Thursday, June 12, 2014

What the Scale?!?!

Today's post is for anyone who is trying to get healthy or stay healthy.  Are you weighing yourself? When I was doing Weight Watchers a couple years ago, I weighed in every Monday morning.  It's tough to get out of that habit!  I'd heard a lot that it's terrible to be a 'slave to the scale'.  We should all throw out our scales and be liberated!  
Well, that's great, but I still want to know how I'm doing as I try to lose weight on My Way to a Healthy Life.  It's funny...I weigh myself but don't actually have a specific number in mind that is my goal weight.  
Anyway, I've been juicing and working out and really working on eating healthy.  I even decided to treat myself to a fancy digital scale!  I bought it at Target a couple months ago:
I've been weighing myself and getting increasingly discouraged as the number was never dropping.  Now I know I am building muscle and my body is shifting as things lift and shrink and sculpt.  But, being that girl who's always watched the scale numbers...it was disheartening.  
Then, last week one morning I weighed myself four times and got four different numbers in a TWENTY pound range.  
Ummm, what? 
No. Seriously. What? 
Then I started to wonder if something was wrong with my fancy new digital scale.  Then I wondered if I was going crazy, blaming the technicalities of a scale. 
After letting the thought marinate for a few days, I finally went to the thrift store to see what I would weigh on a non-digital, old-school scale. Much better!  Jeremy weighed himself on both scales as well (just to make sure I wasn't crazy!) and it was the same for him. 
A TEN pound difference!
  So, I am  back to using an old-school scale.  I was already feeling good knowing that I am eating healthier and exercising, slowly working on My Way to a Healthy Life.  But it's nice to have a reliable scale to step on once in a while;) 

(Side note: I am going to do a video on this in the next week with photos and more details, but I also HIGHLY recommend taking progress pictures and measuring yourself.)

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