Throw The Scale Out

By · September 25, 2014 · Weight Loss · 2 Comments
Frustrated woman with scale, isolated on white

Are you a numbers person?

In other words, do you live and die by the scale?

When the scale goes down, life is good. When the scale goes up, forget about it!

If you don’t like what the scale is showing you, throw it out.

I mean it.

Since when does a number define you? It doesn’t. Or at the very least, it shouldn’t.

It’s simply a metric, and nothing more.

It can’t measure what you are made of deep down inside.

Look in the mirror and decide. You decide.

Are you happy with where you are?

If not, change what you see in the mirror.

Change the person, not the physical body. The physical body will take on whatever form you give it.

What gets reflected back to you is what you have consciously and unconsciously thought.

Believe you are not a number, or a statistic, or a percentage on a doctor’s chart.

Trust the person staring back at you in the glass. She knows.

She always knows;

What’s best for you.

The right thing to do.

Who you really are.

So if the scale is measuring, marking and marring your life.

Throw it out.

Be free.

“I’m starting with the man in the mirror. I’m asking him to change his ways.”   ~Michael Jackson

If any of this resonates with you, leave a comment below.

Throw The Scale Out

2 Responses

  1. Hi Annette!
    I for one find it really hard not to live and die by the scale. But everything you said is true and helpful. We are so much more than what we weigh for goodness sake!!
    From now on when I see a number I don’t like on the scale, I am going to try and focus on an aspect of myself that I DO like!
    The idea is to eat healthy, exercise, etc. Sometimes even when you are doing a pretty good job with all that the number on the scale goes up anyway whether due to stress, not enough sleep, or a myriad of
    other things. Or you just plain don’t have it exactly right yet. Just try to hold the line and not get so frustrated that you give up. “Ride the wave” I am learning in meditation.
    Just my thoughts… 😉

    Deb September 25, 2014 at 5:28 pm #
  2. Dear Annette,

    this is exactly what I needed to hear! Thank you so much! I adore your newsletters!
    Warmest regards from Vienna, Austria.

    Mirela September 30, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

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