Me and the Scale
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
So today I get this in my Spark email and I just love it because I have been struggling just a tad with the whole scale, and this is also why my Spark Page is called As the Scale Turns. I'm in my 2 weeks of "no weightloss" that my body does to me - 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off. I've been really good eating wise, staying in my range, working out like I'm supposed to, and yet the scale hasn't moved! Very frustrating to say the least. BUT - at the same time - today I was able to wear my size 4 pants from last year and not look awful in them like I did 2 months ago! I also need to remember that I've seriously upped my strength training so could possibly be losing inches and keeping the weight because I've gained muscle. Yeah - my waist is finally 29 - need to measure my upper hips and track those! You know - below the belly button - which is the part on me that I hate!
Anyway - here's what Coach Dean has in his article and boy is this true!
In the best of all possible worlds, this business of picking a good weight loss goal wouldn’t be a problem. In fact, bathroom scales wouldn’t even exist. If you think about it, what does the number on your scale really have to do with any of the reasons you want to lose weight? Whether you want to look a certain way, be more attractive or popular, manage or avoid health problems, get back into all those smaller clothes you’ve got in your closet, improve your athletic performance, recapture the glories of your youth, or simply feel a little more comfortable in your own body, the number on the scale is not what determines your success or failure. There are much better ways than scale-watching to assess your progress along the way.