How the hell do women know that they are losing weight or not? This is something that's been bothering me for quite some time, so expect a short rant:
We are often told to ignore the scales, they don't give an accurate portrayal. This I have found to be very true, in the past. I've weighed on my own scales, the doctors scales AND other scales........they all say something different. Unfortunately scales can be calibrated differently, so who knows which ones are actually telling the truth? (However, I am now going to Slimming World, which does depend on the scales!?).
Another thing we can then turn to the BMI, but wait, that's wrong too isn't it? If you went by that, most sports people, especially the ones that depend on more muscle mass, would be obese. Your BMI is a reflection of your weight and height, so if you are quite muscular, yet 5' 4", you would be morbidly obese.
Also, who has time for that shit!?
Hmmm, so that's out then.
OK then, let's go shopping then. Oh wait, if we go to a supermarket and buy clothing, for example, in a size 18 and it fits, I'll feel great! So I'll go shopping again, maybe this time I'll go to a high street shop. Wait, what!?!? Why am I suddenly a size 22 in this shop!? Oh, it's made in a different country, by a different manufacturer, blah blah blah.
So that's finding a size, that fits, out then.
Let's see if we can work out why women are so body conscious, shall we?
I actually have a drawer full of clothes, they mostly say size 18, yet they are all totally different sizes, which is utterly ridiculous. My aim is to fit into them, one at a time.
Honestly, being a woman, trying to lose weight, sucks!
Do men have this problem?
Do you think there should be an, obvious, universal sizing?
I, for one, will be gutted if I finally lose weight, walk into a shop, only to find I still need a size 18.