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What Happened When I Gave Up the Scale for 30 Days

I stumbled upon a Lose It Facebook group awhile back and joined. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The folks in this group know exactly what I’m dealing with and offer some of the most amazing support ever! Back in March, I was having scale issues where I was getting a different weight each time I stepped on it. I saw my doctor during this time because I was experiencing dizziness and their scale said I had only lost 13 pounds! Ugh…talk about frustrating. A few people in the group and I decided to boycott the scale for the month of April…

I’m used to weighing myself every morning and I thought I was going to have a difficult time not stepping on the scale. It was actually much easier than I would have thought. With only a few days left of the month, I’m happy to report that I haven’t stepped foot on my scale. I had to visit my primary doctor and an endocrinologist earlier this month and I didn’t look at the number on the scale either time.

I weighed in on April 1 at 215.6 pounds. I gave up the scale for the next 30 days. Well, to be fair, I gave it up for 27 days because curiosity got the better of me on April 28. I figured what the hell; it was the day after my birthday so I stepped on the blasted thing. After 27 days, I weighed 203 pounds. Talk about excited!

So, what happened during those 27 days?

I wasn’t worried about the numbers, except for my calorie intake. I paid much more attention to how I was feeling and how my clothes fit. I thought I was going to have a very difficult time because I was used to weighing in every day, but it was surprisingly easy for me to ignore the scale.

Those were the best 27 days I’ve had yet! It was so great that I’ve decided I’m going to keep it up. From now on, my strategy is to weigh in on the first of the month and again on the last day of the month.

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