The Scale… Friend or Foe?

Most people take minimal time to care for their body and know little about it. Many do not want to know how much they weigh, let alone take their measurements. But this is an absolute must for two reasons, despite the fact that it might be embarrassing. As painful as it may be, getting to know our body is necessary.

First, this could be a shocking eye opening moment. Many people are surprised how far they have let things slide. It just may spark that fire they so desperately need.

Second, we all can use a starting point; numbers for comparison for months to come.

What should we measure? Certainly our overall body mass is a great number to be acquainted with. But let us not forget to measure our chest, biceps, waistline and thighs. These measurements will prove crucial during those times when we lose in size and not on the scale. Our shrinking numbers will prove to be important motivators.

If all else fails, nothing is more honest than our own mirror. If you like what you see, keep up the good work. If you do not, then do something about it!

*Photo provided by Microsoft Office Online Clip Art


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2 Responses

  1. Stewy, this is great. I actually was collecting pictures and came across one that I was going to send to you. It showed actual fat tissue and muscle tissue—5 pounds of each. It was amazing to see how much more fat there was mass wise. I will send the picture to you via e-mail.

    • Oh cool… Thanks for the picture! I knew muscle was denser and therefor heavier, but that fat looks like twice the size of the muscle. Yuck 😉

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