Sunday, February 13, 2011

Great Weight/No Scale

i feel like i'm at a great weight, but i wouldn't know. i haven't weighed myself in over a week!!!!!! i don't own a scale. YAYYYYYY.

i can't remember the last time i went more than a couple of days without hopping on that digital monster. and during those days, i was really kinda nervous. now, well, i have some brand new trust that things will be fine.

i was up 8 pounds when i moved out last Saturday. i'm assuming i'm somewhere in that range now, but it doesn't seem to matter.

as i make lists of what i need in my fabulous new home, every once once in a while i'll think, "oh, maybe i should get a scale." but then that thought drifts out. in truth, i really need to watch my pennies and i certainly don't NEED a scale. toilet brush - yes. vacuum - yes. tampons -- yes, a true necessity. Scale -- uh, if i have a couple extra bucks, i'd rather have a latte.

isn't it nice that the scale loses? ha ha!

let freedom ring.


  1. It's a good feeling. Those scales are just not that important in the scheme of things are they?

  2. I'm so happy for you!!! You sound so good and I am so proud of how far you've come.

    I still have a scale, but I banished it to the closet. I just check once in a while to make sure I'm still at my healthy weight (like when I was sick last week.) I plan to burn it in a bonfire this summer.



  3. awesome!!!!!

    Isn't it nice to not be hopping on and off that thing all day?
    I didn't have a scale at my old apartment because every room in the place was carpeted (even the kitchen, eww). When we moved here I saw that the bathroom floor was linoleum and I thought "hey I should get a scale". BIG mistake. That thing terrorized me for several weeks before I threw it out in the dumpster where it belonged. You are right, it was a total waste of money.

    I am so happy for you! So sound free-er that I can ever remember since I have been reading your blog. Whatever you are doing (or not doing), it's working!

  4. woohoo!! scale free! i've smashed mine 3x but have always given into buys a new one so there $200+ down the drain. that's a lot of lattes! or clothes! or toilet brushes (i'm just setting up my apartment and had to get one too lol)!

    so proud of you.

  5. Linda; no, they're not very important. i can't believe that i just had no idea, especially since my old scale was so inaccurate and gained and lost weight on it's own, but i sure gave it a lot of power. i am thrilled to have this realization

    Angela; a bonfire sounds wonderful. wish i lived closer to you, so i could come. and we could get some of our friends to join -- doesn't it sound great?!hope you're feeling better than last week!

    lisa; thanks, i really appreciates the comments. i don't see all the changes in myself. it's nice that you notice that i'm freer, and i am. i love my new home so much. i have almost 5 months sober. i have an interesting job interview tomorrow. things truly can get better

    flaweddesign: it's taken me decades to not have a scale. this is the most time i've been scale-free since i was pre-teen. and i'm almost 47.

    good luck with the apartment. there sure is a lot to do, isn't there. and money does manage to slip away.

    i hope you love your apartment as much as i love mine. take care of yourself!

  6. I don't think I could live without a scale. How else can I maintain a healthy weight? I am intrigued with how you do this, and very happy for you that you are so happy and positive about taking this step!

  7. Sweeet...reading this post made me so happy for you! Awesome awesome. I hope everything is going well with getting settled into your new place. You rock!

  8. You are wonderful :) I'm so glad for you!!

  9. Harriet; i don't really know why things are different now -- i was such a scale-aholic. maybe because my weight doesn't matter so much, at the moment? i wonder what will happen with my weight without a scale. it's been a week and a half now and with time, i'm almost forgetting that there was always a daily weigh-in. i feel pretty good. i really thought i wouldn't be able to last, actually.

    Cammy; thanks. it does feel awesome not to weigh myself. very, very, very liberating. and it's weird, but it really is becoming more of a vague memory. the day is much nicer not knowing what some dumb (often unreliable) gadget says i weigh. i think being in my own place has something to do with it. i am free from many things, i suppose

    S.A. well, thank you very much. it's been such a long time of being such a slave to the scale. i guess i almost don't have patience for it anymore. i don't know why, but i just don't even care what i weigh so much, at the moment. may it last