Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Is it bad to weigh yourself every day? This is a habit I canít seem to break. Iím rather obsessed with it in fact. I do it first thing every morning, before stepping into the shower. Not only do I weigh, but I weigh twice. Especially if I donít like the number the first time. Itís a digital scale and sometimes it will give me different number the second time. No problem here! Ha!
Today when I weighed, in my mind, I got a gold star. I have lost another pound. This certainly makes me a better person and gives me more self worth right? WRONG! If I weigh the same or am up a pound or two, this makes me bad, dirty, unclean and a failure right? WRONG! Which brings me to todayís quote. Itís a Byron Katie quote. ďDonít believe everything you think.Ē Thatís a lot of punch packed into a very small quote donít you think? I read somewhere a long time ago that 75% of what we think every day, our ďthoughtsĒ, are lies. Think about it. The tapes we play in our heads about ourselves. The things we think about other people. Keep note of your thoughts, just for one day. Itís true. Iím not sure if itís 75%, but a lot of our thoughts are just that, lies. Just for today, I am going to be more conscious of what I think. Pay more close attention to the voice of judgment in my head that babbles on constantly if I donít stuff a sock in its mouth. Sometimes I do that too. I visually picture myself rolling up a pair of tube socks, and stuffing them in the mouth of whichever ďcommitteeĒ voice is babbling on, usually with no point but to wreck my day, or tell me more lies. Try it sometime. Itís powerful stuff.
Blessings & Light,