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12 Days of MEAL Prep-mas: DAY 2 – EDUCATION NATION

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Welcome to EDUCATION NATION where we will share a specific meal prep / clean eating related topic with you each day!

Today is all about how “the scale is not here for you“! 

You see, truth be told, too many women rely far too much on that darn scale.  I would venture to say, some of us are actually addicted to the bright number that appears between our toes. Sadly, the scale alone is not the best predictor of weight loss success.

I liken the scale to a bad boyfriend. Some days he is down, down, down for you! Other days, without notice, he jumps UP and leaves you depressed; only to come back down for you again. STOP THE YO YO! Drop that “loser”.

The scale is great for long term trending, but not for day to day weighing. The BEST reflection of your work are your pictures, your measurements & how your clothes fit! 

So, before we move on, we have some documenting to do! Yup, and once again, we will be doing this together as a SISTERHOOD!  So grab your pen, print your *FREE* measurement tracking sheet (click here) and document your *STARTING* measurements TODAY!  Trust me, they will be changing soon!!

The starting point of all achievement is desire….. 
weak desire brings weak results.  
-Napoleon Hill

Join us in our discussion below:  

“5 Reasons Why The Scale is NOT to be trusted!”


 1.  Did you WEIGH YOURSELF at the same time?

The number on the scale will be different if you weigh yourself at different times of the day.  Your body weight can fluctuate 3-5 pounds throughout the day.  Make sure to identify the best time for your consistently weigh, and use the same time for your weekly weigh-ins.

2.  Did you WEIGH YOURSELF with the same clothes?

Clothes, shoes, socks are all reflected on the scale! Girl, even weave weight is reflected! LOL 🙂  I personally weigh myself 1st thing in the morning in my birthday suit, immediately after going to the ‘powder room’.  If you choose to wear clothes, make sure its the same or similar weight / amount of clothes.

3.  Did you WEIGH YOURSELF during TOM or Ovulation?

TOM = Time of the month, and the scale can move up 5 pounds during TOM & in my case even ovulation. This has to do with water retention and bloating during this time of the month.  So, be sure NOT to freak out if the scale creeps up, especially if you know TOM is visiting soon!

“It’s not about how bad you WANT it, it’s about how HARD you are willing to FIGHT to get it!”  

4. Did you WEIGH YOURSELF after a recent airplane flight?

Yup, even a 2-1/2 hour airplane flight can cause that scale to act a fool!  That cabin pressure on a plane can cause bloating. Isn’t that cray!!  So again, don’t dismay, if the scale has increased and you’ve recently taken a flight!  This MAY be the cause!


5. Did you WEIGH YOURSELF after you started strength training?

Oh gosh!
Yes, weight training can cause the scale to go up, But it is NOT NOT NOT because muscle weighs more than fat.
Yes, weight training can cause the scale to go up, But it is NOT NOT NOT because muscle weighs more than fat. Click To Tweet

Divas, please remember 5 pounds is 5 pounds whether it’s fat or muscle.

So, when weight training, the scale may stay the same or even increase because as you are LOSING FAT,  you are also GAINING MUSCLE at the same time!  So it is actually possible that you may LOOK smaller (because muscle takes up less space), but weigh more.


Complete the following assignment to qualify for free prizes awarded at the end of this 12 day challenge.

  1. Print and complete your FREE MYBODY Stats sheet today! (click here)
  2. Leave a comment below to let us know you have documented your measurements and weight.
  3. Share this post on FB, IG or Twitter using hashtag#FFFitmas
  4. Consider grabbing a Measure me Fabulously measuring tape!  It stays in place for you, allowing you to be hands free to record your measurements! (click here)

Our next full 30 day meal prep challenge starts Jan. 2nd. The last day to register is Dec. 19th. Please visit our programs page here on this site if you wish to join us for full support! (click here to learn more)  or leave a comment below.

If you haven’t already, Join this FREE “12 Day Meal Prep-mas” Challenge diva, you will be glad you did!! 

Live fab this holiday,
Nicole “Coach Twy” Twyman
“Who Says Fitness Can’t be Fabulous?”

You can reach out to me here:
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P.S.:  If you would like to learn more about our full 30 day meal prep challenge offerings, please visit: 30 Day Meal Prep Support


  • Liz Prince says:

    Oh my gosh when I started this journey, the scale was not my friend. I expected to lose so much after 21days of meal planning. Not! But my mantra kept me a float. And we great coaches and encouragers, I stayed the course and trusted the inches. And low and behold by the end of the challenge, I could tell from the pics that I lost alot of inches. My body had transformed. So yes, don’t depend on the scale for your results. Measurements/inches and how your clothes fit are going to be your guiding tool! Love this blog post because it is so true! So many things could be going on for the scale not to act right! I plan to take my measurements when I get home.

  • Zakia says:

    While I know better, I’m also an addict of the scale. I have my fab tape measure, and I will do my stats tonight. #FFFitmas.

  • Delores says:

    I know the scale is not my friend but I still find myself wishing the scale would move in my favor. I will do my measurements tonight before going to bed.

    • Liz Prince says:

      Don’t we all! But if we keep it movin’ and pressin’ it has no other choice but to turn in our favor! Now that is something to trust and live by!

  • Rhonda says:

    I’ve documented my weight and will measure tonight. I’m stuck so of course the scale is not my friend. Between all of the things you mentioned TOM, Ovulation, Flying/Traveling I’ve been impacted. #FFFitmas.

  • teraysa says:

    Printed, will complete this evening!!

  • Angelia Nelson says:

    The scale is definitely not my friend but I will make sure to weigh and measure around the same time each week

  • Wanda Howard says:

    I have a love hate relationship with the scale! Because it is needed as stated as a reference point & for me a “get your life right” call!😍

  • Beverly Brown says:

    essshhh DID NOT LIKE THIS ‘SIGNMENT but you can’t change what you wont acknowledge!!!

  • Angela Wallace Hester says:

    I will document tonight! #FFFitmas

  • KIA says:

    The scale is not my friend however my clothing and measurements is a better reference.

  • Staceyann Gibson says:

    I don’t have access to a printer. To print out these assignments.

  • I realize the scale isn’t my friend but there’re times when I to extend an olive branch. 😳 My true friend??? Revisiting my closet and renewing acquaintances with clothes I haven’t worn in ages and/or items that still have the tags on them!! Who needs scales??!!

  • Will take measurements/ weight before bed tonight.

  • Lashanna DeLane says:

    Measurements done and I just can’t believe I’ve let myself get this big.

  • Janice W. says:

    I will document my measurements tonight before bed.

  • Reba says:

    I will document my measurements tonight, 2 December, but will do my regular morning measurement Saturday 3 December.

  • LaVerne says:

    Measurements complete.

  • Sunshine says:

    I would like to join the 30 day journey

  • Nornette Jacobs says:

    My FREE MYBODY Stat sheet is printed… Will be weighing myself and taking measurements with my FFF “Measure me Fabulously” measuring tape within the hour for documentation to this wonderful stat sheet FFF has created for us.

  • Angela McCall-Brown says:

    Good evening my measurements are complete and will be weighing in the morning.
    Thank you for all you do!

  • Christal McCall says:

    Good Evening Divas!! Stat sheet printed, measurements done. I’m ready to lose….inches that is. Have a wonderful night 🙂

  • Jennifer Riddle says:

    Measurements are done. I hate that part but I’m looking forward to seeing a decrease in the numbers. I’m feeling motivated.

  • Beverly C says:

    I love the analogy of the bad boyfriend and the scale. You know you don’t need but you can’t stay away!

  • Aleta says:

    I also can understand the analogy of the boyfriend and school. I love the scale. I love to get on it in am and again before going to bed I see if what I ate for the day contributed to the loss or gain on the scale. I do believe a picture and measuring yourself can also tell the story for a person weight loss journey. Here we go 😃!

  • Tamika Lewis says:

    My measurements and weight are done! I definitely can’t stand that scale! I’m hoping to not be so focused on it!

  • Lovette says:

    measurements and weight complete. I have some work to do!

  • Joy Jackson says:

    Good Morning! My measurements are done. 🙂

  • Katrina says:

    Measurements and weight documented last night. Crashed before could post. : )

  • Katrina says:

    Purchased my Measure me Fabulously too!

  • Vanee says:

    I’ve got my sheet and I will measure in the morning. My tape is in the closet of the spare room where my nephew is sleeping right now. NOT about to wake him up!

  • Trinity Hollins says:

    Playing catch up but I did take my measurements and weight this morning. I already have my fabulous tape measure.

  • Mira S. says:

    Catching up on my assignments….I’ve weighed and measured myself on 12/3.

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