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Taking My Focus Off The Scale

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Since I am unable to workout, I have spent the last few months obsessing over weight gain and the number on the scale. I have always used exercise as both an outlet for stress and as a way to trigger my metabolism. Right now, exercise is barely a blip on my radar. My weight is slowly creeping up and I feel like a big, fat failure. The scale has taken on epic proportions as the one true measure of my success. How I let this happen, I don't know. I do know that continuing to give power to the scale, stopped yesterday.

Yesterday, I made a decision to change my focus. My focus will now be on nourishment and self care. This focus is by far, a much healthier approach. I decided to make a check off sheet to monitor my nutrient intake and the other elements of self care. I will monitor my success by the number of checks I see on a daily basis. At the end of every day, I will assess how I feel physically and emotionally. I will record problems that arise and how I handled them. On a daily basis, I will give myself credit for every good choice that I make. I will use the sheet as a tool to help me regain my health. No negative self talk allowed!
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    1876 days ago
    Sound like a good plan. I might have to copy cat you.
    1880 days ago
    The scale is residing in the corner of the bathroom. I have made up my check off sheet. I am on my way to success!
    1880 days ago
  • GABY1948
    emoticon you are in a bad spot now but that will be over SOON!

    1880 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    i agree throw that scale out!!

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    1880 days ago
    You have been handed a bad bag of goods in regards to your mobility. I applaud you for finding alternative ways to lose weight. I think that being mindful about food will help you heal. Healing on the outside will help the physical. Take care of yourself. emoticon
    1880 days ago
    The scale only measures your relationship with gravity, lol. You are doing the right thing by putting it away. I'm new to your blog (but I enjoy it!), so I'm not sure if you are familiar with . It might be a program you are interested in. One of the perks is that you are not even allowed to weigh in for the whole 30 days. The focus is on health, nutritous food, and changing your relationship with food all together. It's free and there is nothing to buy/sell/count/track/etc.. I am not affiliated with them by any means, it's just been my life saver. It saved me gastric sleeve surgery actually. Good luck either way, you can definitely do this!
    1880 days ago
    It is a good idea not to worry about the scale - concentrate on what you can do and not what you can't do while you heal.
    1881 days ago
    No! No negative self-talk, banish it! That will make you feel BAD instead of proud of yourself for all you have accomplished, for all the little changes you have made, and while it is frustrating that you can't exercise, hopefully it is temporary and you'll be back at it soon. Sounds like a good plan, focus on self care and not that stupid scale!
    1881 days ago
    Throw that scale out the window. Checking your weight all the time is not for everybody. I'm with you on this one. I would go absolutely nuts looking at some numbers.
    1881 days ago
    way to focus on what you can do, instead of what you can't. Keep it up, I am sure you will find creative ways to compensate for your inability to exercise.
    1881 days ago
    You didn't mention why you don't exercise (move) in your blog. Can you just take a walk outside and enjoy the fresh air??????
    1881 days ago
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