Saturday, September 14, 2013
The scale does its job of reflecting my weight; my relation to gravity. That is all it does. Any feeling derived from the figure shown come entirely from me and my perspective.
If the number is the same or reduced from before, my feelings could range from neutral that no weight was gained, to happy because weight was lost.
If the number is the same or increased from before, my feelings could range from neutral that no weight was lost (or gained) to sadness, or worse, self-loathing or other toxic feelings because weight was gained.
It's my reaction to the scale that gives it power. Why would I want to give over my power to the scale? All it does it reflect my relationship to gravity. All those other feelings that swirl up inside me like a shaken snow-globe? That's my contribution to the experience - and the ability to control that resides within me.
That means it's my power and self-control (and all the other feelings I have about this journey) that mentally flash at me when I do step on the scale.
"What you eat in private, you wear in public."
That's right... what I eat in private, I wear in public.
So it's very important to me to keep my promise to myself because at the end of the day I am accountable to me. That means everything that I eat or drink must be tracked. Even if I go over my allotted calories for the day, it still must be tracked.
At the end of the day I run the Daily Feedback Report so I can see how I did with Protein, Carbohydrates, Fat, Fiber, and Sodium.
I made a promise to myself and I'm going to keep on keeping it!
What about you?