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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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    Good for you!
    1771 days ago
    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...
    1772 days ago
    Keep it up!!
    1772 days ago
    1772 days ago
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