If you feel discouraged when the scale either doesn’t go down or doesn’t go down as much as you think it should, remember that the scale is like a 3 year-old. It’s unpredictable, it’s not always rational, and it rarely does what we think it should or want it to. Over time the scale shows your hard work, but it won’t do so every day or every week. Just as you wouldn’t put your sense of wellbeing in a toddler’s hands, don’t put your sense of wellbeing in the hands of the scale! It’s just as unreliable.