Saturday, May 9, 2009

Hiding the scale

Okay.. so I have officially had to put my scale up somewhere very high that would take great effort to reach it. Why? Because my obsession with weighing myself has become incredibly unhealthy. I would weigh myself EVERY time I went into the bathroom. Before and after I went potty, every time I brushed my teeth, changed my clothes, or looked in the mirror. I started showering like twice a day just so I could weigh myself without any clothes on. Then when I didn't see a smaller number I would FREAK OUT and try to figure out what I'm doing wrong, and what I could change. I think that the scale will be my demise. The first month of this comp I did awesome and I didn't own a scale! So... because I am determined to go out with a bang, I decided that what I really need to do to reach my goal is to stick to what I'm doing and not be hard on myself. The result: the scale 7 feet up at the top of the closet. I actually couldn't fall asleep last night because I hadn't weighed myself and that's when I knew I had made the right decision.

5 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh boy Karilynn. so glad you put it up! That's NOT healthy when you put so much effort into weighing every day! You'll reach your goals with out it...just keep doing what you've been doing!

Elise said...

Great decision. I had no idea you were weighing yourself so often! Crazy. I find I am most successful when I only weigh in ONE time a week. It is great. I threw away my scale and have never regretted it since. If I want to get weighed in I have to go FIND a scale and really WANT to know what it says - not just curious as I'm in the bathroom. But that's just me. I'm sure my story will change after this baby is born! I hope you still have the FIRE when I start the journey (again)!!!

Kristi said...

Good for you! The scale can definitely become an obsession. Glad you figured out that you didn't think it was healthy for you. Now you can burn a few calories trying to get the scale down. LOL

Katie said...

I am so glad. I think it is hard because when you want something so bad you do get obsessed. But, then it starts to effect everything. Lately I am thinking is what I a modeling a healthy example for my kids. That has really helped me.

Michael said...

I am trying to lose weight. I realize that weighting myself all the time was counter productive. I like the feeling of being in control of what I eat but I hate being complusive about it. I wear myself out.