Conversation with a scale
Monday, April 01, 2013
Me (stepping on scale): "Wow, Scale...how did I not gain weight this weekend? I ate so much yesterday! Meat, cheese, tortilla chips, a couple Easter sweets. Heck, I even had a beer! What gives? I mean, I wasn't expecting to lose weight, but what a relief to not have you go up today! Thank you!"
Scale (sighing patiently): "Look, I'm giving you a break today, Sweetheart. I know how hard you've been working this past week. I know you've been eating really intentionally, drinking your water, walking once or twice a day--plus, you've been great about checking in with me every day, which I really do appreciate. You'd be surprised how many people avoid me after a holiday, and it hurts a little, to know I'm not really wanted sometimes. So this reading you have today? It's a small gesture of acknowledgement, and I'm happy to do it from time to time. I'm going to ask one thing of you though, and listen carefully: Use today, this week, this month, this forever to get back on track! Eat well today, check in with your Spark buddies, do whatever it is you need to do. Now go! Do it! Go get 'em! And I'll see you here tomorrow morning.
Me (freaked about my talking scale, but relieved nonetheless): Hey, thanks! I appreciate it! See you tomorrow, Scale!