Anorexia and a Scale Smash

Sometimes I miss being sick. I know that sounds stupid and ignorant but sometimes I do miss being sick. And in my mind still being sick and me still being in recovery I think about these things often. Honestly in the past few weeks I’ve been having a really hard time with recovery. That is why I didn’t post much in the past week. I feel like I have relapsed a stupid amount of time and you would think I would get it by now but they keep coming. The waves of anxiety and fear around food keep coming. It seems like everytime I catch a break it always comes back.

With all of that said, my favorite thing to do when I feel myself slipping though is do a good scale smash. it is the most relieving thing you could think of. If you have never done on of these before you are truly missing out. We can get so fixated on the numbers when we are in our eating disorders. Weight becomes such a blown up thing in the mind of someone struggling with an eating disorder.

A scale smash literally is what is sounds like. At almost every National Eating Disorder Association Walk we smash scales. There is no need to know your weight whether in recovery or not. This is a hard thing to grasp for someone who has an eating disorder. Scale smashes basically help you to get rid of something that was holding you down by literally destroying it. This was a picture from the last NEDA walk we did. We ended up doing a scale smash right before the NEDA walk. If you ever have struggled with the number on the scale pro tip… Do a scale smash!!! Hahah ๐Ÿ™‚

12 thoughts on “Anorexia and a Scale Smash

  1. Some of the same concepts go with other addictive behaviors. It would be wonderful if a drug user had the corollary of a scale-smash. I’m glad you’ve got something to do when the urges become overwhelming. My son, who is an addict, even years after, still has times when he really needs a scale smash. It could be that you are going to deal with these episodes all your life, but knowing you have alternatives is so helpful. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thank you for this post! Scale-smash is an awesome idea and I have a few people I can present it to. I’m happy you have people standing with you, I try to support all the people I know with any disorders and one of the biggest ways is by standing with them and letting them know you support them. โค

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    1. Alexis! First of all we share the same name and I just think thats awesome ๐Ÿ˜‰ second thank you for the kind comment! You are awesome and im sure all of those friends going through things really appreciate having a friend like you. thanks again Alexis! ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. What a joyful picture, Alexis! And this post is bringing out some really interesting discussion. Thanks to everyone for what you’re sharing.

    Lisa kind of hinted at the idea there are other kinds of scales. And it made me think that “scale” can be any kind of measurement. I think I’m struggling with an unrealistic scale of perfection that I’m measuring myself against, in regards to a work-related project that’s really been hard for me. I will try to break that scale. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks Mr. Mount! yes! scale can be an analogy for pretty much anything we need to smash in our lives! Smash the scale!! It is so relieving and also I hope the work related thing works out. perfection Is the enemy often times. Thanks for the comment ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I’m sorry you’ve been struggling lately, I hope things get better/easier moving forward. The scale smash idea is really good and I can imagine it helps a lot when struggling with this thing. Keep your head up and remember your support system when you’re struggling, best of luck in the coming weeks with finals I know that often puts people down, it does for me at least.

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  5. Wow, I love this idea. There are weeks when I can’t look at my scale. I weigh about 315lbs. I have lost about 8 pounds this past six months. It’s such a small amount as a percentage of what I need to lose. About a year ago, I decided to stop dieting altogether and focus on other health factors. I’m in better shape then I’ve been in years. I think I’ll go smash my scale now!

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    1. Yes! This is awesome. Actually studies show that 95% of the time diets fail and people regain all the weight and more back. It is interesting that what people think it is accomplishing actually is the opposite. Thank you for the comment Sheri! I appreciated all of your kind words throughout the term. Hope we can stay in touch through our blogs ๐Ÿ™‚

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