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What does the scale mean to you?

Friday, June 07, 2013

I recently became obsessed with measuring myself and with standing on the scale. My mentor suggested I write about what the scale means to me. So I wrote a page in my journal about it, but I would like to know from you spark people what the scale means to you. Thanks! Bless! Keep coming back! :)
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  • EABL81
    Just one of many ways (and by no means, the only or most important) to measure my progress on this journey.
    1693 days ago
    I use the scale as a gauge to determine if I am losing or gaining weight. I don't stress if it goes up. It is normal to fluctuate a little bit in weight. Alot of factors can determine if the scale number goes up. If you eat at a fast food restaurant you will have some water weight gain. They load everything with sodium. If you are allergic to dairy products and consume some the scale will go up. Most weight gain you see on the scale is water weight gain if it lower yesterday. That scale is not a judge of good or bad, fat or skinny, etc. But, it is a good tool to use as part of your weight loss and maintenace. If the scale goes up to much and stays there you know you are gaining. Adjust something that you have been doing lately, it will go back down. All the scale means to me is a good measurement tool.
    1722 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    All the scale weight reflects is my relationship to gravity and nothing else, so it does not ruin my day if the scale goes up. I faithfully measure my food with a digital scale and measuring spoons, track my nutrition and water, and move my body so if there is a fluctuation I know it will resolve itself shortly. I weigh myself every day and graph my weight trend based on my daily scale weight.
    1722 days ago
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