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Wednesday Weigh In: Glimpse of a Scale-Less LIfe

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My poor baby was up all last night. Is there anything worse than a sick 2-year-old? Poor little guy didn’t even know what hit him. He was up almost every 2 hours on the dot, 10, midnight, 2, 4, 6. I felt so bad for him.

He’s doing much better now. This stupid stomach virus started with the 8-year-old, then me and now him. I can only guess The Husband is next, but for as uninterested as he is in healthy living, he somehow dodges most bullets. It’s like he has some superhuman immune system.

Anyway, I realized something after all the sick toddler hoopla: I have been truly living in the moment the past 24 hours. You have to with a sick child. You just tend to them and everything else seems pretty insignificant.

When I finally got a moment to sit at my desk to write today’s weigh-in post I realized I didn’t even occur to me to hop on the scale once this week.

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Some weeks I look forward to the scale ritual and some I dread. There are times I argue with myself whether I should hop on at all. Is it a good idea to be accountable? Or does it do more harm than good? Does it even matter in the grand scheme of things what the stupid scale says anyway?

You guys know all this because I blog about it. Weekly.

But today was different. Today it didn’t occur to me nor did it matter. I didn’t have time to overanalyze my petty and ridiculous relationship with the scale. Life was happening. Things needed to get done. People needed to be taken care of.

I think I just had a glimpse of a scale-less life and I liked it.

Of course now I’m curious what the stupid thing says, but I think I resist this week. :)

How is everything going with you guys?



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Discussion

There are 24 comments so far.

    I am the same! Some days it matters to me and some days it doesn’t :D

    Dukebdc

    October 16, 2013

    Not weighing in publicly today (but stepped on for my own knowledge this AM).

    You know, the “to weigh or not to weigh” debate is exhausting because you can’t win. If you weigh regularly you’re obsessive and a perfectionist who can’t just relax and enjoy life. If you do not weigh in, you’re in denial and heading for obesity and poor health. I have a crappy, distorted relationship with food and my body, so the scale gives me something objective to think about each week. If I had more consistent eating habits, and was more accepting of my body’s current state (someday, I hope!) I could let go of the scale.

      RoniNoone

      October 16, 2013

      You are so right.. I’m struggle between the two!

    Martha Glantz

    October 16, 2013

    I religiously weigh myself on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (my “official” day since I report that to WebMD). For me, it works. I had a great weekend and on Sunday we were at a pig roast with amazing food and delicious desserts. So worth it. I needed to know where my weight was on Tuesday (up about a half lb from the prior Tuesday) and today I’m back where I was last Wednesday.
    In the past when I stopped weighing I stopped caring what I eat. Ain’t gonna happen this time.

    Emily

    October 16, 2013

    When I don’t check in on the scale now and then it’s a lot easier to disavow any knowledge of all those cupcakes. I find myself selecting things out of the closet that are more forgiving of an extra 5…ok 10…lbs. It’s only when I take a look at the scale that I can’t talk myself out of recognizing the truth of bad habits that have sprung back up.

      RoniNoone

      October 16, 2013

      It all depends where we are in our journey. My goal is to not bounce between the two states and I think it’s possible to not weigh in and maintain a healthy weight but you have to have the right mindset.

    4 cycle fat loss

    October 16, 2013

    It is good to be concious about your weight.

    Read this great post on Key Facts You Should Know Now About Fat Loss By 4 cycle fat loss

    http://bestofim.blogspot.com/2013/10/key-facts-you-should-know-now-about-fat.html

    Mindy Lee

    October 16, 2013

    Sorry to hear your son isn’t feeling well, I always feel so bad for the little ones because they truly don’t know what’s happening to their normally healthy bodies. Kids really do teach us how to live in the moment, it’s an awesome, surprising gift.

      RoniNoone

      October 16, 2013

      It really is.

    Sheri J

    October 16, 2013

    HW 305
    CW 247.4(+.4)
    GW 150
    HT 5’3″
    Age 57

    So sorry ya’ll have been sick! I hope everyone is recovering well and quickly…
    My scale is broken so I have had months of the scale-less life and was cringing when I had to weigh in at the dr. yesterday. UNBELIEVABLY, I have not gained since my last weigh in here. Well technically I gained 1.6 pounds but that was with all my clothing on in the middle of the day. I HAVE to get a scale soon with the holidays coming up. I don’t want to get cocky and undo all the work I’ve done!

    Angela

    October 16, 2013

    I have a ftibit scale and weigh myself most days, it seems obsessive but it helps me stay on track and monitor progress. If I pig out a few days in a row it is a great wake-up call. To weigh or not to weigh is always a challenge though. Whenever I go on vacation I give myself a few days to recover :)

    Sammy @ Peace Love & Ice Cream

    October 16, 2013

    Sorry it took the 2 year old being sick to make you miss your weigh in….but you know that’s BETTER for you! You don’t NEED to weigh in! You know that!
    -Sammy @ www.peaceandloveandicecream.com

    Emily

    October 17, 2013

    I reached my goal weight on Saturday!

      Dukebdc

      October 17, 2013

      That’s awesome! Congratulations!!! :)

      nancyabc

      October 17, 2013

      Congrats on all the hard work.

      Christy

      October 17, 2013

      Congratulations!

      Angela

      October 17, 2013

      That is so awesome!!

    Angela

    October 17, 2013

    I’m so sorry to hear about the nasty stomach virus! Sick kids will definitely put things into perspective…

    Ok, on to the weigh in. I started about 3 weeks ago, but didn’t post my first weigh in because I got really busy, but did record it in my spreadsheet.

    I’m doing an older version of WW that I’m pretty comfortable with. As for exercise, I was starting to feel overwhelmed by schedule constraints, so what I’ve been doing this week is gardening for 1 hour every day–I’m taking care of much-needed fall cleanup and getting some exercise at the same time.

    Ok. I’m 5′, 42 years old.
    Starting weight–177.4
    Last week–172.8
    This week–171.2

    I’ll take it. Have a great week, everyone. And Roni, I hope everyone is on the mend soon!

    Imacrazymomof4

    October 17, 2013

    HW: 200+ when pg
    Gw: 120’s
    Cw: 135.2 (+5.3 over GW)
    Age: 44
    Ht: 5’6

    Sick kids are not fun! Sorry to hear about that…
    I just returned from a kid free long weekend with my Hunny so I knew after eating out for the past 5 days the scale would just naturally be up. You throw in the time of the month with that and BAMB you are up at least 5 lbs. When I go away, I enjoy myself. I eat and drink and celebrate the time away to refocus. I live with the idea that life is a compromise…you eat out everyday you work out everyday. I know that if I put on 5+ lbs in less than a week it’s not a permanent thing…I refuse to let myself freak out over it. Honestly, I can’t even remember what my last weigh in on here was, as I haven’t been 100%. I am a weigher by nature though…I feel the need to live with a fact of a number as a gauge. If I’m eating and living well, the scale isn’t a bad experience, if I eat with reckless abandon its not something I enjoy but I know that’s not the time to not get on it. It will be a week of adjusting but it’s all good. I gave my mind and body a bit of a recharge and enjoyed just about every minute of it. Yay!!!

    nancyabc

    October 17, 2013

    Why I am not looking at the scale—- not because I hit the carbs hard for the past 5 days but because the lymphademia fluid in my body is mighty high this week. It has been raining the past two days and I won’t be walking either–but I miss this.

    Christy

    October 17, 2013

    I’m 58, 5’5″.
    Starting weight: 220
    Last week: 216
    This week: 213.8
    Goal weight: 150

    Hope your family feels better soon! I agree, sick little ones tug at a mother’s heart.

    Lynne

    October 18, 2013

    no weight to report – BUT – I am wearing my size 8 GAP jeans fresh from the wash, a white T and … drum roll…. A BELT! In fact, it is the first belt I have bought in… 20 years? I still see areas for improvement (or areas I still need to come to terms with since I am 47 and will probably never be as firm as I was at 18), but last year at this time I was a 14/XL kind of woman…

    hibiscus101

    October 20, 2013

    I haven’t weighed myself in a month, I think. Well, technically I did 3 weeks ago while testing an item at a yard sale, but anyway. I find it liberating and kind of weird to not know my weight at any given moment. You know what, I don’t even care. It’s weird because I used to give that number so much power and now it’s just that, a number.

    Debbi@HappyHealthyFitandFine

    October 20, 2013

    I go back and forth on using a scale. While sometimes I feel like it keeps me in line, other times I think the number just plays games with my head.