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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Libra. The Scale symbol of the Zodiac.

Do you have libraphobia?

A fear of the scale?

I read a blog today by a member who tossed out her scale. Apparently she was allowing it to rule her a mood. If the scale didn't"tell" her what she wanted to "hear" it would upset her. She didn't want to be defined by a number on a machine. Well, bravo for that. You are more than a number.

I know a lot of people who think that way. They don't want to go to Weight Watchers for their weekly weigh in. Why? It might make them unhappy?

If the scale is telling you something you don't want to hear how will not asking it change anything? If you are getting pulled over for speeding tickets will you disconnect your speedometer? No! You would adjust your driving habits and use your speedometer to tell you when you are going wrong.

If you get lost, would you throw out your compass?

It's the same thing as your scale. Your scale is just a stupid tool. No, not a stupid tool like your daughter's boyfriend. It's just a device that helps you do a job. It has no intelligence, no feelings, no ability to judge you. It does a job. It measures how much gravity pulls down on your mass. If you are carrying too much mass, what should you do? Cry? Blame the tool? Throw it out? Well, if you consider its reports as bad news, throwing it out might be tempting. But that would be disconnecting your speedometer. "I don't want to be defined by my speed even if driving 80 mph on a school zone might define me as crazy. So I will disconnect the speedometer." Or how about "I don't want to be defined by some number on a scale even if wearing a bikini when I weigh 200 pounds might be a showing too much of me. So I will throw out the scale."

It's a tool. Use it. See what it says. When it's giving you numbers you don't want, make adjustments to your life to change things.

Just don't blame the messenger.

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