Operation Skinny Jeans: Weigh In Wednesday 3-28

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday 3-28



I have a confession. Well really an obsession. I am obsessed with my scale. I weigh my self at least 10 times a day, and I am out of the house for work from 6:30am-5:30pm every day. That's a lot of times. I weigh myself at least before and after every time I pee, after I eat, after I drink, naked, clothed, shoes on, shoes off, upside-down even. Ok that last one is a joke, but the point is, I obsess. I obsess about that number, and if it is up or down from an earlier weigh in (even 3 minutes earlier) I analyze it to the point of death.

I am starting to think I have a problem.

I feel like this is getting a little out of control so I am making a choice to stop. I am going to put my scale away for an entire month, starting today. I shall call it "No Weigh April". I need a month off from my obsessive behaviors and here is why.

Losing weight is not about the number on the scale for me. It is about feeling better about myself and in general. It is about fitting into really cute clothes and being healthy enough to put a baby inside me. My weight has always been a weird thing for me. I weigh more other people of my same size. For example, when I was a senior in high school, I was 5'1, 200 lbs and a size 14 at American Eagle. I have a friend who is 5'1 and at 150 lbs was a size 16. I don't understand it, but my weight and size are different than other people. So fixating on a number doesn't really make sense to me long run.

Now don't get me wrong, the scale is an excellent tool to measure your weight loss success and I am not about to burn it, I just think I need to refocus my efforts and step away from the scale for a month.

For measurement purposes, I am taking my circumfrence measurements and weight today, and I wont again until the first Wednesday in May. I will also take pictures for fun, but I may or may not share them with you in the end :D

Oh and I will still be linking up with Weigh in Wednesday because I capital L Love Erin and Alex and all the great girls I have met through the link up.

Oh and also, I host a link party every Monday that is all about setting goals and being accountable to achieving them. It is super positive and a great way to stay on track! Join us! :D

Without further ado…

Weight: 253.3 (+2) (-32.3)

I basically don't understand this number at all. I worked out, got great calorie burn according to my Bodybugg and ate stellar and tracked EVERYTHING I ate. I did the math and based on my calorie deficit this last week, I should have lost 3.04, not gained.

Measurements: 
Chest: 48 Waist: 44.5  Hips: 54.5 Thigh: 26.5  Arm:  16

I will not take any of those measurements again until May. I definitely need this time off. 

It's kinda liberating! lol

See you at the link up!

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14 comments :

  1. I use to weigh myself all the time as well but now I only allow myself to weigh on Saturday and Wednesday. It's definitely not about a number but just about a lifestyle, can't wait to read about how your no weigh in April goes! Good luck, stay strong :)

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    1. Thats a good idea, twice a week. That might be a good idea for May :D

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  2. I'm glad you'll still be linking up but I totally get your need to break from the scale for a bit. Getting on the scale each day helps to keep me on track, but there was a time I was obsessing over it and it was totally controlling my mood. We want so badly to see a lower number every.single.time. that we become obsessed with it. You're doing the right thing, and we'll both get there! The scale can go enjoy it's vaca! :)

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    1. Yep! The scale is hanging out at my In Law's house. We decided out of the house was best lol. I am so glad you will still let me link up haha :D

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  3. Good for you for realizing your obsession, and actually doing something about it! It's definitely not good to weigh yourself so many time and obsess like that, but you're clearly already making a step in the right direction, and that's awesome!! I hope you truly do keep that scale put away for the month, and I'll definitely be looking forward to seeing how it all went in May!!

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    1. Thanks! I know it's for the best. Time to refocus!

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  4. Scale weight is accurate for your body over time, but definitely NOT hour to hour or day to day. This sounds gross, but pooping is a great way to lose weight if all you care about is your scale weight. That is why morons get into 'cleansing'. Drink a glass of water? OMG! I gained 0.5 pounds!

    You are wise to put this obsession aside.

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    1. 100% agree. The healthy part (if there is one…) is that the number didn't change my behavior. It wasn't like I would weigh then starve myself, or weigh then puke or something really unhealthy like that. I just wanted to know. I am glad it never got that far.

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  5. I had the same obsession, maybe not that many times a day, last year. After I started gaining weight in my pregnancy I avoided the scale, which was good for me. Now I only allow myself to step on the scale on Monday mornings and if I get the urge. I bet you will feel better once you break the habit. Focus on the fit of your clothing!

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    1. I am so glad I am not the only person that does this! I am glad it is working out for you :D I know I will feel much better!

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  6. The scale is awful my dear. My mom's one makes me put on 5 extra lbs. I think I'm going to step away from the scale for awhile too. It has been hurting me here lately. We can do this!! :)

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    1. We can do this! My mother in law's scale is like 3 lbs less than mine lol. And the work one is more…. I do weigh myself at work (for a competition lol) Just say no! No Weigh April! haha :D

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    2. Def. :) the scale at dr. dont get me started. That was my breaking point. It had me 15 lbs more then I was. Ugh. That's what really hit me to lose weight and some other things as well.

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  7. Ugggg that is so frustrating and nothing can throw you off the tracks faster then seeing a bad number on the scale when you have done everything right!!!! Good for you for stepping away.

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