Measuring Your Success By Scales – Its Really Is More Than That

losing weight isnt over nightMy Cambridge Consultant send me a fantastic email the other day and really sums up why you shouldn’t always measure your success by the scales. Some people weigh themselves daily which you shouldn’t – I thought that’s a great piece of motivation too so here it is for you all – celebrate being in control of your eating habits (was the main point I took away from it too)…….


Fact: Stick to the plan and you definitely lose fat
Fact: You can control what you put in your mouth
Fact: You cannot control what the scales say.

So what do you celebrate? The scales showing a loss, or the fact that you kept to the diet all week?

What if you stick to the diet, but the scales don’t reflect your effort? Will you be disappointed, even though you have done everything correctly and couldn’t possibly do any better? Knowing that you will have lost fat…but it didn’t mean anything because the scales are giving the wrong result?

What if you ‘cheat’ and the scales show a big loss…does that mean you’ve succeeded and need a pat on the back?

Or even if you’ve been 100% and the scales are showing a loss? Does it mean more to you? Does that mean you’ve done even better than 100%?

The scales are a wonderful tool, its great to see a loss, but that’s not what I really celebrate.

I celebrate being in control of what I put in my mouth, because that’s what I have done. I don’t celebrate what the scales say.

So if you’ve stayed the same one week, or just lost that one pound….if you’ve kept to the diet 100%, then be proud, because that’s what it’s all about. Stick to the diet and the fat is coming off….whether or not the scales agree. And you’re worth the same amount of applause than those who have lost more.

1lbs, 1 stone, it doesn’t matter. You can’t do better than 100% after all.

…..Celebrate because you were in control this week and will be next.

……If the scales reflect this, that’s just the icing on the cake. You’ve lost fat anyway.

…….You don’t need a mechanical instrument to tell you whether you are in control or not.

This awesome piece was originally written by Helen J a fantastic CWP Consultant who has helped me on many occasions and is never too busy to help anyone and allowed me to publish this for everyone :-)

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Currently following Slimming World this blog is about my personal diet journey for long term changes and so i can look fabulous on my wedding day. You will find reviews of diet products, lots of tasty recipes and diet tips to help and inspire others on their diet journeys.

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