Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Dreaded Scale

I must admit, I'm OBSESSED with the scale. I weight myself EVERY day. I's not healthy. I don't do it to obsess about my weight...I really do it JUST to make sure I don't go over a certain amount.

BUT, I can't help to obsess about my weight when I see my weight go up. I literally fluctuate between 4-5 pounds within a DAY! It's crazy! Like Monday morning I'll weigh THIS, and then Tuesday morning, I'll weight 4 pounds MORE. HOW in the world is that even possible!? I have to admit. It ruins my self-esteem.

BUT, I have to remember, my STRENGTH is really growing. I can SEE the muscles in my arms and legs (and BUTT! hehe) without even flexing. So I know that I have muscles, which we all know weighs more than fat. And my clothes still fit...which is good.

My friend posted this picture on her wall the other day. No, it's not me. and No, it's not her....but is a GREAT reminder to not take the scale so seriously!

This girl weighs almost 10 pounds heavier and is clearly in better shape. 

So, just remember....the scale is NOT the end all be all. 

Now...if I could take my own advice!


  1. Put your scale in a cupboard and do not take it out until you are flying and need to weigh your suitcases. Seriously. I only get on the scale at the doctor's office (and then swear theirs runs heavy!) once a year. I go by how my clothes fit. And right now they are a bit loose, yippee for me! Put. It. Away. Now.

  2. I weigh myself everyday too...Except for maybe Monday mornings. I always weigh more after I have a really good muscle workout. It's discouraging, but this makes me feel much better!