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IceFishn posted:
I have thrown out three scales in the last 4 months. I went threw all of my cousin's stuff looking for her scale and broke down crying in a ball on the floor because I couldnt find it...So I bought a new one which lasted a whole four days. Therapist said either bring it in to me or a reciept showing you returned it or I will hospitalize you..... What a choice...Therapist told me to draw a scale and put something positive on it like, "Im okay", "You are Beautiful", etc.. When I have the urge to get on... which is about 30 times a day.... I stand on it instead.......I laughed but now I am full of anxiety on implementing the request.....Anyone feel similar? What have you done that works?
Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi IceFishn,

I hope that others will be responding soon because I suspect you are not alone. (((hugs))) In the meantime, I wanted to welcome you here.
minzz responded:
I identify with you!
I have to keep tapping this stupid scale and I have to measure 12 points of my body countless countless times daily.
the measuring tape and the scale tell me exactly how to feel, which is never satisfied.
I dont want to have to weigh before during and after meals (its in the kitchen) and like an OCD I tap and weigh 5 times in a row because it varies by 0.2 lbs sometimes.
and I hate having to get up in the middle of the night to check to see if I magically lost an inch when I didn't do anything to deserve it.
I want to just measure and weigh in the morning, (when the numbers are lowest, obviously)
You inspire me with the "nice" scale, but unfortunately I cant just replace my scale because my mom needs it (she had gastric bypass and without any effort went from 235 to 105 in a year- now shes thinner than me)

If I had a chainsaw I would cut off my disgusting rolls.

Anyway I know how you feel, and I realized just after typing some of my habits how absurd they must be.
Stupid numbers! -but that little part of me wishes i could find a scale that measures to the hundredth of a pound!

Similar gal,
lostkate responded:

Total understand what you are feeling, When I moved out of my house I purposely didnt take the scale. I knew that I would be on all the time. After about 3 days I had to go buy one, then realized it was showing the same weight all the time. When my daughter step on it, it said the same weight I was. It was broken and making me very frustrated. So I through it out and got another one, just to calm my anxiety. I try not to go on it often but I do. Your therapists idea sounds like a good one, I might try myself.

I go from where Im on it all the time, then get depressed and dont want to go on it because it makes me more depressed. Ive learned having a scale sucks but its hard to give it up. Wish I was more help but your not alone fighting with scale.
IceFishn replied to lostkate's response:
This is what I created in utter anxiety.. NOw I just got to use it.

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