In the Middle Ages, they had guillotines, stretch racks, whips and chains. Nowadays, we have a much more efficient torture device called the bathroom scale.~Stephen Phillips
Is the bathroom scale torturing you? Now let me ask you something else. What are you doing about it? If you are the normal overweight person the probable answer is nothing. By doing nothing the bathroom scale will continue to be your personal tormentor.
I used to hate my bathroom scale. Always keeping track of my failures. I hated it, really hated it. For a while I took it out of the bathroom and shoved it into the back of the closet. Out of sight out of mind. But then I started wondering if I had gained any weight. I was looking a little chubbier in the mirror, is it possible that I was fatter. So I had to take the bathroom scale back to the bathroom. My mind was playing awful tricks on me, tormenting me day and night. At least the scale had the decency to torment me for a limited time.
When losing weight you can have a love hate relationship with your scale. You will love your bathroom scale when you lose some weight, and you will hate its guts when you see no results. All that effort gone out the window. If you see some extra weight then you can really go bananas.
The truth of the matter is that the bathroom scale isn’t always right. It doesn’t always tell you the truth. For instance if you work out a lot to lose weight you are bound to increase your muscle mass. Muscles weight more than fat so when you step on your bathroom scale it is very likely that your weight will be that same as last week or even greater.
A better way to measure your weight loss results is by measuring your waistline, chest, arms and legs. Keep a details record of your measurements over time. If you see your waistline decreasing but your weight remaining the same it means that you have gained more muscles, which is great. More muscles burn more energy and will help you stay thin easily.
You should also use your bathroom scale as a way to motivate yourself. Losing weight is like a long game. And like any game if you don’t have the means to keep score you can’t have any fun. In some weird way your scale is helping you enjoy losing weight more. You just have to have the right frame of mind.