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Great article, thanks for sharing.
I'd like to say that the scale doesn't pay a big part of my life but it does. I try to keep in mind that weight is more than a number on the scale and that BMI with weight, is an average. The scale depresses and angers me. I workout hard and I get no where. My clothes are probably a better scale.
The scale is only a tool that I use. Nothing more.
" It judges you on a superficial level." --- the scale does not judge. It only reports weight with a slight deviation (+/-2 pounds on my scale.)
I weighed myself every morning for 30 days and discovered that my weight can shift for a variety of reasons, meal times, what was eaten, how much water was consumed, muscle tension, and many other things that I would not have considered before. The results were so interesting to me that I later tried a 10-day discovery with the scale. I learned that I can shift my weight by stepping upon the scale softly or more aggressively. I can lighten my weight by half of a pound by only touching the shirts hanging in the closet. (scale is in the closet) I learned that if I wake feeling tired I weigh more than if I wake feeling refreshed. I learned that if I weigh myself immediately after waking I will weigh 1 pound more than if I move around for at least 10 minutes first.
In the end, I discovered that the scale is a tool that reports. It can help a soul stay on track if they only take time to understand what causes those little, but unsettling, shifts in the numbers.
Excellent article. Thank you.
I weigh everyday. It works for me.
I weigh in every morning. I use this as a tool to check that I’m remaining on track. If I have a gain when I think there should’ve been either a loss or maintain, I immediately check my Meal and Fitness Logs. There is almost always a correlation between the three. I don’t think I obsess, per se...but I definitely rely on the numbers to ensure that I haven’t strayed off course. I do get frustrated on occasion when everything should align but the numbers inexplicably increase, but luckily I have people who offer encouragement on those days.
I have actually refused to go to the Dr. when I was extremely ill because I did NOT want to step on the scale with winter clothes on. Last time I went, the patient notes read, “obese female”. I’ve come so far and I CANNOT deal with that! 🤪
Stepping on the scale every morning is part of my routine. But I don't obsess about it
I haven't seen my scale in years, and I don't plan to go looking for it.
I weigh myself every morning, it helps me stay focused, if I have gained I have try to figure out why, most of the time I know the cause and it helps keep me accountable.!!
The scale is not the only thing but it is one of the things...
Great article Thank you.
thanks for sharing
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