Why do so many people own bathroom scales? What is the point of them?
I mean, I know they tell you how much you weigh, but why do you need to know to the nearest kilogram?
Competitive fighters need to know, and jockeys. They have to weigh in before they can do their thing. But the rest of us surely don’t.
Your clothes either fit you or they don’t. And the best way to find that out is to put them on.
You either like the way you look, or you don’t. And you determine that by looking in the mirror.
Knowing how much more or less you weigh than you would like is surely just another stick to beat yourself with. And why would you want to do that? It’s not as if you’re going to be laying on your death bed thinking, ‘oh, I only wish I’d weighted myself more often’.
It can’t really be for dieting motivation, because if your diet’s really working your clothes, your mirror and your friends will tell you anyway. Besides which it can’t possibly be the case that nearly everybody is on a diet, all of the time.
So why not spend the time and the money on something you’d really regret not doing instead?