Scale Abuser

May 21, 2010

First things first - my weigh in from yesterday ..... down 2.4 lbs!
At exactly 94 lbs gone!!! 
Only 1 more pounds to hit 95 - getting a coveted gold Weight Watchers star- I know you're jealous
Only 6 more pounds to hit 100 POUNDS! 

100 POUNDS people, I can't even fathom the depth of that.  I want to be proud, I really really do, but I'm also sad and angry that I let myself get to the point that I need to lose 100+ pounds.  But that's a different story for a different day.  And we will go there... we will, just not today.

Today is all about Scale Abuse.  Lindsay over at Healthy Stride wrote about the over focus on the number on the scale today.  That hit home... just a little bit.  "Hi, my name is Sarah, and I'm a scale abuser."  I am.  Big time!  I weigh myself every day, and sometimes more than once.  I try not to, but I do.  I love seeing the number go down, but boy, does it mess with my head, when it doesn't.  Especially when there is no reason.  And then there are the times it actually goes up.  I'm not even going there.  Yep, I'm an all-out scale user and abuser.  My scale probably groans every time I step on it.  It really isn't healthy to weigh yourself that often.  It starts to mess with you mentally.  You play games with yourself.  NOT GOOD!

So... I have decided to pledge that I will, just for one week - and one week only, not abuse my scale.  I will give it the rest it finally deserves.  I will NOT weigh myself at all, and the next time I weigh will be at my weigh in at Weight Watchers next Thursday at noon. 

This is gonna be scary... really scary.

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  1. Wow, Sarah ... congrats on the huge loss this week and YES, I am a little jealous ... in the best way possible??? meaning I'm happy for you but wish it was me too! :D
    I'm a reformed scale abuser ... 4-5 x per day down to 2x week. You CAN do it! Not so scary. Pinkie Swear.

  2. What a great loss this week! Way to go girl!!! I can't wait to hear how your week away from the scale goes :)

  3. Sarah, Way to go on the weight loss!!! Maybe you had to go through this so you would be an inspiration to me!! I need to know that it's possible to lose that much weight and keep it off. I need to see real people do this and make it happen, because I've been told my whole life that "once your fat, you will always be fat". And the other one is, "well you might be able to lose it, but you'll gain it all back and then some". So thank you for sharing your story, and thank you for making it happen - you inspire me!! Hugs!

  4. Thanks guys! I'm already jonesing for the scale. Must STAY AWAY!

    Joy - It is possible. Do not let people tell you that you will always be fat. I have always been fat, pretty much since I was a kid, but I decided I'm done. There is too much to live for. Also, I believe if you are committed enough and don't "diet" but have a plan you can live with, then you can be successful in keeping the weight off. Good luck to you. If I can help one person it is all worth it.

  5. I'm a scale abuser too!

    In fact, that reminds me that I asked my husband to get rid of that thing last week. On top of my abuse, our scale is hardly reliable. Literally, I can step on the scale ten minutes after initially stepping on, change nothing, and weigh an entire pound more or less.

    Texting husband to get rid of scale now.


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