Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Big Break-Up

Dear Scale,

I have to end our relationship. It’s not you, it’s me. I’ve changed and I just don’t seem to want you anymore. It’s not that I don’t care what you have to tell me, but the numbers just don’t seem to matter. I weigh what I weigh and what you tell me won’t make any difference. I feel good these days and I don’t need you to tell me otherwise.

There’s other ways to confirm what is happening. I can tell if I’m gaining or losing by the tightness of my clothes. I can tell the good days from the bad and I don’t want to base my success on the numbers you tell me. There are other successes in this journey besides your digital readout. And frankly, sometimes I think you lie to me.

So good-bye. You’ve tortured me enough. I know this will be hard on me because you’ve been a weekly reminder for over a year now, but I’m over it. I want to feel my way though this based on other factors, not just a number. I am eating fresh healthy foods because it tastes better. I scarcely eat sugar because it makes me sluggish. I exercise because it gives me energy. I’m doing what feels right for me and I don’t want you or anyone else to tell me it’s not working, because for me this way is working just fine.

So good luck to you. I wish you well. I’m sure you’ll find someone who will appreciate you as much as I once did.

16 comments:

Angie Eats Peace said...

That takes some guts! I really admire you for this, I hope to do the same one day, just not there yet.

Val said...

Good for you!! There are much better indicators of health than the number on the scale. Again-good for you!!!!!

Tricia said...

Good for you. I wish I had the courage to give up the scale.

Meredith said...

LOVE THIS POST! You are so right! Maybe one day I can split from the scale too!

Gigi said...

Ha ha - "it's not you, it's me". Classic break-up language.

Good for you - I wish I could say the same as it appears (don't hate me) that I'm dating your old boyfriend.

FollowMeDown30 said...

Yeah!

Aleta said...

Well, Amen to that! I think the scale was created by a man. I really do!!

destinationathlete said...

Wow. I am super impressed.

Nancy B. Kennedy said...

I'm glad it's the scale getting the heave and not us! At first, I thought you were breaking up with your blog! Glad you'll still be around!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Woohooooo!! That's fantastic. Goodbye, lying scale. Hello, feel good body :-)

Hanlie said...

Woohoo! I am so there too! It's really liberating to stop listening to an outside authority and start tuning in to your inner guidance system. Good luck!

allthingsjuice said...

Amen! My house is scale free too.

Shelley said...

...so has the scale sent you flowers or tried to get back together with you yet? Congrats on kicking that loser to the curb!

She woke up Fat said...

Cute letter.
I tried to brake up with my scale once, I ended up buying another one.

Chelsea said...

I think that it was really stupid and the big break up is stupid.

Anonymous said...

i think that this is really dumb