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.