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It’s Monday. Did You Weigh Yourself Today?

Did you wake up today with the urge to weigh yourself?  How did that go? If you did weigh, did doing so bring joy into your life?  Or did it make you feel lousy about yourself?  Yet again, were you hoping that what you saw would motivate you to “stick to a diet” and to stop emotional eating?  Or did you just look at the number on the scale neutrally?  

Whatever your reaction, what meaning are you giving to what that metal box told you?  How much power do you give to your scale to determine your mood and how your day is likely to go?

Now consider trying this, instead. What one small step could you take today to be healthier; emotionally, physically, nutritionally, and/or spiritually, no matter what you happen to weigh today?

Choose to take one small step in any one of those four arenas, then focus your attention on how that healthy choice feels in comparison to how it feels to step on the scale on Monday morning. Which action makes you feel more positive, empowered, and proactive?


Ellen Shuman is a Life Coach who specializes in emotional and binge eating issues. She is the founder of A Weigh Out & Acoria Eating Disorder Treatment, Vice President of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), and Co-Chair of the Academy for Eating Disorders Special Interest Group on “Health at Every Size”,

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I have worked in the Wellness Field for 30 years. I created an Emotional Eating & Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Program way before most people knew BED was an eating disorder, NOT a “willpower” issue. Personally, I suffered for years before finding answers and the help I needed and deserved! I became a Coach in 1997 to help others who were still suffering as I had. I love being a Coach!


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