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I threw my scale away - sweet freedom!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Well, I didn't throw it away, exactly. It's no longer in my bathroom. I have been a scale a holic for my entire life. My mornings have always consisted of waking up, going to the bathroom and checking my weight - almost every day. But today I say "NO MORE"!

My mom and I joined a weight loss program together recently, and I promised myself that I would not "obsess" about the number. The easiest way to do that was to quit my scale - COLD TURKEY!

It has been nearly 30 days since I weighed myself (outside of my center weigh ins) and it is amazing. I feel free. My day is not dictated by that darn "number". But mostly - it makes me stay on plan. I'm not sabatoging myself becuase I might be "up" and I'm not celebrating because I might be "down". I'm just following my plan and feeling very satisfied with that!

It's invigorating, it's refreshing, it is absolutely the best thing I could have done for myself. Sorry, old friend, you won't be "weighing" me down anymore!

Here's to FREEDOM! Cheers!
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  • DEE0973
    2526 days ago
    YOU GO GIRL!!!

    2526 days ago
  • SALLY212
    FREEEEEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOOOM!! Well done! It's not about the number, it's about you! x
    2540 days ago
    You're a brave woman!!! I have at least got it down to only once a week or even less, which from many times a day is a positive...
    2549 days ago
    I agree, there is nothing worse than scale obsession, simply because the numbers are going to fluctuate, sometimes wildly at times. Thats why i chose exercise and overall fitness to get my feedback. not to say that I dont weigh in , that would be suicide. I do however gauge my over all helath by my running and fitness. that is far more consistant rather than a fluctuating number.

    follow after fitness and the weight will eventually follow.
    2549 days ago
    I like your blog. You are doing awesome. Throwing away the scales does give you a lot of freedom. Now you are free to go by how you feel, how you look and how much energy you feel. You will probably be amazed at how awesome you are doing. emoticon
    2549 days ago
    Sounds like I need to do that! A lot of times my mood depends on the scale. That's can't be good for a person as it makes for yo-yo moods which is probably just as bad as yo-yo-dieting. Thanks for your good blog. emoticon
    2549 days ago
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