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AFRAID TO WEIGH

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I've been sick for the last two weeks, and haven't been eating much. My brain tells me I have to have lost weight, but I'm afraid to weigh and find out I'm wrong. I know that's crazy, but I'm not always rational about weighing in. I never weigh more than once a week, and depending on how I feel, less than that. Of course, the holidays are here, so at this rate, it may be January before I weigh again (unless my pants feel loose). Does anyone have any pep talk I can give myself to get over this phobia?
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GAIIAGIIRL 11/20/2012 1:33PM

    Good or bad, you need to know the number. The longer you ignore it, the higher it may creep up. I used to be the same as you, but I have come to accept the scale and the number it shows me - no matter what... because you know what? I'll love myself, regardless of that number.

You're doing this for YOU and to make yourself a healthier and happier person. Just visualize your goals for a minute. No, seriously... close your eyes and for 20-30 seconds, just imagine how it would feel to have reached your goal of losing 35 lbs by your birthday. Picture yourself 35 lbs lighter, wearing something absolutely fabulous that you look GREAT in and you're surrounded by friends and family you can't believe how amazing you look.

Feeling motivated? Now hop on that scale and get it over with :)
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SWEETEYES0601 11/20/2012 1:27PM

    Well, I've been sick off and on a bit the past three weeks. I haven't counted the cough drop calories, but I know my weight has fluctuated up to 182 and down to 172. I think it's back up to 175 now. Weigh to resolve the curiosity, but don't give the number on the scale much "weight" in your scheme of things. Do what you know is right as far as eating and exercising and that's the best you can do. Some people drop 30 lbs in a month, most don't! I've lost more inches than pounds and the inches are the guys that keep me pushing. Weight is hard because muscle weighs more than fat, so counting on that number could make a size 6 woman cry! Good luck either way!

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LDAVIS648 11/20/2012 1:27PM

    you can do this. we all have our own phobias with the scale. we all need to have a not all be all relationship with a number. that is not the end all be all in life emoticon

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RSPAPRIL281 11/20/2012 1:25PM

    As long as you are feeling good about yourself then the numbers on a scale should not matter. I always try to remember that the scale is not the only indication that I have lost weight...just the other day I put on a pair of jeans that didn't fit me 2 weeks ago, that is how I know I lost weight, not by the scale.

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