Does stepping on the scale make you feel bad about yourself? Does it make you feel worth less if it doesn't say what you want it to? Does it discourage you and depress you?
It does me.
I threw my planner out the window the other day. Today I'm throwing the scale out the window!
I hate how it makes me feel. I hate that it makes me feel less successful and less worth-while.
I hate exercising and hoping that it is burning those hateful things called calories.
I love exercising because it makes me feel good.
I want to exercise for how it makes me feel and not because I'm hoping to burn "X" calories. I lose the reason I enjoy walking if I see it as a chore because if I don't it will reflect on the scale. I lose the sense of accomplishment from having a good workout and all that feel good goes down the drain when it doesn't reflect on the scale.
God love me as I am. I am beautiful as I am. I am precious as I am. People like to be around me as I am and not for what the scale says. Why can't we see ourselves through the eyes of those who love us?
Maybe because we don't love ourselves.
Here's to loving ourselves no matter what the scale says. Oh wait, I threw it out the window, so I don't know what it says. I'm much happier that way!
Will I leave it out there in the yard or will I pick it back up along with all the baggage it carries into my head?