Thursday, July 15, 2010

Scale in Hiding...

So, last night, I removed my scale from the bathroom.


Not because I'm afraid of the numbers, but because I'm afraid of weighing myself all the time. I've been told my whole life that you should weigh yourself once a week. That's it.

In my case, I become obsessive. I begin to weigh myself EVERY time I enter that bathroom. Multiple times a day. And I analyze the numbers every time. "What did I eat wrong today? Did I not workout long enough?" When in reality, I know that these things are never the case, it still drives me nuts to see even a ONE number increase mid-day.

I feel like one of the biggest parts of this journey is not becoming obsessed with the number that pops up on the scale. I think the real achievements come when I can look at myself in the mirror and smile again because I absolutely love what I see. When people I haven't seen in months, weeks, years, stop me to tell me how great I look. Those are the accomplishments I want to strive for.

So, I ask you--what do you do to make sure you don't weigh yourself every day?? And more than that, multiple times a day?? And if you do weigh yourself most days, how do you keep from becoming OBSESSED with that number?


P.S. Thank you so much for all the new followers & comments!! It really keeps me motivated when I see that everyone is so encouraging :-) I hope that any of you that are on this same journey are doing well & I can't wait to read about your goals and achievements. And those of you just being supportive, thank you so much. The more support that comes in this process, the easier it becomes to believe that I truly can do this!


plumpnonfiction said...

I weigh myself once a day when I wake up. I find it helps me stay in control. I know if I gain a pound or 2 in a day, I've got to take control, drink more water, eat the right amount of food, etc. I do not keep a scale in a room I use all the time. I keep it in the basement so it's not in front of me constantly. To me, the number is not an obsession. I've spent too much of my life obsessing over numbers. All the number does for me now is show me I'm moving in the right direction.

kelerific said...

See, I avoid the scale for that very same reason. I become obsessed with the number and it has a huge impact on me for the rest of the week. I know if I weighed all the time I would be in a horrendous mood every time it fluctuated up. So I hide from my scale...except for once a week when I hop on and see how I've done.

P.S. Monica at Confessions of a + Sized Girl is how I found you!

Aud said...

I am much the same... I can't start weighing myself at home or I literally weigh multiple times a day and compare the weights. Good luck with your weight loss journey! Starting is the hardest part. Like the previous poster, I found you through Confessions of a + Sized Girl as well... Sometimes I put up cardio playlists on my blog and write about my weight loss journey, too, but I also write about other stuff. At any rate, if you want to check it out here is the link

Best wishes!

Momma Hunt said...

I had to get rid of my scale a few years ago because I became obsessed. I have one now again but I only do it once every other day or so to keep myself in check. Good luck on your journey