I guess I never realized how much I was letting the number on the scale DEFINE ME. Define me, did I just say that? If the number on the scale went up, or even stayed the same, I basically starved myself for the day; which usually ended up turning into multiple days.

NOW, I realize that starving myself left me with severe brain fog, which I thought was caused mainly from the medications I take for Psoriatic Arthritis. Not eating left me feeling light-headed, dizzy, weak, fatigued, and just not myself.

After watching my wonderful friend and mentor, Lisa’s Facebook Live on the topic of the number on the scale, and not letting that number define us, I realized I DO have an unhealthy relationship with my scale. The only way for me change this is to #1 admit my problem, #2 get the scale out of my house quickly, and #3 reach out to my hubby and a few close friends God has placed in my life. So last Monday I handed over my scale to my amazing and dear friend, Robbin.

After getting the scale out of the house and four days of eating (not just picking at my food) three square meals a day, I want to share a few things I’ve learned. My brain fog has almost vanished, or is at least 80% improved. I have a lot more energy and feel so much better both physically AND mentally. I didn’t realize how much starving yourself, also starves your brain!

Still a work-in-promise, but aren’t we all?! Yesterday I didn’t do so well. I had a lot going on, and only ended up getting in my Bulletproof coffee and Fit 365 shake, which lead to a poor choice at 9:00pm when I realized I hadn’t eaten much, but I sure didn’t want to consume a full meal that late in the day. What did I choose, Coffee and Chocolate Chip ice cream! Oh my goodness, was it good? Yes! Was it worth the awful headache, joint pain, and blurry eyes the next day? Not at all! Y’all, I know that my body can’t handle that much dairy and sugar, but barely eating all day had me vulnerable, therefore making that poor choice.

I gave myself GRACE, instead of beating myself up like I used to do. I’m choosing to look at this as a learning experience that God will use and allow me to help others with this same or similar struggle.

If you would like to watch Lisa’s Facebook Live, which I highly encourage you too, click HERE

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5 thoughts on “Battling the Number on the Scale

  1. Great reminder Kristy! I guess I didn’t associate brain fog with our eating habits…as adults at least…but it totally makes sense. We always tell our kids to eat before a big test day at school. Guess we need to apply this information & keep up our good habits. Thanks fir sharing the video. Lisa IS amazing!

    Posted on November 26, 2017 at 7:52 pm
  2. Beautifully put. Grace, and Accountability are key in this change! Praying for you, and cheering for you. Thank you for sharing!

    Posted on November 29, 2017 at 4:46 pm
    1. Yes, accountability is key! Thank you so much for your prayers!
      Hugs, Kristy

      Posted on November 30, 2017 at 1:09 am
  3. I have struggled with my weight plenty. I was extremely underweight due to being sick than gained a lot of water weight from medication. I think it is more challenging with image as a woman. I think this is an excellent post that will encourage many women. Thank you for sharing your story faithful as God has prompted you to. Have a blessed day!

    Posted on November 29, 2017 at 5:49 pm
  4. Kristy, I enjoyed reading your blog, and particularly enjoyed your vulnerability and honesty. We all have things we wrestle with, whether it is a weight scale or some other issue. But if we bring it to light and share it, it becomes so much easier to face and deal with. I too take medications for my Psoriatic Arthritis and can struggle with health challenges and side effects. But here’s to being authentic and vulnerable and offering grace to ourselves and to others. Thanks for your post.

    Posted on November 29, 2017 at 6:02 pm