You know you shouldn’t look at it. You know you’re going to feel slightly sick to your stomach. You know that you’re going to wish for eye bleach.
But you look anyhow.
And you feel slightly ill. You wish you hadn’t looked. You can’t unlook or forget what you saw.
I’m talking about the number on the scale. ESPECIALLY the number on the scale when its *that* time of month.
I know I’m two to three pounds heavier. I’m bloaty. I know its never going to be a pretty number. But I look anyhow.
Its interesting, how every commercial diet and exercise program out there talks about measuring you in how much weight you’ve lost. Biggest Loser focusses ENTIRELY on weight. X-Weighted focuses on weight, even though they measure inches as well.
And weight is the worst indicator of how well a fitness and fatloss program is working.
I can lose weight quickly by not eating. My husband and mother would likely have me committed to a hospital for anorexia, but I would lose weight. There’s nothing healthy about that.
There’s nothing healthy about any of the weight loss “diets” out there that encourage you to stop eating an entire food group. Yes, you will lose weight… but you will also not look healthy.
Weight is just such an EASY measurement. I know the formula. We ALL know the formula. 3000 calories equals 1lb. In either direction.
Eat less, move more, lose weight.
But I can’t measure how many calories it would take to lose an inch around my waist. I don’t know the measure of how many calories I can eat to drop an extra inch off my hips.
So I keep looking at the car wreck.