Don't Always Believe The Numbers On The Scale
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
About a month ago, I went out and bought one of those very fancy bathroom scales one that does weight, body fat % and muscle. I weighed myself and wrote down all my measurements, (sorry not ready to share yet). Two weeks ago, used a tape measure and took all measurements as well, so now I had the whole picture.
Since purchasing the scale, I have been work very hard doing Ten Minute Trainer using my Spark Tracker which by the way I am addicted to it. I am proud to say I have been exceeding my daily steps. I am going to have to increase my goal.
Here is what I have been noticing, my weight according to the scale is going up by about a pound or so but the body fat % is down 1%. Over the last two weeks, I have lost 1 inch off my waist and 1 inch off my hips.
If I was using just a standard scale and not using a tape measure and body fat %, it would show I am gaining weight and of course I would be discouraged. It is so important not to get hung up on just the number on the scale.
It funny how numbers can mess with our heads, I know it is something I have struggled with but I am learning to accept losing inches are just a big as a victory as losing a pound.