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Free from the scale


Thursday, May 16, 2013

I used to be a scale addict. I would weigh myself first thing every single morning. It was usually exciting though. This was back when I was slowly and steadily losing at least 0.5 pounds a week or more. A year ago I ran straight into a plateau face first! I knew I was at a healthy weight. I felt good and was okay with my body but I still wanted to lose just a little more. I have not been able to conquer that plateau. Instead of getting frustrated I am embracing my body for what it is. I am fit momma who runs 10+ miles weekly and can out lift a lot of people in my body pump class (including some guys).

Weighing myself has brought nothing but stress and frustration so lately I am going by how I feel. I'm going by what I see in the mirror. I'm also going by how my clothes fit. I went on a cruise last month and spent 3 days practically eating myself into a food coma. I had no desire to step on a scale after that trip. I wanted to wait a couple weeks. It's been almost a month since that trip and I have yet to weigh myself. Eventually I'll get the courage to step on a scale, but for now I'm enjoying my time away from it. The progress that I make with my body is more then just the number on the scale. I actually feel a lot better about my body since I stopped worrying about my weight so much. I'm still eating as healthy as I can, tracking my food and keeping calories in check. I'm still exercising every single day. I'm just not going to worry about that scale for now.
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FITFOODIE806 5/16/2013 1:24PM

    Good for you!

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MALIGAL19 5/16/2013 5:29AM

  I am starting to get to that point too! In january I started walking for 30 minutes on most nights of the week - not thinking anything would happen. I was just doing it to be healthy, not to lose weight or anything. Then the other day i tried on a pair of capris and they slid right up my legs with room to spare... and to think that last fall i had to jump up and down to get them on (because i have large calves... the rest fit fine)!!
keep it up!! it is not the weight that matters, it is the body fat which is reflected by inches...

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PINKEUROGIRL 5/16/2013 2:17AM

    Keep it up!!

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LOSE4LIFE47 5/16/2013 1:56AM

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