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Old 04-01-2014, 11:57 PM   #2
SouthernMaven
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Originally Posted by davina View Post
Hi,


I have a lot of weight to lose, I will say that upfront. But what I am working on at the moment is the OA program and tackling my binge and compulsive overeating. The weight should straighten out then if I succeed in this.
But Ill admit I am having trouble and sometimes the scale pisses me off. for the first two weeks I didnt think of the scale but lately ive weighed myself too often and there's been no movement. Considering all the food and binges not eaten during this time I was hoping for more weight to come off. It seems to be around the exact same number for a week. This is also dangerous so I will have to stop getting on scale.

How often do you guys weigh yourself, once every two weeks? once a month?
Never.

I stopped weighing myself quite some time ago. The reasons are:

a) I'm not dieting, and I'm not concerned with weight loss, so it's pointless for me to weigh.

b) I can generally tell by how I feel & how my body feels if I'm getting larger or smaller. The way my clothes fit tell me more than a scale ever did.

c) When I've used the scale as a measure of "success" when dieting in the past, I always obsessed over the numbers. I don't EVER want to go there again.

This is in no way a criticism of those who use the scale. I only answered because you asked.

Your mileage may vary.
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