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Escaped the scale ALL week and a missions trip

Thursday, April 08, 2010

I have had great success with dodging that scale!

The last time I weighed myself was last Friday. I knew going into a holiday weekend, that I was up for some food challenges. Yes, I did indulge a bit, but all in all I think I kept it minimal. Except for those nasty little Starburst Jellybeans. I will Never, I repeat NEVER buy those again! I thought that by not buying a bunch of chocolate for my kids, that I would be safe~WRONG!

So back to the scale talk. I have been haunted by severe influxes with my weight-pretty much my whole life. Every evening I weigh at least 5 lbs more than I did in the a.m., if not more. That makes me grumpy! Every month during good ol' TOM, I weigh a LOT more, and I just naturally tend to hang on to water for whatever reason.

With all this being said, I must be a crazy glutton for punishment, bc I continue to step on the scale sometimes numerous times a day. Let me just say, I am DONE being a slave to that stupid piece of metal! No more will it dictate my moods or how my day will go. After all no amount of weighing in throughout the week will change my official weigh day numbers anyway!


Sure, I have been a bit on edge all week wondering. Oh but the freedom, the sweet sweet freedom that I have felt from not giving into its taunting. I have noticed that I haven't dwelled on the numbers so much in my head, and I have also noticed more positive feeling inside of myself after a good hard workout! So this, I think, is just what I needed! No weighing=happy mama!


Now on to other news. I will be leaving early Friday morning for Texas. I am going with about 10 ladies on a mission trip to help some of our church missionaries that live in El Paso. Originally we were supposed to go to Juarez, but hostility has risen against Americans and we were advised not to cross the border for now. Needless to say, we have a lot of work to do in Texas. We will be painting, sorting, and whatever we can do to help. It should be great! I am sad not to be meeting the families in Mexico, but I will get there someday. I will be back late Monday night~prayers appreciated! Have a marvelous weekend! ♥♥♥
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    Yes! Yes! Yes! Amen Sistah!!!! Your blog is exactly what I needed to read today. And let me tell you, if you get a chance read mine from'll see exactly what I mean! I am so tired of concentrating on those stupid numbers. They dictate my emotions for the entire day! I can't do it anymore.

    Have a GREAT trip. I look forward to reading all about it when you get back! emoticon
    2874 days ago
    I just read this, and by tonight you should be home. I hope you had a wonderful trip and were able to accomplish a lot. It's great that you've discovered freedom in not checking the scale as much. I struggle with staying off of it, too - when I'm being REALLY crazy, I will weigh after I wake up, after I eat, after I exercise, after using the bathroom, before bed... It's horrible. I do feel the need to weigh every day, but I am trying to stick to only first thing in the morning.
    2874 days ago
    Good for you! It can become such an unhealthy addiction to step on that scale over and over...I'm sure we've ALL been there at some point, I know I was letting it affect my moods and how I perceived my process.

    Good luck and safe journey over the weekend, I'll be thinking about you!
    2878 days ago
  • KYMMC3
    Have a safe trip. What a wonderful opportunity and thing your doing. Thank you for that. You'll all be in my thoughts and prayers for sure. I hear you with that dam scale. I too step on it alot during the week a few times during the day and it's always POUNDS heavier. UGH!! I am already dreading my weigh in for Saturday, since TOM knocked on my door this afternoon. Dam that man!! Doesn't he KNOW?? Yea well anyway. You are NOT alone with the scale hating!!
    2878 days ago
    "Except for those nasty little Starburst Jellybeans. I will Never, I repeat NEVER buy those again! I thought that by not buying a bunch of chocolate for my kids, that I would be safe~WRONG".....I could of wrote these exact words!! I did the same thing, bought those things thinking it would be wiser than chocolate...OMG...No...I swear I eat a whole bag to myself by the time the weekend it over! I WILL NEVER BUY THEM AGAIN EITHER!! LOL

    Yay for conquering your scale issue. I haven't been doing so well when it comes to food so I have been avoiding that darn thing. Just figured i would get myself on track and than go from day at a time right?

    Good luck on your mission trip. They can be a lot of fun. I did a trip when I was a teen to CA after the big quake they had in I think 90, we painted houses and did yardwork and rebuilt some stuff...we had a great time! emoticon
    2878 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/8/2010 6:54:13 PM
  • ADESSO1234
    Good for you for stepping away from the scale-it can make you crazy. There is a phrase at the bottom of my vision collage that says "I am so much more than the number on the scale". I love that quote-so true, huh?

    Have a great time in Texas-good for you for taking the time to help others-you're awesome Kelly!

    Julie:) emoticon
    2878 days ago
    Yay! Good job approaching the scale in a way that's better for you!! Have a great time in El Paso!
    2878 days ago
    Hey! I MISSED YOU! Too bad you're leaving when I'm back finally. :/ But trip sounds really nice and it has such a nice purpose, I'm really proud of you!

    You also have to teach me how to stay away from scale for that long, I usually weigh myself 3-4 times a week and I know it's not good for our mind to do it, but I feel like if I'm not making sure I'm loosing or not gaining, I may not realize something's wrong (it's a lame excuse, because nothing can go wrong if I'm eating and exercising right).

    And good luck on your trip, I'll miss you!

    2879 days ago
    Great job on avoiding the scale! YOu rock for the will power to do that! Good luck on your trip!
    2879 days ago
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