What Justin Beiber Can Teach Us About Weight Scales
As we all know Justin Bieber is like a mini-god to many girls. Thanks to his young fans he became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut album chart on the Billboard 100. His timeless music video “Baby” is currently ranked as the most viewed and most discussed YouTube video ever (Thanks China). He has also probably caused more fluid ounces of tears to be shed by teenage and pre-teen girls than all parents combined in the history of mankind.
If you look closely you will notice these Justin Bieber Tears are slightly different than the “I hate my mom and dad tears”. This is what males call Crazy Tears. It is hard to be on the opposite end of these liquid pieces of C4. It is like going up against Michael Jordan…you can’t control them, but you can only hope to contain them. These Justin Bieber Tears (JBT) have led many scientific outlets like E! to conclude that this is a real disease with prescriptions and stuff.
Good thing I now know I should limit my JB intake to 20 minutes a day. Thanks E!.
Any ways this epidemic has spread worldwide. Here is a prime example of the outbreak:
You could tell the symptoms clearly during this Mom-Daughter dialogue:
Mom: “We don’t have to cry because we love Justin Beiber.”
Daughter: “Yeah we do…sometimes.”
Now it is easy to think this: “Cody is going to grow out of this some day. She will look back, think this was silly and wonder ‘Why was I crying over Justin Bieber?’”
That is probably true, but unfortunately these same type of tears are running rampant in the adult population as well.
Justin Bieber Tears Manifesting In Adults
Now the funny thing is as adults we have our own “Justin Bieber”.
- We view it daily.
- We cry over it whenever it speaks to us.
- We hang on it’s every response.
- We can sink deep into depression laced with a massive carb coma if anything goes wrong.
I am talking about this:
Yes the Justin Bieber Weight Scale 2000.
How often do we jump on this bad boy only to come off in tears? And the sad thing is…it isn’t even alive!
This poor girl Cody will never be spending her life with Justin Bieber, but at least she can speak to Justin (as shown in picture at the start of the post). This flat metal object only lays idle on your floor in your bathroom piling up dust.
Yet it still is the source of so much depression, self-doubt and pain.
It’s OK To Let Your Justin Go
As we understand how our body works, we realize that the Justin Bieber Weight Scale 2000 is not worth crying over. It rarely matters.
Everyday Paleo has this great story about how insignificant our body weight is compared to body fat vs. lean mass.
The post talks about the transformation of Deb who instituted a paleo diet and exercise.
The picture of Deb below says it all.
The point is don’t be a three year old and start crying over your body weight. It matters as much as a Justin Bieber YouTube video. (I will probably get blasted for that.) But it is true!
We talk about some avenues to measure lean mass vs. body fat here at KMB along some formulas to help to measure. This will help you look at more accurate avenues to measure your progress. Robb Wolf also talks about simply taking pictures like Deb did every 30 days and seeing the progress. Take pictures of your front, side, back, and a close up of your face. Make flexing poses if that helps you mentally.
In the end it is how you look and feel that matters! If you look and feel healthier, chances are you are taking care of your body and you are going to live longer, have more energy, and an all around better life.
So in the meantime shed some fat by taking a bat to your weight scale like unto our friends from Office Space. Remember we don’t have to cry over our Justin Bieber Weight Scale 2000.