Well, we didn’t get to go for five days in Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains. I look forward to going on a trip and I look forward to going home. I guess I’m one of those creatures who is always looking forward. Some people look back, but I look forward.
Here’s another quote by Mark Macdonald. He is discussing the use of the scale and all its torments. He thinks there is a better way.
“The reality is that we have been trained for years to focus solely on our weight and to let that number determine every adjustment we make. Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain weight, or maintain it, your weight,wherever you wish it to be, is only part of your goal equation. Your actual focus should be your body composition. The accurate way to set your goals is through knowing your body composition.”
He’s talking about fat percentage not the scale or BMI. “One type of body fat is between your skin and muscle (subcutaneous), and the other type is found underneath the muscle that surrounds your organs (visceral). All body-fat tests will estimate both types of fat in your body, so all you really need to know is the overall estimated percentage of your body fat. There are multiple ways to have your body composition measured, a few being, skin caliper, body fat scale, Inbody, hydrostatic (underwater) body pod (air chamber), dex scan (x-ray), etc… The key is to choose a method that you can consistently use.”
My scale measures body fat. That’s the lower number on my scale picture. It needs to be lower than it is.