It is important for me to pay attention to what I eat and to exercise regularly, but this shame spiral does not help. I want to focus more on making positive choices and less on losing weight. I want to continue feeling the pride in myself for becoming healthier without feeling ashamed of the less healthy things I choose to do. I can't be perfect and I want to be more accepting of that.
Because of this, I am going to take the BodyLOVE Summer Challenge.
The part that makes me the most nervous is Step #1: Get rid of the scale. On WW, I am supposed to check my weight 1x/week, but I tend to check it about 3-4x/week. This is more than a habit at this point. It is an obsession. Putting away the scale seems impossible, but I am going to give it a shot. I don't believe that checking my weight is a bad thing at all, but the fact that the number can sometimes feel more important than the any healthy choice I made during the week is absurd. I am not going to give up paying attention to the scale forever because it can be motivating and can be a helpful tool to track changes. But I am going to give the scale a rest. Besides, I'll check it at the end of the month and will hopefully feel better about the progress.
How often do you find yourself checking your weight?
Does the number on the scale impact your mood, regardless of the healthy decisions you made during the week?