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Every Scale Should Come With This Pink Post-it Note

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Every Scale Should Come With This Pink Post-it Note

Weighing yourself during pregnancy can be daunting – especially if you have a doctor that monitors the number on the scales as you attend each prenatal appointment.

My doctor wasn’t overly strict with my weight gain, simply saying if I packed on the weight, it was up to me to work it off.

And so I enjoyed my pregnancy, without the fear of a pregnancy weigh in.

But many women – whether they’ve had children or not, have a love hate relationship with the scales. For most it’s a hate relationship.

And the relationship doesn’t always get better after a woman has a baby. In fact, the scales become a source of misery. Especially if the number stays the same.

So when Mariah Kaitlyn Herrera shared a post-it note her nurse had placed on the doctor’s office scale, the encouragement made all the difference to how Mariah saw the scale.

The mum gained 100 pounds while pregnant with her son Isaiah and so a regular visit to the scales became part of her approach to losing weight postpartum. In the five months since she gave birth, the mum has lost nearly 50 pounds.

Mariah shared the post-it note on Instagram, which not only encouraged her, but has helped woman view the scales in a different light.

The note read, “the numerical value of your gravitational pull” but is unable to tell you all the other important aspects of the person standing upon it, namely “how beautiful you are,” “how amazing you are,” and “how much your friends and family love you.”

Mariah captioned the picture with, “This is the second time I’ve seen this in the doctor’s office and I love it.

“Seriously, these should come with every scale! Completely changes how I feel about stepping on the scale especially because I know I’m working on myself.”

The mum added #justanumber at the end of her post. And honestly, it really is just a number. We forget that numbers don’t make a person.

Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day and stylist by night but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a happily married mum to three young daughters who she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca is not only an award winning plumber, she also writes an award winning blog called The Plumbette where she shares her life experiences as a plumber and mother. Rebecca also blogs at Styled by Bec believing a girl can be both practical and stylish. Links to the blogs are http://www.theplumbette.com.au and http://www.styledbybec.com.au/blog

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