Secrets of Success

Stop Eyeing That Scale!



The scale can certainly be our worst enemy. Don't weigh yourself every day and obsess over every little ounce. Weigh yourself once a week, MINIMUM. Also, try to weigh yourself first thing in the morning after you've gone to the bathroom and before you've eaten anything. As the day progresses, that number is going to fluctuate. FEEL your victories in your stronger muscles and with the inches you've lost. Don't rely solely on your scale, you're setting yourself up for heartbreak!

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  • The scale is definitely my enemy! I hate it to be honest, because what usually happens is - I am feeling good, getting out and exercising, staying active, being positive, then I step on the scale and the number is no where near the way that I feel, which ends up negating all my positive work I had done for the week or days prior! So for now I have vowed NO MORE SCALE, I am going to weigh myself once a month instead. And if I am feeling great and feel like I am looking great I am not going to weigh myself, who cares what the scale says, if you feel great, right? - by AMM12076
  • Aaaaamen! I've had a hard time in the past not looking at that scale, but I have 1 weigh in day, do it in the morning, pretty much same time every week. Good post! - by STINASTEW
  • This is so true. Thanks to Lindseyinwi I listened and the scale is now in my basement no temptation to weigh all the time and I very happy with feeling and seeing the inches come off instead of relying the scale to show me - by SHARE_MY_WORLD_
  • Amen! The number on the scale is just one component of over all health and yet I feel devastated when it doesn't budge. I'm going to put the scale away for the next month and focus on how good I feel after work outs and clean eating. I know my body is changing - and that is really what counts. Thanks for the posts! - by PHOENIX43
  • STINA- When I first joined Spark and got that regular gym schedule, I weighed myself every time I went to the gym. But I've definitely found out that waiting to weigh yourself once a week gives you something to look forward to and curbs an obsession with the scale. - by LINDSEYINAZ

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