Bye bye weight tracker...

Thursday, November 04, 2010

I took the weight tracker off of my page.

It's been almost a month since I've weighed in, and I feel GREAT. I feel like I'm making good choices, but I'm also feeling more like it's a lifestyle change than a diet. When i was weighing, every single thing I ate would effect my weight for the week and I'd beat myself up over bad food choices. Now, it's much easier to chalk it up to the day and not lose sight of the overall goal.

I have to weigh in on November 17th for the Biggest Loser challenge at work, but I'm thinking that I'm going to put the scale away after that again. I may do monthly weigh ins, but I'm not gonna hold myself accountable that way. It got to be way too self destructive and I wasn't making the progress that I thought I should be making.

The problem that I see with the scale is that it's society forced. Magazines are always talking about losing weight, we're told we need to be in a certain BMI to be healthy (which will never happen for me), and we constantly talk about that stupid number. That stupid, ridiculous number that truly means nothing in the long run. I want to make my goals centered around fitness, overall well-being, and inches.

So, not only am I getting rid of my weight tracker, I'm also going to change some of my goals. I'm going to focus on pants sizes, consistency, and fitness goals. It's a completely different approach than what I've been doing for so long, but I think it's necessary. I've been saying that it's a lifestyle change for so long, but in truth, as long as that scale is there, it's not. It's about the number.
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    Good for you! I've been feeling approximately the same lately. My clothes fit, I feel good, and I don't feel like I'm eating nonsense. Whenever I weigh myself, I don't get the same satisfaction from losing as I once did.

    Also, did you see that I liked Mar's Mac and Cheese hotdish and the peanut butter bars on here? Nice add, friend!
    3880 days ago
  • ORANGE81
    Maybe I should try that too! I still get scared I would go up in weight. Good luck and I like the pants size thing. Do you all have this problem I have 16,14,12 and 13's in pants,that fit me so Am I going down or am I going crazy!
    3881 days ago
    Way to work it. I have seen the same successes you have, but the weight isn't changing as much as these indicators. I think you will continue to be very sucessful this way.

    Keep at it.
    3882 days ago
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