Sunday, April 15, 2007

I Don't Know How To Feel

I haven't weighed myself for 3 weeks now and I feel really strange. My flat mate asked me how I am feeling about my weight and I didn't know what to say. I normally dictate how I feel depending on what I weigh and without knowing how much I weigh, I just don't know how to feel.

In the past if I lose a kilo, I look in the mirror and think I look thinner, if I gain a kilo I think I look fatter. If I am losing weight then I can go out and see friends, if I am gainging weight then I shouldn't leave the house. It is all in my head.

I think it is good for me to do this for the moment. I need to stop valuing myself by what the scales say. Hopefully as I get a better attidue about food and exercise, I will get a better attitude about the scales.


  1. It sounds as though your change in emphasis has been great for your mindset, Tully - though just make sure of that when you do eventually decide to weigh in; quite often the moment I got back on the scale after a month it was 'the same old feeling'. Perhaps during this time you can think of other ways to regularly measure your progress? (Centimetres lost? Seconds/Minutes consecutive jogging? Or just keeping an eye on your heartrate when on exercise machines?)

  2. Don't worry so much about the number. How do you feel? Quit looking in the mirror so much. Take a picture, it lasts longer and you have a great view of what the world sees. I have been doing that myself.

  3. We do focus on the numbers too much hey...?? I am obsessed about the number 85 at the moment .... All I want is to be lower than that f*&$'n number!! lol ....
    Why do we do it to ourselves??

    I am glad you are feeling better about yourself!! ....

  4. I am in the same boat as you - you put it into words for me.


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