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Why I Broke Up With My Scale

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I did it.

My scale and I broke up.

In the garbage it went.

We are SUCH a numbers based society! Everything we do ties back to a number. My work is defined by #s, my weight is #s, my age is #s, credit score is a #. Why in the HELL does it matter?

What is important is that I am working out a few times a week. I am incorporating fresh fruits and veggies into my diet daily. I track everything that I eat. Most days are successful, a day out of the week is usually a failure, and that's okay!

I'm going to rely more on what I look like (see below)

How I feel (great)

My strength (getting stronger every day)

F the scale. Down with the scale! It is a liar anyways.
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  • MICHELLE_391
    Congratulations on leaving your bad relationship!
    2136 days ago
    You are so awesome and looking great! Congrats on breaking up with the scale! :D I've been doing a lot better with mine, and forcing myself to stay off it. I might peek once before weigh day to "check things out" but I have gotten away from the daily weighing and that is a huge relief.
    2136 days ago
    I like your I am reading it I am thinking, yeah darn it we are more than just a number...the stupid scale does tricks on a person's mind...if I lose I feel good, if I have a gain or stay the same it tends to set me up for failure...
    this week I was up .4, I had such a good week on program, even wore new shorts that I bought from costco three weeks ago that were tight on me, but now able to wear them only to be told I was up .4
    Needless to say it set me off to two days of eating, and I mean eating...
    Back on track this morning...
    so this morning after reading your post I have decided to Free my self of weighing every morning...

    2137 days ago
    Stupid scale! Good for you for not just being another number. You look great! You're rocking out with your "Just Do It" out, love it;)
    Um, ok non fiction; I always spend a lot of time in the travel essay section. Anything by Bill Bryson is always fun. Oh, a MUST read is "Ballad of the Whiskey Robber" by Julian Rubenstein. I heart anything by Simon Winchester since I love reading about the history of strange places and eccentric people. And of course, anything about the evil food empire is inspiring when you're trying to eat better; Fast Food Nation, Diet for a New America, and everybody but me seems to worship Michael Pollan. Hope that's helpful. Hope you're having an awesome weekend!
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  • ALM0226
    Go on with your bad self!!.....I have gotten it down to only weighing once a week on Sundays...but more importantly I take a picture each week to show my success.....That number had too much power over me and it would make or break my entire attitude.....So "F" the scale....I'm right there with ya sister!!!
    2137 days ago
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