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Friend or Foe?

Saturday, October 24, 2020

It cannot talk yet it speaks to you. Some days it makes you giddy with delight. Other days it puts you into a deep depression. It judges you on a superficial level. The thought of it is enough to worry even the most optimistic person. What am I talking about? The notorious bathroom scale.

What is with this obsession we have with the scale? For most people, the scale can be both our adversary or our ally, depending on the day. More often we find that we hate what it says or argue with it, but we still feel the desire to use it. When used properly and taken for what it is, it can actually be a very useful tool for weight management. But for many, the scale does more than measuring the total weight of all your various parts. It somehow defines who you are as a person. And sadly, it can determine your own self-worth. We read way too much into this single-purposed tool.

Here are four signs that you might put too much weight on weighing in:

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    True. I, too, usually weigh just once/twice a month because I DREAD the scale--but the 5% challenge needs me to weigh once a week. Will have to work on dealing with the scale.
    37 days ago
    emoticon If I wasn't part of a weekly challenge I wouldn't be stepping foot on a scale maybe once monthly instead of weekly.
    37 days ago
    Definitely have to watch the affect I allow the scale to have on me.
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