I finally made one of my dreams a reality and I’m wondering why I didn’t do it sooner. Probably because I thought it seemed like a thing an obsessive girl would do and I’m above all that since I’m a cool girl :)

Well, good news! I’m not at all above all that and I’m not at all cool so I ended up giving in and buying myself a travel scale.

I swear, I’ve been wanting one for years.

I know. I know weight doesn’t mean anything. And I know weighing yourself every day isn’t good because your weight fluctuates and you have to “free yourself from all constraints and throw away your scales!” I KNOW.

But I’ve been using a scale forever. It doesn’t terrorize me, it’s far from causing me any anxiety over my diet. That’s just how I check in with myself. I’ve tried the jean test, but honestly, the jean test isn’t precise enough: all of my jeans are stretchy!

The thing is, when I’m traveling, two things happen:

1/ I don’t eat as usual. I go to more restaurants, order room service, have catered food, work lunches, etc. It’s hard to eat balanced meals in those conditions. It’s hard enough in normal life, as it is. Pfffff.

2/ BEFORE, I didn’t have a scale. So not only was I lost when it came to looking at the menu, but on top of that, I had no way to check my weight and tell myself that maybe tonight it would be better to order soup and skip the margarita.

So I’d often come home from trips with an extra five or six pounds. It happens so fast! And it adds up if you’re not careful.

So I decided I’d stop listening to other people’s rules and use what helps me stay balanced personally.

I ordered my travel scale, and I have to say, I’m thrilled. I’m coming home from LA without freaking out about weighing myself and telling myself I’m probably going to have to start eating nothing but green vegetables – which I never do anyway, because I prefer to stay balanced all the time instead of making drastic changes.

Anyway, even though it’s a “travel” scale, it’s heavy and takes up space in my suitcase AND makes me seem nutty and obsessive. But I don’t care, it works for me, and I’m super happy with it.

What do you think?