I was amazed. She told me about her nearly 30 pound weight loss since October. One of her motivations was a picture taken during our visit. She made some drastic diet changes, no white crap, no flour, sugar, etc add in the whole grains. She is a busy women with a full time job, 3 teen boys and 1 pre-teen girl.
She is brave. She doesn't use a scale. Her Dr visits is the only time she steps on the scale. Otherwise she does her measurements. I love her trick of cutting off the tape measure from her widest measurement. A “will never go back there” reminder. She has lost a ton of inches. I am not that brave. I need my scale. I don’t think I can eliminate the scale for a few reasons.
- My diet change is not drastic. The changes I make are very minor. A few less carbs here or a few less calories there. I have been making changes for 5 years.
- My vices are far a few between. I drink only tea and water. I almost never have sweets or bad for me crunchy stuff. Fast food is super rare. We, as a family, only eat outside of the house maybe 2 times a month. I am constantly home and “in control’ of my food environment. Most days I eat 3 meals and my snacks at home.
- I don’t trust myself without a scale. I know my body pretty well but I want to drop weight. I don’t think the inches will tell enough of the story. I have nearly 50 pounds to go before I hit “Normal” BMI. The weight has to drop too.