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New Scale!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

So I told myself that once I reached my goal, I'd buy a new scale. You see, my old scale was one of these:



Nothing wrong, per se, but the scale was at least 5 pounds off from my sister's digital scale and my doctor's scale. So accuracy - not so much.

Yesterday, I bought one of the Weight Watchers/ConAir scales. I didn't want the body fat ones, because I had heard they were inaccurate. Plus, I didn't want to spend a whole lot of money. So instead, I went with a small, slim, digital one, like the one below:



But what kinda irritated me about the scale was the claim on the back that it was "The first step to a healthy weight" or something like that.

No. Just...no. I know you want to sell scales, but a scale is NOT the first step to a healthy life. All a scale is is a number. That's all.

No, the first step to a healthy lifestyle is motivation, determination, a plan. It's deciding to have the salad with lemon zest instead of a burger. It's getting your 64oz of water in. It's sleeping 8 hours last night. It's giving yourself Me Time. It's heading to the pool or the track or the gym instead of vegging on the couch watching TV.

I bought a new scale, not for my first step to a healthy weight. No, I bought a new scale to keep monitoring my weight, to double-check my work, if you will. And if today the number shows 168 - well, OK. That's the number. I'm not going to let that number ruin my day. I'll just keep plugging along in my Health Journey, because I know what matters isn't that number on the scale, but how *I* feel.
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  • v SUSANELAINE1956
    I love that you are all about a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. emoticon
    891 days ago
  • v DEB9021
    Great blog, and so true. It is much better to check in with yourself and how you feel than to get discourage (or encouraged) simply by that number. Getting healthy is about having the energy to actively live your life, and to enjoy all the time you have--NOT about watching numbers, so matter which way they're moving.

    I am catching up on my reading and also just read your earlier blog about living life with no regrets. Awesome! That's the benefit of feeling healthy and fit--having the ability to see an opportunity for fun or adventure and knowing you can DO it. Congrats on your positive and VERY HEALTHY attitude!
    891 days ago
  • v CPHORTON
    Great blog? Couldn't have said it better! emoticon emoticon Enjoy the new scale.
    895 days ago
  • v PRINCESS_SOFI
    I moved from one of those old timey scales to a digital one and there was also a 7 lb difference. But it's better to be accurate.
    896 days ago
  • v 123ELAINE456
    Good Blog!!! Well Said!!! Thanks for Sharing!!!
    896 days ago
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    896 days ago
  • v RUNNING-LIFE
    emoticon Hope your new one is more accurate!
    896 days ago
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