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The Weight Scale Is Not My Enemy

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?


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HAZELFRUIT 9/15/2013 1:42PM

    Great food for thought, thanks!

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MADEIT3 9/15/2013 8:14AM

    Great blog!

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CERTHIA 9/15/2013 6:36AM

    Timely reminder! I am currently involved in my own little mind-battle, taking in 3 very different numbers from 3 different scales presented to me during the last week. But they are only numbers, and really just proof how arbitrary scales work..
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AJDOVER1 9/14/2013 10:46PM

    Let's repeal the Law of Gravity! emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 9/14/2013 10:41PM

    Wonderful!

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KAYDE53 9/14/2013 8:28PM

    Great blog...love that line "what you eat in private..." too!!! emoticon

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 9/14/2013 3:05PM

    Thank you for sharing.
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WEEPINGANGEL74 9/14/2013 12:26PM

    I love this line... "What you eat in private, you wear in public." I never thought of it that way! I need to add that to my one liner reminders.... thanks!

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SLRASSLL 9/14/2013 11:16AM

    What a wonderful way to look at the scale! I think of it as just another measurement, like weighing my food or measuring portions. It's not the sum of what I am, it's a tool to get where I want to be.

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BOB5148 9/14/2013 11:01AM

  Thanks

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CAT609 9/14/2013 10:55AM

    Woohoo!~

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TIGER_LILY_613 9/14/2013 9:46AM

    Loved this. Thank you !

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JUNA89 9/14/2013 9:43AM

    I just checked mine this morning, not a happy camper. I think its my protein intake. I'm working on it though! emoticon

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