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Beck Trek - Chapter 7 - Day 21 - Get Ready to Weigh In

Thursday, September 17, 2015

I weigh first thing every morning. I record my daily weights in an excel file/graph. I've been doing this fairly consistently since 2008.
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I've been known to avoid the scale when my weight is not in a happy place. I remember once I was going through a particularly long stretch of avoiding the scale. My good sparkfriend THECITYMOUSE told me, "Do yourself a favor and step on the scale."
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It was uncomfortable, but in the end, I was glad I did. I got over it and took action.
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Just like I use a thermometer to guide decisions about how sick I might be, the scale is an information tool to help me guide my eating. It is NOT an indication of weakness or inadequacy. [Beck, paraphrased]
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  • SANDICANE
    The scale is my friend too...and you know, sometimes friends tell you "Hey! What the heck are you doing???" as does our scales.....

    Happy Becking day to you!
    1786 days ago
  • POSITIVEHOPE
    I detested, loathed and despised the scale. I avoided it for years. Never comfortable with the number.

    Since Beck, the journey is so much easier that I totally expect a happy report. I know I need to get comfortable with the scale for maintenance so I'm working on a whole new attitude.
    1786 days ago
  • GOING-STRONG
    I pretty much weigh every morning also... it helps keep you in touch with reality. I agree it isn't always comfortable to do it!
    1786 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    Exactly! Weighing in is like a thermometer of how we are doing. Love that comparison.

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  • SEAJESS
    emoticon blog. Sounds like you really get the learning from this day.
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    1786 days ago
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