The scales lie!

Hey my lovelies,
I'm writing this post at 11:30pm as something happened today to make me realise that 'scales lie'.

Now as I have recovered from anorexia, I can still struggle to rationalise the number the scale says. For 2 years I constantly weighed myself, at one point it was 7 or 8 times a day, which is now looking back at it ridiculous but at the time it measured my self worth
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Fast forward to today I'm lucky to even weigh myself once or twice a month, the only ever time I weigh myself is at my grandparents house as our scales are long gone in the bin.

Today I decided when I was at my grandparents house to weigh myself, I decided todo this because one of my close internet friends had said I was looking thinner. Now I was expecting the number to have gone down on the scales, BUT nope they didn't and in fact they went up 2.5kg (around half a stone). If this was 6 months ago I would have flipped and instantly said 'I'm restricting' but today I did the opposite. I rationalised as to why I have probably gained weight but am looking thinner.


1. I have been drinking a lot more water
2. I have been going to the gym and doing weights (this means I will be gaining muscle and muscle weighs more than fat)
3. The night before I had been drinking Diet Coke (which makes me hold water the next day)
4. I had just eaten lunch before weighing myself and had my cloths on

The list of things as to why my weight won't contradict the scales is endless.

I'm not going to say it was easy seeing the number on the scale was easy because actually when I first saw it I wanted to cry, because it was the number I had promised myself 2 years ago I would never get back up to. But do you know something, this has made me realise I'm way more than a number on a scale and the only thing that matters is I feel healthy and like the way I look. Just because I've gained 2.5kg does not mean I look any bigger nor does it mean I'm 'fatter'.

I'm a healthy uk 12 and yes the media tries to drill into us a size 8 is the 'average' size and your only pretty if your a size 8. Did you know, the average uk size is a 16 (or there abouts).

I hope this post has helped you realise the scales are a whole load of sh*t and you are much more than a number.

Have a lovely rest of the day
Becca x

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6 comments:

  1. Completely agree with this! I lost 4 stone over the past 3 years, but I did it to reach a healthy weight for my height, not to be skinny or a size 6! I now feel so much better that my health is better! Such a great read xxxx

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    1. 3 years is definitely a good length to lose 4 stone! I'm glad your feeling healthier, and thanks for the lovely comment.
      Becca x

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  2. I love this post, always good to talk about the real things like how we battle with weight and how to reach our goal weight. xo
    Ash | www.theashtreejournal.com

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    1. Yes, it's more than definitely something good to talk about! Everyone has issues and everyone can learn something from someone in their struggles.
      Becca

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  3. It took me a LONG time to realise that the numbers on the scales mean nothing. It's a hard journey and sometimes people never get out of it but I'm glad you have! The numbers don't measure your self worth!

    jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

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    1. Numbers definitely do not measure self worth! Its a hard journey and not an easy one may i say but its worth it!
      Have a nice evening
      Becca xx

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