I have participated in three scaleless summer since 2011 and I’m excited to kick off another scaleless summer today! In 2011 I had a crazy idea. Why not go scaleless for an entire summer? Instead of being focused on the scale, I would spend 3 months focused on other indicators of my success.
2011 – I kicked off the summer at 217 pounds and ended the summer at 228 pounds. It wasn’t the scaleless summer I had hoped it would be.
2012 – I started my scaleless summer at 225 and ended the summer at 220. The summer of 2012 was a wonderful summer! I got married, traveled across Europe for 3 week and ended the summer with a loss!
2013 – I was extremely reluctant to go scaleless in the summer of 2013. I was playing football for the DC Divas and wasn’t overly thrilled with my success in years past. I started the summer at 228.8 and can’t find a record of my final weigh-in.
This Summer I’m Going Scaleless
2015 – So here we are, 4 years after my first scaleless summer. 4 weeks ago I decided to stop dieting, which has been incredibly eye opening and freeing (more on that Wednesday!). At the same time though, I want to lose weight, which I can’t comprehend being able to do without a strict diet. Finding the balance between weight loss and not dieting has been a challenge, but I’m finding my groove and am working on creating healthier habits each day. I am really trying to wrap my arms around life style changes, which I hope will come through in my Daily Snapshot posts, and I will continue to share the ups and downs here as the weeks go on.
From May 24 – September 7 I will not step on my scale. My goal is to continue to lose weight, but also to not get discouraged if my weight fluctuates from week to week (like this week). This morning I weighed in at 252 and plan to take my measurements once a month until we reach my end of summer weigh-in on September 7.
- Eat when I’m hungry
- Stop when I’m full
- Eat more produce (veggies and fruit)
- Limit sugar and sweets
- Continue to use AdvoCare supplements
- Workout more (spin, walks during lunch breaks, running, and weight lifting)
- Do not weigh myself until September 7
- Reach pre-pregnancy weight (234)
- Begin training for a fall race
- Wow myself!