Standing on the scale can give you one of the most nerve-racking moments – “What if I’m not losing weight?” “What if I can’t lose weight?” It’s the moment when you get the sentence: Have you made it, or not?
Just a few weeks ago, I received a long email from a reader, Beth. She has been religiously following a diet that she thinks is healthy. She’s also doing some light exercises regularly. She has lost 3 inches on her waistline. But on her scale, it says she has lost 0.5 pounds – after 3 weeks of effort.
Beth couldn’t believe it, so she went to her mom’s home and weighed herself there. Despite the small variance, the verdict was close – not much weight loss was going on.
Still, she didn’t give up. And she went to Target that night and bought a new digital scale, and stood on it right after she installed the batteries. Still the same.