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Scale-Hopping

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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  • GWINNER1
    I know exactly what you mean. I HAVE to jump on the scales at least once a day.
    2463 days ago
  • THEEXERCISER
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    2465 days ago
  • CRYSTALQUEEN
    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
  • SWEETENUFGILL
    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?
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    2465 days ago
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