Cheryl Miller on
Mar 14th, 2005 |
Do you like the way you look naked? If you want a laugh here’s a song that may interest you.
We have a love affair with weight scales. Actually it’s more of a love-hate relationship–always looking for ways to tip the scales in our favor. I received this list of tips for "ideal" weighing from a club member and I thought I’d share.
- Weigh yourself with clothes on, after dinner… as well as in the morning, without clothes, before breakfast, because it’s nice to see how much weight you’ve lost over- night.
- Never weigh yourself with wet hair.
- When weighing, remove everything, including glasses. In this case, blurred vision is an asset. Don’t forget the earrings, these things can weigh at least a pound.
- Use cheap scales only, never the medical kind, because they are always five pounds off…to your advantage.
- Always go to the bathroom first.
- Stand with arms raised, making pressure on the scale lighter.
- Don’t eat or drink in the morning until AFTER you’ve weighed in, completely naked, of course.
- Weigh yourself after a haircut, this is good for at least half a pound of hair (hopefully).
- Exhale with all your might BEFORE stepping onto the scale (air has to weigh something, right?)
- Start out with just one foot on the scale, then holding onto the towel rack in front of you, slowly edge your other foot on and slowly let off of the rack. Admittedly, this takes time, but it’s worth it. You will weigh at least two pounds less than if you’d stepped on normally.
My recommendation is to consider the scales as ONE indication of how you’re doing weight wise. If you’re hooked on weighing yourself, you may need a 12-step program to get a grip :). Weighing once a week, or better yet once a month should be plenty. An even better measure, though, is to have a test pair of pants. If you can still fit into them comfortably, your body composition is about the same as it was last time you tried them on. If you wear baggy clothes and sweatshirts, this isn’t a good measure. So pick a pair of jeans or pants that don’t have much give.
If you want a little fun and have a lot of courage, look at yourself in the mirror – jump – and see what wiggles that shouldn’t wiggle. But that’s just for fun and a silly game.
Here’s that song again
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