To sum it up...the scale and I just don't get along. I have been the same weight now for over a year and had a goal weight in mind and some pretty big prizes once I reached those goals. My strength training increased a lot, I get to the gym 5 or 6 times a week at least and work hard each time...yet the scale was not moving. I was frustrated. I was angry. I get on the scale and I feel bad. I get on it and am reminded that my body is not ever going to be a size 0 like the media claims that every woman should be. I get on it and am just reminded of the bad choices I made with food and don't dwell on any positives...you know, like having lost 60 pounds already.
I was tired of getting upset with numbers. I was tired of feeling like I was worse and unhealthy because the number was telling me so. I decided that I was done with the scale.
Reality...the number doesn't tell the entire picture and the number should not determine the attitude that I have about myself.
I know that I'm not the only one out there either that has this problem with the scale. I was starting to become more aware of how others were seeing the scale too and noticed an epidemic that I know has been around for ages. The epidemic is women who weigh themselves constantly...daily, before and after a workout, once a week, every Monday/Wednesday/Friday, ...it is almost like they have to have that number in front of them so they know how much they have to work, what they have (or can) eat that day or if they are on the right track. The sound of someone getting on the scale at the gym (these are the same people every day by the way) was starting to get on my nerves. Pretty sure one of these days I am just going to over and put an "Out of Order" sign on it.
A blog that I follow posted this great article yesterday which basically sums up everything that I was thinking. I put a few paragraphs below to give you an idea what the article is about and a few of the highlights.