The Scale

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A few weeks ago, I was in the habit of weighing myself every morning. I realized that was going a bit overboard, especially since I lose so little each week. It felt like I was on an emotional rollercoaster. One day I'd be down a pound - JOY! - the next day I'd be up a pound - SORROW. Even though I knew in my head that my weight can easily fluctuate based on fluids and hormones, there was still a part of me that was upset when the scale went up even slightly. The days that I saw the scale go down gave me a burst of energy and confidence, but the days that the scale went up made me frustrated and unmotivated.

So I took a break from the scale. Two whole weeks! (Except for that one visit to the doctor.) The next time I stepped on the scale, I was down a pound. I was tempted to get right back on the scale the next morning, looking for that same affirmation that I was doing something right. But I resisted. I don't need the melodrama of daily weigh-ins.
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  • KCCAT77
    Good for you. Glad to hear that you were able to realize that the scale can be good and evil. I hear that weighing in once a week is good.

    I too weigh myself daily but don't beat myself up if I'm up. I know that its not going to to go down everyday and that weight does fluctuate.

    Good luck and stay away from the scale a little while. emoticon
    3904 days ago
    O the scale and its cruel tricks! lol. i'm glad you resisted and were able to see an improvement the next time you got on! i only do mine once a week to keep myself sane and motivated to keep going. its the inches i wanna do every i've promised myself not to do them but once a month. i'm convinced that's when i'll see the biggest change and it'll make all that pain and agony of the last month totally worth it!

    we can do this!!!
    3905 days ago
    Good for you to have the willpower not to peek at the scale! It's so hard. Isn't funny how our emotions are so tied to those numbers? Why is it that we aren't motivated with that burst of energy when the number goes up, and when the scale goes down we feel like we could slack off a little?

    Congratulations on resisting temptation.

    ~~Pam emoticon
    3905 days ago
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