1.07.2012

The Measure of a Woman


I have been reading lots comments about the scale. I can sense a wide variety of feelings. I can relate but I wanted to just remind every one that the number on the scale is just that a number. It does not define who you are. It also does not always represent the hard work you have put in.

  


I researched the different opinions about weighing in & there are several lines of thought. One site suggested weighting daily and finding an average weight. Another site suggested weighing weekly at the same time of day.  I even found one that suggest monthly.


My conclusion.... it is a matter of what works for you. If you know that weighing daily frustrating then put the scale away. Have a trustee hide the scale til the predetermined time. I just want us all to remember that the scale is just one indicator of how healthy you are. This is about getting fit. Just my 2 cents.


13 comments:

  1. I so needed this post.. I get on the scale and that seems to effect my mood and how my day will be.. I went from food controlling me to the scales...We can do this!!!!
    Hugs,
    Jolyn

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  2. I think that's why its a great idea to Measure ourselfs as wel as well in's Something i tell everyone to do but yet still have not done it my self lol

    But your right the numbers on the Scale are just that numbers! I think weekly is the best bet to make sure your Maintaining or loosing, I'll step on a few times a a week just to keep track of what im doing but if i see a slight gain i dont freak out for the simple fact that Most of those times im jumping on at any given point in the day,Iv also learned that your weight can fluctuate between 3-5pounds by the time night time comes!

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  3. So true! I do weigh in everyday, just to see where I am. Just a habit, but it works for me.

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  4. You're right. It is finding out works for each individual. Once I got to the point where I really didn't care what the scale read- I found it easy to just weigh for updates. It's no fun being held hostage by a scale!

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  5. When I'm doing good at this weight loss thing I tend to check the scale everyday becasue I'm eager to see if I lost weight and if I didn't I can always work harder before my official weigh day. However if I'm doing bad I avoid the scale! For those weeks I need a trustee to force me on the scale! lol

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  6. great post... I for one need to get the whole # thing out of my head... but....

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  7. I don't like being a scale watcher, because I make myself crazy when it goes up and down through the week. So for the past week I have laid off the scale and I think it has helped me.

    I totally agree, you have to do what ever is best for you!! Have a great weekend!

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  8. Guilty! GUILTY GUILTY! That's me. I think about the scale...hehe. Thanks for keeping me honest. I need to look at the big picture <3 Or the smaller picture I should say ;)

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  9. I agree to a certain point. The number doesn't matter, but after awhile if the number isn't moving it can be frustrating, even if you are wearing a smaller size and all that jazz.

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  10. I literally spit out my coffee because I was laughing so hard at the picture of the scale that says LOL. oh my gosh. I needed that. ha. Thanks <3

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  11. website is amazing. I am responding to email subscription on my android. It is big and it looks like a magazine. The growth of it is very apparent! Your progress as well! I am happy for you. this is a big step making changes to be slim and healthy. In this run you're right up front!

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  12. I tend to weigh myself daily or at least every other day, but even when I don't see progress (on the scale), I know I'm making progress in other ways. You're right, the lifestyle change is what's best to focus us.

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  13. The scales are really not friendly. So may other way to measure.

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