Week One, No Scale
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
I put it away. I knew in the first 24 hours that I would hop on it at some point this week if I saw it every morning. I feel comfortable pulling it back out today. =D
I want to start this out by saying this has been a very positive experience so far.
I know the lack of a scale makes some people nervous, and I admit I was a little apprehensive at first. Here is the truth – the scale has NOTHING to do with your progress. It is a measuring device – which your workout/diet is not effected by. It can be used as a guide – but I am now four full months into a successful weight loss program. I know what works for my body – I know what has been effective. If I gain weight, I will know why. If I lose weight, I will know why. I will be able to reasonably predict my weight loss/gain this month just by keeping track of myself. That’s it for me. That is the Ahha! moment. I finally know my body (at 27 years old).
I thought this was a valuable thing to share – as I find that I have received more than a couple passively negative comments about removing the scale. It’s OK if it doesn’t work for you. My recommendation is that if you’ve been successful for several months with a program – and you are near your goal, take on the challenge. If these things are not true of you, or you really do not know your body’s behavior – don’t try it. You can do a lot of damage in a month when you don’t know your body and you remove the only measure you use for success (this is a hint by the way – grab the tape measure and a camera).
Anyways – it’s weigh in free weigh in day! I still need to get 2 runs in this week – so I guess I’ll be running in the rain today. =)