A few years ago I threw out my bathroom scale and decided to stop obsessing about "that number." I began eating more healthily, slower, and without bingeing. I did this because every time I stepped on the scale, I started obsessing about "that number" again, either getting depressed because the number had gotten larger, or making plans and doing calculations of the number of days/weeks/months/years it would take me to lose X or Y number of pounds and how I could speed up that reduction.
I've seen posts on this site of body size measurements in inches, and others in percent body fat or BMI. Does that help get your focus off "that number"? Does anyone else have this problem, or is it just me?
I'd appreciate some comments/suggestions on what "that number" means to you, and if you have found that measuring something else helps with the mental head trips "that number" can cause.
[I just love this little carrot!]