EMB #546: Why You Should Not Weigh Yourself

Today we’re talking about why you should not weigh yourself. One time one of our topics was You Should Burn your Scale. Why? Because the thing is, we get obsessed with things like scales. And it’s not a proper way to measure success. It’s not an accurate way to measure success.

We were thinking about the scale and how we let the scale control how we feel about ourselves. And we are always taught to do it too. And we’re always taught to let go of those people in our lives that don’t make us feel good about ourselves. But then we have this scale in our life that puts us down every single day, but yet we keep going back to it. So it’s like being involved in a friendship where you are not treated fairly or you are treated poorly and you keep going back to it over and over and over. We can’t really remember a time that we’ve ever stepped on a scale and been happy. It’s like an abusive relationship.

See, the thing is that the thing when it comes to the scale is that we have such a short success, like there’s so little joy in your life from the scale. So here’s what happens, is we wake up and we have a goal that we want to reach and we don’t really know if that goal is proper, if that suits our lifestyle, that goal is usually someone else’s, like some celebrities. So we feel like we should even know that their body is built entirely differently. And then so when we step on the scale we have, let’s say we lose 3 pounds and maybe that’s in our mind and we say, ‘I want to lose at least 3 pounds when I step on that scale’. 

So let’s say we step on that scale and we lose 3 pounds. We are excited. And then instantly it’s gone, and then tomorrow or next week I want to lose another 3 pounds. So that joy or excitement lasts for such a short amount of time. It’s like there’s got to be other ways that can wake us up or motivate us or cause excitement or cause joy in our life. And when you step on a scale, it’s so minimal. So our expectations from a scale are entirely unrealistic in so many different ways. It’s not a pleasurable way to see and track results.