WHY I DON’T WEIGH MYSELF ANYMORE.

 

I’ve tried to write this post 3 times and always end up deleting my previous efforts. So I’m gonna go with the flow for this one, try to write coherently, and hope you understand where I’m coming from.

 

I don’t weigh myself. WHY? Because I truly feel, for most people out there, they will never be happy with the number they see on the ‘sad step’ (perfect name for it I think!)

This is a recent lifestyle change. About 6 months ago I still weighed myself regularly (every week or so), and in the past I have gone through periods of weighing myself extremely regularly along with restricted eating. I’m at the point in my life where I don’t want to feel bad after stepping on an apparatus. It brings about such a feeling of self-hate that I’m not prepared to have in my life anymore.

If I feel good about myself and my body and my clothes fit how I want to, why should a figure change that? And more importantly, why do we let it? Why do we let silly numbers dictate our days/weeks/lives?

If you’re on a weight loss journey I can see how it helps, but sometimes the weighing scales really aren’t the true indicator on to whats happening with your body. Go with what you see in the mirror, how your clothes fit compared to how they used to, do you see new muscle definition where you didn’t before?

I have no idea how much I weigh right now, I eat healthily and workout a lot AND I treat myself too. I don’t want anything to change my positive mindset, so I don’t want to know. I’m come to the point where I can honestly say..

I DON’T CARE.

Which feels so bloody liberating to say.

For the first time EVER in my life, I’m happy with my body. Its about time.

 

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Do you weigh yourself?

 

 

 

 

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  • LOVE THIS – good on you, and so glad that you have found happiness with your body. It’s the only one you’re going to have after all so you have to love it!
    I don’t weigh myself either and I don’t intend to start. I have also gone through periods of restricted eating and I feel that a focus on numbers pushes me towards more of a disordered relationship with food. I know my body, I know when it’s feeling its best, and a random number on a set of scales doesn’t really help me in any way!
    Sophie xxx | Sophar So Good

    • YES! Such a good way to see things! Its so much better when you don’t feel the need to do it anymore! xx

  • Aw good on you girl! It must feel so liberating! Unfortunately I do still weigh myself as I’m trying to lose a bit of weight and PCOS makes it nearly impossible haha so I like to stay on track with what’s happening in my body! I’m proud of you for stepping away from the numbers and focusing on how you feel!

    Sharni // http://www.agirlandgrey.com

    • Thanks so much for reading! Aslong as you’re using it in a positive way I think its a good thing still 🙂 xx

  • So refreshing and positive and you look beautiful just how you are. No number on the scales needed! Such a good message here! Xxx my best wishes xxx

    Keep Calm and start writing –
    http://www.23millymay25.blogspot.co.uk

  • Lydia May

    That is so true about never being happy with the number. I don’t personally weight myself anymore because weight could just be muscle and why would you want to lose that?

    http://itslydiamay.blogspot.co.uk

    • That’s SO true! Never really thought of it like that before xxx

  • Well done, I absolutely love this. I’m going to do the same as i’ve just noticed that my mood really fluctuates based on how much I weigh. Focusing on being happy is so much more important. You rock!
    Holly x | http://www.thechroniclesofholly.com/ | https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/chronicles-holly-13610625

  • Caitlin

    Congrats on having achieved that self appreciation!

    Beauty & Colour | Vegan Lifestyle Blog

  • Amy Eade

    This is such a healthy attitude to have! I don’t weigh myself either, I used to weigh myself every week, but I’ve been so much happier with my body since I’ve stopped!
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

    • It’s crazy the difference right? Why do it if it doesn’t add to your life! xx

  • I am so so glad that you’re feeling happy with your body! I got rid of my scales about a year and a half ago now because I was obsessed with weighing myself and it was so damaging. I’ definitely a lot happier without them

    Steph – http://www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

    • I don’t think I’ll ever have a pair again to be honest!

  • I tend not to weight myself: If I like my body weight doesn’t matter, but if I’m going through a stage where I don’t feel good with myself I weight because I wanna see results (and get motivation to exercise more and keep eating well). 🙂

    Caterina | caterinasosso.com

    • That’s true, they can be helpful but for me they were such a negative thing on my life!

  • Abi

    Such a lovely post and so refreshing to hear! I have a really bad habit of weighing myself, which I’m hoping to crack. Will definitely have to take your advice! Great post! Abi | Ramblingsofablonde.co.uk

    • Ohh no I hope you realise you are better off without soon! 🙂

  • Diana Maria

    I’m the same! I haven’t weight myself in months, and I feel great about it. The scale often reduces things to numbers and I would always feel bad about myself if I didn’t like the number I saw- even if I was feeling great moments before! I think it’s been healthier for me not to weigh myself, I’m glad you’ve found peace in doing the same xox

    Sending love & light your way,

    My Lovelier Days

    • It’s like an instant switch isn’t it as soon as you do it! So much better off now 🙂

  • Such a fab post Natalie and I love your attitude here! I totally agree that people are too focused on numbers but actually it should be about how you feel and how your clothes fit. I think I might follow your lead and ditch the scales too!

    The Makeup Directory

    • Do it! I’m not sure I’ll ever have a pair again, they are just too damaging for me! xx

  • The Sunday Mode

    That’s awesome that you’re at this point! I don’t weigh myself ever, I did for a tiny bit a few years ago and it just made me feel like crap no matter what so I stopped completely. Plus with water weight, bloating, muscle mass and all that jazz I don’t think it’s really a great indicator anyway.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • Thats so true, there is SO many things that can affect it! xx

  • a-fucking-men. i need to stop weighig myself, i put so much emphasis on a silly little (or big haha) number which doensn’t mean a freakin’ thing. this is such a great mindset to have though – who gives a F?!

    katie xx lacoconoire.com