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Kyra Sedgwick Covers More Magazine, Threw Out Scales After Dealing With Weight Issues

Kyra Sedgwick Covers More: "Food Has Never Been Easy For Me"

With her naturally svelte frame, it's hard to imagine that actress Kyra Sedgwick has struggled with weight issues. But as she explains in an interview for More magazine's July/August issue, she battled with her weight after dropping 20 pounds for a role as a Holocaust survivor in the 1985 film War and Love.

"Food has never been easy for me . . . I came back from that [acting role] and it triggered something. I ate everything in sight. My weight went up and then too far down."

After dealing with her share of mood swings and self-critical behavior, Kyra said what helped her heal was getting rid of her scale: "I'm so grateful that I don't get on a scale because it's never going to be the right number."

Kyra isn't the only celeb that doesn't believe in weighing in — Kelly Osbourne doesn't weigh herself either. Like Kyra, Kelly doesn't want to become obsessed with a number. How about the rest of you?

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Spectra Spectra 7 years
I weigh myself every day, mostly to see what my weight's doing. I know it fluctuates on a daily basis, but I like knowing just how much it's up or down. Mostly, I go by how my clothes fit and how flat my tummy is.
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 7 years
The scale used to drive me insane and take over my life, so now I just weigh in at the gym once a week. It's much better, and I can tell when I've gained weight since I'm so small.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I don't own a scale. I'll occasionally hop on when I see one in a friend's bathroom, but I know when I'm gaining or losing weight. Anything more than a pound or two in either direction is pretty obvious to me.
becky0125 becky0125 7 years
never, ever do i step on a scale...and it's great! i'm toned and fit and happy about that.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
If someone is way overweight, a scale is probably a necessity because it would be harder to notice a difference when gaining weight. But I agree with Kyra. For me, a scale is absolutely worthless. I have a smaller frame, so if I gain fat, it's automatically noticeable to me. I still own a scale, but my weight usually goes up when I'm working out more and down when I'm working out less, so it would be counter-productive for me to use my weight to gauge progress.
Renees3 Renees3 7 years
I know that getting rid of the scale works for some people but it's one of the only things that holds me accountable so I keep it around. It's not a big deal, I weigh myself every couple days just to check in
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
I can so relate to the number never being right. By the time I hit a goal weight it's old news. But whenever I give up the scale, I feel happier but inevitably gain weight. Bleh.
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