Scales suck - like Target has the shirt you've been eyeing on clearance in every size but your own - suck.
I don't consider them to be accurate. My weight fluctuates way too much during the day and I always feel bad when I get on the scale. I get discouraged if I ate healthy all week and gained weight. I get encouraged in a bad way if I ate terrible and lost weight.
I'm back on my eating healthier kick and I've decided to kick the scale to the curb - not literally because it's my boyfriend's - but I'm figuratively taking a sledge hammer to it.
Here are better ways to track your progress without being a slave to the scale :
- take your measurements - I measured around my stomach for awhile and noticed a positive difference. It was cool to see the measuring tape go smaller and smaller.
- go off how you feel - When I eat like crap, I feel like crap. I get stomach aches constantly when I don't watch what I eat. I use my stomach aches as a sign of how I'm doing diet wise.
- notice how your clothes fit - This is a big one! When my jeans are loose, I sing with the Hallelujah choir.
- go off how you look - confession : I straight up have a food baby if I eat a lot or if I eat crap. Like 4 month old food baby. My bloat goes waaaay down if I'm eating healthy. So watch that food baby, girl! Assuming I'm not the only person in the world with this problem.
Let's be friends.