My Current Battle: Avoiding the Scale and Weighing In

Tomorrow I hit the 2 week mark since I last stepped on the scale to weigh myself. I will admit this time around I have been avoiding the scale, when I see it on the bathroom floor, I make myself look away! The last time I was as serious about getting healthy, losing weight, concentrating on my fitness as I am now, I obsessively weighed myself most of the time. Sometimes multiple times a day. I would get upset seeing a slight fluctuation with the number on the scale. I know that is silly and ridiculous, but it is the truth.

This time around I have been paying more attention to the quality of my foods, making sure I get the nutrition I need to fuel my body for working out, with a handful of indulgences here and there, but nothing unreasonable. I have been really sticking to my running training and cross training. I know that I am making the healthy choices I need to make and that the excess weight I gained back and then what I had left to lose will be shed in time, and hopefully muscle mass will be gained (thinking long term).

So in a way it is silly to get on the scale, but on the other hand it is one way to measure progress. I am really curious to see what the scale says, I am ready to see the number drop down a bit to remind me that even if I can’t see it yet in the mirror I am on the right track. But I am also terrified of stepping on the scale and it not budging or being disappointed by the number the display shows.

I will most likely be weighing myself within the next couple of days, but I have to keep reminding myself that the number on the display only tells a portion of the story, that the improvement in my fitness tells a portion, the changes I have made in my daily food choices is another portion and so on.

I have to remember that the number on the scale is a helpful tool to measure my progress and to stay on track and make sure I don’t need to switch things up, but I need to remember now and in months from now that the number on the scale does not define me and may not always reflect my changes and hard work right away.

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7 thoughts on “My Current Battle: Avoiding the Scale and Weighing In

  1. It really can be a battle!!! Last year, my husband and I did the “Game On! Diet” Challenge, and you were allowed to weigh in once a day and actually got penalized in their point system if you stepped on the scale more than once! I struggled with that big time because our scale would tell me two different (wildly different) weights within mere minutes of each reading. I tossed the scale and got one that didn’t fluctuate so much, but still try to only weigh in once per day or if I’m REALLY being good, once a week!

  2. So smart!! It’s really easy to let the scale dictate how you feel or whether you think you’ve done enough, but it definitely takes time for all that great work to show up on the scale and i swear the less stressed you are about it, the better it goes!!

  3. I wouldn’t use the scale at all. It’s healthier and more accurate to go by how you feel and how your clothes fit, but do whatever works for you! Just don’t let that scale become more than it is, because it’s really nothing at all :)

  4. I weigh myself daily, but I don’t obsess about it. I just found that if I don’t weigh myself occasionally, the weight slips on so subtly that I gain 5 pounds before I notice. Good luck figuring out how frequently works for you.

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