Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Scales, Fails, and A Success or two

First, for those of you just checking my blog regularly, wondering when I would get back to posting about this--here it is: Yes, I chose the 33 miles in 33 day challenge (it clearly got the most votes). For runners, this isn't such a big deal. But, I haven't ran in some time. Surprisingly, it went well and I finished in 23 not 33 days!! Go ME!!
The fail comes in the scale. It didn't budge. Perhaps it is the craving for food afterward, or me resting more in the afternoon 'cuz hello, I'm tired after running 2-3.2 miles! Maybe it's just that I'm 33. I don't know. But it is frustrating.
So, I finished up right before lent and decided I needed a new challenge. Something for 40 days. I thought no sugar, more miles and etc. But finally, the right idea came. Not something physical. Something emotional. Something emotionally good for myself. So, I put my scale away. Now, you must know that I weigh once, twice and occasionally 3 times a day. This is ridiculous. If my weight is down, I'm on cloud 9, If I'm up my emotional self starts trash talking me. I don't like that. I'm still me rather or not my skinny jeans are fitting this month.
So, my scale has been gone for about a week. And I'm in withdrawal. It is so odd not knowing exactly how much I weigh. But, it is also freeing. Who really cares? I'm still trying to eat right and I'm still running, but I'm saying "NO" to the scale.

6 comments:

Kristin McElderry said...

incredible idea!!!!!!! Way to go Lara!

Giggles said...

I think the scale is a wonderful thing to give up for lent.

And great job on the run!

Jenny said...

Fabulous! I think everyone should give up the scale, althought Matt really wishes we had one (mainly for weighing the kids, since I never know how much they weigh which makes it difficult for him to feel accurate in dosing tylenol. Wierd, I agree!:)) Anyway, my point being my life has been better off since I gave that scale the boot.

Mimi Nowland said...

Congrats on finishing your goal, I am seriously impressed. I have worked on having a healthier relationship with my scale, may the force be with you!

Alisa said...

I haven't been on in a while so I had to catch up....I loved your "miracles" and your surprise vacation and you getting rid of the scale! But I have so say that my favorite was about your ring. I had honestly forgotten about your fingers. When I read "birth defect" I seriously had to go back into the memory files in my head of us in church and school. Just goes to show that some things really aren't as noticeable and memorable as what we think they are.

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