Saturday, November 13, 2010

Throw the Scale Out the Window

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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?

What are your thoughts on the matter?


  1. Coletta! I threw out my scale about 15 yrs. ago! I hated being a slave to my scale. I also have 5 daughters, that was really the main reason I got rid of it. Girls are so obsessed with how they look, I didnt need the scale to be a part of their lives. They only time they step on a scale is at a local store when we are together for shopping that day, so not that often.

    Good for you!

    Rejoicing In Him, Patrizia

  2. Hi Coletta, I have to ask if your name is Italian. I was born there & it certainly is an Italian name.

    Rejoicing In Him, Patrizia

  3. Hi Coletta,
    I threw mine out years ago. And then the weight started to creep up, and then it gained moomentum and before I knew it I was about 50pounds heavier than I was when I last time I jumped on a scale.
    I found that the secret to dealing with the scale is to only get on it every 2 weeks. It's a good tool, when used correctly, for keeping an eye on your weight so it doesn't get out of control.
    But for now at least, if the scale is doing more damage than good ... leave in the backyard. Or give it to her hubby to hide somewhere so that when you're able to deal with it, you can use it as a tool.
    Personally, I find taking my measurements and my clothes are great indicators.
    Sorry, I didn't mean to write a novel :)
    btw ... you should have something in your mailbox within the week. sorry for the delay. life has been insane lately.

  4. Well, even without a scale my clothes will tell me that I need to do some serious cutting back on calories, lol!

    I love how you said God loves as we are, and we are precious as we are. Amen~

    Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday.

  5. You are beautiful...fearfully and wonderfully made in his image!

    [models are airbrushed anyhow!!!]


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