By Amanda Moxley
Have you ever gotten on the scale and were devastated by the number staring back at you? You thought you were lighter, or thinner or eating so well and then the scale gave you a different reality? You felt like you should have lost five pounds but NO the scale is screaming at you that you actually gained weight or didn’t lose any weight at all.
How do you feel in your heart when the scale does this to you?
What kinds of thoughts do you assault yourself with? Do these sound familiar; “just give up, eating healthy doesn’t work, you’re fat, you’re a loser, you’re never going to lose weight, you’re going to feel fat forever.”
How do you eat the rest of the day? Do you continue to eat healthy or do you sabotage your efforts, get in a funk and eat crappy food all day?
If you fall into this trap, rest assured that you are not alone. The majority of women I speak to about the scale report the same negative love/hate relationship that brings them down and makes them feel horrible.
Years ago, I’d obsessed about the scale. The number looking back at me would either make me feel happy or ruin my entire day. It wasn’t until I hired my first Holistic Health Coach (a former dancer who had to weigh in before dance practice) and she suggested that I throw away my scale. At first I didn’t believe her, but one week in between our sessions I tried not weighing myself. Instead, I declared my weight at 118 and have never weighed myself again. Now I feel absolutely FREE! I feel confident and know no matter what, I weigh 118 now. This mindset gives me a sense of innate confidence, self trust and calmness about my body that nobody and especially no scale can take away from me.
If you want to end the moody scale roller coaster like I did here is what you can do.
1. Decide that you are FINISHED with allowing the number on your scale to determine your mood and steal your peace.
2. Declare your ideal weight.
3. Tell everyone who asks your new declared weight, when you get your driver’s license use your declared weight. From this point forward act, live, eat and breathe like you are your ideal weight and never look back.
4. Never weigh yourself again because you know you don’t want to get back on the moody scale rollercoaster.
5. Continue to eat and drink the highest most nutritious foods and drinks you can afford. Continue to exercise and be grateful for the beautiful, healthy amazing body you have been given.
6. Trust this process. I promise it works! It’s been over 5 years since I weighed myself and I feel amazing inside and out.