Saturday, January 25, 2014

Plan-wise, things are going great at the moment. I am having a small issue, however.

Looking back through my postings for this week I have realised I am slipping back into some bad habits.

Since my initial bout of Sparking, I had a far more sensible relationship with my scales. They were in the garage and I would weigh in very occasionally just to check how things were going. It all worked well, with the scales just giving me the information I needed when I needed it.

Starting the 5% challenge, however, I noticed the cold in the garage was affecting the readings on the scale, so I brought them indoors and placed them so they would not be moved around from one weigh-in to the next. The problem with this is that I see them often and have been just stepping on them to have a peak at how I am doing; sometimes once a day, sometimes more.

It is a tricky balancing act. I am not yet entering the realms of obsession I had in my teens, but I do worry that it would only take a minute's lack of attention to slip back.

I was thinking I should make a conscious effort to avoid the scale for an entire week, but part of me isn't so sure I can do that so what I have decided is that I WILL weigh in once a day - because then I am controlling it rather than letting it control me. Plus, having license to weigh once, I am probably less likely to be scale-hopping through the day. I won't record my weight in any way though, just check it for myself.

I shall give it a week and see how we go!
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    I know exactly what you mean. I HAVE to jump on the scales at least once a day.
    2463 days ago
    2465 days ago
    That's partly why I was going to use the Leisure Centre scale, but there is no way I am weighing myself in the foyer! I don't ever go into town, so would never really weigh myself - which I can cope with normally, but obviously for this challenge I need to give a weekly weight. I will keep an eye on things over the challenge and get rid of them again after.
    2465 days ago
    Here's an option you might be able to consider before it becomes a problem:-

    chuck it out!

    I got rid of my scales years' ago - and I pay 50p a week to step on the same scale, in the same Boots store and get it printed on a ticket.

    (I still get the urge to step on a scale if I see one in someone else's bathroom - but that doesn't happen often enough to be a problem!)

    How would it feel to not have scales at home?
    2465 days ago
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