It’s weigh in day! And I say that with as much fake enthusiasm I can muster.
You know how they say you shouldn’t let a number on the scale define you? Well, I agree with that… to a point. You see these mottos are great for people who are so consumed by the number on the scale that they resort to eating disorders because it effects them so negatively.
I’m not one of those people. I’m very persuasive so I’m always able to justify why weighing more than I should is okay. This also means I’m a really great excuse maker…
This is great for the self-esteem and all but you don’t do yourself any favors by lying to yourself. For me stepping on the scale means facing the truth.
Do I need to lose more weight? Yes.
Do I need to lose it because the scale defines me? Nope.
But do I need the scale to keep me honest? Absolutely.
I need to lose this weight because even though I look
phenome nal okay I’m not the healthiest I can be and my weight is a reflection of that. The last time I had checked I had high blood pressure. I also suffer from a hormone ailment called PCOS which puts me at a higher risk for suffering from type 2 diabetes and depression. The fact is, I need to be at a lower weight in order for my body to function at it’s best. For me to be my best.
That being said, if you have hang ups around numbers but know you need to lose weight I might have a solution for you.
It’s called the Quantum Scale…
It’s a scale that records your weight and lets you know if you have lost or gained weight without actually telling you the number. This helps for those people who get discouraged by the number on the scale. I have lost around 40 pounds but there are several times when I feel discouraged because I still weigh more than the average woman. This scale forces you to focus on the positive not the negative.
Life is all about perspective. It’s easier to stay motivated when you look at the scale and see -40 lb versus 187 lb. That’s what my scale said today 187. I don’t like the 180’s anymore I’ve got negative feelings about the 180’s because I’ve been hanging out here for a long time. When I see a “180” number I want to punch it in the face. When I see that number I forget all about the progress I have made. Those negative feelings manifest into other aspects of my life and that’s just not how I want to roll.
I knew this week was going to provide an ugly number because I ate my weight in Halloween candy. So yesterday I stepped on the Quantum scale to record the ugly weight I didn’t want to look at. Then today I stepped on it again and I already felt better…
Sorry that the picture is so dark. As you know I weigh in naked, after I pee because a girl can use all the help she can get. Well, this sucker is super reflective especially when a flash is used. I don’t need to look at my vagina in order to feel empowered, thank you very much. So I opted to take this picture minus the flash 😉
“I can’t even look at my own vagina!”
“Well, I can’t help you there honey.”
Any who… If you feel like you would like to keep track of your weight during the holidays without having to worry about a number you may not like staring you in the face then I have a Quantum Scale waiting for you. This sucker normally costs $59 but is currently on sale for $39. So if you don’t win you can ask for it for Christmas 😉 For more information click here.
***To enter the giveaway leave a comment on this blog post that includes a first name with a last name initial. For an additional chance to win post a comment on the wall of my Facebook page. I will announce the winner on the next blog post and on my Facebook page. At that time I will ask you to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address so that I can arrange to have it shipped to you***
Good luck and have a great weekend!