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Getting rid of the Enemy (of sorts)......


Sunday, August 05, 2012

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.


Mwuahahahhahahah!!!!

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.
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KIBAISREADY 8/7/2012 2:25PM

    GIRL THAT SCALE IS SOMETHING. I TELL YOU IT WAS THE BEST THING I DID WAS TO PUT IT AWAY LOL....

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SHORTTOOTH1 8/5/2012 11:50AM

    What a great idea! Congrats on the creativity

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BELIEVER104 8/5/2012 11:07AM

    Love this strategy! I'm an everyday weigher, and it works for me so far-- but if I ever start to get that itch to step on more than once a day, I know exactly who I'm giving my scale to!

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GHOSTFLAMES 8/5/2012 8:08AM

    TRAINED MYSELF TO ONLY GET ON IT ONCE A WEEK LIKE SPARK SAYS CAUSE WEIGHT IS ALWAYS UP AND DOWN ALL WEEK AND WOULD DRIVE US CRAZY.
ONE DAY AND ONE STEP ATA TIME WE WILL DO THIS WE ARE WORTH IT.
REMEMBER TO TRACK DAILY FOOD AND FITNESS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.
WE ARE ALL HERE FOR YOU IF YOU NEED ANYTHING AT ALL JUST ASK TAKE CARE AND GOOD LUCK ON YOUR SPARK JOURNEY.

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