Ottawa's Carleton University removed the weight scale from the campus gym because a few offense squad wussies complained they were "triggered" by it. After it was removed due to the tiny minority's control of the majority of normal people, a sign was put up in place of the frightening device explaining that the decision to remove the scale was "in keeping with current fitness and social trends."
Which is opposite of what common sense dictates.
Carleton's resident moron and manager of health and wellness programs, Bruce Marshall, told the school newspaper, The Charlatan, (apparently an appropriate name for their rag) that focusing only on weight had a negative impact when it came to fitness and athletics.
So how is the presence and use of a scale 'focusing only on weight'? I would think the actual workout would focus on fitness and the scale would focus on a goal and level of achievement.
"We don't believe being fixated on weight has any positive effect on your health and well-being," Marshall said. "The body is an amazing machine and even when we are dieting and training it will often find a homeostasis at a certain weight."
He offered the evidence of believing it's true.
Marshall added that it can take a long time for anyone to notice a change in weight, so there was no point in obsessing about it.
A long time was not defined by the genius.
An important use of a weight scale, beyond its obvious use in determining weight classifications in such things as boxing and wrestling, is its usefulness in determining if someone may be dehydrated after a workout. Large differences in weight before and after may indicate this and alert the person to hydrate more than he or she thought was needed.
But there is a solution to this entire dilemma: if you feel a scale "triggers" some mental fragility, don't get on it. Just walk around it and your weight will not be displayed and you will not soil yourself.
"First they came for the scales . . . then they came for the mirrors."Chee.