Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Scale

In an effort to get back onto a fully Paleo diet to keep the skin healthy and not freaked out, I have decided that I am trying an experiment.

I have eaten Paleo in the past, sometimes for a good many months at a time, and I always feel great eating with that way of life. HOWEVER... I tend to weigh myself 1-2 times a week and when I find I'm not making the progress I think I should, I get frustrated and my food addict comes up to convince me why veering off the Paleo path is such a good idea. Especially when I'm not getting the results I expect.

So I'm detaching myself from the outcome and I have hid my scale for the entire month of March. I will not weigh myself for one month. I put the scale away last night in fact. I already totally miss it... the spot where it normally sits in the bathroom taunting me with the fear of GAINING weight in the next month.

I have meals planned for the week, I have SCHEDULED workout times for next week that I have committed to doing. And I will do this for one month before I torture myself with the scale. I'll focus on how I FEEL... on if my eczema is clearing up and not re-sprouting, on if my pants are fitting looser.

Wish me luck! :)


  1. I hardly ever weigh myself. I've been going to the gym 3 times a week for about 2 months now and my weight hasn't changed but I know progress is being made. I think I'm mostly converting fat to muscle. I definitely feel healthier too.

  2. Exactly! If I focus on the number, I get discouraged. But muscle DOES way more than fat and energy and how your clothes fit... even just how you feel in your own skin, can be better predictors of success than some number telling you so. Hence my experiment. Although I think about that scale every day and I'm only 5 days in!