Okay, I’ve had second breakfast (hobbit much), and settled down for 10 mins before I start travelling again.
THE SCALES ARE NOT THE BE ALL AND END ALL.
Did I say that loud enough?
17th August - 21 September
Weight : -1.25lb
So callipers do not tell you a body fat percentage per se, they just give you a figure of ‘fat’. If I was solely focussing on ‘weight loss’ how disappointed do you think I would feel looking at 1.25lb loss in 5 weeks? But -18 on the callipers this morning? I am elated! I have shed a shit load of fat in 5 weeks! This is the scientific bit.
I have also lost inches, unknown at the moment because I can’t find the tape measure but the gym will measure me next Friday.
This much is obvious because for the first time ever I have bought clothes all in size 10, not just the odd bit. That’s the emotional tell.
So, to summarise quickly, if you are solely focussing on the scale for WEIGHT loss and not looking at other FAT loss markers, it easily gets disheartening. There are a range of ways to use the scale: daily and take an average, weekly or monthly.
Stop getting emotionally attached to a piece of equipment that gives you one statistic.
I’m no trained PT or nutritionist (not for humans anyway) but am happy to have a chat if you want/need to.
Happy Friday folks!