It’s take a while for my accountant-brain to figure it out, but the number on the scale is just one measure. One quantitative measure. Like the number of cm/inches lost.
But it’s not just the quantitative that matters – the qualitative factors count just as much (if not more!).
What do I mean? If you can record it with a number, it’s quantitative. You can quantify it.
If it’s harder to measure, like the mood boost after exercise, it’s qualitative. From my experience, it’s these things that make these life changes worthwhile.