Saturday, March 20, 2010


I have officially had my husband hide the scale. You see, while I believe that I need accountability and the harsh reality of the number on the scale should do the trick, lately weighing myself has become an obsession - and an unhealthy one. I weigh myself first thing in the morning - ok, cool. That is the perfect time to weigh in, before I have started eating for the day, while I am at my most true weight. But then, sometime in the middle of the day, I weigh myself again, just to see how things are going. And then again at night before bed, as I try to guess how things will be in the morning. Everyday. And when the numbers aren't what I think they should be (which is almost always) I freak out and become very stressed over what I am eating and how much I am working out, and why oh why isn't this whole thing working and will I be fat forever???!!! You can see how going through this cycle everyday is just a tad bit unhealthy.

So I asked my husband to hide the scale from me for two weeks. During this time, I will still be trying to make the right choices with my food, and I will keep working out, and then in two weeks we'll see what has happened in the weight department. Sounds easy enough, right? Except that in the two days since he has hidden it, it has taken a substantial amount of will power not to look for it. And that bathroom floor looks so empty without the scale in its normal home. And every time I go in there to pee I look to that spot and long to weigh myself. AAARRRGGGHHH!!!

Alright, so in two weeks (from yesterday since I did weigh myself before he hid it Thursday) we'll see how things have gone. Stay tuned...


  1. Oh yes. Very unhealthy habit indeed. Glad you had the hubs hide it. Get that brain of yours to just focus on making healthy choices. And even if in two weeks, you don't see the numbers you want, guess what? You STILL made healthy choices for TWO WEEKS and your body is better for it. The numbers don't matter. How you feel inside does. :) Breathe Morgan, Breathe.

  2. Sounds like a good plan. Moderation is what I'm aiming for too.

  3. I am here visiting by way of Chris at A Deliberate life.
    I too have had to remove the scale from my sight. It can get hard and very discouraging when we become "obsessed" with the numbers on the scale.
    A two week "break" from the scale sounds like a good idea.
    Keep up the workouts and the numbers will go down.

  4. I did that about 6 months in,because that was what I was doing..constantly checking as though my weight was going to fall off suddenly. lol. Good on you for making a pre emptive strike on the scale.