Are you embarrassed by your shoe size?!
Why are we so embarrassed to tell people what we weigh? Why is it ‘rude’ to ask?
Are you ashamed of your shoe size? No? Why not?!… Because it doesn’t say anything about us!
I am a size (uk)7; And although that may give you a vague idea that I’m probably fairly tall, it tells you nothing about my health, nothing about my personality, nothing about what kind of mummy I am, nothing about how I look or who I hang out with.
The same can be said for weight! (Let me just add a little disclaimer… it isn’t ok to be unhealthy over or under weight, and in some cases it is important to track weight if you are either one of these extremes and under the care of a doctor) I weigh around 10 and a half stone. Again, this may give you a vague idea of what kind of shape I am, but it tells you nothing about my health, nothing about my personality, nothing about what kind of mummy I am, nothing about how I look or who I hang out with.
I have been roughly 10 – 11 stone my whole adult life, but during that time; I’ve been ripped to shreds (Abs, toned arms… I miss those days) eating purely protein and veg and feeling great. But I’ve also been carrying an unhealthy amount of fat (and eating too much convenience food) feeling totally depressed. And pretty much everywhere else in between! But staying the same weight!
So it baffles me when people have a target weight! Step away from the scales
Measurements, progress photos and how you are feeling/energy levels are a much more realistic way for you to track your progress. Listen to your body, not the scales!!
(Again let me add, if you’re obese or morbidly so, then weighing yourself has its place!)