Why I Put My Scales In The Closet!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Hello! I’d like you to take the time right now to smile as big as you can possibly smile! Hold it! Relax! Didn’t that feel amazing? That’s how I have felt since my last blog. I wake up smiling and go to sleep smiling. Also since my last blog, I feel like a new person. I have such a brighter outlook on things, I no longer have those doubtful thoughts as to if I’m making any progress or not, and guess what else I no longer do….I no longer get on the scale!

I realized that by getting on the scale, I was allowing myself to get upset and believe that I wasn’t losing any weight…when in fact, I was. I got on the scale every other morning and the numbers would either be the same or would have increased. However, my size 14 jeans that I have been wearing no longer fit! I can now put on and take off a pair of size 14 jeans without even unbuttoning or unzipping them! Hmmmm…..sounds to me like I don’t need to see numbers on a scale decrease in order for me to know that I AM losing weight! So, I put the scale in the back of my closet!

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    Hey, Where did you go? You're inspirational emoticon emoticon
    3683 days ago
  • STARS1985
    I have done the same thing! Well I'm down to a once a month weigh in. I was weighing weekly and would get so upset at the weight, I never took into account that your weight just naturally fluctates (even though I know that!). So I decided once a month was good enough and that's that. I would rather judge based on my clothes and how I'm feeling anyday over some numbers. Way to go!!
    3733 days ago
    Hmmmmmmmm- I'm a daily weigher. I can't help it. But, I try not to get discouraged.
    3733 days ago
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    Congrats! Keep up the good work.
    3733 days ago
  • BECCAJ98
    SSuper!! I still weigh myself, but I don't use just that number! The best feeling is when the pants go on and off like that! Keep it up :)
    3734 days ago
    I've thought about doing this. For one thing, I think I need a new scale anyway. Mine is electronic, and I just started back on SP last Friday after being away for 11 mos. I weighed myself and recorded the weight on my page. Stupidly, I weighed myself again on Sunday and was three pds heavier! I felt so discouraged that I was starting three pds heavier than I thought. I think my scale gets stuck on a weight sometimes. Really, I will weigh the exact same amount for several days in a row, right down to a 10th of a pd, which I find hard to believe. Good news is I lost that three pds this week plus one more!
    3734 days ago
  • SHERRY666
    Good for you......... I had to throw mine out....... I believe feeling how your clothes fit is the right way to measure your success......... keep up the good work...... emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3734 days ago
    That is awesome!! I'm so happy for you that you can do that with your pants! You're right, who needs the numbers when you're so CLEARLY losing inches and toning up?! You rock!! Keep it up!! emoticon
    3734 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1200654
    That is awesome! I was inspired months ago to ditch the scale and calorie counting. I was too obsessed with numbers....weighing myself everyday sometimes multiple times and on top of that freaking out that I did not make my calorie range or whatever.

    So like you I decided to get rid of the scale, my clothes will tell all. So far I haven't lost weight, but my clothes still fit, maybe a little tight, but it's ok. I like knowing that I have let go of the numbers.

    This year I really am trying to focus on me and how I feel. It's a work in progress, some days better than others, but I believe that I will get there.

    Good luck in all your endeavors!
    3734 days ago
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