little box but remember I told you it could "break you" or make you." I chose the latter, "make you", because after thinking it though, I realize there a some weeks that your body is readjusting to a new life style change. It is confused at times because it is not taking the calories like it use to nor receiving the type of food that got you in the condition before starting a more healthier life style. Now... all of a sudden.. you have changed the way you are eating and it doesn't seem that you are going back to the old ways, so your system panics on what to do with the excess body fat, do I save it or just use it up? Let me say this, I am telling it to use it up because I have made a commitment to be healthier and those numbers on my little white box will not stop me from doing that either!

So believe it or not, my little white box has given me the determination to stay focus on losing weight and I will control it rather it controlling me. Don't let your little box beat you up either, all it is trying to tell you that you need to work harder and stay focus with your goals. Now, I know it does not make you happy when it doesn't give you the answer you want but remember no one, not even a little box, can take away your happiness. Keep the faith and the pace, and you will reach your mission.

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