Why Does The Scale Lie?


How many times have you got up first thing in the morning and headed straight

for your bathroom scale? After a full week of diet and exercise you are looking

for praise and approval from the number on the scale. You slowly and carefully

put one foot and then the other, on this weighing device. You look down and

shake your head. You think to yourself this can`t be right. I worked so hard this

week. Why does the scale lie? I can most definitely relate to the emotions you are

feeling. But I am here to tell you without a doubt. The scale does lie!

Why does the scale lie?  It doesn’t know the whole story.

The scale measures total weight. This includes muscle, tendons, ligaments, organs

and water. The scale doesn`t differentiate between weight, fat and muscle.

There are a few other things the scale doesn’t know about your week.


The scale doesn`t know… that you helped a friend get over the loss of a loved one.

The scale doesn`t know… that you cried with your child over their first break up.

The scale doesn`t know… that you went to the gym four times this week.

The scale doesn’t know… that you sat with a sick parent in the hospital for 6 hours.

The scale doesn’t know… that you passed on birthday cake at the office.

The scale doesn`t know… that you prepared healthy meals for your family all week


Your self worth and value to others is so much more than the number on the scale.

There are several other ways to track your progress without being chained to your

bathroom scale.


How do you feel?

Do you feel strong and healthy?

Do you have more energy?

How do your clothes fit?

Are you eating well?

Are you exercising regularly?

Are you planning for success?


I feel I have been the most successful with my journey when I create S.M.A.R.T. goals.


S    ***             Specific

M   ***            Measurable

A    ***            Attainable

R    ***             Realistic

T    ***             Timely


How to develop S.M.A.R.T. goals. Here are some tips for achieving success.

Goal= Weight Loss


Specific= I want to get to my optimal weight

Measurable= I will lose 20 pounds

Attainable= I will reach this goal by meal planning and exercising

Realistic= Meal planning and exercise are relevant to my other goals of

trying new recipes and getting healthier.

Timely= 6 months from today

I will have reached my optimal weight by losing 20 pounds in 6 months by

preplanning meals and exercising regularly.


Instead of focusing on the number on the scale, have a plan and commit to it!!






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