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The Scale and I

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Weekly weigh-in: 166.4
Loss: -.6
Total loss: - 5 lbs
Emotion: Tense

Do you and the scale dance every day? Maybe you don’t give a darn what it’s got to say.

A gain can send you into a spiral of sadness and self-loathing. Maybe an uptick on the scale spurs you to be more determined and driven going forward.

Maybe a loss provides a near pharmaceutical high. Maybe you take each weigh-in with a shrug and a wary smile, because you know what the scale giveth, it may soon taketh away.

Maybe you sweat out every tenth-of-a-pound drop and maybe you don’t give too much weight to a number on a scale.

For me, the scale’s just another tool. Used right, it can help you stay focused and stay accountable. Used wrong, it can drive you out of your ever-loving mind.

Because make no mistake: it will confound you, perplex you, infuriate you. You can do everything right and it just may laugh in your face. You can struggle and stumble and be shocked to see a “how’d-that-happen?” drop.

Once a week, I take a deep breath and step on that scale.

It isn’t always fair and it isn’t always a loss, but more often than not, I get what I deserve.

What I earned.

This week I earned that .6 of a pound, and it helped me reach my first S.M.A.R.T. goal of 3% weight loss. Woo-hoo!
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