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You're the only one who cares

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

You step on the scale with trepidation in the morning and you hold your breath as you wait for the blinking digits to appear.

Will it be a pound up? Two pounds up? The same?

As far as you're concerned, your mood for the day will depend entirely upon the number that stares back at you. It's been this way for as long as you can remember.

One second... two seconds...

...you're up 0.8lbs.

You hang your head in disappointment and trudge back to the bedroom so you can get ready for work.

You're not just bummed; you're livid with yourself.

You're confused. How could you have put *on* weight when you nailed your macros yesterday and had your best workout of the entire month? Sure, you haven't pooped in three days, and maybe you barely got in a liter of water - not to mention you've been sleeping like crap and work stress has got you more wound up than ever - but still. The scale weight rules your life, obviously.

Yesterday, you felt lean and fantastic - today, fat. You feel fat.

You will have a permanent scowl on your face for the entire rest of the day, and you can already guarantee that *nothing* will go your way. Your coworkers will be annoying, drivers will be particularly obnoxious on the road, and you will slowly begin to question the meaning of your existence. Because of 0.8lbs.

Yet amidst all of this - your obsession with the scale, your conviction that you are now the biggest whale in the room - amidst this reality distortion field you've created for yourself, here's the kicker:

You're the only one who cares.

~Sohee
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ENDUROVET 8/15/2014 6:13PM

    Preach it sistah! Just checking in to see how you're doing - what a great post!
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ARUNNINGKAT 7/30/2014 1:02PM

    So very true!

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MANLEYSANDY 7/30/2014 12:17PM

    Great blog!

I working in accounting and numbers, numbers, numbers jump threw my head all day long! I get sick of it at work and then I gotta worry about numbers at home? Or do I? Well, I do, but in a different way. As you know, the scale and I have been at odds for years but I can't keep fighting with it, so I have chose a truce and each week when I know it is weigh in day, I get on that scale. I have had those conversations with myself, let's skip this week, next week will be better, bladdy, blah, but I tell myself, no matter what the number says, you are still wonderful, so get on the scale, so you can control it instead it of controlling you! For the last 6 weeks, the scale has been my b*tch!

You are so right, at the end of the day, we are the only one who cares! Keep caring about how wonderful you are, how you felt before the numbers flashed on the scale, because that is the real you, the real you that matters!!!

Hugs!
Sandy

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ROWENA42 7/30/2014 12:15PM

    Amazing how numbers rule our lives - if we let them. And it's so true - no one else cares what that number is. No one else even knows.

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PJH2028 7/30/2014 12:04PM

    so many of us know this oh so well
thank you for the little movie in my head and reminder

sending love and respect to you
the journey is the thing

let's have a good to ourselves day today
love,
paula

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