The scale is showing a wash this week. I weigh exactly the same as I weighed last week and I’m completely indifferent. I no longer assign an emotion to the scale and I hope by weighing in weekly with you, we all start to see the number as irrelevant.
Sure, I could ignore it completely and I know that works for some folks. I admire people who have no attachment to the number.
I’m taking another approach.
At this point I’m confident I will not gain back 70 lbs. I’m also keenly aware of the fact I’ll never be completely cured of my food and body image issues.
Both these realities live concurrently in my brain like 2 concentric circles that intercept with the scale being in the middle. Weighing in is how I keep both in check.
I’d argue if you have weight to lose you’ll have a hard time reaching your goal (or at least staying there) if you don’t start to detach from the number. There are 2 ways to do this, in my opinion.
1. Ignore the Scale
Which, again, is great for those that can do it in a healthy way but I know many (myself included) that ignore the scale as a way of not facing reality. It’s the equivalent and sticking our fingers in our ears and saying LA LA LA LA LA LA.
2. Scare Indifference
Face the number. Become callous to it. Let it simply measure the force of gravity on your body. Don’t let it effect your mood or motivation. Don’t let it define your self worth or success.
I’d love all your thoughts on this so I’m combining the weekly weigh in with the Question of the Week. How do you feel about the number on the scale. Are you good at ignoring it? Give it too much power? Feel like you need it?