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Monday, July 13, 2015

The Correct Way to Weigh Yourself

"What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn’t much better than tedious disease." -Alexander Pope, English poet (1688-1744)

Have you every dieted just to lose weight? Have you ever dieted so you’d be healthier?


Does being on a diet cause you to have the perpetual anxiety that Mr. Pope refers to above? You know--weighing yourself every morning before you put clothes or hairspray on? That hairspray might push the scales up a notch. Maybe even weighing several times a day.


Oh, and stand with you heels as far back on the scale as you can get without falling off. That way, you can trick the scales into saying you weigh less. Hey, you’ll do anything to make those pounds go lower.



Does all the above make you agitated, anxious? We all know about the tedious diseases Mr. Pope refers to: the stuffy nose, the poison ivy, the sore throat.

What’s he’s saying is if your goal to be healthy is bought by dieting that makes you nervous, then the anxiety you endure is no better than those aggravating diseases we have to put up with.


Do you agree with Mr. Pope? Or will you be repeat dieter?


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