It’s weigh-in day. O boy, I can’t wait or is it I can’t weight. I was reading a blog from Mark Macdonald who has a diet program. He said this: “Picture this: you wake up every day and let the number on a scale determine your mood, the amount of energy you have, and even your motivation for the rest of the day. You let that number be the sole determining factor as to whether or not you are a step closer to achieving your goal. Millions live with that torment every day. Imagine living for a goal without any real plan, understanding, or direction regarding how to get there—being attached to an outcome that you have little control over. This is how most people set their health goals, and it can lead to an overwhelming feeling of failure when they fall short of that goal.”
Well that’s why I don’t like weight loss goals and that’s why you can’t set your life around the scale. First, you shouldn’t be stepping on the scale every day. I’ve seen where people step on the scale several times a day. That is just obsessive. That will, as Mark say, torment you.
The scale is just for measuring your weight. It’s not for setting your mood for the day or running your life in any way. You are in control of the scale and not the other way around. It just tells you how much you weigh. That’s all. (Unless you have Spiffy for your scale.)