In order to help others lose weight, i have to be transparent with pounds and kilos. But i wonder how big the number on the scale should be in the issue of weight loss? Does the scale make you accountable to lose more weight?
My philosophy is that loss of inches are important when losing weight. As fat lessens in your body, muscle is built and muscle weights more than fat. Therefore, someone could lose a lot of fat and gain muscle and the scale may not move. The persons ends up more discouraged then not which defeats the positive energy that one needs to push themselves to continue working and sweating hard in order to lose the fat!
Therefore, in my effort to harbour positive energy, i will be encouraging future clients to be accountable to themselves and the energy they put into losing inches. Inches may not show up on the scale in decreased numbers (at all times) however inches does mean fat lost!
For some, the instant gratification of seeing the number on the scale decrease is significant. However the number on the scale should not be the sole focus on their weight loss plan. There needs to be attention paid to loss of inches which translates into health and wellness.
People, including myself, should be accoutable to their health and wellness more so than the number on the scale. But for those of you who like instant gratification:
Current weight: 155lbs.
Ideal Weight: 125.
Target Time: One Year.
However, I will be calculating my inches as well in a few weeks.