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Stop the Obsession With the Scale Once and For All!

scale-585How many times have you stepped on the scale, full of hopeful anticipation and a week of eating healthy and working out, only to be disappointed by the number staring back at you? Suddenly, that great feeling of accomplishment you had vanishes and you tell yourself that, again, you failed. No matter how hard you try, you can’t lose weight. Sound familiar?

For so many who are trying to lose or manage our weight, the scale is our main tool for measuring our progress. Unfortunately, we often allow it to measure our self-worth, too. While the scale can be a good way to measure progress, it shouldn’t be your only indicator of health and change. In fact, using it as your only form of measurement can result in obsession, negative thinking and a possible decrease in your motivation level. (Doesn’t sound fun, does it?)

For people who weigh themselves daily (or even multiple times a day), the idea of giving up the scale can be scary. But I guarantee that once you do it, you’ll be happier, have a more accurate self-image and better relationship with your body. If cutting yourself off from the scale cold-turkey is a scary—or downright impossible—proposal, follow this five-step plan to go from scale-obsessed to scale-free in just one month!

Continue reading for your 30-day plan to ditch the scale for good!Jenn

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  1. Tatianna says:

    I haven’t weight my self in years, for the reason that I would get obsessed if I did. Now I just eat well, exercise on a regular basis and all of my clothes fit perfect. No scale for me

  2. Denise says:

    I had a years long obsession with the scales. I finally decided that I was tired of ‘it’ controlling how I felt about myself for the day and switched to once a week cold turkey 😛

  3. Yes! I ditched the scale back in high school. Now I just go by my yearly weigh-ins at the doctor’s office. I realized that obsessive weigh-ins had way more to do with my anxiety than with reaching my goals. I ditched the scale, tried to ditch the anxiety, and I’m much happier overall.

  4. Joni says:

    I need to ditch the scale. If I’m really expecting a loss and don’t see it, I get bummed out at eat crap because eating well just isn’t working. I know that’s irrational, but that’s what happens!

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