Thursday, March 09, 2006 

The Scale Can Be Your Friend!

I recently read an article that stated People who weighed themselves daily lost more weight or had less weight gain over the course of 24 month than those who don't.

Researchers found that those who were trying to slim down and weighted themselves daily lost an average of 12 pounds in two years comparted to 6 pounds for people who weighed in weekly and 5 pounds for people who said they never go near the scale.

While in my head and in my heart I know this is right, it is hard for me. I seem to base my whole self-esteem on what registers on the scale. I know I'm much more than what the numbers indicate but I've given it power to alter my mood. If the numbers are up then I'm down! If the numbers are down then I'm up. What an incredible paradox!

When I'm in the "Weight Zone", ( similiar to the Twilight Zone) it is all consuming. I weigh myself every time I go to the bathroom, I plan every meal and snack, I weigh and measure everything, I'm a woman with a mission and obcessive in my every action. I dream about food, every food commerical on TV shouts out my name and my friends put flares around me to warn any unsuspecting person coming back from the snack machine to stay clear of me, the dieting diaster.

I don't want my weight to be the measure of who I am. I don't want to feel like a miserable failure with every flucuation of the scale. I don't want to feel like a victim of my circumstances either. So I'll keep on weighing my self daily and every day I'll keep reminding myself that I can make good choices and I will succeed.

Sorry, but I don't think that you should weigh yourself that often. Once a week is way enough. I only weigh once a month and I do not get my scales down here at home. I only weigh at CURVES and no place else. Oh sure at the doctor but I don't take his word for it. I only stick to ONE PLACE and ONE PLACE only!! That makes ONE WEIGHT and ONE WEIGHT ONLY!!GET IT!!

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