Wednesday, June 12, 2013

SA (Scale Awareness) Meeting?

Hello. My name is Tiffany and I have a scale addiction. Are there scale awareness support groups? There should be. I've been without the scale for a couple of days now and I am dying here. I have seriously walked into the bathroom several times to weigh myself before remembering that the scale is on a little vaca in the garage. I hope he's enjoying his time there and knows he's missed.



I have never been a weigh-once-a-week type of girl. Never. Even when I've been busy lazy, stuffing my face with sticky finger quesadillas, I weighed myself at least once a day. Watched the scale creep up, stuff my face some more, repeat.

The scale and I have a love/hate relationship. The problem is, he was starting to get in the way of my weightloss. If, on any given time of day, I'd step on the scale and see a really great number, I'd think "Man, I'm awesome. I can afford to go over on my calorie intake a bit (a-hem... a lot)." So I'd eat more, even though I didn't need it. The next time day I stepped on the scale, I'd see a higher number and get really down on myself and it was just becoming a vicious cycle.

On the other hand, this is scary, unknown territory for me. What if I'm not working hard enough this week? What if I'm not losing like I should be? I have no way of knowing for sure! I think I need a paper bag!


I'm having to rely just on myself this week; go outside my comfort zone. I.do.not.like.it. But I put it out there to the blog-a-verse that I would not weigh in until Sunday, so I will continue to suffer my scale withdrawals and sleepless nights to prevent becoming a lying blogger.  

4 days, 2 hours.... 

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In other news, I'm linking up with Skinny Meg for Workout Wednesday...



I'm wrapping up Phase 2 of Jillian Michael's Body Revolution this week. If you want a killer shoulder workout, you can check out my recap of Disc 8, Circuit 3 HERE. If you think it's too easy, up the weights girlies!! It's a killer!

Wednesday is cardio day for me, so I'm going for a run this evening in hopes to PR my last 5k time:


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I'm also linking up with Sami and Jodi for ....


I tried a new recipe last night (found on Pinterest of course). Chicken and Asparagus Broccoli Stir Fry. You can find the recipe HERE. I didn't have asparagus, so I used broccoli and skipped the sesame oil. I served it with some brown rice and it was so good! I realize this picture looks gross, but I promise... it's not. Darn phone camera anyways.










14 comments:

  1. You can do it!
    I used to weigh myself every day- and it killed me. I became a slave to it, especially when my weight would go up- even though I didn't do anything "bad", just chinese food for dinner(hello, salt), or bloating because of lady problems. Honestly I took about 2 months off of weighing myself, and now only do it once a week. It's helped me have a much more normal relationship with my food and with my weight.

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    1. I'm hoping to be able to get to that point once the withdrawals go away ;). Thanks for the encouragement!

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  2. Awesome! Keep up it up! I don't do stir fries very often, I think I will try this one! Thanks for linking up! :)

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    1. It's super fast/easy which was a big bonus!

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  3. I was in the same boat as Julia. I weighed myself constantly, then I finally quit cold turkey for a couple weeks. Now I'm back to weighing myself, but only once a week. Maybe you should try taking a longer-term break from the scale?

    Good luck no your run tonight! I hope you get an awesome PR!!

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    1. Thank you! I plan on gradually getting longer breaks! I'm doing Jillian's Body Revolution right now, and I finish phase 2 this weekend so I want to check my weight at the end of the phase. Otherwise, I'd torture myself into a long break! ha!

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  4. Ugh, I hate the scale too!! It's right beside the toilet, so every morning I see it and hop on it! And as always, ruins my day!! It's so hard to not do it, maybe I should just hide it too!!!
    The picture doesn't look gross! Lol! The recipe sounds good, I'm going to try this next week! Thanks for linking up with us!!

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    1. That darn scale! Hope you like the recipe!

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  5. I have been on a break from the scale for almost 6 weeks. In a way I like it, in a way I feel lost without it. I'm going back to it next week and I don't think I'll ever go more than a week without it again.

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    1. I have mixed feelings about the scale, that's for sure. I could live with weighing in even once a day if I could. It's the multiple times a day that's making it an issue for me! ha!

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  6. Definitely definitely...Try. In my eating disordered days, and I am going to have to write a blogpost about that, I would TRAVEL with my scale. Yes. No joke. I was going to college in Texas and my family lived in Germany. for Christmas I would but MY scale (cause only MY scale was acceptable) into my HAND LUGGAGE so I could contiue weighing myself. Obviously there was a lot other shit going on with me, but after many years of treatment and what not I decided to pull the plug on the scale...I just recently, what, almost 15 years later allowed one back into my life to get rid of some stubborn 10-15 pounds and it worked well during the weight loss, but once I went into mainteance...boom...the number dictated my mood again. So I tossed it out. :)

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    1. I'm so glad to hear you have a healthier relationship with the scale! I'll get there someday! Thanks for sharing:)

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  7. I broke up with my scale and I'm only weighing once a month and that's only because I have to to get a discount on my healthcare at work. I started realizing that I felt amazing after my workouts and when I weighed and didn't see what I wanted, I would get SO angry and SO pissy - it ruined all the other great things I WAS doing! I would wake up in the middle of the night and weigh myself - that's insane...hubby would hide the scale and I would get so mad and make him tell me where it was...it was awful! I'm defintely a scale addict. Now that I'm weighing less often, I don't feel the guilt I used to or beat myself up over one meal that might not have been the best. It's not a license to go nuts, but more of a break for my psyche :) You can do it - it's so much better for our mental health!!

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    1. That sounds like me! I've weighed in the middle of the night too. Pesky scale! Thanks for the encouragement.

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