The struggle with the scale is real!
Thursday, March 18, 2021
I am really struggling with the scale. I'm supposed to be doing weekly weigh-ins, but I have been weighing myself every... single... morning. I know that I should not let the number on the scale dictate my self-worth, but I find myself getting depressed when it doesn't consistently show a lower number each day.
I have always struggled with the scale when I am trying to eat healthier and exercise. At some point I just say "screw it" and revert back to my old unhealthy habits when I don't see a lower weight, because (in my mind) "why bother?"
I am determined this time to not let that happen though. I think it's time to remove the scale from my bathroom and put it in the linen closet where I won't be tempted to use it as often. I'm also considering just weighing in once a month instead of weekly. After all, my goal is to lose 6-8 pounds each month, so I feel a monthly weigh-in would help me see the bigger picture and I wouldn't see the ups and downs as much.
I really wish I was one of those people that wasn't bothered by the number on the scale. That is just not my reality though, so I need to make a change to prevent self-sabotage.