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I am an Addict and now suffering from withdrawal

Sunday, January 20, 2013

My addiction is to the scale I weigh in every day and some days two to three times a day

Thursday my scale batteries went ot low status so I haven't been able ot weigh in since then. I could have purchased new batteries back then but I decided to see how I would do without weighing in until my next weigh in with team Amethyst. Well it is making me a bit crazy , but I will survive emoticon this ordeal.

Today's NSV - treadmill today pace was 14 minutes 10 seconds I'm almost to my goal for 2/20/13 to Jog 2 miles on treadmill at 28 minutes.

Productive day today left the house at 730AM ate pretty good
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    Linda, you made me smile. My hubby weighs himself every day and also weighs me (when he is here). He believes that it is important to nip weight gain in the bud. He is not fat, but he has set himself a limit and if he goes over he stops eating or doubles his exercise until he is back under. It works for him. My mom was the same. She was pre-diabetic and weighed herself every day to keep her weight between 110 & 112. If she went over 112 she went on a 24 hr fast (with her doctor's ok) drinking only water and 2 cups of coffee or tea per day. She organized the ladies in the neighbourhood to form a Jack Lalanne club. They met at a different house every day (my mom had Fridays) to exercise together to the Jack Lalanne Show. Afterwards they had coffee or tea, but no food.

    There are addictions and addictions. Yours is really not so bad and could be put to good use!

    1708 days ago
    emoticon Like any Addiction, the first few days are the Hardest when you are Breaking Free. Stick to your Break up. You WILL Benefit from the Separation.
    1708 days ago
    I've been addicted to the scale in the past. Thankfully, I'm over that part of my life because it ruled whether I was going to feel good for the day or bad.

    You can overcome this addiction just like you're overcoming your addiction to food!

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    1709 days ago
    I used to be a scale addict too. Funny thing is, I didn't start making progress until I threw the scale in the trash!

    Congrats on your NSV...wishing you a week FULL of them! emoticon
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    1709 days ago
    That darn scale can be addictive, I had to make it a rule for myself to weigh only once a week because it was so upsetting when I didn't see what I wanted from day to day....I can't imagine when weighing multiple times a day. Good decision to put off getting a battery for a bit, you can do it!!
    1709 days ago
    Could you cure yourself from weighing more than once a day? I am sure you can. Just put your mind to it. Later you can cure yourself of weighing in every day. Have a great 2013.
    1709 days ago
    Good for you! I can understand the withdrawn feelings!!

    Make how your clothes fit and your energy level be your new guide.

    Good luck!
    1709 days ago
    I was obsessed with the scale for a while, to the point where I didn't think it was healthy! Now, I try not to weigh in more than 2x a week, and Sunday is the one that is "official."

    It will be good for you to abstain for a few days. :D
    1709 days ago
    I agree with MickyH. Anything can be an addiction - a tape measure, calipers etc. One good thing about weighing daily. This morning I'm suddenly 2 lbs up after 7 days of stability. I KNOW it's a fluke, probably water weight. If I hadn't weighed in a week (or a month) I might think it was real.
    Good luck to you, however you decide to handle it.
    1709 days ago
    I weigh in every morning and I think you are right sometimes we need to step back from the scale!
    1709 days ago
  • CONCHA77
    Yeah-You are doing great! I am a "scaler" also and weigh in once or twice a day. Sometimes I do think it does keep me accountable. I hate seeing the numbers go up too much...Let me know how it goes without weighing in daily...Keep up the good workouts! Connie
    1709 days ago
    Yeah, scale could be addiction. Actually, anything on this earth could be a reason for addiction. Some are addiction by mental and some are by physical, all the addiction is very tough to break thru. But..Yes, Linda, you can survive. emoticon emoticon

    Glad you had a great work out today !! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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