The SCALE does not determine my happiness…

The scale does not determine my happiness…
But it sure as HECK helps!

Here’s the deal, this morning I had my weekly weigh-in at Weight Watchers.
Feeling very confident I stepped on the scale expecting a decent 1-2 pound weight loss,
 but instead the very nice lady said
“You stayed the exact same! Good Job!”
I smiled.
Then I turned to leave and thought, GOOD JOB!?
Are you serious?!?!
A good job was a 1-2 pound loss, not a stay the same!
I mean how in the WORLD did I stay the exact same weight to the TENTH of pound!?!
I then looked at my last week…
I did NOT miss a 5 AM workout and I ate flawlessly.
Every burpee, every minute run, every sweet treat that I passed up resulted in NO WEIGHT LOSS!
I walked out of the place and almost shed a tear…
if only I would have shed that tear BEFORE I went in that could’ve been that tenth of a pound between losing SOMETHING and staying the exact same! 

On my way home I had a pep talk with myself.
Being a health professional I tell my clients time and time again that the scale shouldn’t determine your happiness.
I needed to put that in my pipe and smoke it.
Well, not literally because smoking is bad.

Anyways, I am trying to tell you that even I, a health professional, am human.
Today, I let the scale get the best of me when in reality I am doing SO much to better myself.
I feel GREAT!
I feel like a freakin’ Rockstar so why does the scale matter, anyways?

There are many factor’s that go into your “weight” that the scale does not tell you.
The scale is a number.
It does NOT break down muscle/fat/water percentages. 
It doesn’t say how strong your heart is.
It does not tell you your blood pressure.
It doesn’t tell you about how you have improved your mile time or how much weight you can now lift!
It is just ONE of the many ways to measure health.

I tell you this because you may be on the weight loss journey and may have a week of staying the same or even gaining weight.
Don’t let it determine your happiness.
Get back on track and continue doing the RIGHT things!
Health is a journey not a destination.
Keep on keepin’ on.

So, here I am faced with what I felt was defeat when I literally did EVERYTHING I could do to lose.
Where do I go from here?
My next move is to drown my sorrows in a dozen cupcakes with pink icing!
Just kidding!
I am going to continue to do what I have been doing. I am going to continue to be very disciplined and treating my body with respect.

The scale can kiss my BIG ‘OL BADONKADONK 
because next week that BIG ‘OL BADONKADONK might just be a bit smaller.

2 thoughts on “The SCALE does not determine my happiness…

  1. who of us humans don't feel all of these emotions! well done mother of 3 and professional personal trainer! Thanks for posting and being REAL!


  2. This is exactly what I needed to hear! Thanks Erin! As I'm also on a post baby weight-loss journey, your blog is truly motivating! I am getting to the gym every morning at 6 am (thanks to you) and am improving my diet habits BUT the scale is not budging much and sometimes not at all. I started using a tape measure to measure my major muscles since the scale kept letting me down. This has helped some since I have lost a few inches. Thanks for posting real posts and helping me feel like I'm not alone in this journey!


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