Doctor’s appointments used to haunt me for weeks, simply because I knew it would be the one time I’d step on the scale.
𝘐’𝘥 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘳𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘵 𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦, 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘰𝘳 𝘥𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘐 𝘸𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘐’𝘥 𝘱𝘶𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧𝘧 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘦.
The other day, I walked in for an appointment and hopped on the scale. My sneakers and coat were still on, I just ate a meal, had drank water all morning, and didn’t flinch one bit.
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐰𝐞 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞?
Instead of completely avoiding the scale, I started weighing in more often.
A few months back I decided I was in a place where I was mentally ready to tackle that fear (𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘦𝘵, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘰𝘬𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰𝘰).
First, I watched one of my favorite trainers track his weight on his stories daily (𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘑𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘢𝘯 𝘚𝘺𝘢𝘵𝘵).
Then, I started to learn and understand some of the reasons the scale may fluctuate from day to day.
Lastly, I started to step on the scale daily and share the process on my stories.
For one, this held me accountable to actually following through with it, but two I hoped I’d be able to help someone else normalize their relationship with the scale like Jordan had done for me.
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫.
Not only, did I continue to successfully lose weight, but I also started to normalize my relationship with the scale.
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘐 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘪𝘵, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘐 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘦 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨.
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘐 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘵, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘐 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘶𝘱 𝘰𝘳 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯.
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘐 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘵, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘐 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘻𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘯𝘶𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘥.
So if something is scary to you, I want to give you a friendly little nudge to try and do it more often.
𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐱𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲:
𝘛𝘢𝘬𝘦 A𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘵.
𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐥?! 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐲 𝐝𝐨 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐧?