Stop Obsessing About Weight

August 30, 2016

Weight is just a number.

 

I know you know that. But why must we put so much power in it? 

 

I mean think about the moment leading up to the scale. Clothes off. Jewelry off. Inhale. Hesitate to look down.

 

And then there it is. Whatever pre-determined number you've set in your head to be either "good" or "bad." It's almost like it defines your self worth. 

 

And either way, you'll likely take it out on your body. If the number is "good" maybe you'll have that extra cookie you've been restricting. If the number is "bad" maybe you'll go to bed hungry. You see the problem with both situations right? This number has too much control. Too much control over something that honestly isn't even all that accurate when it comes to measuring your progress.

 

The truth is, your weight doesn’t tell the truth!  It is only a number – a number that doesn’t take into account all the hard work you've spent engaging in physical activity, building lean muscles, and cooking more at home to be healthier.  

 

The scale doesn't make it okay when you are retaining water because that's your body's way of staying hydrated, and it doesn't tell you that you looked gorgeous in that dress last night. 

 

The scale is no one you want to be friends with. Unless you choose to accept that it only tells part of the story. 

 

If you are someone who likes to measure progress, here are some better ways you may want to consider trying! 

  • Take your measurements

  • Try on a specific clothing item

  • Get your labs done

  • Measure your strength 

Remember, you're more than what the scale makes you think you are!!

 

 

 

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