Hi y’all. Your body is great. You are the best in the world at being yourself. Today I am going to be talking about scales numbers and the feelings that go along with them. A video went live on my channel yesterday dealing with this topic. If you would rather watch than read, more power to you. Click the play button. (Also, how cute am I in the thumbnail? Totes cute.)
I have seen a lot instances in real life and the media of people being obsessed over the scale number to the point that they become discouraged, depressed, and even suicidal. There are a huge amount of people who are obsessed with their weight. People step on the scale multiple times a day to see their weight fluctuations, and it isn’t healthy. That is the obvious statement. It is an epidemic that has been going on for a long time.
It is honestly a waste of time. Yes, if you are trying to lose weight, and I can say this from personal experience, the scale is an important factor in seeing progress. However, it is a broad way of showing progress; one must look at it with a wide angle lens. You’re not going to see a huge change day to day. You just aren’t. That isn’t how bodies work. However, consistency combined with few weigh-ins show a more positive picture than weighing yourself three times a day.
Body weight fluctuates throughout the day. You drink water, you eat. You put on weight. It is a proven fact that you are lighter in the mornings right after you do twosies. You are your most empty. That doesn’t mean you are a better person and worth more at 8am than you are at 10pm.
THE NUMBER DOES NOT DEFINE YOU AS A PERSON.
OBSESSING OVER THE NUMBER IS NOT A GOOD USE OF YOUR TIME.
NUMBERS ARE LITERALLY ARBITRARY SYMBOLS THAT WE HAVE ASSIGNED TO SIGNIFY THINGS. They are made up squiggles and people are losing sleep and are depressed because of them. Some dude decided to invent this system of “numbers” and humanity has just run with it. It now defines almost everything in our lives. One thing it should not define, however, is your self worth. You are not this made up squiggle. You are not the display on a machine you step on. You are so much more.
Don’t you want to be happy? Do you think that if the scale reflects a 3 pound loss you are going to be happy? Because I can tell you, you most likely won’t be. Happiness comes from within. You have to be comfortable with yourself first and foremost. You can weigh as much as I do, drop 200lbs, and still not be happy. Being thin or improving your exterior doesn’t mean shit if you still have low self-esteem and huge insecurities. It might help a little, but you have to put in the mental work and fix yourself from the inside out. Only then, can you find contentness. So shut up and love yourself enough to accept your flaws and stop being so hard on yourself. The number doesn’t make you who you are. You make you who you are, and you are probably pretty great. I might not know you personally, but unless you’re out kicking puppies and being an overall shithead, you’re probably a good person who needs to give themselves a break. Just give it a try. You might surprise yourself.