Going to hit on a subject that no one likes talking about, especially after the holidays. Our scales! You know that object we allow to define us or influence our moods. The one that you never have a love hate relationship with because you hate it all the time and in most minds it doesn’t give us a number, it gives us an impression of how we feel others view us.
Personally I don’t weigh myself and if I have to, let me step on it backwards so I don’t see the number. What made me change my ways of gauging my weight? My heaviest has been 160 and lightest 110, but no matter what size I was the scale always told me I could lose 5 more pounds. I got tired of the mind games that I allowed the scale to play on me, as if the scale had the ability of thought.
There is one main thing to remember when it comes to our most hated tool of measurement. The scale doesn’t take into consideration your body composition, it just measures your total weight. So we are talking about our bones, organs, muscle, water, and don’t forget that most of the time we have clothes on when we weigh ourselves. When was the last time you were in a doctors’ office and they told you to strip down before weighing you?
What’s a person to do? Stop using the scale and use the fit of your clothes or take measurements. Keep track of your resting heart rate, blood pressure and cholesterol. Change your focus from numbers to accomplishments or listen to family and friends when they complement you. Don’t allow the scale to stress you out anymore, take a mentally healthier approach.
If the scale is driving you up the wall, hide it or get rid of it. There are times you just need to take a break from the scale to be able to see how far you actually have come. Check out the article below, by Paige Waehner with About Health, for more information and links on the subject.
Hi guys!! Welcome to my thoughts and just some health information that I hope you can use! Let me just state this now. I am not a writer, English major, or even a blogger, so there will be mistakes in here.