Wednesday, September 16, 2009
So I've decided I'm no longer scared of the scale. I still haven't gotten on one, I don't think it matters really. I know some people use the scale weekly or even daily to monitor their weight but I don't find it that useful. For me, it's about looking and feeling good.
I am feeling great! I can keep up in my jazzercise classes and my clothes are fitting better. I even rode my bike for the first time in years last night. I went up and down hills and never had to stand up to pump the pedals or walk it up a hill. That was a huge triumph! I wasn't even dying to breathe, you know that feeling, when you're breathing so hard that it feels like your throat itches.
So I'm thinking that almighty scale isn't so important. It's just a tool after all. For people that use it daily, how is it effective? I mean if you've eaten a big meal, or if you're retaining water or bloated, or if you haven't had a good poop lately it's not really going to be that accurate.
My instructor does this class, kind of a bootcamp class, she doesn't use a scale but a tape measure. She told me she had one girl who didn't want to get measured. She was very depressed, she had been weighing herself constantly and knew she hadn't lost any weight. Well, to look at her you could tell she looked better. When she finally had her measurements taken she had lost the most inches of the group!
So, don't be tied to the scale. It's all about how you feel.