Pink: ‘The only thing I’m feeling is myself. Stay off that scale ladies!’

Pink welcomed her second baby, son Jameson, in late 2016. She was back in the gym with her trainer, Jeanette Jenkins, six weeks later. That was early February and she shared at the time that she hadn’t lost any weight yet. Pink recently posted the Instagram below and noted that by BMI standards she’s obese at 160 pounds and 5’3″. She wrote that she definitely doesn’t feel obese though. She doesn’t look it either.

I’m one of those people who weighs myself every morning but I understand that it isn’t for everyone. I like knowing the numbers, I check my BMI too and think it helps keep me on track. However I wouldn’t tell anyone else to do that. How you measure your body (or not) is personal, and you should do what you want and what will help you feel good about yourself. So saying “stay off that scale” is potentially as weird as telling people that they should weigh themselves every morning because you do that. There’s nothing wrong with weighing yourself or not weighing yourself, it’s just whatever works for you.

Pink just posted this video of her husband, Cary Hart, and little Jameson. They were watching Grey’s Anatomy on Friday night and they chat about the show for a while. Jameson is so cute! You can see he’s got a lot of personality already. He’s just over three months old.

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What a cute family!

Thanks Jackson Hole #familydatenight #zacbrownband

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  1. Snowflake says:

    They make the cutest babies! I tried the not weighing myself, gained more, lol. I only do it once or twice a week now.

    • smith says:

      I never weigh myself but last doctor visit I accidentally saw the number (usually never look). Wow. Big number. Bad number.

      Now I didn’t get crazy because A. I like the way I look (for the most part). And B. I’m strong and healthy and that’s more important than anything.

      BUT I did realize that I need to change some habits (gazes longingly at cheese) so I have and have seen results.

      Sum up – be happy with yourself, be strong, be healthy but knowing your number (every once-and-awhile) may not be a bad thing.

  2. juice says:

    BMI is such an inaccurate measurement. it doesn’t take muscle weight into account. so if you’re lean, but have a ton of muscle, your BMI could still list you as overweight or obese. scale weight and BMI really aren’t good tracking tools. better to take stock of how you’re feeling and what your measurements are.

    • KatieBo says:

      Yes. This. I am 5’10” and roughly 175lbs. That is a BMI of 25.1- overweight. I measure 29″ at my waist, wear a size 28 jean, a 6/8 dress/pant. I am by no means overweight. We need to reeducate people about appropriate ways of monitoring weight/health. Getting to a “normal” weight or BMI and feeling terrible does not equal health…

  3. Ruby says:

    Obesity is a medical term, has nothing to do with how you “feel” about your body.

  4. Zazz says:

    The last picture is so precious !

    Look at that little smile….awwww

  5. Veronica says:

    There was a study I read awhile ago that stated people who routinely check their weight do find it easier to maintain because they catch bad habits earlier. I just think it’s healthy not to get excessive about it. I check my weight at the beginning of the month and at the end. No more or less.

    This being said, I think not getting caught up in NUMBERS is important. Your build means that weight is going to settle on you differently than other women. At my thinnest, I was 145lbs and never smaller than a size 8. My sister is only two inches shorter and was a size 2-3. We have completely different body types (she’s an apple, I’m more pear/hourglassy), so getting caught up in dress sizes would’ve depressed me.

    • Erinn says:

      I think this is key – and I think it was what Pink was trying to say. Don’t get obsessed with numbers. If you’re starting to work out, and are actually doing something to take care of yourself – you don’t NEED to check your weight constantly. If you’re someone who has a tendency to agonize over those things (like I do) it’s best to not weigh yourself too often – especially if you’re starting out. Some people will get too discouraged too early on, and slump back into old habits.

      Personally, for me, I won’t start weighing myself until I’ve gotten a good routine going. For me – it’s much more important to FEEL better, or to feel my clothes fitting differently.

      • ScrewStewRat19 says:

        This is so hard for me. I was always skinny and then I had kids lol. I’ve started exercising and dieting a little over a month now and as of this morning I’m down 9 pounds. I’d probably have lost more if I didn’t cave during period week. Oh well. But I am obsessed with checking my weight every morning. I try not to do it every morning, but it’s so hard. I’m just so uncomfortable and I can’t help but obsess over it. I know I’m making myself more miserable, but I can’t stop. It’s so hard because I have no patience and expect instant results. I feel like I should have lost 20 pounds by now. I have to keep reminding myself that it’s a slow process, it takes work and it won’t happen over night and that I have to stick to it. It’s just so hard, I am my own worst enemy.

  6. smcollins says:

    Don’t own a scale, never will. I can look in a mirror and see what’s going on with my body.

  7. JJMcgee says:

    Cute family! If you start a new healthy eating plan and exercise program, stepping on the scale too often can be discouraging initially if you don’t see any movement. I weigh myself sporadically, but I can tell what’s going on with my body by the way my clothes fit, especially jeans. Like Pink, I’m short and muscular and can carry more weight that the charts seem to think I can, so I don’t focus too much on the numbers.

  8. Scotty says:

    I’m so happy they got back together! Cutest family

  9. Patricia says:

    I do personally think staying off the scale is good advice for moms who are on their way back from pregnancy weight. It can be so frustrating to be breastfeeding and see the scale not budge even though you know you are getting healthier and building back muscle.
    For me ten pounds just fell off when I weaned my son at 11 months. After that I resumed weighing myself every other day because it felt like I finally had some control over what my weight was doing again!
    For some it’s very easy coming back from pregnancy weight gain. For some it’s quite a struggle. I’m having my second baby in July and I think I’ll stay off the scale for quite a while and just focus on activity level, hydration, nutrition, and know that for me fat will still cling to my bones while I’m breastfeeding, it’s just what my body does.

    • punkprincessphd says:

      This is me to a T: I weigh 100 lbs normally, and gained around 25 lbs with each pregnancy. With in a week of giving birth I lost between 15 and 20 lbs of that, but that last 10 hangs around literally until I’ve weaned. As someone in long term recovery from an ED, this used to cause me a lot of anxiety, but with baby #3 I’ve come to realise it’s just my personal pattern and to appreciate my body for being strong and healthy.

      • Patricia says:

        Congrats on your recovery!! I am overweight and have lifelong issues with eating also, although never diagnosed with any specific disorder. Ive gotten a lot more control through therapy over the years. Pregnancy makes me so happy about what my body can do, but the out of control feelings while watching my body grow and change can be really scary.
        I’m glad this time I know that I’ll hold on to weight while breastfeeding so I won’t be as upset and beating myself up as much about it.
        Best wishes to you!

  10. Ninili says:

    Haha, that video was funny. McStuffin…

  11. Jenns says:

    I never weigh myself. I get too caught up in the number. I just had my physical and all of my numbers are great. I’m active, run at least nine miles a week and lift. I also have a BMI that puts me in the overweight category. But I focus on my health and my fitness level. Running an extra mile or lifting a heavier weight is what keeps me going.

  12. Anon says:

    She does look a little overweight to me. BMI isn’t as inaccurate as people today say it is. If anything, BMI puts too many people in the healthy weight range (on the upper end) who are actually obese by body fat percentage.

    • Angelica says:

      I don’t think she looks overweight at all…she looks buff af even just shortly after baby. Just my two cents but I’d like to look like that form of ‘overweight’ 😁.

  13. JeanGenie says:

    Pants don’t lie.

  14. Beckysuz says:

    I try not to weigh myself more than once every couple months. I know based on how my clothes fit if I’m where I want to be. Weight is just a number. I work out for my mental and physical health, and that’s all I care about.

    I’m having my third child in July though, so right now stepping on a scale isn’t my idea of a good time anyway lol. Though I do have to at the Dr . But I do feel like I’m making healthier food choices with this little guy than I did with my second. Trying not to gain quite as much weight this time. The extra 15 lbs (45 total) with my second was a real beast to lose.

    I do love love love Pink though. She seems to always have a very healthy attitude about fitness and her body

  15. Misa says:

    She’s calling herself obese because unfortunately we’ve been sold the BMI as if it where THE way to understand if somebody’s weight is healthy. However, the bmi is just one method, and a very generic one, that only works for average bodies. For example, Pink is strong, she has a lot of muscles. The bmi doesn’t distinguish between fat and muscle tissue, so athletes often end up in the overweight/obese group. For the same reason, the BMI doesn’t work for very tall nor for very short people. Furthermore, the original, scientific BMI was probably tampered with: suggest you watch the BBC documentary “The men who made us fat.”
    And: bodies fluctuate, especially female bodies. We change throughout the day, and the month. Even the year, if you live in a climate where winter is rigid and summers are hot. This is why weighing oneself is OK, but once a week, and always with taking into account a series of others parameters, for ex energy levels. Pink is right: if she feels good, strong, energetic, and clearly is nowhere obese (with a huge amount of fat, I mean, look at her arms…) weight doesn’t matter much at ‘ll.

  16. bella says:

    Super cute family! Love Pink and her great music.

  17. SolitaryAngel says:

    I laughed out loud at that video; SO cute. Love the McStuffin–I have watched maybe one episode of that show many years ago but even I knew who they were talking about.

    Such an adorable family. Love them.