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Break Free from the Scale!

How to Stop the Scale from Determining Your Self-Worth


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I get on the scale every morning. If it is down I am happy. If not it means I have to be more careful. I don't find it discouraging. Report
when I was young and wanted to drop a few pounds, I weighed myself constantly. Nowadays, I just go by how my clothes fit. I know what size i'm comfortable in. Report
This should be mandatory reading. It's amazing how much power the number on scales have on people. I figured this out earlier in my life and have now fashioned my own explanation as to how to use the numbers coupled with the type of foods I eat and when along with the type of physical activity I engage in. Report
Too often people use the scale as their only guide. It should not be the only indicator! Report
I admit that I step on the scale too often. But if I have over eaten the day before, I feel like I should 'own it'. A lot in this article for me to think about. Report
I am in the weigh frequently camp. But I am mindful that it is a tool, not an obsession. I would have a much harder time if those "natural fluctuations" happened and I didn't see it coming, and was up 2 pounds in a week, with no other information, that would cause issues. So, rather than blanket "don't weigh so often" maybe we could talk about how we are different and we do need to approach it differently. Report
I only step on the scale on Monday mornings. I just try not to let it dictate my mood. I know if I'm following my meal plan and getting in some exercise, I'm living a healthy lifestyle.......and for me, that's what it's all about. Report
Thank you for the information. Report
The scale is a tool, like a measuring tape or your skinny jeans or whatever else you use to measure progress. Report
This is me the scale an enemy
Tues will be a week now try for two weeks
Baby steps Report
no, I'm going to weigh often because the doctor could care less if I've lost an inch off my hips if the scale says that I'm the same. They always look at you like you're lying. Report
The scale can be a good tool. It's easier to correct a couple pounds vs 10 lbs when not paying attention to the number. Report
Great article. Such a conundrum! Weigh frequently to stop trends in the wrong direction and become a slave to the scale, chasing the needle through natural fluctuations or weigh infrequently and see greater results either good or bad.

My standard answer, find what works for you and do it! Report
Great article. Report

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