Reasons why the number on the scale is worthless:
- A single number does not reflect your body composition or body type. It won’t tell you if that weight is comprised mainly of muscle, or if you carry a lot of fat, or if you’re retaining water, or any of those things.
- Even if you think you have a ‘small’ frame, you might have heavier bones than some. I can fit my fingers round my wrist, but I’ve always been heavier than I look, because of my solid structure.
- Other than knowing you’re whether you are healthy or not, what does it matter? Your weight won’t tell your dress size, or whether you have a fantastic ass, or how much you can squat. NSV’s are so much more rewarding than seeing you’ve lost a single pound, because you know they are real.
- How many times have you woken up and thought you looked awesome, then weighed yourself and changed your mind? I know I have, countless times. If you looked awesome before, you still look awesome 5 minutes later.
- Deciding on an arbitrary number for yourself to weigh does not work. You can’t just decide your body will function at 100lbs just because you decided it would. Your body knows where it is happiest.
- The number on the scale doesn’t define your self worth. You are worth more than what you look like or what you weigh. You have more talents than just restricting calories. People love you at whatever weight you are.
Listen to your body, not the scales - it tells you more about yourself than you think.