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Weight Belt For Weight Loss

Weight Belt: Motivating or Scary?

So I came across this new "Ceinture de surveillance" or weight monitoring belt that is made like a measuring tape you wear around your waist so you (and everyone else) can know where you're at, inches wise, each and every time you wear it.

This belt will never ever be gracing my belt loops, but someone must have seen a need in the market to produce it in the first place. So, is this belt a tool you'd find motivating of scary in your own weight loss endeavors?

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Pixie462 Pixie462 9 years
No way. Not only is it ugly, it exploits women and their pressures to be thin. Or hey, it may do the reverse for "big and beautiful" women. Either way, bad idea. Do you know how many unwarranted EATING DISORDERS this could trigger?!?!
sarlafrock sarlafrock 9 years
YIKES!! I am sweating just thinking about the added inches from the cloth... egads. perhaps I live in denial, but at least I am happy!!!
akinna84 akinna84 9 years
surely you can wear it so it doesnt show to everyone. It's a helpful tool for yourself to see if you actually lose any weight
keiraz keiraz 9 years
I stopped weighing myself since years, and the last time I took my "measures" was also years ago and was very thin that time, now I go by sizes! I'd be glad if I lost more but it's ok the way I am, don't wanna gain more tho'..
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I would never let anyone see my waist size! That's horrible. It's sort of like putting the size of your jeans on your butt for everyone to see.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
It's just not attractive, useful maybe if it doesn't stretch. The only time I get to wear regular clothes I don't want to be wearing something hideous and more distracting than my current crop of bad clothing. This belt is like some horrible girl scout crafts accident.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
LOL
AMP AMP 9 years
while i'd never wear it, i think it would be motivating!
canadianchica canadianchica 9 years
as if women don't have enough pressure to be thin to conform to size ideals as it is! terrible!!!
melizzle melizzle 9 years
Is this for real? Seems like another way to promote insecurity among the ladies... "Oh, you're all the way at 31 inches? I'm at 29."
Athena1 Athena1 9 years
It would be motivating when I am at home. It's too flashy to go out in public with though.
wiggle wiggle 9 years
I think the belt is rather ugly looking and the concept is pretty icky too (although having a large waist is an indicator of risk for heat attack right?)
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
I like the concept, but I would never wear such a thing. For me it would be nice to know on weigh in days what my waist did in that same week span. My belt has gromets all the way around it anyhow, and I just look to see where I am wearing my belt for personal satisfaction on my hard work. I'm down 4 gromets since the summer, and that's motivational enough for me!
chancleta chancleta 9 years
i'd use it but never in public unless i was a super skinny minnie
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I've seen people use tape measurers as belts before. I think people wouldn't use this as (public) motivation, but rather for a fashion statement or personal statement like LJDP said.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
This sounds soooooooo "hollywood" ...not a good thing.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Meh i dunno...probably motivating...but it would be embarassing walking around with that on!
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
Motivational in the sense it would encourage you to diet and exercise incessantly in the hopes of lowering the number even more... but scary in that it could have severe consequences for self-esteem even if you aren't too big - and could lead to eating disorders etc....
millarci millarci 9 years
This would drive me crazy if I wore this.
LJDP LJDP 9 years
I'm not perfect, so I think If I wore this belt it would be more of a statement that says "I'm OK with me and my 32" waist, I don't have to lie or suck it in, and hey, I still look good!" Rather than a very thin woman going around "Oh, me and my 24" inch waist, poor me, I'm fat and apparently self-delusional, pay attention to me!" It actually poses a lot of interesting questions about body image. I find it kind of fascinating.
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
ahhhh i dunno i already weigh myself everyday lol i dont need something around my waste so i can always see!
katulinek katulinek 9 years
I am not sure if I want everybody to know my size, but it is quite motivating for someone with courage
dunnonuttin dunnonuttin 9 years
A tracking tool for personal use - yes. For all to see - oh hell no.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
I wouldn't wear this in public, but I think it is very motivational. I mean, you put it on in your house, I am willing to bet you make smarter choices because instead of pretending "just one more" bad choice won't hurt, it is right there for you to see. And, it would be a great way to keep up with your progress as it would measure you the same almost everytime, and you wouldn't have to be as hung up on the scale numbers.
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 9 years
yeah, I would never wear that in public. I think that kind of information is personal.
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