One year without a scale.

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Today, I decided to take on a challenge. After months of exercising and healthier eating, I find myself discouraged on the days I step foot on the scale. I am noticing changes through photos and clothing, but nothing that the scale reflects. And quite frankly, I'm sick of it!

I have days that I wake up feeling on top of the world. My kids wake up happy, breakfast goes well, I have the upper hand on my house work and my husband has sent me a 'Good Morning' text. I feel great and thinner. The moment I step on the scale, it so easily ruins my mood for the day. That stupid number should not EVER define a person. I love my body. I've had years of challenges with it and am finally at a great place. My body is perfect to me. All 5'8", 195 pounds of it. It's grown me 2 beautiful sons, and it deserves my love. 

So, I'm ridding myself of the scale. I'm going to love myself without knowing my number. Without knowing what my bones, blood, tissues, muscle and everything else all put together weighs. Simply put, I don't give a rats ass about that number anymore. It doesn't define me. 

My goals are to be fit and have more definition, all while still keeping my curves. They make me feel beautiful and as much as I may complain that my b**bs don't fit into anything, they're great. I don't have a 'size' that I want to be. I actually like the size I am. I'd like to lose a few more inches, but I'm not too stressed about it.

This challenge is especially difficult for me as I can go days at a time that I must weigh myself first thing in the morning. If I travel to see my family, 2 hours away, I'm sure to weight myself as it may be different there. And when I get back, I'm weighing myself again. I catch myself looking at my reflection multiple times a day as if it will do something. I love myself, but I can be a little obsessed with looking for results.

So, here is to the next year of not knowing what that number is.

Here is me today:

And if you've read this far, I challenge all of you to do the same. Toss the scale with me and learn to be more important than a number.

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