First things first:
Winner of the contest this week is Doublejay4me!
CONGRATULATIONS! I will email you. You get to select from a Thin Within book, donated by Joe and Pam Donaldson of the Thin Within Company, a Hunger Within book, donated by Arthur and Judy Halliday (authors and founders of Thin Within) or a week of one-on-one coaching with me. This is our last week of contests until June! I hope you will all continue to post and encourage one another!
We began our Ditch Your Scale Challenge 8 days ago. This is day 9. Have you made it this far? We have 5 days left to go!
I have to admit. I have NOT made it. Not at all! I am somewhat surprised, too! Maybe I need Kim to come and take this scale from me like she did the last one! 🙂 Oh, Kiiiii-iiim…LOL!
I leave on Sunday for a very LOOOOOONG trip and won’t be on a scale again during all that time (at least through May 9!), so I will have to deal with it cold turkey! I am going to be prayerfully evaluating what is going on with me to make me so dependent on the scale. While it isn’t like it used to be, it certainly has a feeling about it that I don’t care for! I have discovered that I have minimized any need for concern…which…er..concerns me. True confessions!
So, let me ask you: What are the challenges you have been facing staying off the scale? Anyone but me struggling with this? I started this challenge so cocky!
Have you tried renewing your mind about it? I must admit that it feels like there is SO much I am renewing my mind about these days that I will never get going on life each day if I keep renewing my mind about everything I have unworkable beliefs about! LOL! I need to renew my mind about renewing my mind! HA! Then I won’t make such a big deal out of it, I am sure. I can renew my mind when I am driving, when I am showering, when I am waiting in lines…it doesn’t have to be a big deal to be powerful!
What truths have you used to replace the thought that “I must weigh or else I will _____” ?
I love what one of our participants said…that she is choosing to stand on the promise that God will complete that which he began and that she will resist checking on His progress! I love that! Maybe I need to paste that ON my bathroom scale. Yes…that is a good idea.
What else can we do to cooperate with God in resisting the call of the bathroom scale?
I do not believe the scale is my enemy and that getting rid of it is too legalistic. I weight myself once a month and then pray about it if I have gained. I am at high risk for diabetes because both of my parents have it and their siblings had it so I do have to watch my weight. Plus high cholesterol and heart disease runs in my family and all of that can tie into weight. I am not obsessive about it and only weigh myself once a month plus measure my waist line as that too is tied to heart disease and diabetes.
Sounds great, Sue. It sounds like you are nothing like many of us who, by having it, allow the bathroom scale to decide what we will think, do, and feel. Some of us allow the scale far too much power. You are free from that. I salute you!
Sue, thank you for sharing that! So true! It isn’t a ‘bad’ tool for everyone. I think it really goes back to what the individual mindset is about the scale.
Sue, I wish I could be more like you! I can be obessive about the scale and allow the numbers on it to rule my day! A weight loss leads to a celebration, which leads to a binge. A weight gain leads to self pity, which leads to a binge. I will glady toss out my scale once I find someone to pry my fingers off it! Linda