Tag Archives: selfie
Have you lost weight is a question some people eagerly await to be asked, sadly some are disappointed when instead they get asked about how the decoration of the house is going. This can leave a dent in a persons confidence when it comes to continuing to pursue their fitness/fat loss goals.
More often than not people are aways in a rush to lose weight, commonly it is woman who want to achieve this particular goal (though more men are following the trend now too), however, there is a common problem with people who want to lose weight because they will pick a number they think will look good, such as 8 or 8 and a half stone, don’t ask me what it is about this number but there are a lot of people who want to weight 8 and a half stone.
Picking a number on the scale might be useful for someone who is grossly overweight because it has a degree of relevance to their situation and overall health, but for the average person who might be 1-2 stone overweight it can be more of a hinderance than a help. The mental stability/toughness of achieving a goal is far harder than actually achieving the goal itself, especially when you have the added weight of a scale bearing down on you.
The scales were one a housewives favourite, now though they have become a burden that needs to be banished from ever home! (In my opinion anyway.)
The simplest/best way to track your progress is not by how much you weight but how you look naked. As silly as it sounds taking before and after photos will provide you with far more feedback, both positive/negative and real because the scales can lie, photos can’t, well, unless they’re photo shopped that is but that’s a different story for another day.
I challenge you to throw away your bathroom scales and start taking progress pictures instead. One a week taken on then same day, at the same time, in the same room and with the same camera will be sufficient, Personally I would say one every 2 weeks is a better option as you will be able to see even more difference each time you take a selfie.
The next time someone asks you if you’ve lost weight, look them in the eye, smile and say:
“I have no idea, but I look great naked so what does it matter what the scale says.”