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The Scales of Torture

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wow!  So much has changed in a week or two with Blogger it's unbelievable.  I can't find stuff anywhere with this new layout including quite a few drafts I had waiting to be published.  I can't say that I like the new look either, but I'll give it some time to allow myself to adjust to it all and see how I go - I'm no good with change and it takes me a little longer than most to settle in.

Anyway, not much has been happening on my end of things.  I have been lurking around and reading heaps and cleaning out my blog roll (which is taking forever) cause I am in the mood for a declutter.  Decluttering always makes me feel better about everything, it seems to calm the mind.  I can't believe how many blogs I was following and have never, ever read so I decided it was time to simplify.

Exercise has been non-existent thanks to a wonderful stomach bug that decided to visit the whole family all at the same time.  I can't even count how many loads of washing I have done cause the kids can never make it to the bathroom in time, thank God for mattress protectors!  My eating has been OK, but I think that's mainly because I haven't felt like eating, but I will be keeping a very close eye on it from now on.

My Shelve the Scales challenge hasn't be going so well.  I am in emotional pain without my scales and I can't stop thinking about them - it's like torture for me.  Also, I really don't think it is helping with my weight loss.

I think I will be going back to weekly weigh-ins cause I like to know where I am at, but I am making a promise to myself that I won't be relying on the scales to tell me what I can eat or what sort of exercise I should or shouldn't be doing.  Unfortunately, I need that stupid number on the scales to help me along with my journey and until I reach the end and find the healthy balance I am searching for I will not give up!

I'm actually looking forward to weighing in on Monday even though I know I'm only going to be down a few hundred grams.  For some reason the scales help me focus.  All I have to do now is learn not to take advantage of them.  I am also going to promise myself that I will weigh-in ONCE a week only, NOT every single day.

Tell me how you handle your scales.......

  • Do you even own a pair of bathroom scales?  
  • Are you a daily, weekly, monthly or a never weigher?
  • Did your scales ever take over your life?


  1. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad to see you back - I've missed you !!!!

    You and I am so alike - I also need to have the scales but I do only weigh once a day. I am slowly getting my head around the fact that the number does not define who I am - it is merely a number that I start my day with. I KNOW how hard it is so get away from the scales - it is how we have been programmed - good luck with it.

    So sorry to hear that you have all been sick - glad you are on the mend !

    Good to have you back !
    Love, hugs and positive energy.

  2. AnonymousMay 03, 2012

    Hi Lovely,

    Sorry to hear you have been unwell :(

    I personally hate the new blogger, it's awful & have changed back to the old one. I will have to suck it up though when they change it for good. Anyway take care.

  3. I'm also glad you're still around and still hanging in there. :) Thanks for your kinds words today.

    As for the scale:
    -Yes, I have a bathroom scale.
    -I every morning directly after my first visit to the toilet, but I could my Friday weigh-in as my current weight.
    -There have been times the scale has been my life's vexation, but it's mostly my best guide to where I am. I know numbers fluctuate with all kinds of things, so I try not to get too frustrated if I seem to be doing well and it doesn't move downwards. Has it taken over my life? I don't think so. Of course, I'd be lost without it, because waiting to judge my weight by clothing is so scary to me. I could gain 10 pounds before noticing something is wrong and that's a lot to have to deal with.

    Oh, and I'm with you on not caring for the new Blogger. sheesh... :) Hope you are all feeling well and healthy soon, in the meantime I need to learn the metric system so I know how much a "couple hundrend grams" are when you lose them. LOL Have a good one!

  4. ohhhh so sorry about the tummy bug... do i dare say (knock on wood) i haven't had one in ages. when my children were young i remember it hitting the house... nightmare!

    i have dabbled with the new blogger, i will get it sooner or later. i'm making myself use it but keep switching back to the old version when i get frustrated. i'll get it... and then they will reformat it. lol

    again... wishing you and your family a quick recovery!
    xo tracie


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