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Calling All Scale-aholics!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hello everyone. My name is Livnlite and I.....well, I am a Scale-aholic. I have been addicted to a daily morning ritual of stepping on my scale for decades now. I have pushed my loved ones away first thing in the morning so that I could first satisfy my craving to empty my bladder and weigh myself. I get the shakes when I start my day without doing so. The first go around losing weight (in my 20's) it was a joy to step on the scale daily! The weight was so easy to come off! I'd lose 5 lbs over a good workout weekend. But now nearing 40....well, this is a whole new world to me. My body has aches and pains in places I never felt before. The weight doesn't budge no matter how hard I try. So stepping on scales daily to see no movement....or even (gasp!) an increase....is daunting and frustrating and mind-numbing. And I'll admit it....I'm getting angry. lol Yes, I am fully aware that one should only weigh in weekly. As a matter of fact, I only count my true weigh in day of each Sunday. But the daily scale hopping is a bad habit and it somewhat helps me stay in check and notice patterns. But for those of you familiar to my recent scale woes....I don't trust the two buggers I have. My old one is crazy and my new one seems to have joined in Oldie's conspiracy against me. So for the first time in forever, I've not gotten on the scale as of this morning. I told myself yesterday I'd give it up and I'm trying. But I am SO jonesing for a weigh in right now! lol I know I need to focus on nsv's. I know I should focus on measuring myself or how my clothes are fitting...or how good I'm feeling physically. But none of those seem to satisfy me as much as the decreasing number on the darn scale. What can I say? I'm a dang scale junkie. NSV's seem foreign to me....but I'm gonna try to cut out my daily scale fixes for my own sanity and morale's sakes!
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    I am exactly this same way. That stupid scale makes my day or ruins my day but if I don't step on it i feel like i can't go on etch morning. I jones for the fix too. I will make it a goal to stop though. :) Thanks for your post. You are a great blogger. emoticon
    1497 days ago
    I used to be like that, but after years of muscle building, I have limited contact with it. I go by measurements. As you build solid muscle, the number will go up a bit after the fat is gone. I had a hard time with that at first, but I now know how to look at myself and determine what is a more appropriate weight for me.
    1515 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14476702
    Yea those scales are the enemy of the health fitness and nutritious goal setters...However we do need them to make sure that we stay the course..... I like your humor regarding those pesky scales as we do need humor to stay in shape.
    1516 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11945874
    I tuned in again to your scale woes ....and believe me, I thought of you right off this morning as I trudged out into the cold garage with bare feet to step 'ever so gently" on the face of my enemy!! .... emoticon
    I was SURE today would have results that would have me beaming as I did 45 minutes in the pool yesterday and broke a sweat in water!! .... Oh yeah! ..... Then, later I did some retail therapy for some great sales .... and pounded the halls of the mall ..... as if I were going to a fire .... or running from a wild rhino!

    I was SURE my tummy looked smaller .(it did too) ...... Mind you, I did NO weight stuff so I do not think I gained in muscle ........BUT my enemy sneared back at my face, angry that I had woke him out of a slumber .........to report NO CHANGE!! ...... Go figure!
    1516 days ago
  • SUSANM18
    Weighing daily is ok as long as it doesn't cause manic depressive episodes! Maybe you should also put a white board on the wall by your scale so you can record NSV's and the other positive things that are happening to your body at the same time. You know, change the focus from a zoom in on the scale, to a zoom out to get the big picture point of view. Have a good day! Susan
    1516 days ago
    I hear you That scale calls my name. Maybe I'm magnetized to it You think??😂
    1516 days ago
    LOL! I didn't eveen own a scale until I started Sparking but now I hear the darn thig calling me from the bed every morning! I do weigh daily right now while still developing healthy habits. Matter of fact, I was called up short yesterday! ;^♡
    1516 days ago
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