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.