Ditch The Scale and Find Happiness

Today I’m guest posting over at Running Rachel about my battle with the scale.  Here’s a taste of the post for you:

a story of how one woman ditched the scale to find happiness

Back in December 2009 I did something drastic – I threw out my scale. Frustrated with my creeping weight, I joined an online weight loss support group.  The first three things I learned from the group was:

  1. Weigh yourself infrequently
  2. Don’t drink soda of any kind, even diet soda
  3. Don’t give up – every day is a new day

Those three things were the turning point for me. I’ve always been an active person, so moving wasn’t an issue for me, but my eating and emotional issues were. I played softball, went to mommy & baby bootcamp classes, stroller-fit and occasionally ran – but none of that was working to make me feel good about myself or obtain a healthy weight.

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