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Conversation with a scale

Monday, April 01, 2013

Me (stepping on scale): "Wow, did I not gain weight this weekend? I ate so much yesterday! Meat, cheese, tortilla chips, a couple Easter sweets. Heck, I even had a beer! What gives? I mean, I wasn't expecting to lose weight, but what a relief to not have you go up today! Thank you!"

Scale (sighing patiently): "Look, I'm giving you a break today, Sweetheart. I know how hard you've been working this past week. I know you've been eating really intentionally, drinking your water, walking once or twice a day--plus, you've been great about checking in with me every day, which I really do appreciate. You'd be surprised how many people avoid me after a holiday, and it hurts a little, to know I'm not really wanted sometimes. So this reading you have today? It's a small gesture of acknowledgement, and I'm happy to do it from time to time. I'm going to ask one thing of you though, and listen carefully: Use today, this week, this month, this forever to get back on track! Eat well today, check in with your Spark buddies, do whatever it is you need to do. Now go! Do it! Go get 'em! And I'll see you here tomorrow morning.

Me (freaked about my talking scale, but relieved nonetheless): Hey, thanks! I appreciate it! See you tomorrow, Scale!

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    Cute!! I have to admit I tried desperately to give up the scale because I was relying too much on that magic number. I lasted three weeks but then I went back to the scale and as much as I hate to admit it I do weight every day and it actually helps me keep more accountable! If I fluctuate up and down a half a pound to a pound I try not to stress about it, but if I see it is going up any higher I then know that I'm either doing something wrong or just plain not doing what I'm suppose to. I'm glad to know you are not afraid of the scale just don't get freaked out about it if it doesn't always tell you what you want to hear. Those numbers are important but are not completely fool proof. Rely on your confidence in what you are doing and your non-scale victories as well and you will be fine. I would however, get freaked out about a talking scale emoticon emoticon
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