3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Weight Loss Support

Weight Loss Support Give and get support here!

I threw out my scale!!!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-18-2009, 09:48 AM   #1
Member
 
MissBliss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 49

Default I threw out my scale!!!

When I was doing weight watchers I would live and die by the scale...up 1/4 of a pound, I would think "I am so bad at this dieting thing, I am going home to pig out I will never be thin"..or I lost 3 pounds " Woo Hoo let's celebrate at a restaurant and I can eat anything I just lost 3 pounds!" ENOUGH!!! I am not weighing my self anymore! I am following a low carb diet and exercising and yesterday I threw out my scale. It was so freeing, I did a happy dance...Cha Cha Cha.....I will weigh myself at the doctors next time I am there and that would be sufficient. I will track my progress by my clothing and how I feel. And I feel great! Gave up caffeine, sugar and refined carbs, I have tons of energy and am sleeping really well! So no more plateaus, no more standiing in line to weigh in, no more depressed days because the scale won't move in the right direction! Woo Hoo! Come dance with me....cha cha cha!
__________________
Whatever you ardently desire,
Sincerely believe in,
Vividly imagine, and
Enthusiastically act upon,
Must inevitably come to pass.

- Sybil Leek
MissBliss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2009, 09:53 AM   #2
There Is No Wagon
 
forestroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Vermont, USA
Posts: 1,048

S/C/G: 33.3%/21.8%/19%

Height: 5'5"

Default

Cold turkey! WTG...I'm taking things more gradually...my scale has been off-limits in my roommate's closet since last week, and I don't get it back till tomorrow. It's not even that accurate anyway, and I don't need that! Esp. not next to my toilet where I'm tempted to step on and see how much I lost just by peeing. (Sorry that was probably an overshare.) But I'll do the happy dance with you, bc after a week of breaking the addiction, I don't even care that much about getting it back!
forestroad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2009, 10:22 AM   #3
Maintainer since 7-3-2009
 
Lori Bell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: A Nebraska Farm
Posts: 3,087

S/C/G: 333/160/145

Height: 5'6"

Default

Oh the poor little scale...it gets blamed SO much for our inabilities to stick to a plan. I will never give mine up though I did have to show it who's the BOSS...ME! I am the one who is in control of my weight. The scale can not make me binge anymore than my fork, lawnmower, or my shovel can. It's just a tool.

Good luck to you on your scaleless journey.
Lori Bell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2009, 10:28 AM   #4
Soul Cyster
 
beerab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: California
Posts: 4,479

S/C/G: 235/seeticker/135

Height: 5'3"

Default

Maybe you should have switched to once a week and reward yourself with things other than food
__________________
beerab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2009, 10:49 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
HollyA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 24

S/C/G: 365/319/180

Height: 5'11

Default

I asked my husband to hide our scale..worked for 3 days by day 4 I tore the house apart looking for it...crazy crazy crazy
HollyA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2009, 11:02 AM   #6
Member
 
MissBliss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 49

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lori Bell View Post
Oh the poor little scale...it gets blamed SO much for our inabilities to stick to a plan. I will never give mine up though I did have to show it who's the BOSS...ME! I am the one who is in control of my weight. The scale can not make me binge anymore than my fork, lawnmower, or my shovel can. It's just a tool.

Good luck to you on your scaleless journey.
I am pleased that you overcame your scale and it's ability to undermine your plan, but I don't have that power. It was too overwhelming for me! I wish I had your strength! Thanks for your thoughts on the scale being a tool, but for me it is so much more! I wish I could not give it any power, but I can't...thus the happy dance around the garbage can when I ditched it!
__________________
Whatever you ardently desire,
Sincerely believe in,
Vividly imagine, and
Enthusiastically act upon,
Must inevitably come to pass.

- Sybil Leek
MissBliss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2009, 11:41 AM   #7
Maintainer since 7-3-2009
 
Lori Bell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: A Nebraska Farm
Posts: 3,087

S/C/G: 333/160/145

Height: 5'6"

Default

Just out of curiosity, are you scale obsessed when you are not following a plan? When I was an active heavy eater/binger I never weighed myself. I probably went 2 years without weighing myself at one point in my life... My scale addiction only would surface when I would try to lose weight. What about you? I often wonder if all scale addicts were like me and can give them up when they want too, (while gaining/not trying).

Last edited by Lori Bell : 06-18-2009 at 11:42 AM.
Lori Bell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2009, 11:42 AM   #8
On my way to a size 10!
 
SamanthaJubilee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 399

S/C/G: 236/see ticker/150

Height: 5'8"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by forestroad View Post
Esp. not next to my toilet where I'm tempted to step on and see how much I lost just by peeing.

I know this is a little off topic, but I have to share.

I was seriously bored the other day and I weighed myself (full bladder) 223.4 - relieved my bladder and weighed again @ 222.1

I just thought I would share...when you go to the doctor be sure to relieve your bladder before you weigh in! It could save you a lb!
__________________


1st goal - get UNDER 200!!!
SamanthaJubilee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2009, 11:46 AM   #9
On my way to a size 10!
 
SamanthaJubilee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 399

S/C/G: 236/see ticker/150

Height: 5'8"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lori Bell View Post
Just out of curiosity, are you scale obsessed when you are not following a plan? When I was an active heavy eater/binger I never weighed myself. I probably went 2 years without weighing myself at one point in my life... My scale addiction only would surface when I would try to lose weight. What about you? I often wonder if all scale addicts were like me and can give them up when they want too, (while gaining/not trying).
Yep, I'm a scale addict ONLY when I am trying to lose weight. I am doing good this time around. I limit myself to twice a week...hoping that soon I will stop my mid week weigh in & only jump on to get my official weekly weigh in.
__________________


1st goal - get UNDER 200!!!
SamanthaJubilee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2009, 11:59 AM   #10
Moderating Mama
 
mandalinn82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Woodland, CA
Posts: 11,936

S/C/G: 295/200/175

Height: 5' 8"

Default

Part of what is so crucial to weight loss is figuring out what works for you. Clearly, weighing every day was NOT working for you, so on taking care of it. Be sure to pay attention to your clothes sizes and other measurements to track your progress.
__________________
Goal Met - 10/28/07 - My Progress Picture Collage - My Goal Story - Where Have I Been?

No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!

Maintained Oct 2007-Sept 2011, then got pregnant. Our baby boy was born in May, 2012...now to lose the baby weight!!
mandalinn82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2009, 12:24 PM   #11
Age 53
 
caryesings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NC now/MI for first 42 years
Posts: 1,652

S/C/G: 265/ticker/165

Height: 5'7"

Default

Your reaction to weigh-in describes my behaviour EXACTLY. So I'm doing something totally geeky now where I'm tracking my energy balance, and for every 3500 calories in the hole, I subtract a pound on my calendar. Once I theoretically have lost 50 pounds I'm going to weigh in. My calendar says I'm down 19 lbs and I am down a clothing size.
caryesings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2009, 03:09 PM   #12
Half Marathoner!!!
 
EveLHaelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: MHAFB, Idaho
Posts: 884

S/C/G: A bunch/ticker/140

Height: 5'5''

Default

My obsession isn't with weighing in, but how my pants fit. Every day I wear the same size pair of pants as part of my work uniform and I start obsessing on how tightly it fits or how loose I think it's getting. And of course when I put on those pants and they feel the same I get irritated and wonder what's the use in all of this and end up pigging out.
__________________

Made it to ONEDERLAND (the first time) 16/nov/2009!!!
Gained some back, but will be back in ONEDERLAND soon!
Couch 2 5k Graduate
EveLHaelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2009, 03:19 PM   #13
Just Me
 
nelie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 15,226

S/C/G: 364/202/182

Height: 5'6"

Default

I have a real issue with the number on my scale. If I see it gets to a certain low point, I start eating. So honestly I am giving up the scale for a while. Its a mental thing with me and the fact that I get nervous/anxious when I get near 200. It is a mental plateau and I'm trying to break it.
__________________
You can't out-exercise poor eating habits.
nelie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2009, 05:13 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
ladyrider72472's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northeast Arkansas
Posts: 1,186

S/C/G: 275H/148/165ish

Height: 5'10-5'11

Default

Nellie,
I am with you! I was at a mental plateau for about a month. I am past the actual plateau and I am going to put my scales up tonight..... I will not allow a tool to tell me how much I should eat. It is not a healthy way to live-- so I refuse to.

Tammy
__________________
ladyrider72472 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2009, 07:21 PM   #15
Less than 15 now!!
 
mortonpixie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 1,249

S/C/G: 220/*ticker*/145

Height: 5' 4"

Default

Yes, that scale is a booger. I have a 6wk old baby and hated watching that number go up and up during my pregnancy. So...I quit weighing in and quit caring and now I'm really in trouble!

Good job doing what works!! We are all different and have a different language.
mortonpixie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:12 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2