We love the scale…or do we hate the scale? When was the last time you got on the lb pedestal and measured your degree of chubby to skinny ratio? Is it a digital scale? Do you cheat on your analog scale and manipulate the calibration (I know I’m not the only one that’s done that)? They in your bathrooms and kitchens and bedrooms. They are a standard appliance in the home…but why?
I seriously doubt that any of us are horribly surprised when we step on a scale unless you’re competing on the Biggest Loser.
Let’s also add to the fact that there no surprises the fact that all pounds are not created equal
It is crazy cold here in the classic city this week and I’ve worn jeans to work every day. Yesterday I wore my fat jeans. As sure as I am that you have a scale, I’m also positive you have fat jeans. Whether they are an emergency back up pair or they are your daily wearers because you’ve split your seat in your other britches, I bought these jeans from a thrift store about a year ago because I had gone out to dinner and the jeans I wore did not survive dessert. They were baggy and a nice cut and served their purpose well. Yesterday…they swallowed me.
Today I put my skinny jeans on. The same jeans that didn’t survive the Applebee’s adventure that stimulated buying the fat jeans. I’m also fairly certain that you have some skinny jeans in your closet somewhere. You can aaaaaalllllllllllmoooooooooossssssssssstttttttttttt button them, but after you suck it all in, it just doesn’t work well. They aren’t quite cool enough to be hipster skinny jeans, but you love them and you want to one day slide your donk back in them. My skinny jeans are now loose.
There is so much I’ve learned since the original fast. I’ve always heard that the scale is not your only indicator…I just didn’t believe it. I was chasing that same 10 pounds I’ve gained and lost for the past 5 years (and really it is about 10 pounds I keep losing and 20 pounds I keep gaining). I’m just living now. I’m trying to make better choices and be more active. So go step on the scale…yep waiting…write down the number and then go get on a treadmill or eat a salad or make some juice or lift a weight. Keep doing it a few weeks and months and then before you get back on the scale go pull out those skinny jeans and see how far you’ve come.