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Retiring the Scale

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

After carefully weighing over the matter I've decided to officially do it - I'm tucking away my scale. I'm not going to "chuck it" - I'm just not going to visit it for a while. Instead, I'm going to track my nutrition and exercise with greater commitment. After all, when I'm doing what I should be here, the scale will eventually reflect the changes.

I feel I must avoid the scale to allow myself to focus on the changes to my lifestyle and not a number on the scale. Right now, I hop on every morning and if the number is "good" I feel great and if not I feel discouraged, even if I KNOW my habits are in line with the numbers I see. It's not an empowering or motivational experience. I'll weigh myself once a week, as I think that's reasonable, but not everyday or several times a day as I am now.

If it really is about being healthy then nutrition and fitness are the only things that matter. I'm not going to allow the scale to stand in final judgement of my efforts - those I'll track with reports and goal setting!
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