Ditch the scale…

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!


Published by confidentandfitmom

I am a mom to a beautiful daughter and a handsome son. I married my high school sweetheart during a blizzard in 2010. I like to run, bake, craft and of course spend lots of time with family. This blog is about fitness, health, activities for the family, and general lifestyle information.

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