Oprah Said, “Throw out your scale”…………..I did this after I had my fourth child.

Yes, I threw out my scale…………….Oprah told me the scale was not my friend and people do better with their weight when they go by the feel of their clothes and not the numbers on a scale.

WELL!

I think Oprah is wrong!

2 years later I bought a new scale and WOW!! are those numbers high!

Okay! I will admit it………..It was not just Oprah that told me to get rid of the scale. I told a friend of mine that I was weighing my clothes before I put them on, then I would then put them on and then weigh myself again.

AND……then every time I went by the scale………….I would get on it again and again and look.
Maybe I dropped a pound by not eating that cake…………

Hey, it could happen.

Okay, I know…….

You don’t have to tell me……….My son already did…….
It is all a “little” Obsessive Compulsive…………I know……

When I told a friend of mine all this…….. She said, “Lisa, throw out your scale.” “It is making you crazy.” then I heard Oprah say it and I thought well this must be right. Oprah knows about weight, being a woman and who better to listen too………….and my friend said it too.

BUT!

Once again, I should have listen to my dad………….When I told him I threw out my scale………..he said “WHAT!! Throw out your scale…………..How will you know how much you weigh?” “That is a terrible idea.”……I told him what I was doing with it and he really didn’t see much wrong with that type of behavior…………Thinking he didn’t know much about being an expectant mother, having a baby, or being a woman………….I threw it out.

2 years later……I feel fatter then I have ever felt in my life! (Excluding pregnancies of course. ) My clothes fit me fine………..they are a size larger then I am use too………. but, hey they fit me fine…..

Then again………… I can’t stand the way I feel in them…………

So, I went out and bought a scale.

The good news is ~ THE VERY LARGE NUMBERS DID NOT THROW ME OFF! I kind of knew what I weighed. To my surprise, I was off 5 pounds………..in my favor.

YAY!

So now, I am back to reality……………and weighing myself 4 – 5 – okay 6 times a day. I know it is a little Obsessive Compulsive………but, I really did have to know! I still have my smaller clothes waiting for me…………calling me………..saying…..”Lisa, we miss you!” ‘Come back”

I miss them too!

When I told another friend about all this the other day, she laughed and said “Your nuts, I love you anyway AND Oprah needs to buy a scale too!”

She is a good friend.

AND

I don’t listen to Oprah anymore.

I think I am going to move the scale into the kitchen by the chocolate chips.

They call me too.

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8 thoughts on “Oprah Said

  1. Why do we need to know what we weigh? I don’t have a scale. I use the truckstop weigh stations on the highway instead. It’s much less invasive. You just have to deduct the weight of your car, your purse and the cake in the box in the back seat. :)XOXO AM

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  2. OHHHH! Can’t believe you just… slammed Oprah! I am working on becoming Oprah’s New Friend! I have to say….This was not an Ah Ha moment. NO. NOT ONE BIT. May have been an Ha Ha moment but definately not an Ah Ha! Love, Marg

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  3. I HATE the scale, too, but I’m a firm believer that we have to at least tell ourSELVES the truth! As one who, like Oprah, will battle weight forever, I still think we need that scale. Too easy to fool yourself.Ok, I’ll stop soliloquizing ’cause I realize it’s really ME that needs to hear this! lolDid I stop by here to say all this? Focus Robynn!Just wanted to say THANK YOU! for stopping by and for leaving a comment. I appreciate it so much and would love to see you again anytime.BTW, I LOVE your profile statement. And I don’t know what you’re talking about thinking you’re not a good writer. I truly enjoyed your post.Blessings to the shrinking you! 🙂

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  4. You could just put the chocolate chips on the scale in the middle of the kitchen table – sounds like something my sister would do to try to keep herself feeling guilty enough to not eat them.And if Oprah’s public admissions (not to mention the photographs) are any indication, she’s been tossing alot of scales. Weight up – out they go. Clothes feel better – she buys a new scale. ;-)Thanks for dropping by my blog!

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