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Day 74-Scale can sabotage a good plan

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2Timothy 1:7)

About 3 weeks ago, I got on my scale and had gained after about 3 weeks of successfully losing each week, I began to gain. I suspected where the gain was coming from although I was still staying withing all of my nutrition and fitness goals. But, I have to admit not seeing the numbers go down as expected botherd me. Then the next week, got on the scale and again no loss. Sabotaged by the scale and it was my own fault because I got obscessed with the dang thing. I liked seeing the lower weight and I would weigh more than once a week.

OK, I had to be made a believer. The scale is not my friend when I abuse the use of it. It has caused stress in my life that I felt it had to end. So, the last two weeks I have had to make myself stay away from it. I have a digital scale so I took the batteries out of it so that if I did step on it nothing would happen as a reminder to stay off the scale. I'm not afraid to get on it, just need to be reminded that it is not the only way to measure my success in this lifestyle journey.

I'm measuring my success now in other ways that don't stress me out. Like the way my clothes are fitting better now and the compliments I'm getting from my group at work, having more energy, and just overall feeling better about the direction my health is taking.
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    Awesome! In The Spark, they talk about kicking the scale to the curb!! I agree, and yet I get on that thing to see.....

    love the attitude, I know you are right Carlene!
    3845 days ago
    I used to have a real problem with the scale. I did best when I just weighed once a week...but lately it has been just once or twice a month. :-)
    3845 days ago
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    I totally understand. I have caught myself weighing more than once a week lots of times. Our bodies can go up and down a few pounds all the time. I judge how I am doing by the way my clothes fit and my strength and fitness level when I exercise.
    I still weigh, but I really try not to obsess about it.
    We can get a healthy relationship with our scales.
    3845 days ago
    Good for you! I wish I had that strength! I still weigh daily, but I don't get upset with the little ups that come along with the downs.
    3845 days ago
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