Dear Scale: It’s Not Me, It’s You.
When something like a number on a scale can take you from confident & hopeful to self-loathing & hopelessness, it’s time to break up with your scale.
Believe me, I understand! We are all so conditioned to want to see that number go down, but your body weight is only one measure of your progress.
What are some others?
- Are you sleeping better?
- Do you have more energy?
- Are you less moody or depressed?
- Have your cravings dissipated?
- Do you recover faster from exercise?
- Have your symptoms or medical condition greatly improved?
Just because the number on the scale hasn’t moved enough for your liking does not mean your program is a failure.
It means there may be other things going on, like changes in body composition, that aren’t necessarily being reflected by the weight of our body.
So, be patient and feel good that you are doing something positive for your health and know that, eventually, it will show up on the scale.