I have found that when turmoil hits, I usually fall apart on the inside and quit trying to take care of myself. I also have these self-sabotaging behaviors that could destroy my if I let them. One being the scales. When I lose a pound, it is like I have hit my goal weight and carry on with negative behaviors. If I don’t lose weight, I begin to get frustrated and in the back of my mind, think that everyone was right by saying I would never lose the weight.
Jason has insurance. With that insurance, they have a weight management program that pays a percentage of your gym fees and you also get a trainer once a week for a certain amount of time. Well, when I weigh myself, I get really bummed out if I don’t lose weight…..then begin the sabotaging behaviors, like eating things I shouldn’t. Well, weighing in when I went to SNAP, my trainer used the Omron handheld body fat loss monitor. There were times that I did not lose weight or even gained weight yet my body fat percentages went down. It would really help me to want to push on towards my goal. I wouldn’t get so upset about not losing weight.
Well, I no longer belong to the weight management program. But I did decide to purchase a full body composition monitor, from Omron. I really life this thing. I think it will help me with my healthy weight goal. It is scales that have another handheld monitor that takes your BMI, body fat, visceral fat, body age, resting metabolism, and skeletal muscle. So when I don’t lose weight, when something else improves, it allows me to see a different angle on my health instead of just the weights.
These scales run around 130 bucks but we found one for really cheap so we purchased it. The handheld analyzer comes off the base and you hold it at a 90 degree angle while it does it’s thing.
I am really pleased with it and if you get a chance to check one out, I think it is well worth it.
It does run on 4 AA batteries. There is an on and off switch and it has a 4 person memory capability. It weighs up to 330 pounds and stores it for up to 180 days.
I think it is easy to use once you use it once or twice. So if you have difficulty just using scales, try to use one of these and see if it helps. I’m glad I did.
Until Next time,