One of my good friends from high school (a guy) sent me these links from Everyday Paleo, Attention Scale Addicts and Attention Scale Addicts, Part 2, after I tweeted out yesterday’s post about whether or not I should buy a scale.
He vehemently said no. I read them and chuckled at the first link and was in awe by the second.
Check them out and let me know what you think when you see Deb’s transformation and read about her weight before and after she began her fitness regimen. The results are nothing short of incredible … and a pretty glaring reminder that the number on the scale isn’t everything.
I remember at my thinnest (unmaintainable) weight/size, I wore a size 6 (sometimes a 4 in dresses) and was generally 140-142 lbs. Friends and family were shocked to find out “how much” I weighed because I looked slim. But I was very fit at the time, and so I carried it well (if I do say so myself). So there’s no doubt in my mind that physical fitness matters more than what a scale reads.
That said, I like the accountability of having a scale and still think I will buy one if for nothing else than to have it and know it’s there as a barometer of progress … but certainly not the ONLY one.