Nine years later, I have run dozens of 5Ks, close to fifty half marathons and am running my eight full marathon this weekend. Combined with an overall healthy diet I've been able to manage my weight. My weight still goes up and down a little. But, the peaks and valleys aren't so drastic. I don't starve myself. I don't eat carrot sticks and egg whites all day. But, I do try to make healthy choices. I do indulge (cupcakes anyone?!). But, I am aware of it.
And when I still need a little accountability with my diet (I have the exercise portion covered now!!), my gal pals and I text each other scale photos each Monday. I've practiced this accountability (sometimes mortifying) process with several girlfriends in the past several years. It's a good way to encourage one another.
With all of my marathon training lately, my scale was up the other day. Bummer! But I can remove my pants without unzipping them. Yeah! Take in the big picture.