Anorexia & Bulimia Not “Too” Scale By admin Posted on November 1, 2017 2 min read 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr “Scale Sanity” (July 2017, pp. 8-9) describes very well some of my own crazy behavior with scales, and the writer discovered a “scale abstinence” that is similar to mine. I wish to thank the writer for her pre-scale prayer. That was something I was missing in my program, so I will remember it. As an anorexic, I get irrational satisfaction when my scale shows a fall and guilty feelings and a desire to cut down on food when my scale shows a rise, even though I am underweight and working toward a healthy weight. The scale I use, the one at my doctor’s office, measures my height and prints a “recommended healthy weight” for my height. Some time ago, I weighed myself on an identical scale at another physician’s office. My weight and height were the same, but the healthy weight recommended by that scale was 2 kg (4.4 lbs.) higher! Having just committed to a new definition of abstinence that required me to work toward a healthy weight, I was concerned. Then I learned the two scales were running different versions of the scale manufacturer’s software, and I realized I could not let that rule my life. Today I know a healthy weight for my height falls anywhere within a wide range, and HP will tell me when I’ve gotten there. — Sheila P.