Me v. The Scale – Round 1
Ding, ding, ding….Round 1….In the pink corner, former heavyweight, now super welterweight, Kathleen Fee. In the other corner, public nemesis number one, the Homemedic scale. You may think this is dramatic, but this is what goes on in my head every Saturday morning in my bathroom. My size has varied from a high of size 22/24 to my current size 8. I really thought that smaller would mean easier, for me, it doesn’t. I know (and try to appreciate) that the scale is a great tool for accountability. But without fail, that “freak out” moment occurs each week right before I step on. Why the hell did I eat those cookies ? Ok… take a breath.. turn it over …forget the cookies..no really, forget the cookies and step on.
Here is what I think I know. No matter what the number on the scale says, it really is just a number. That number, whether it went up or down, cannot measure our heart, souls, or our dedication and commitment to wellness. Just for today, no matter what that number is, let’s vow to remain committed to our physical, spiritual and emotional health. Just for today, if you know one of your girlies is fighting the battle of me v. the scale, remind them ..….. that number is just a number…and it cannot or will not define us.
We would love to hear how you deal with the battle of the scale. Please share your stories, and any great tips for making that weekly moment better or easier.