Lose the Scale and Lose the Weight

June 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Release

I own a lovely bathroom scale. It’s digital. It’s attractive. It looks ultra-modern. And, my laundry hamper is sitting on top of it. Believe it or not, that’s where I intend to leave it. I’m reminded of this every now and then when I lift the hamper. Most likely it will eventually be donated to charity, or sold in a garage sale if I move or become motivated enough to have one.

You may be thinking, why is such an important and useful device hidden from view, wasting away without use? Because I have learned, through trial and error and the study of the mind-body-soul connection, that this gravity measuring contraption is not our friend.

When we use the scale, we start to identify ourselves by a number. And then the slightest fluctuation of that number sends us into a self-esteem spiral. At which time we may continue to binge in self-pity, which is counter-productive. (What is the perfect number anyway?)

When we let go of the scale, we let go of our need to attempt to control something that can be difficult to control. Besides, we need to look inside of ourselves, because that is where the answer is. When we feed our soul, we fill the need that was filled with food. Then we no longer care about the numbers, and instead, we focus on the most important thing: Ourselves.

Does that seem selfish? I don’t believe so. It’s kind of like when you are on a plane and the flight attendant says that in case of a change in cabin pressure, you should take some oxygen first. In other words, when you help yourself, you are better able to help others. (Such as your family.)

So, remember to take care of you – and not the scale.

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  • Winsor Pilates

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