Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Scale Is Full of Drama

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Pssst!  Hey, you.  Yes, you.  Are you trying to lose some weight? Yeah?  Come closer so I can offer you a word of advice.  Don’t trust Scale! She, yes, she, is full of drama and, worst of all, she is a liar. Yes, she is! Ok, maybe that was a little harsh.  Let’s just say she doesn’t tell the whole truth, she is deceitful and she is definitely full of drama.


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I’m not talking behind her back. This isn’t something she doesn’t already know about herself.  I’m just trying to help you out.


Let me break it down for you.  The part that is the truth is that you stepped on the scale and you weigh _____ but what does that mean exactly? Especially when you’ve been watching your intake and working out?  What is the composition of that number she is so boldly displaying.  How much is muscle? How much is bone? How much is fat or water? Has anything shifted? Did you lose any fat from your cardio workout?  Did you gain any muscle from lifting this week?  When you reduced your sodium intake did she acknowledge your change?  Has she noticed the inches lost on your waist? The fact that you can now fit in a new size dress or shirt? That you can run longer and stronger. The new bra and panty set you can now fit? That you can press more weight and more reps than last week? Must I continue? She hasn’t said anything about any of that has she?


Then, after all your hard work, she’s got the nerve to project drama.  After stepping on her you can feel like you are having an anxiety attack.  She will have you thinking nothing has changed.  What’s it all for?  Why bother exercising, counting calories, reducing fat intake, watching portion control or whatever it is that you do. Making you feel overwhelmed, incapable, wanting to give up, worthless, defeated, not good enough and worst of all, She will have you wanting to eat to comfort the pain.


Trust me, I know.  She had me all messed up, panicky and stuff.  I was jumping on her multiple times a day.  Sometimes she had something good to say, but more often than not it wasn’t good. I would be upset and the drama would start all over again. She is bold too!  Do you know that after all this time she still tries to lure me back. She can be like a drug. Don’t, I repeat, don’t let her control you.


How did I get free?  I had to break the addiction and loosen that grip she had over me. The truth is you have to set and evaluate your own parameters of success and not look for it outside yourself.  I look for NSVs (non-scale victories).  Like dropping a size, fitting into an article of clothing you couldn’t fit before.  Jumping higher and doing something I couldn’t do before. Other measurements like inches lost or BMI (Body Mass Index) which gives you the breakdown and composition of Scale’s number, are ways to better evaluate your success.  Don’t let her control you.


I could go on and on about Scale’s antics, but I think you’ve heard enough.  I know you thought I was gossiping about Scale but this is not some hearsay off the street.  This is first hand experience.  That was how Scale handled me and did me wrong.

I’m sure this is one piece of gossip you were glad to hear.  Now go tell someone else!


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30 comments :

  1. G you are doing a great job keeping up with the blog. Kudos to you :-)

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  2. You are so right about that! I used to have a scale addiction. Seriously. I would weigh myself 3 or more times per day. Ugh. That was many years ago but I'm still embarrassed about it.

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    1. Yum Yucky, it is a serious thing. lol! Thanks for commenting.

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  3. Not sure if my comment went thru!..but I say.. "GIRL BYE!"..lol to scale that is.. on this journey you lose the bad stuff to gain the good stuff (muscle etc).. so Gina.. tell Scale I said Deuces :)

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    1. Deuces, I love it! lol! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. hope this goes through...yea forget the scale. i used to worry about it but i realized i don't even look the weight the scale said nor did I feel bad about it. As long as I like the way I look I don't care about the scale.

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  5. LOL! Love your commentary in the beginning about/"with" the scale! Yes!! She's a liar!

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    1. Thanks!, truely the (whole) truth is not in her looool!

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  6. Oh that was so me, I use to have a scale addiction day and night!

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  7. I have a scale addiction, but I'm also doing weight watchers so I'm enjoying watching the weight come off. I usually just step on in the morning as I know that's when I'm my lightest.

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    1. Down is definitely the direction you want it to be heading. Wishing you the best on WW.

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  8. This is so great! I tell my clients all the time to stay off the scale any time between when we actually use it. I encourage people to not own one. You're so right, they are not a clear indicator of what is actually going on with body composition.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it Erin. Thanks for popping in.

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  9. I love this! More people need to understand that you're more than a number on a scale! Will definitely be sharing! #wowlinkup

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    1. Janelle the social pressure is so great. Thank you for the share.

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  10. After many years of a love hate relationship, I broke up with my scale over a year ago and have never been happier. Nothing bad happened either! #wowlinkup

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    1. That's funny. There is life after Scale! lol! Thanks for popping in.

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  11. My #wowlinkup post was about something similar. I have been through my scale phase before too. I like to focus on NSV like performance and hitting PR's! Great post.

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    1. Michele, that is a great idea. I will look into that.

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  12. As an exercise physiologist/trainer, I find that the scale works best if you have reached your goal and are trying to maintain weight. I try to keep within a 4 pound weight gain and if I see my weight 150 pounds that means it is time to take a closer look in what I'm consuming. Now, if you are constantly chartering and documenting what you are consuming, you probably won't need to weigh in often but otherwise, the scale could be your savior. I had a friend who gained about 12 pounds but since her clothes were fitting she thought she was okay until I made her weigh herself. With that said, when I have clients trying to lose weight, I don't want them weighing themselves as often because non weight loss tends to cause anger, depression and etc.

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    1. Thanks Sheila. You offered some very valuable and useful information. Much appreciated.

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  13. I do use the scale on the regular as only one entry point to my weight-loss plan. The one I have has a bunch of functions and measures more than weight - bone mass, water, bmi, etc. But if used in the wrong way. SCALE can show her behind! LOL #wowlinkup

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    1. Yes she can, lol! Thanks for popping in and commenting!

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  14. Very well written! Thanks for sharing! We do not own a scale in my house it is not how much you weigh it is how you feel in my mind. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. That is a great perspective. Glad you enjoyed the post.

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  15. Yes! This post is on point, and while I agree with you on all points I'm so thankful I stumbled across it today. I've never been one to weigh in daily maybe 2-3 times a month just to see how I'm progressing, but these are really great tips.

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    1. Glad this post was an inspiration to you. It is great when we realize there is someone else who understands what we are going through.

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