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Dear scale,


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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Our relationship has been a rocky one. It has been full of ups and downs. For way too long you determined my mood, what clothes I would wear, and how I would feel about myself for the day. IT IS OVER. I am done with you. You cannot tell me how much I can lift, how far or fast I can run, how many pull ups I can do, how hard I push myself, or how fast I can do any of the workouts I do on a daily basis. You cannot tell me how I good I feel when my pants are loose and you certainly cannot tell me how good I feel when my hubby tells me he loves how hard I work:)
So long and I really hope it is a long time before I lay eyes on you again.

*This "letter" comes after a constant battle with not seeing the number I would like to see. After I weighed myself last week and proceeded to beat myself up, my hubby took the batteries out the scale. He was not upset, just offered a simple solution. I instantly felt better. I found I was a lot more pleasant this week and was even eating less :)

Looking forward to week two:)

1065.14 miles for the year:)
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TERRIJ7 8/24/2014 11:34AM

    Smart hubby! Very good letter!

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GRAMPIAN 8/21/2014 6:12AM

  You're right! emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 7/23/2014 1:27AM

    Scales depress me, my jeans are my guide. A couple of pounds up when tight, and way down when I need to get a size smaller

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LORIVIOLA 7/15/2014 8:38AM

    FANTASTIC!
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Hubby for taking out the batteries!

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FREESPIRITME 5/10/2014 11:50AM

    You reminded me of something I heard yesterday: None of us really wants to lose weight, we actually really want to lose fat.

How true. I mean, who wants to lose muscle, right?

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DARSHAN130 5/6/2014 9:40AM

    Way to go on the miles, awesome. As for the scale good for you! The scale does not define us. emoticon

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FREESIA15 5/1/2014 9:19AM

    Way go to! The number on the scale never reflects how hard we've worked. Keep up the healthy habits - they are what's important. emoticon emoticon

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NASFKAB 4/27/2014 3:32AM

  awesome great way to go

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JUDYERAE 4/26/2014 4:51AM

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CINDYC74 4/25/2014 5:34AM

    mine is fine one day, two days later up 2 lbs next down a lb then up 10 I tell everyone that my scale just has PMS.....DOH i never thought to think maybe its really a reject scale or just dumb batteries, i guess thats what i get for getting a free scale from medical insurance LOL

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SUPERDAD55 4/24/2014 11:17PM

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RGOCEAN 4/24/2014 3:50PM

  Way to go! I have the same relationship with my scale and after reading your blog it is time to give my scale a time out!! I feel much better today after reading this!
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AMBER461 4/23/2014 8:28PM

  Love your story keep it up and you have a wonderfully hubby. Thanks for sharing.

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KNEEMAKER 4/23/2014 7:40PM

  good for you emoticon

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CORNERKICK 4/22/2014 2:31PM

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WRITERWANNAB 4/22/2014 1:21AM

    The scale is very irritating & it doesn't tell the whole story. I hate feeling that my efforts accomplish nothing. emoticon

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LINDAM.1 4/21/2014 10:53PM

  My scales have lots of dust on them. I weigh myself probable 4-6 times a year. at the doctors and cardiologists office, and the chiropractor when we are in that room.

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MAYBER 4/21/2014 8:47PM

    Great idea to remove the batteries
Best wishes as you continue to not let the number on the scale rule your day
One day at a time God Bless Love Prayers Peace
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2TIGRE 4/21/2014 5:03PM

    LOL!!! YOU GO GIRL!!! You are not alone either. Way too many people become absolutely addicted and obsessed with their scales and daily weigh ins. To each their own though. That's one of the best things that I love about SP: everyone has their own success story. All that matters is that we all find out what works best for our own weight loss journey. JMHO :)

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SHOAPIE 4/21/2014 2:42PM

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DSHONEYC 4/21/2014 12:03PM

    Who needs more enemies... emoticon emoticon

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JACKIE542 4/21/2014 11:52AM

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ILOVEREDPOPPIES 4/21/2014 11:33AM

    I like it! emoticon

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SUSIEMT 4/21/2014 11:03AM

    Good for you! You got to do what you got to do! What a wonderful husband!

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SPARKBJOK 4/21/2014 8:55AM

    Well done!

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BLUEJEAN99 4/21/2014 6:51AM

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DOUGLYE 4/21/2014 3:39AM

  I am hoping this last 2 comments do not correlate with each other.
Please don't tell me you did over 980 miles in week 1 !
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My LIFETIME mileage is barely over 900.
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SUPERSYLPH 4/21/2014 2:49AM

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JSEATTLE 4/21/2014 2:14AM

  I know exactly how you feel!

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BANNERMAN 4/21/2014 12:29AM

  Thanks for sharing.

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KHALIA2 4/20/2014 11:52PM

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MARIARISS 4/20/2014 11:46PM

    This is amazing and I love it. Really inspirational! (and your husband sounds like a keeper emoticon )

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LESLIESENIOR 4/20/2014 11:02PM

    Wonderful blog! Good for you! Congratulations.
I hear ya!
I severed my daily addiction to the scale a few years ago, too. Now it is only a tool.

When I see Spark friends post a status that says, "I'm happy with the scale today", or some similar sentiment, I feel sad.

Thank you for your wise words!
Congratulations on your miles, as well!!!!!


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ROCKYCPA 4/20/2014 10:29PM

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KOHINOOR2 4/20/2014 10:21PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing.

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RENATA144 4/20/2014 10:17PM

  As you've learned stressing out lead to frustration. Try to relax. Best wishes on yor weight loss journey. emoticon

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CLAYARTIST 4/20/2014 10:07PM

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SUSANYVONNE68 4/20/2014 9:30PM

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POSITIVE41 4/20/2014 8:36PM

    Great attitude and outlook! :)

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LIVELYGIRL2 4/20/2014 8:08PM

  You got a point.. smart man. Keep up the fine job! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HAWKTHREE 4/20/2014 8:07PM

    Loved your story! Keep at it.

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THOMS1 4/20/2014 7:38PM

    Good for you!!! emoticon

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CHEBBA 4/20/2014 6:31PM

    Well done. Keep your good spirits up!

Why we get so hung up on what the scale says is very complex. No matter how much my shape is changing due to gym work, no matter how much everyone comments on my leaner look, no matter how loose my clothes are becoming, if the wretched scale is static it does create a problem in my mind. I'm on top of it, and it hasn't made me waver - but it is a real pain! I try now to only get on the scales when my mind tells me it can deal easily with whatever it says. If I think I'm going to be super-disappointed, even though I'm on track and doing fine and logic tells me not to get het up if the scale is stuck, I avoid weighing myself. At the moment my hubby hasn't got to remove the batteries - but what a good idea!


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SAMMI-SAM 4/20/2014 6:17PM

    This morning I took a Holiday day off from my scale & I feel good about it..... Great post & Happy Easter! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSROZZIE 4/20/2014 5:44PM

    emoticon blog! Don't fret over the frivolous! Don't tense over the trivial! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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