Ditch the Scale
By Meggan Larson
It’s true, I’ve flip-flopped back and forth on the scale issue several times. The reason being that the scale can cause such a tremendous amount of heartache and at the end of the day it’s just a number. Does that number define you? It shouldn’t. Does that number determine whether or not you’re a good person? Nope. We give that little box so much power over our emotions and that’s why I’ve been so severe against it.
Here’s my final argument for ditching the scale…
…you don’t have to do it full time. It’s a good thing to keep track of where you’re at weight wise when you’re losing because for a lot of people it keeps them going. What I am urging you to do is to stop weighing daily and even weekly. If you’re a woman who is not into full-blown menopause then you should only be weighing twice a month. Yup, I said it. Here’s why…
When you’re ovulating or menstruating you’re holding extra water weight. Your body literally can’t help it and it’s almost a guarantee that the scale will be up. If you’re not aware of that then it’s going to be a huge source of frustration to you when you’ve been doing everything right and the scale jumps up by several pounds. I have had a partial hysterectomy so I no longer have a uterus and don’t menstruate anymore (hallelujah!) but I still have my ovaries so I still ovulate and retain water. It caught me by surprise the other day and I got angry at the scale! Then I remembered how I had been feeling and realized why it was up a very unjustified 4lbs. Don’t even bother with that nonsense y’all! Weigh yourself to stray on track but not when your body is going to retain water weight. Keep eating well and you’ll see a nice drop after that time frame. If you continue to weigh yourself during those times than you’re setting yourself up for frustration.
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I am serious when I say that if you’re tired of going back and forth each year and not getting any closer to your goal weight then this is the answer you’ve been praying for. Why not start out the new year doing something you’ve never done so that you can achieve results you’ve always wanted? Click the link to join the Facebook Pop-Up group!
I’ll see you in there friend!
~ Meggan 🙂
P.S. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!