Scale Addiction

Hi, my name is Katherine, and I am a scale addict.

Do you ever feel like saying this aloud sometimes? Do you ever wonder if you can skip a day of weighing or do you feel like you just have to know that number? Do you ever feel like your scale is calling your name?


I have this serious addiction to my scale and I would like to feel differently about it but I’m not sure how. On the support boards I see these people that just weigh weekly. That’s right, they step on their scale just one time, one day a week. I so wish that could be me. Then there are some that say they weight just once a month. I don’t know if I believe them or not. That one is just totally not realistic for me. But if I could only weigh once a week……

I have noticed in this addiction that when I am doing well on an eating plan, my addiction is much worse. If I start avoiding the scale for a couple/few days, I have not been solidly eating well on said eating plan. So, my question is, is this a good thing or a bad thing?

I think it could be good or bad. I have pretty much come to the conclusion that if I just weigh once a day to make sure that I am on track and can handle the fluid fluctuations than it can be a good thing for tracking my weight loss patterns.

Now, how it turns into a bad thing. When I start weighing multiple times a day to obsessively see the scale go up or down and if it dictates my moods, then it is definitely a bad thing!!


I remember a few years ago, I got so frustrated with how many times a day I was weighing, I gave my scales to my sister. She had them for a while. I don’t even really remember if I was on an eating plan at the time. I do know that I felt kind of lost without them and I contemplated going to buy new ones. I eventually got that scale back.

I have come to realize that I do better with a set of scales in the house, I just wish sometimes I used them a little less. I am going to challenge myself that in the next few weeks, I am only going to weigh once a week and that day is going to be on Friday!!

On to more pressing issues…Eating challenges! I have many coming up soon. My oldest daughter’s birthday is today. My husband’s birthday is Friday. I have my daughter’s birthday party with her friends on Friday night, then her and my husbands joint family birthday party on Saturday, a Halloween party Saturday night, and a fall festival with my church on Sunday. Whew, I am just tired thinking about all of that. Can I fit anything else into that weekend?

I have a plan. I am going to just stay on my eating plan and avoid the junk. It will be hard but if I make up my mind before hand, I can do it. I will do this and I will be successful!

As of right now, I am down 37 pounds. I know I wanted to be down 50 pounds by Halloween. Yeah, that’s not going to happen. But……I believe that I will be able to be down between 40-45. I’m stoked about that because I am starting to feel much better in my clothes and things are starting to become easier. I can go up the stairs in my house much, much quicker now!! I love that!!

Ok, so a recap… I’m not going to weigh as often as I have been. I am going to lose several more pounds before Halloween to get to 40-45 pounds. And I am going to stay away from all of the party junk this weekend so I can be successful with my eating goals. I will let you all know next week how I did with my goals. Yeah!!

Do you have any holiday parties coming up? If you do, how do you plan for your success?


Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”

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