Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Scale

I will admit, I am obsessed with it. Three of them in fact. I have two here at home, one in my bathroom, which is the old fashioned kind that goes around ( it use to go around and around, lol) and then in the boys bathroom is the digital scale. Third is the one at the gym, which I usually get on Thursday or SAT am. ( I Weight differently on all scales, but the digital one and the one at the gym are very close to being the same. The one in my room is the one I started with, so it will always be the one I take my offical weight loss from.) ,

Every AM its the same. I get up, I use the bathroom, I strip down to nothing and I get on my old fashion scale. I take note. Next I put on my robe, and go get the one out of the boys bathroom, I go back to my bathroom, take off my robe , and step on that one. This second one makes or breaks my day, before it even starts. I am USUALLY ok if it doesnt move, as long at it doesnt go up, even .5 lbs, I am usually ok. UNLESS its been close to 2 weeks and then I start to freak out, I have even jumped up and down in frustration at times ( ok, get the image out of your head, Sorry I put it there.) When I lose weight most times its pounds at a time ( like 3 or 4 ) and that happens about every week and a half to two weeks . then nothing till the next two weeks.

You would think, that after a year of doing this I would know not to live by the scale, but I still do. The one thing I have learned in the last year is what does make my weight go up for a day, I just look at what I ate the day before and I know, " ohh I had too much sodium intake, " or " it was the wine" ... I think its a good thing that I know how these things affect my body. Should I let the scale make or break my day before my day even starts? Probably not, but it took 39 years to care what the scale says, so I am going to go with it for a while more....


  1. Thanks for sharing your story, Tami! I'm very proud of you! And quite envious! lol You've done what I dream of doing--there's the difference. You should be proud of yourself, because you have accomplished something so very difficult. Maybe you'll be my inspiration now to work on getting healthy! :)


  2. I'm a scale whore too. I have 2 of them and I use both daily!