Friday, April 27, 2012

Why I Hate Scales

When I first started my weight loss journey, I was obsessed with my scale. I would weigh myself every morning and sometimes again at night. However I wasn't always happy with how I felt after I would weigh in because my numbers weren't what I had hoped or expected.

As my journey progressed and I became more confident and happy with how my body looked, I used the scale less and less. Instead I focused on measurements and how my clothes looked, this method has been working really well for me the past 6 months.

I still weigh myself, just not as often. Maybe once a week or even once every two weeks.

I have a "weigh in" ritual. Before stepping on I stand in front of the full length mirror and just look at myself. Then I say, " I am happy with how I look and that is what matters." 
(this is honestly how I do it every time I weigh in) 
If I am not happy with how my body looks that day, I don't weigh in, simple as that.

This morning I did my ritual and stepped on.  
The scale has me up 2 pounds.

To some this may be upsetting, but not to me. 
Not anymore.
 I have worked out hard all week, Wednesday I worked out twice. 
My meals have been lean and clean, and healthy.

Would I have loved to step on this morning and hit a new low? Absolutely.
Am I upset that it showed a gain instead? Not in the slightest.

My weight has fluctuated between 5 pounds for as long as I can remember, this is nothing, it'll come off as quickly as it came on.

The moral of the story is: Don't let the numbers on the scale be the end all, be all. They are just numbers. Eat healthy, stay active and do what makes you feel good. THAT is what matters :)

Happy Friday Sweaties!


  1. I think our scales were working together this morning - mine said up 3 pounds. I was pretty upset, but then read your post! I'm def not letting that define me today! Thanks :)

    1. Good! You should never let a scale or a number define you... if anything let it push you but in the end your happiness is what matters. 3 pounds is nothing in the grand scheme of things