Happy hump day lovelies,
I’ve been really loving having recovery themed WIAW posts like last week’s where we talked about ED diagnosis, so I’m keeping this train a rolling with a twist on body image: 5 Things Your Scale Would Say if it Could Talk.
Find your scale’s top 5 talking points in the middle of the post somewhere between lunch, chocolate, more chocolate…and dinner.
Breakfast: 1 banana pre-workout (unpictured) & for post-workout: 1/2 a Canyon Bakehous
everything bagel with avo + chia seeds, red grapes, & a fage 2% peach yogurt
I’m going to guess that you’re rarely thinking about the scale’s feelings or innermost thoughts when you hop on. I know what you’re thinking. “Wait, hop on? Cay, more like step on gingerly and hope to not feel like crap for the rest of the day afterwards.” And “How could I be thinking about the scale’s thoughts when I’m so overwhelmed with my own thoughts. Thoughts of anxiety, guilt, frustration, all over that one number.”
Okay, okay I get it. I’ve been there. But I also have something to say about this whole exchange. Or rather your scale does…
Lunch with my grandma was a steak hash with caramelized onion, spinach, breakfast potatoes,
goat cheese, and two poached eggs courtesy of Blu Jam Café. I enjoyed every bite, but my
tummy..not so much 🙁 Not sure why but it definitely didn’t agree with me!
Before I let you in on the secret of what your not-so-beloved scale would say to you if it had the chance, I want you to take a second and think about what you would say to it. I promise this isn’t some weird exercise just to get you to talk to an inanimate object while I sit back and laugh at the thought of it. Here, I’ll do it too. Here’s what my side of the conversation with the scale used to look like, pre-recovery:
“I hate you”
“You make me feel badly about myself”
“Am I really that heavy?”
“I should weigh myself again tomorrow”
Now let me show you what my thoughts towards the scale are today:
“Oh hey, I didn’t see you there on that top shelf. I just came in for the vacuum. Uh..bye!”
“I don’t really care what you have to say”
“I’m going to step on just to see where I’m at, but don’t get any power grabbing ideas. I’m still in control here of my happiness.”
Snack: a handful of Sahale Snacks Pecan Cashew Nut Crisp. I maintain, it’s really French toast in a bag
Snack #2 because I can’t bring myself to study without something sweet along
The 5 Things Your Scale Would Say if it Could Talk
- You’re wasting your time with me. Time you could be with (or on the phone with) a real friend who doesn’t make you feel guilty like I do.
- I never asked to be in the limelight. I never asked to be the Lindsay Lohan train wreck of household appliances. I don’t want to cause you drama any more than you want to deal with it. Let’s agree not to intervene in one another’s lives anymore.
- I can’t decide your self worth; only you can do that. But I also can’t tear it down. In fact, I have absolutely nothing to do with your self worth. My little screen would have to be a lot bigger to show you how beautiful you are. But then I think what you’re really needing is a mirror and a smile.
- Harboring your sadness when you look at me is a lot of weight to bear, no pun intended. Please don’t be sad. I don’t mean you any harm. If space is what you need to be happy; take it. I’ll understand.
- Your relationship with me shouldn’t be more significant than the other relationships in your life.
Mom came home with Sees Candy..more chocolate! I had 3 dark chocolate molasses bars & milk chocolate buttercream
So next time you’re having that unpleasant, one sided conversation with the scale, remember what it would say to you if it could. Remember that it’s not so one sided nor does it have to be so uncomfortable. In fact, that scale doesn’t have to be in your life at all.
Dinner part one (while the rest of dinner cooked) was a chopped kale salad kit
with pepitas, cranberries, poppyseed dressing, & avocado that I added myself
Dinner part two, fresh out of the oven, was a baked Japanese yam with lots of cashew butter!
Ended the night with a vanilla puddin’ cup because why not 🙂
How has your relationship with the scale evolved over the years?
If you could say something to the scale, what would it be? And what would it say back?
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