As I am sure many women do, after I wake up and do my thing I stripe down and step on the scale. Do I weigh more or less than yesterday. Judging by the numbers on the scale with ultimatly decide my attitude for the day.
Lower numbers on the scale equals a happy more pleasant me, higher numbers on the scale... well that means less food which means... crab-bie! Yes, it is true. I let the scale get a hold of my life and control my attitude for each day. It wasn't until about February when I decided I did not need to weigh myself each day. So I would go with out, in fact I hardly ever way myself anymore and go by how I feel. Are my pants too tight? Am I eating too much junk food? I have long been a victim of counting calories in the past and so I have a pretty good knowledge of what is in what. Since I have been stepping less on the scale I have noticed my stress level has gone way down. It has been great! Then just recently I read a blog post from Janetha at Meals & Moves who referenced Mary and Melissa's blog about getting rid of their scale. Janetha said she doesn't even get weighed at the Doctor's office. She just tells them that she is not over or under her weight and that was that.
All this talk of ditching the scale has inspired me to do the same. So that is it. No more I say. This morning I was tempted, thinking well maybe just one last time before I leave the scale behind but decided nope, I was not going to let those numbers rule my day. Alas, my relationship with the scale is OVER!!
Me being oh so happy when I decided not to step on that scale!