It’s unfortunate that we place so much worth in what the scale says. We tie our happiness to a number we deem to be “good” and feel disgusted with ourselves if we go one pound above that number. We are bound by this idea of what we “should” weigh, but what we have to remember is our weight is just a number on the scale.
It does not dictate our worth. It does not make us beautiful. It does not make us loved.
It is simply a number. And a very flexible number at that. In a matter of hours it can shift a few pounds higher or lower. We eat a larger meal and O.M.G, don’t even think about stepping on the scale or it will mean additional punishment at the gym!
I remember weighing myself daily, first thing in the morning, before I ate because heaven forbid I weigh a pound or two higher than I did yesterday. I’m not sure where this magical number came from, you know the one that dictated my happiness for the day? But it was there, loud and clear and boy did it have a grip on my life.
It’s sad to think about all the time I let go to waste thinking about my weight.
It was all consuming and every action I did throughout my days was dictate by the number on the scale. What I ate, how much I exercised and if I would allow myself to enjoy a night out with friends. So so sad.
I can still remember when the idea that what the scale said no longer dictated my happiness. It was like this tether that had been keeping me tied to the scale finally broke and I no longer cared what it said. I no longer let it decide if it was going to be a good day or bad day or if I would need to put in extra hours at the gym.
Because it’s true, our weight really is just a number on the scale.
I am worthy because God says I am.
I am beautiful because I care for and respect the body I have been given.
I am loved because I love myself and in turn my love overflows onto others.
Break free from the idea that what you weigh matters. Get rid of the scale and release the tether it has on your life. Embrace the body you are in, respect it and care for it no matter what. Be confident in your skin because you are beautiful at any size. It’s what’s inside of you that counts, never forget that…