Ma’am, step away from the scale!
A good or bad reading on a scale determines how you feel about yourself that day.
You ignore other signs of progress toward your goal because that damn number won’t budge.
Does this sound like you?
THEN STEP AWAY FROM THE SCALE!
Many women I know, myself included, have at one time or another been addicted to the scale. We would weigh every day and our moods would be affected by what that number told us.
Even if pants fit the same (or better!), or we can see our abs more, if that number said we were “fat” then we are!
But that isn’t the way it should be.
Everyone has different builds and different amounts of muscle. Just because your friend is 4 inches taller than you and weighs the same thing, it doesn’t mean you are fat!!
Weight is just a number on a scale!
There is no “right” weight that you have to be!
I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again…I’ve gained over 10 pounds since starting Primal and heavy lifting and my body fat percentage has been better than it ever was before.
The weight I thought was right for me is no longer attainable unless I starved myself and stopped lifting.
I will probably never see that number again on the scale.
But my new number is healthy even though it is above what someone my height is “supposed” to weigh.
So stop weighing yourself!
Start finding other ways to measure “success.”
Do you feel healthy and fit and energized? Do your clothes fit well? Is your body fat lower?
Shoot even take circumference measurements and check in every month!
Just stop using the scale every day. Once a month or even once every couple of months is fine, but find another way to measure change in your body!
P.S. Another bad measure of “success” is clothing size. It freaking varies inside a store from style to style so it is no way to tell if you have gained or lost weight!
Posted on July 12, 2012, in Body Image and tagged diet, scale, weighing. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Alright alright I’ll throw it out!!!! 🙂
Thank you so much for saying this!! I refuse to let that machine determine my mood for the day because of the number it’s reflecting back at me! I am stronger than I have been in years, healthier, and I am fueling my body with real food – not processed junk. I look much younger than my years and can do more than some folks my age. My clothing sizes range from a P8-P12 depending upon the brand, but held up next to each other look the same size. Society tries to have us measure ourselves against unrealistic benchmarks when all we should be doing is comparing ourselves to how well we did the day before!