Confession: I step on my scale nearly every morning.
I have a routine – I get up, go to the bathroom, put in my contacts (helps to be able to actually see the scale LOL), and then hop on the scale. I even know how much to subtract for specific pajamas versus being naked.
Surprisingly though, I actually have a pretty healthy attitude about my weight and a good relationship with the scale. Seeing a number that isn’t what I want doesn’t ruin my day. Seeing a lower number doesn’t make me giddy.
To me, the scale is just another tool in my journey to stay healthy and fit. It’s a reminder to choose to move more or reach for the apple instead of the cookie. It’s a caution sign when the little indulgences start to add up. Generally speaking, I eat what I want (thankfully I usually want healthy foods) and I exercise when I want (umm, I have a little bit of a run addiction) and it all balances. But sometimes, things slide a little too much in the wrong direction and the scale provides a gentle wake up call before I go to far. Somehow it makes me aware of my choices in ways that tight jeans don’t.
So, my scale and I will stay BFFs, even when I’m not thrilled with the number. Because I know that it’s only one indicator (and not the most important one) of how fit I am these days.
How do you feel about your scale? Are you a member of the “weigh each day” club or are you able to judge based on how your clothes fit?