TRUTH: Research says using a scale regularly helps people lose weight & stay on track.
TRUTH: Weighing yourself can make you CRAZY, demotivated and lose focus on what’s really important.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO???
1) Weigh yourself BUT do it without judgement or emotion.
Just regularly collect the number like scientific data. Don’t take the number personally! The number is only a measurement of behaviors, it is NOT some indicator of your worth or if you are good or bad.
If the scale is going UP, re-evaluate behaviors…don’t beat yourself up or get discouraged.
If the scale is going DOWN, keep those behaviors going…congratulate yourself & focus on finding joy in the work.
2) Focus on successes BEYOND the scale (please!). Here are some ideas to get you started:
Mind: clearer thinking, higher productivity, sleep more soundly, wake-up more refreshed.
Body (inside): less bloating, more regularity, fewer headaches, fewer colds/flus, more energy, fewer sugar cravings.
Body (outside): healthier hair/skin/nails, brighter eyes, clothes fitting better.
Spirit: feel younger, happier, fewer mood swings, more confident, less judgemental, have more fun, find more joy in everyday situations.
Skills: improved cooking skills, more organized, better at prioritizing self.
PS: Stay tuned next week for more on what to do when a weigh-in discourages you.