These 12 Weight-Gain Transformations Prove the Scale Is Bullsh*t and It Needs to Go!

You're eating perfectly portioned kale salads out of Mason jars, hitting those weights, getting in your 10,000 steps a day, sleeping eight hours a night, and meditating on how beautiful your soul is. You decide to step on the scale to see how much progress you've made — and the number has gone up?!

It can crush your soul a little and make you want to give up your healthy ways, so say this out loud to yourself: the scale is bullsh*t! You've probably made some serious gains, just like these women have, whether it be from getting stronger, feeling more energetic, having a better relationship with your body or with food, or feeling more confident. So scroll through these transformations to help you see that weight gain can be something to celebrate!

"If you are out there busting your body, feeding it good, and telling yourself [you're] a beautiful ray of sunshine on the daily - don't mind if that number goes up cause it's probably some saucy gains baby!"

"I don't talk about weight a lot here. I know it can be triggering. But I felt an old twitch of my old thinking today, and figured we could all use a reminder.

"The scale is bullsh*t."

"The number on the scale is just that: a number. It doesn't define you."

"Screw the scale. Too often women are discouraged and feel bad about themselves because of their weight. I want this to stop!! Our worth is not defined by the number we see on the scale. We are MORE than this. We can be strong, feminine, sexy, smart, kind, HAPPY, whatever our weight is it. We are beautiful the way we are."

"'Obese'?! I thought it'd be fun to see what my BMI is at my current weight and I'm in the 'Obese' range. 😂 It's laughable right? . . . The scale is a liar, BMI is laughable and insanely outdated. Take photos, journal how you're feeling, physically and mentally. There's so much more to fitness progress than a meaningless number."

"When you change your body composition by losing fat and gaining muscle, you become leaner but this does not necessarily mean that you will weigh less.

"Don't let it discourage you.

"You are more than a stupid number.

"Honestly, yes my body has changed but what changed the most is how I feel about myself.

"I am strong. I feel confident. I feel empowered. All of this cannot be measured by a scale.

"So #screwthescale! A number can never ever, define my worth."

"I'm 14lbs heavier than a month after I had Carter (pic on the left) and I'm also SO much stronger (300lb hip thrust hello) healthier, happier and even though the scale doesn't reflect it, leaner. Letting go of your obsession with a 'goal weight' is one of the best things you can do for your performance, body composition and SANITY!"

"'Don't let the scale define you. Be active, be healthy, be happy.' 🖤"

"[O]vertime you learn that strength and confidence doesn't come from that number on the scale."

"The scale is just a tool, and your weight is not your identity. Your weight is also not a great representation of your body composition, as evidenced by the physical differences in these two pictures where I'm sitting at exactly the same weight."

"Since I started paying attention to my health back in 2015, I've learned a lot about the scale. Specifically that my numerical relationship with gravity doesn't mean sh*t."

"[N]ow, all I care about is feeling good, being strong, being healthy (mind + body), having a healthy relationship with my body, and teaching other [women] how to do the same and NOT FEAR WEIGHTS OR HARD WORKOUTS OR A NUMBER ON A FREAKING SCALE!!"