ithrewmyscaleaway

Quite happy with my @forever21 purchase from tonight. And I know I don’t need to say it… But shopping these days a lot more satisfying than it used to be. PS - toss your scale and tag it with #ithrewmyscaleaway. #nonscalevictory #nonscalevictories #weightlossjourney #weightlossstory #weightloss #motivation #inspiration #fitnessjourney #fitspo #dress #forever21 #f21xme

Just a reminder… PS - if you do happen to toss your scale, be sure to tag the evidence with #ithrewmyscaleaway. Or, if you’ve already done this, make a post about WHY you did it and tag it with #ithrewmyscaleaway. Heck, paint on it and hang it on the wall. I don’t care. Just don’t get discouraged by that stupid number!! #weightlossjourney #weightlossstory #weightloss #motivation #inspiration #fitnessjourney #fitspo #nonscalevictories

And… If you’re in need of some #motivation, hope this helps!

Plus, here are some answers to a few FAQs: (1) it took me a year to lose the weight, not two. I’ve been toning / maintaining since Aug 2013… . (2) diet-wise, I eat primarily veggies and lean proteins - I greatly limit my intake of refined / processed carbohydrates - for more details on that and everything else I follow nutritionally-speaking, read @thepowerofyourmetabolism….. (3) I currently work out 3-4 times a week - 20 min or so of cardio and about 45 min of weight training. I’m currently reading Body for Life by Bill Phillips to learn more about fitness…. (4) I have one cheat meal a week IF I feel like having it… (5) I’m 5'3" and I started at 176 lbs. Last time I weighed myself, I was around 128-130. I don’t weigh myself anymore because #ithrewmyscaleaway…. Anyways, hope I got everything! Lol.

#beforeandafter #beforeandduring #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlossstory #transformation #motivation #inspiration #instafitness #igfitnesschicks #igfitness #fit4life #progress #hardworkpaysoff #fatloss #fitnessjourney #fitspo #dedication #progress #motivationmonday

And one from the beginning of my #weightlossjourney (Aug 2012) to now. Difference in weight is approximately 50 lbs, but I stopped keeping track months ago (#flashbackfriday to #ithrewmyscaleaway).

PS - I always find it odd when I magically lose followers when I post before and after photos. It’s kind of funny, actually.

#beforeandafter #beforeandduring #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlossstory #transformation #motivation #inspiration #fitspo #healthychoices

First off, I love seeing couples, like @kishcole1232 and her husband, making changes together. I mean, look at these two! 💑 Not to mention, @kishacole1232 is one of the accounts I’ve been connected to since near the beginning of my own #weightlossjourney. She’s also one of the first to take my “Throw Your Scale Away” challenge (#ithrewmyscaleaway). So far, she’s lost over 50 pounds in a year through healthier eating choices and an active lifestyle. The top three things she did was cut out alcohol, fast-food and soda. She believes in moderation, NOT deprivation (like me!). She’s definitely a great source of inspiration for weight loss, as well as meal ideas. 

Regarding the whole Scales Are Pointless / #ithrewmyscaleaway movement thing… Shall I present to you case-in-point #1 - @ajpeacockk ’s photo. She weighs the same in both (don’t know how much and it doesn’t matter!). Focus on the journey, not the number. :)

#motivation #inspiration #beforeandafter #beforeandduring #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlossstory #transformation #progress #nonscalevictory #nonscalevictories

In other news… I am SO PROUD of this girl here!! (@kishacole1232) For one, she’s down 45 lbs. Secondly, she tossed her scale! That’s what I’m talkin’ about! PS, if you do the same, tag your photo / video with #ithrewmyscaleaway (I know, I know… Not the most creative tag… But I was feeling rather passionate about the topic at hand and didn’t pay much attention to details!). Great job on your #weightlossjourney @kishacole1232!! #weightlossstory #nonscalevictory #nonscalevictories

Just as a follow up on my previous post…. If you’re throwing your scale away, take a photo or video… or post a twitter status or whatever and hashtag it with #ithrewmyscaleaway. And if the scale doesn’t bother you.. Fine. This post isn’t meant for you. It’s meant for those who DO get discouraged by the number on the scale. And if you are that type… I’d like to help encourage you to get rid of some extra, unnecessary “stress” in your life. Neither YOU nor your progress can be accurately tracked by a number on a scale that can so easily change from something as simple as a bowel movement! And on that note… I’m off to the gym. #scalesareevil #nonscalevictory #weightlossjourney #fitnessjourney #fitspo #healthychoices #progress