Don't we all struggle with the damn scale? I used to until I realized that the scale is full of lies and I want to live my life in truth.
Here are the lies.
Lie #1 - My issue is the scale.
Lie #2 - I cannot get away from the scale.
Lie #3 - I live and die by the scale.
Lie #4 - The scale is the ultimate indicator of my success or failure.
Here is the Truth.
#1 - The issue is not the scale. The scale is a mechanical instrument made of metal and plastic with absolutely no power. The issue is we give it power, ultimate power.
First, own it. I'm sorry that I gave the scale ultimate power over my well being and self worth. The truth is I don't trust myself and the scale gives me a (false) sense of control. I want to feel in control of this scary process of changing.
Next, come out of agreement with the lie. I come out of agreement with the lie that a scale has any power over my well being or self worth. I come out of agreement with the lie that I cannot be trusted with my own health and wellness.
The truth is, with a little faith, I can trust myself and trust the process.
#2 - You can get away from the scale. We all can. It is not a stalker, and it cannot follow you. You choose every time you step onto it.
First, own it. I chose to put myself through this abuse daily, even though I knew the chaos it created in my mind and my heart.
Next, come out of agreement with the lie. I come out of agreement with the lie that I cannot get away from the scale.
The truth is I can choose to stay off the scale today, then tomorrow, then tomorrow.
#3 - You actually don't live and die by the scale; you just believe that you do.
First, own it. I have a compulsive need for external validation. I don't believe my own heart. I can wake up feeling fantastic about myself, get on the scale, and all that joy can vanish in an instant. I'm sorry that I haven't honored that joy.
Next, come out of agreement with the lie that I need to know how much I weigh to see if I am succeeding or failing. I come out of agreement with that lie that I must get external validation for my success to matter.
The truth is you matter. The measurement is just a measurement. It's irrelevant and has zero ability to impact your choices in a healthy way. Your choices come from your heart.
#4 - The scale is not the ultimate indicator of anything. Look at it like this. Imagine if you asked me if I love you and I pull out a tape measure and measure the circumference of your head. Absurd.
First, own it. I gave away my worth to an object or measurement.
Next, come out of agreement with the lie that the scale is an indicator of anything relevant. I come out of agreement with the lie that the scale means anything to me.
The truth is, what we all want is to feel good about ourselves. We want to belong, to matter, to be loved and to be at peace. We want to be strong, healthy, fit and beautiful.
You are all those thing already. Throw the scale away and put the lenses on that allow you to see yourself as you really are. You belong, you matter, and you are loved. You are strong, healthy, fit and beautiful. If you don't believe me, I'd be happy to measure your head.
I love you all. Throw your scale away. It is a LIAR.
(Now get moving.)