So…the batteries died in our scale about 2 months ago and I have yet to replace them. Honestly, I was such a slave to the numbers on that flat piece of equipment, that I’ve learned some valuable lessons since it’s demise. Let me share with you some of the things that I have learned about the scale.
First, I don’t need the numbers to validate my self-esteem. For years I have stepped on that scale at least once a day to make sure that the numbers were close to the day before. If the number was higher, I would review what I had to eat the day before and then I would swear that I was going to make better choices that day. However, without stepping on the scale day in and day out, I have no idea what the number could be and I just worry about what nutritious food items I’m putting into my body.
Second, I now focus on how my clothes fit. This has allowed me to just go by feel and glancing in the mirror. My clothes haven’t changed a bit, so I know that what I’m doing is staying in a right direction.
Finally, I continue to watch what I eat (which lately has been a little too much refined sugar). I also maintain working out. I know that I can ramp up my workouts and watch what I eat, so there is no longer the stress of a silly number.
Am I saying you should completely ditch your scale? If you are a slave to the number, then I say YES. However, if you can learn some self control and only step on it once a a week or every other week, then feel free to keep the silly little thing. I will probably replace the batteries. But not yet. I’m still finding a happy balance and feeling completely confident that the number would not freak me out.
I know that you can do anything you set your mind to! I am here if you need support! Remember to be confident! Be fit! Be you!