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Our Relationship of Weight with Scale..

Updated on February 6, 2012

What is weight?

Weight is a BIG issue all over the world. Statistics show that approximately 63% of American adults were considered overweight and that 31% are obese. Of severely obese people, 3.8 million Americans weigh over 300 pounds. Of those weighing over 400 pounds, most are men and total over 400,000 Americans.

We do not like being overweight, but circumstances have made us head in that direction. STRESS, is the main key to the above issue and we are exposed to it in all arenas of our life.

Overweight has resulted in many diseases amongst our human population and the rise of medical bills. This is a chain reaction where being overweight has resulted in diseases and diseases has resulted in bills and stress and with stress one tends to eat more which then leads to increase in our weight. Being weight conscious is the key to physical and emotional well being!

Ever wonder how much TOTAL weight or pressure we are putting on this planet of ours? Boy, I can imagine how overwhelmed our planet must be feeling with all this mass walking on it's surface!

Barbergirl28, is determined to get into shape and has been sharing her fitness secret with us.

Check out the link below; if followed it will take to on a tour of fitness and regime starting from Day 1 to Day 46 and still going strong...

Looks Matter!

We all believe in looks and try to wear all fancy wear and do fancy stuff to our self in order to make us look cool. Once, we are able to shed those extra pounds around us. It will be a treat to invest in good clothing and look cool.

Check out a hub below which talks about how cool can we be...

Our Relationship with a Weighing Scale

To wear trendy clothes, one has to keep a check on our weight. A Weighing scale is such a device which is loved by all weight conscious people. If, this weighing scale is found in anyone's restroom or any other room; girls tend to jump on it to check their weight. Although, they must be doing that very often in the privacy of their own homes but, reliability becomes an issue and with the pretext that not all weighing scales are accurate. They want to weigh themselves.

We all have a love and hate relationship with our weighing scale. If the scale shows the weight we want to see; we love it and are happy. But, if the scale shows numbers which are way off then we hate that scale and are sad.

However, experts say that a weighing scale should be trashed since our numbers on the scale do not indicate whether we are fit or not. Our clothes are our guide and not the numbers on the scale since the scale tends to vary every now and then. Clothes alert us whether we have lost or gained weight. A scale does not consider our healthy weight range. We should get a complete physical done by our doctor to determine how healthy we are.

For some, who can keep a check on their emotions; a scale is helpful. For others, it could make them depress. We have to make a choice depending on our personality and either keep the scale or trash it.

Choice is ours!


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    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchira 

      6 years ago from United States

      Hi Marie,

      Well said indeed.

      Obesity is number one problem of our country and that leads to many physical ailments. Gotta keep a check on that.

      Such a pleasure to see you :) Thanks for stopping by!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchira 

      6 years ago from United States

      Hi Sankari,

      I don't rely on my weighing scale as much on my jeans (since, I have a tendency to put on weight on my abdomen) I am glad you agree with that :)

      It was a pleasure to see ya...thanks for stopping by!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchira 

      6 years ago from United States

      Hi Kelly,

      Honestly speaking...I admire you from your comments on my various hubs. You are a strong woman with integrity. Your girls sure must be proud of ya.

      Jai Ho Woman!

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchira 

      6 years ago from United States

      Hi Stacy,

      Thanks for stopping by again...lol

      Yes, I double agree with ya...secret to happiness is indeed a fit body and mind. You are doing a terrific job to yourself and this was my little way to say...way to go!

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      truthfornow 

      6 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      The scale is horrible and hard to ignore sometimes. Obesity is a huge problem for the world with all this unhealthy eating and lack of exercise.

    • sankari.nayagam profile image

      sankari.nayagam 

      6 years ago

      Very true Ruchira, clothes tell us correctly whether we have gained weight or not? My clothes now say that its time for me now to have a watch on my weight! Nice hub!

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Hi Ruchira - I have a love/hate relationship with the scale. I have 3 girls and when the first one started putting too much stock into it - I threw it out. It was a choice that I made - due to my personal circumstance. I didn't want my girls emotions going up and down over a couple of pounds of water weight.

      It worked for me - I haven't had one now in like 7 years, I just focus on eating healthy and proper nutrition.

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      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Ruchira - thank you so much for linking to me in this. I really do think that health and fitness are an important aspect of our life and you bring up some great points about this! Loved this before.... still love this today!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchira 

      6 years ago from United States

      Hi Linda,

      I agree with ya.

      My weighing scale and I also share a "special" bond...LOL

      Gotta step up on a fitness program to get rid of it forever ;-)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Awesome hub Ruchira! My scale and I are BFF's ... I weigh myself daily. It's a habit I don't intend to break. After I lost 40 lbs 3 years ago I vowed never to find it again. It's gone forever. lol

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchira 

      7 years ago from United States

      Thank you 6hotfingers3 for reading through and agreeing with me :)

      Cheers!!

    • 6hotfingers3 profile image

      6hotfingers3 

      7 years ago

      I agree with you on this one! The scale holds the mood for which the rest of the day will bank on. Like you said if it shows a loss we are happy. If a gain is recorded, it puts a damper on our mood. The best measure of weight gain is of course our clothes. They will tell us when to re-evaluate our food intake. Great Hub!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchira 

      7 years ago from United States

      yes daydreamer13, I totally agree with you on that :)

      But, I guess weight being an important issue which comes with physical activity comes last 'cause of competition that man chooses to put it last in his TODO list. Not realizing that it will backfire at them one fine day :(

      thanks for your precious input...appreciate it!

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      daydreamer13 

      7 years ago

      To worry about weight is choice. The main focus should be on staying healthy not staying below a certain number.

      Good hub!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchira 

      7 years ago from United States

      Thanks barbergirl28.

      Yes, I too am curious about the total weight we are putting on this planet and tried searching for it on the internet.

      I guess with other so many important issues that man has to tackle on this planet such as hunger, poverty, inflation that we have not been able to condense the weight of each country/continent and pool it ALL together :)

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      Stacy Harris 

      7 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Great hub.... I love my scale... actually I am sometimes a little OCD about the whole thing, especially when I am on a diet kick! I really liked this hub... but now I am curious... how much weight are people putting on the world?

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchira 

      7 years ago from United States

      Thank you Dr. Amilia :)

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      Dr. Amilia 

      7 years ago

      Such a well written hub.

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchira 

      7 years ago from United States

      well put fuscia :)

      Weight sure is becoming an issue in our society and we humans are getting more emotional and sentimental to things around us which could dampen our moods easily...eg-Weighing scale.

      I guess being under so much of stress to deliver at work makes us feel that our physical aspect is one which can be controlled anytime but little do we realize that it is an one way street since eventually it starts affecting our health!!

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      fucsia 

      7 years ago

      The problem of overweight in our society is serious. The dangers of bad habits in food are comparable of those of other bad habits like smoking, drinking, using drugs. If we realy love us we can not understimate the importance of our weight. T

      he weighing scale is only a tool. Inside of us we know when we are fine.

      If the weighing scale is a problem we must ask ourselves why! Maybe the problem is not physical but primarly mental.

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