It was coming back....
The rush of anxious feelings as I tapped the machine from hell to life. I stepped on it, got a great result then stepped off.
Two seconds later, I'm back on again. "Let me check again. Just to be sure." Yup same result. Ok!
The machine, or whatever you want to call it, clicks off but still my eyes search for it. It rests in my subconscious until I simply can't stand it anymore.
Know what I'm talking about? ----- The scale!
After 500 years (not literal) of not replacing the batteries of my digital scale, I finally took the initiative and bought them so I would at least have an idea of where I was. Not only did it show a great number, but it confirmed all the hard work I had put in over the many weeks.
Unfortunately for me and my fragile emotions, I link my performance with those of the scale despite reading countless articles and blogs about not linking my weight loss with the scale, or about the scale not being right all the time.
I get it but my subconscious doesn't!
So I had developed a fool proof soon-to-be-patented plan to keep me on the road to success.
I gave the scale to my family member to hold under subjection UNTIL the week had passed.
Revenge is mine!
Ok, all kidding aside. I really gave up the scale so I wouldn't obsess over it everyday. I know some persons weigh everyday and it works for them but it just doesn't work for me. So if you struggle with obsessive scale feelings, major or minor, ask a family member to keep it for you/ hide it some place where you can't find it (my situation, lol) until the week is up.
It works for me and it's just one less stress to worry about.
Do you hide the scale or do you use some other strategy? Share your thoughts.