Slave to the Scale

So after yesterday, I was excited to step on the scale this morning. I drank lots of water, didn’t binge, exercised – I was feeling great, motivated and confident. Sadly, when I stepped on the scale I was up about half a pound. So of course, I moved the scale around a bit on the floor and it showed me at the same weight as yesterday.

I was seriously bummed. It’s affected my mood all day. I’ve been unmotivated and sad. I’ve done ok on my eating, but wanted to have a huge binge so bad since it felt like it didn’t matter.

It’s not right that the scale should have that much power. To go, in moments, from confidence to hopelessness because of a number. Sigh.

I like that weighing myself daily can help me track what’s happening with my body, but I also know that I will need to distance myself from the scale at some point. Perhaps only weighing once a week, then once a month. I don’t know. I do know that I’m not quite ready yet. I have to deal with one addiction at a time!

Here’s to staying strong today and not giving in to the despair. Deep breaths.

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One thought on “Slave to the Scale

  1. Good luck on your weight loss journey! I’ll be following you 🙂 I’m in school to become a registered dietitian so you may find my blog useful and I would recommend starting here: http://whatmattersnutrition.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/weight-loss-step-1-motivation/

    I would suggest distancing yourself now. Just do it and get yourself away from something that will affect your mood to such a great extent. I’ve been in the same place before and stepping back was the right choice. Weigh yourself every week or two,mark it on your calender, and hide the scale out of sight until then. Hope this helps!

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