I'm 23. I got married at 19. My oldest son will be 3 in March. My second son is 5 months old and exclusively breastfed. I don't have any daughters for the present, but it's never too early to fix my body issues before I do. And boys pick up on things too.
I'm one of the healthiest people I know. Not because I'm chiseled out of muscle or am a marathoner. I just eat right. My most recent post-partum recovery was super speedy. I still have 6.5 lbs to lose, but that will be gone over time. I weigh 18 lbs less than when I got married, and 3.5 lbs less than when I got pregnant for the first time.
But those are just numbers, and I treat them like they own me. Not anymore. I'm breaking the habit.
What am I afraid of?
I'm afraid that, if I don't watch those numbers as frequently as possible, they will skyrocket. That I will lose control.
Mostly it's habitual. Sometimes it's an impulse.
That's why, starting on January 1, 2015, I am throwing away the scale and commiting to not weighing myself for an entire calendar year.