The Terror of Stepping on the Scale

 The Terror of Stepping on the Scale

I have never lived in a house with a scale.  I've always thought it was unhealthy and would make me obsessive.  Following a yogic approach, I thought weight was feeling healthy not a number.

Fast forward to today; I walked into Bed, Bath & Beyond and bought a scale.

After cleansing and one week of P90X, I felt healthy and was curious to see my progress.  A twitter friend suggested, "Use the same one and do it once a week at the same time.  I think it is a great tool."

As soon as I got home, I ripped open the box as if it was a long awaited gift.  I stepped on the scale, excited to be rewarded for my will power and hard work.


It can't be possible.  Did I buy a broken scale?  Could it be the old excuse "muscle weighs more than fat?"

Since I have been home, I have stepped on the scale at least 17 times double checking its accuracy.  Every time the numbers pop up, my body slugs downward in disappointment.

Defeated and frustrated, I did the least rationale thing possible, I ate chocolate in hopes of erasing my anger.

Before I stepped on that weapon, I was walking with confidence and comfort.

Now I am sad and discouraged.

I should never have bought that scale.





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  • I went through the SAME thing during/after my yoga teacher training! Everyone from home kept saying things like "omg, you're gonna be SO skinny after!" and eventually all those comments crept their way into my own psyche and I started to believe them...until that month started waning away and that scale's number refused to change, and I realized that the food was just far too good at Kripalu for that ever to become a reality. :)

  • In reply to Jessy Tapper:

    Jessy, did you do your training at Kirpalu? I have been wanting to go there for years. I would love to hear more about it. Thanks, as always, for your comment.

  • RETURN IT! :) What's a number anyway! Think about how you felt before you weighed yourself... Confident and happy! I threw my scale out after the birth of my first child and have never looked back. To hell with the silver number beast!!! :)

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    Personally for me, I would much rather prefer a workout set like P90X. It's a physical product that consists of 13 dvds,nutrition guides and calendar. I like it because it's convenient and this is one of the few products where I've seen consistent results. I lost 30 pounds in 2 months. I could have lost more but I was a bit lazy. For those of you who are interested, I happen to know where you can get P90X at a deep discount of $65. Check out that lens will direct you to the P90X for $65

  • How do you know you didn't lose? Did you weigh yourself before and after on the same scale? Did you do it at exactly the same time of day? Scales may be calibrated differently and your body will weigh more or less depending on time of day. Even a 0.5 lb loss is something!!!
    I currently do Weight Watchers and P90X and have lost 13 lbs in 12 weeks. Some of those weeks were losses, some were gains. I don't discount when I lose 0.6 lbs., because it all adds up! I can weigh 3lbs more at night that in the morning, but as long as I weigh in the morning, it's all relative to how much I lose. I don't have time to do P90X every day. Mine is more like P180X ;), but I am still seeing results.
    Sure, its just a number. And it shouldn't get in your way if you feel great. But it can be a good tool, if you don't obsess. I don't care what the final number my scale will show me, I just want to feel better in my clothes. Healthier. Stronger. Don't get discouraged!!!

  • In reply to radz:

    Thanks for the support, Radz. Good luch with your P180X!

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