Scales Lie – Fat vs Muscle

Let me just get this out-of-the-way – scales are assholes and not to be trusted!

When I started this journey almost 2 years ago I didn’t have a goal weight in mind. In fact I hadn’t even owned a scale for years. When I’d come across one I wasn’t even temped to get on. Partly because I got weighed every six weeks at my Remicade infusions (Remicade doses are dependent on not only the level of your disease but also your weight) and also it’s just a number and really is a ridiculous gauge for your health and/or fitness level. 

lbs vs inches

Somewhere along this path I lost my way and fell to the pressure of the scale. I bought one and got in the habit of weighing myself everyday and stressing about the number so hard that I would actually cry when three days would go by and the number didn’t change and haven forbid the number went up. I cared more about that number than how I felt and how my clothes were fitting. Forget about the fact that my amazing husband would constantly tell me how great I looked, how he could see the changes in my body and how much all my hard work was paying off. None of that mattered to me because the frigin scale WOULD NOT MOVE!

I have been on this path for a while now and it honestly pisses me off that I’ve only lost 35lbs. I’m really trying hard to get back to caring more about the amount of fat that I’ve lost because that is what really matters. I’ve converted a lot of fat into muscle and although they weigh the same muscle takes up a lot less space. 


Fat vs Muscle – battle of the scale

The scale that I bought a while ago is one of those digital ones that measures your water percentage as well as your fat percentage. Now when I get on the scale (which is very occasionally) I try really hard to only look at the body fat percentage. I know that I’m getting stronger and healthier and like I said at the beginning of this post – scales are assholes and are not to be trusted!  

My new weight goal – to look and feel great in my skinny jeans!

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