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Arguing Against Having a Scale

A scale is a bathroom necessity for most women, yet is a pain in a woman’s existence. Women are told that they should place an unnecessary amount of importance in how much they weigh every single day, sometimes multiple times a day.

The number doesn’t mean anything, anyway

Weighing yourself once, twice, or more a day, doesn’t really tell you anything. When you eat, you gain a little weight. If you’re constipated, you gain a little weight. Once you go to the bathroom, you lose a little weight. There are many “no-scale” indicators of how your weight is doing- which isn’t always an indicator of your health. For example, your clothes. Each day your clothes might fit a little bit differently. If your clothes are getting loose, you might be losing weight, in contrast, if your clothes are getting tighter or not longer fit, you might be gaining weight. Tiny fluctuations in incremental pounds are not a serious cause for concern unless you have a specific medical issue that requires you to hound the number on the scale. In order to avoid feeling hounded by that number, get rid of the scale altogether. That number doesn’t define you, your mood, your worth, or how you appear to others. The less important you make a number in your life, the more important your life can become in other areas. Instead of asking yourself “What do I weigh?” in the morning, ask yourself what delicious breakfast you would like to have. Pancakes are generally better than panic caused by a number.

You’ll be amazed how much more room you have in your brain

What would you do with all of your existence if you weren’t constantly thinking about how much you weigh, how much exercise was going to change how you weigh, or how much what you eat was going to change how you weigh? Simply put, constantly thinking about weight carries a lot of weight in your brain. Without the scale telling you how light you should or should not feel- you’re going to feel lighter anyway without all of that extra pressure. You won’t care so much about the food, the exercise, or anything else. Instead, you’ll focus more on the things that matter like how you feel, what you want, and what you need.


Your weight doesn’t define you. You do. In a transitional living home like Villa Tranquil, women have the unique opportunity to spend extended time after treatment continuing to define themselves in their recovery. Our program serves to empower you to live your best life.

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