Saturday, March 31, 2012

"The Number on the Scale Does Not Define You"

I have decided to participate in No Weigh in April.  I'm going to try really hard not to weigh myself.  Currently, I weigh myself everyday come hell or high water.  That number can definitely have an impact on my day.  I know that I am not defined by my weight, but when you work out hard and eat clean and do not see those numbers getting smaller, it can be defeating.

Way back in January, I read this post on my hero's website.  Swim Bike Mom, aka Meredith, had me in tears.  Literally.  I've been a slave to the scale my entire life, and it hasn't made much of a difference in my weight, but it has "weighed me down".  I asked Swim Bike Mom then if I could repost her post on my blog and awesome human being that she is, she said "Yes!".  Instead of reposting and getting on with my workouts, etc, I promptly hit rock bottom and began sitting on the couch eating whatever I felt like and not exercising one bit.  So, needless to say, the post never happened.  I've been back at it for six weeks now and I feel like I am finally ready to ditch the scale.  (And yes, I am hyperventilating as I type this).

So here it is:  I WILL NOT WEIGH MYSELF FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF APRIL!!! (but you better believe that I'll be standing on that bad boy May 1 ;)

Can I do it?  I think so.  I've stopped drinking Diet Dew after all!  So join me/us if you wish.  Click the link above or on my sidebar.  Empower yourself.  You control your life.  You choose your direction.  And only you determine your self worth!


  1. Ooohhh! I'm not sure I can take THIS challenge. An entire month OFF the scale? I did that for months when I was afraid to look. Now, I weigh in once a week (okay, sometimes twice or three times)... good for you being back at it for six weeks. Looks like you and I are on that 'return journey' together. :) Glad you swung by the Turtles blog... was great to see you in my in-box!

  2. That would be really hard for me. Especially since I am trying to lose weight. Maybe I'll wait to see how hard it is for you before I try it ;)

    PS - I tagged you in my post today (

  3. You can do it! Get your scale out of your sight, put it on a shelf in the closet or something. Out of sight, out of mind....or at least harder to do. You won't regret it....or regret eliminating the Diet Dew.

  4. I dont't even have a scale so that helps! I go by how my clothes feel on me. Good luck with you diet. I'm doing one myself! Thanks for entering my giveaway:)