Friday, January 31, 2014

"Have you lost weight?"

In January I threw out the scale. Well, I didn't throw it out. It is still hanging out in the utility room, but I haven't stepped on it. Actually, I haven't stepped on it since I fractured my foot in the fall. But when I refocused after Christmas, I decided that the scale was not going to be part of my daily life, or even my weekly life. I lose slow. If I lose 4 lbs in a month, it is a small wonder. Watching the scale can be devastating for me mentally. Especially when I am blog hopping and read about others that are upset by 5lb per week losses. I know that everyone's journey is different and I shouldn't compare my losses to others, but that is easier said than done. So, I threw out the scale. And it has been great. That silly number doesn't dictate my mood. That silly number doesn't throw me into a binge. That silly number doesn't effect me because I don't know what it is. I had thought about hopping on the scale tomorrow because it is the first of the month. I thought about it all week. I agonized over that that number might be. And then today I got it. Something that is so much more exciting than losing half a pound in four weeks. My Neene asked me if I had lost weight. And it made my day! So tomorrow, I am not stepping on the scales. Because I don't want that number to change the way I have been feeling. Tomorrow I am going to get up and do the same things I have been doing for the past 5 weeks...I am going to be mindful of what I eat and write it down. I am going to drink my water. I am going to have an awesome workout...and since it is Saturday, I might even have two. And I am going to be proud of what I have accomplished during the past few weeks!

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  1. Good for you! I have been doing scale free for a few weeks now and I feel better when I don't base my mood on the scale, for sure. It feels food to trust the process. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks Mary. Love reading about your Whole 30! You guys are going great.

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  3. Oops! It feels good, not food. :) Bit of a Freudian slip there...

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  4. Awesome attitude! You can use your clothes or a tape measure as proof of progressive when avoiding the scales. When I was in weight loss I weighed daily. I still weigh daily even at goal. It's a tool that helps me keep on track.

    Wishing you another great month!

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    1. Thanks :) Hope you have another great month, too! You looked so cute in your pictures yesterday!

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  5. I love your attitude! I haven't owned a scale for years. The only time I know my actual weight is when I go to the doctor and they make you get on the scale. I can tell if I have gained weight by the way my clothes fit. This is my scale. Keep up what you are doing and you will achieve your goal even if it is only a few pounds a month.

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    1. Thanks Chris!! I think we all have to find what works best for us, and then stick to it :)

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  6. Love this!!! Why does that number mean so much to us? Its like its our identity!!!

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