A mirror is a reflection of myself. I believe that a scale is just that as well. While the weight displayed on the scale screen doesn’t define who I am, it is still a reflection of me. It reflects what I’ve done to my body (both good and bad) up to the very point that I step on the scale. Which is also where the time machine comes in. When I see a number on the scale that isn’t what I expected or what I want, I have thoughts of recent decisions on what I ate, what I drank, if I worked out or not etc. But as I take a step back and think about it, every decision I’ve ever made, all the way back to when I started making decisions on my own, is reflected on that scale. Every decision is suspect and is a contributing factor to the number on the scale. Did I really need to eat that whole pack of doughnuts in 2001? I’m fully aware how extreme that sounds, but it’s a factor in what I weigh. I’m also fully aware that the number on the scale doesn’t always reflect my true health, but I have a weight goal that I want to reach.
What really got me thinking about this is how much I beat myself up for what my weight is. I try to limit these thoughts because I know that what is in the past is in the past and I can’t change what has already happened. The good news is that I can change right now and start making wise decisions. I can be who I want to be. Everyday is new and I have an amazing opportunity to get to where I want to be. I will grab this opportunity and be the best I can be.
When I look at the scale, when I look into the mirror, I want to be proud of who I am and the work I put in to achieve that.