Posts tagged "scale"

Girl Talk: I Don’t Know What I Weigh — The Case for Stepping Off the Scale

The June issue of Allure has the usual headlines about what beauty products to buy and how to get good hair and better skin. Also thrown into the sexy, sun-kissed mix is this tidbit of information about their cover girl: “Zoe Saldana: 115 Pounds Of Grit And Heartache.” Hey, she’s slight but this gal’s got…

By: Claire Mysko / May 17, 2013

Girl Talk: Why I Ditched The Scale

I started watching what I ate around third grade. A boy in my class had made a crack about my weight — an aspect of my physical self I’d never even pondered before — and, suddenly, I was self-conscious about and uneasy in my body. I didn’t dive into actual, formal diets until much later,…

By: Sally McGraw / April 2, 2012

Girl Talk: Why I Brought A Scale Back Into My Home

It’s been seven years since I owned a scale. Back then, I was 19, and obsessively chronicling my calories, workouts, and incremental weight changes. 105 one day. 106 would send me into a panic attack. 106.5 put me over the edge. When a handful of months later, I’d find out I was 121, my world…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 26, 2012

You’re Hot! (And 148 Pounds!)

What if every time you stepped on the scale, it called you “Hot,” “Lovely,” or “Ravishing,” rather than any number that’s not your “goal weight”? This “Yay! Scale” made by VoluptuArt pays with compliments rather than pounds, but some think that a scale without numbers just “encourages unhealthy eating habits.” Whatever, I am just bugged…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 24, 2010