What weight did the scale say?...
Is that number Up or Down from yesterday? ...
I've got to 'log in' my weight ! ...
What is my Current Weight?...
Yikes!! I missed weighing myself this morning?!!?
STOP IT... JUST STOP THE SCALE DRAMA.
If you have had weight loss surgery, this is a constant conversation said at times out loud or to yourself.
My advice to you is this: Get out of the habit of watching the number on the scale as a source of successful weight loss.
This habit of focusing on the scale and "that" number is like an 'old friend' we bring with us from the days of being heavy.
Being overweight for 30+ years of my life... I know the scale numbers meant sooo much. To an Obese person The lower the scale number - it's the marker of success. But it shouldn't be.
Let me tell you about some of the best advice I received about the weight loss journey...
About 3 months after surgery, I ran into a long distance friend. We stopped on the busy NYC sidewalk and embraced cause it had been since 1999 in Miami since we laid eyes on each other and we started to talk like we had seen each other just yesterday.
We decided to stop in a cafe to sit and chat for a moment... she looked at me and congratulated me on my recent weight loss. I responded with "I think its not working - I'm not seeing the scale move anymore!!!"
My eyes showed fear and distrust in the process as I had stated how I had been weighing myself everyday, multiple times a day for the last 4-5 weeks still seeing the same number on the scale.
My friend stopped my train of thought and said these profound words to me:
"... Don't look at the number. The number on the scale isn't going to make you truly happy. It isn't You. The shape of your body and how you FEEL in your skin will..."
My mind stopped reeling. I hadn't thought of it that way.
It didn't dawn on me that this is my chance to Shape My Body into what I want... and I had this option all along. To me, at that moment she was 'Glenda the Good Witch' telling me that I could've clicked my heels three times and left Oz and went home all along.
My friend continued to calm my nerves...
"... Listen I know You know how to be Heavy and Sad. Now You are learning how to be Slimmer and Happy. Give Yourself time to adjust... to get the hang of it. Be patient and kind to yourself."
We finished talking. I digested her advice like the cup of coffees we sipped on. After we parted ways, I went home and removed the scale from my home - never to return.
My life after ditching the scale has been a life free of body insecurities. I don't fret because of the number on the scale... My day isn't ruined because I'm am up 2 pounds... I now focus my interest on my body's shape and health.
I'm learning to put good, healthy foods inside of my newly rehabbed body temple.
I had always wished for a lean but womanly curved body. I now strive for that goal. No more scales... No more agony.
Continue Focusing on how I look in my clothes...
Paying Attention to How I feel in my skin while naked...
Being Grateful for Not having to take any more Medication for Obesity related illnesses (Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, Crunchy Knees, etc...)
I Balance my life with eating smaller, healthier portions, drinking lots of water, and exercising daily...
Remember You are learning how to be Healthy and Happy while "Shaping" who you are.
Make your Weight Loss Journey a Happy and Stress-Free One :-))