Once upon a time, I got sick of weighing myself and letting a number dictate my mood. So I threw out my scale.
And lived happily ever after.
- The End
Some people are fine with scales, and can use them for their appropriate purpose (which is OCCASIONAL - not daily - tracking of one’s weight or measuring of one’s weight loss - or gain - progress). They are TOOLS for simple feedback, and feedback alone (and even then, they don’t provide you with the whole story. A jump in the scale may not mean anything. Body change can happen without a drop - or even with an increase - in the scale). But if your scale has become more than just a tool, you might not have a healthy relationship with it.
Many women, don’t own a scale… it owns them.
I never felt as though my relationship was disordered or hindering… until it was so obvious I couldn’t ignore it. It “feels” right, the same way drugs do. I didn’t know how much energy - physical, emotional, mental - went in to to my daily ritual until I stopped. If any of the signs below ring true for you, it might be time for you to ditch the scale too.
Signs you may have an unhealthy relationship with the scale…