Scales and Me
Monday, March 25, 2013
I know I have said it before but I say it again , it is not a good idea for me to have a scale in my house. I tend to get on it every other day or so and my mood reflects on what the scale says. I have heard that this happens to other people too. So why am I a slave to that darn scale? I guess because every time I run in to a friend who has not seen me since I lost 30 pounds they always ask me how much I have lost. I have a friend I see every other week and she always asks me what I weigh now every time I see her.
We as a society place to much value on what a person weights. We judge people on what the scale says for them. People come in all shapes and sizes and should not be judged on what they weigh. A person's health and well being should not be judged on what they weigh or what size pants they wear. Yes losing 5% of your weight can be helpful in lowering your blood pressure if you have that problem or maybe help with getting your diabetes under control. But we should not hold it against a person if they weigh more then some weight chart says they should for their height.
As I said I have lost 30 pounds and the weight chart says I need to lose 40 more. When I get on that scale at home some times it says I have gained .8 pound one day and lost 2 pounds the next day. If I gain I get upset and say what the heck I might as well eat every thing in the pantry. If it says I have lost I want to treat myself to some Sees candy. The scale is not my friend , I should not have one in my bathroom.
I have decided to not weigh myself at home, to just weigh myself at my doctors office every 3 months or so. I can tell if I am losing weight by how my jeans fit me.