Asking you to step on the scale is an unusual statement from someone who wants you to lessen your obsession with food, right?
Here's the deal.
The more you avoid the scale and refuse to look at the number on it, the more power it has over you.
It's akin to keeping your favorite foods out of the house.
Sure, you're in control in those circumstances, but what happens when you're around them? My guess is the scale or the food, because you haven't developed the SKILL--via practice--of managing your emotional responses to them.😣
I do fully appreciate and often support the images of women destroying their scales and tossing them into the garbage. It can be therapeutic AF! The feeling of severing a toxic relationship is 👏🏻 powerful! 👏🏻
However, I don’t believe it’s empowering in the long run.
Do you really want that number to have the power to control your mood and how you feel about yourself?
I sure don’t—which is why I made it a point to weigh myself.
In fact, I own a scale.
I haven’t stepped on it in I-don’t-know-how-long, but it served as a powerful tool for me to CHALLENGE my fear along my journey.
I didn’t want to go through life being afraid of (controlled) by that number, and I couldn't actually live a life of freedom if I was afraid of my own body's gravitational pull.
When I felt as though I gained weight, I made myself step on it and sit with the number. Sit with the potential discomfort.
Guess what happened?
💥Over time, my emotional attachment to the result lessened, and it’s now just a number!💥
I don’t hide from the results at the doctor’s office, and I don’t let it dictate how I feel about myself.
Think of your relationship with the scale like your relationship with someone who screwed you over in life.
At first, the distance is healing while you sort through your emotions. Over time, however, you want to be able to see that person and not be triggered, right?? Not for them, but for YOU!
The same goes for the scale.
This isn’t to say that your weight is relevant or useful in any way, as it’s often not! However, you have the ability to change the narrative.
Staring at that number without emotional attachment is a sure way to ensure you gain your power back.💃