I have been very vocal as always about my weight loss journey and how difficult it has been for me to get to where I am today! When it comes to weight loss however, it has always been well documented about using scales and that being a good way to be able to see how much weight you’ve lost.
There are so many problems that I personally have with scales because I genuinely think that they don’t actually show how far you’ve come with your healthy living journey properly.
So why do the scales not matter?
1. Your weight fluctuates!
I know this from previous experience, I was going through a phase where I was weighing myself twice a day because I was so obsessed with getting the number down, and I actually put weight on throughout the day!
2. It doesn’t account for muscle mass.
When you’re on a scale, all it measures is your weight as a whole, it doesn’t take into account the muscle that you’re gaining or anything, so for all you know you could be building muscles and your weight might end up going up but in reality when you put those clothes on, you’re actually smaller than you were.
3. Take progress pictures.
This is one of the best things I’ve ever done, taking progress pictures has really helped me to see where I’ve got to with my weight loss. I am able to look back on pictures of myself and think blimey did I really let myself become that person, was I really that big? And actually, it gives me greater motivation to just keep going and not let myself fall back into old habits.
4. Don’t let yourself be defined by a number.
Trust me I know, this is much easier said than done, because when you see a number, whether it is on your clothes, on the scale, anything, it can just play over and over in your mind, but remember you’re more than that number! You’re a beautiful person inside and out, you are funny, strong, intelligent and you have so much to give this amazing world!
5. All scales are different.
I tried this once, I measured myself at the same time, on 2 different scales, there was a massive difference on both, of around 7 lbs, I mean honestly, it was ridiculous, I was gobsmacked. Surely this wasn’t right? But I tried it again, I had lost weight on both, but there was still a 5lb difference. Maybe scales aren’t all they’re cracked up to be right?
6. Everyone is different!
I cannot stress how important this is to remember that there is no one else n this world like you, you’re a beautiful person and there is so much that you can do in this world, don’t ever feel like you have to compare yourself to anyone. Just because someone is one way, it doesn’t mean you have to be too, you’re beautiful and incredible just being you, own it!
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