Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The question was asked today on SPARK, "How often do you weigh?"
For countless years, through countless ‘diets’, I have lived by the number on the scale. If it was up, I was a failure and not worthy. If it was down, then I could celebrate. Usually with food (go figure). But always, always the scale ruled. No matter how I felt before I stepped on the scale, it was the determining factor as to how I would feel about myself after. That number on the scale meant I was a success or a failure. I let the scale determine my self worth.
However, I have come to realize that it is not ONLY the scale that measures my success. It is how my clothes fit. It is the inches I have lost. It is walking 2 miles a day and not having to come home and ice my knees. It is the fact that I can enjoy my life and still lose weight because of a program that is teaching me a better way to manage food.
It is all those factors that determine how I feel about this journey now. Of course, I want to see the numbers on my scale move down. Who doesn’t? But the scale is no longer my reason for being. I will lose this weight. If I keep the SPARK, it will work and I will reach goal.
I weigh in once a week and, I feel good…because I now know that the scale should not rule.
, a tool not a judge.