On May 26, 2014 I made a decision. I broke up with my scale. It was harsh, painful and there were tears. However, I was in a controlling relationship, and I wasn’t the one in control. Fortunately, this break up didn’t end with wallowing and a pint of Ben and Jerry’s.

I was one of those people that would weigh myself every day, and every day I allowed the number on the scale to dictate my emotions. It was emotionally draining so enough is enough! I am so much more than a digital number. Who I am and whether I am healthy or not does not depend on whether I lose 10, 20, 30 or 40 pounds. What matters is that I feel healthy.

So that’s my goal. I’ll be measuring my progress by how I feel and not by some arbitrary number I’ve been conditioned to care about. I’ll be tracking my progress here, and while I don’t expect it to be easy I do hope that I’ll learn healthy habits that will last me a life time. So feel free to join me as I put the scales down and laces up!

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