Scale Obsessions… WHY?!?

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Soooooo, I’m still trying to figure out the cadence of the live blogging with the other content on CNC. Today’s weekend posts probably seem a bit out of order, but, hopefully, I can find a grove with publishing. Oy. Blogging life is not like it used to be! Anyway, this recap is actually from yesterday afternoon, so it’s not so “live,” but I’m working on it! 😉 #hotmess

Lunch was a throw-together salad with all sorts of goodies from my Sunday food prep. During the week, I’d say 90% of my lunches look like this – I just throw together whatever is cooked and ready into a bowl and call it a meal. I’m definitely not fancy, but lunch is easy, quick, delicious, and nutritious. I love that I don’t have to think about it!

After that, I got to work on a post about my OPEX experience. My partnership ended nearly a month ago, so the blog post is long overdue. I’m hoping to have it live on CNC next week. Please note (photo below): My weight (on the scale) went up more than a pound, but I lost fat and gained muscle. Reason #845 why the scale is just a mind f*ck and not an accurate measure of your progress!

A short while later, I headed to the Derby Street Shoppes for a meeting. When I got into my car, I noticed that it was SO CLEAN. This summer it’s been filled with sand, sand, and more sand after our trips to the beach, so I was especially happy and thankful that Mal cleaned it for me – probably because it was absolutely disgusting and he knew I never would.

My meeting was at the Capital One Cafe – remember how much time I spent here last summer?

I had about 30 minutes to kill before my meeting, so I broke out my laptop, ordered some decaf espresso over ice, and got down to work.

A short while later, I met up with some nice folks from Derby Street about a really cool partnership. Local readers: Keep you eyes peeled for some FUN stuff in the coming months – more to come! 🙂

After the meeting, I picked up Quinn from school and then headed home. I was STARVING when I walked in the door, so I broke out a bag of Salt & Cracked Pepper Chips from Deep River Snacks + some hummus and got to work chowing down. Please note: The pug tail in the background. Murphy is never far from food!

My snack ended up satisfying me quite well, so when dinnertime rolled around, I wasn’t super hungry. I still had some shrimp with sauteed spinach and broccoli – for the nutrients! 🙂

Question of the Day

Are you obsessed with the scale? WHY? 🙂 

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17 Comments

  1. I gave up weighing myself because like you said muscle weighs more than fat and unless you have a body composition scale your weight doesn’t reflect that. Now I go by how my clothes are feeling. I know when I need to reel it in!

  2. After YEARS of being scale obsessed I think I can finally say I go by how my clothes fit. And having a baby gave me a totally different view of my body. It just made a HUMAN. I tell myself it took 9 months to gain the weight, it doesn’t need to come off right away.

  3. Hi Tina!
    I would love for you to write a blog post about your evolution of blogging. you often write or link back about why/when you started blogging, but things have changed so much over the past 10 years – and your live blogging post reminded me of that this year (and I’ve been reading for a long time!) I’m thinking of – early beginnings, writing 3 times a day, to being able to schedule posts, to working with ads, then when sponsorships begun, and how the world of blogging started to expect more from bloggers – so the expectation of nice/thoughtful/researched/diverse content, rather than sticking what what has worked in the past.
    Anyway. just a thought!

  4. I do get obsessed with the scale! To the point that if I know I’ve blown my macros for the day, or even eaten a bit outside of them, I’ll say, “Meh, I just won’t weigh myself tomorrow.” Then I continue to eat whatever I want. How silly is that? We just moved, so our scale has been packed up and in storage for the last 3 weeks. Once we got into our new house, I told my nutrition coach that I couldn’t weigh myself until our stuff arrives, and luckily, she was happy about that! I think I may continue NOT weighing myself for a while. It’s been such a relief not doing it. Our weight fluctuates SO MUCH during the month that it can sometimes feel like there’s really only one good week out of every four.

  5. When I was tracking macros, I was obsessed with the scale. Its hard to get away from that mindset when its something you make a habit for so long. Congrats on the body fat drop, such an accomplishment especially when the scale does the opposite.
    Also, love the “live” blogging. Most of my fav blogs are ones who post that way. So much more realness, which is what most people like to see! 🙂

  6. I can honestly say that I only use the scale as a guide. I used to get on the darn thing every single day and it drove me INSANE. I stopped about 6 months ago and only weigh myself once every other week or so and on a certain day of the week so I know there is some consistency. I have also decided that as long as I am working out once again and getting a good sweat on that that’s enough for me! 🙂

  7. I stopped weighing myself about 18 months ago after years and years of weekly weighing. One of the best things I’ve ever done! Knowing the number made me crazy. Thank you for showing us your actual weight. You are so fit, and to look at pictures of you, I would have guessed you weighed 15 pounds less than you do. It’s a great reality check that every body is different and muscle mass makes a difference, and guess what (?!?!) – your weight isn’t a measure of who you are (speaking to myself)!

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