“The weight scale is not the most ACCURATE measure of my progress, just the most CONVENIENT.” Don’t know who said this for sure so won’t give anyone credit. Here is a person who doesn’t consider weighing in a good thing. Yep, today is weigh in day.
It is convenient to just get out of bed and weigh. It’s not accurate for measuring progress in the sense that there is more to progress than the scale. However, the scale is accurate. It does show my weight loss progress. It doesn’t show my health progress except to the extent that losing weight will increase my health prospects.
I do one of these weigh ins 52 times a year. I have to come up with clever and witty discussion about the pros and the cons of the scale, weighing in, and all that goes with it. Some days I’m brilliant, other days not so brilliant. Is there a scale for brilliance? On a scale ‘One’ is not brilliant at all and ‘ten’ is so brilliant even I’m impressed.
Certainly, the scale, which sits on the floor in the master bathroom, is convenient. Don’t we like convenience? Convenience works for me. We all work to have a life of convenience. If I put the scale in a sealed box on the top shelf in the basement storage room, then it won’t be convenient to weigh. But why would I do that? I like convenience. My printer is within an arm’s length of my chair. Everything is convenient.
I use other means to measure my progress. Some of those aren’t so convenient. Ever try to use a measuring tape to measure your waist by yourself. I even have an easy to use tape for that and it’s still not so convenient.
It seems to me a person who doesn’t want to weigh in every Saturday morning will say, it doesn’t really measure my total progress. I don’t need it. I’ll just see if my clothes are a little less snug or a little tighter. Using the scale is an accurate way to see if I have lost any weight. That’s the whole purpose behind weighing. I’m trying to lose weight. I’m not checking my self-esteem. I am checking my weight. I use the scale. It’s convenient.