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Taking A Break From The Scale


In the beginning of this year I signed up for Weight Watchers. I couldn’t count on two hands the amount of times I’ve signed up for Weight Watchers before. It worked for two months and then things got murky.

I decided to stop paying. I decided to take my own route again, for the millionth time. This is a journey for me, a path toward health and feeling better. Yes, I want to lose weight. I also want to love myself on the way. I want to feel good. I want to become fit.

Checking my weight almost daily, faltering and being unsure of what I was doing did not help me. So now I am doing something else. (More about that in another post, because this isn’t about what I’m doing. It’s about what I’m not doing, sort of.)

What I’ve decided to not do is step on the scale daily/ weekly. Instead I am going to do it once a month, on the same day I take measurements. I want to track my progress and know I’m doing well, but I also want to feel good about what I’m doing and inherently know that I am doing well.

I’m exactly one week in and, let me tell you, this is hard. It’s difficult to trust that I am doing okay and that I am doing what I need to do for myself. I can’t imagine myself losing weight without seeing in on a scale, but I don’t want to have to rely on a scale. I want to see it, and to feel it.

Do you weigh yourself? What are your thoughts?



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