I'm missing the scales already. I'm developing paranoia, that just because I haven't checked my weight for the last 2 mornings, it's piling back on, sneaking back onto my body. And I think that's exactly why I need to step away from them. After all, when I'm on holiday or staying with friends I do just fine without them.
So - why have I made this move to stop stepping on the scales every morning? I'm getting obsessed with them. Not in a the scales didn't say what I wanted this morning and it's ruined my whole day kind of way, just in a getting a bit stressed when the don't move kind of way, which ends up making me start second-guessing all my food and exercise habits. I over-analyse, and then I complicate things. I tweak something here. I tweak something there. And then I get annoyed when the scales still don't move the way I want them to. I'm just making the whole thing way to complicated.
It's simple. If I average sensible eating over a period of time, and consistently throw some exercise in to the mix - then eventually my body will respond. Inches will disappear, pounds will melt away, choirs of angels will sing and all will be right with the world.
However, it ain't going to be quick, it won't conform to whatever timetable I've got in my head, and it probably won't come off the bits I specifically want it to first, because that's how life works. Patience, my young paduin learner. I need to learn some patience. And standing on the scales every morning, focussing intently on some fluctuating number, is not going to help that. At all.
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