If you have a few minutes, it is not very long, you can get his perspective on weight loss and the scales.
It was fun reading an article that I felt like standing up and cheering. I am home alone and probably could do that. Yes, I still have my tyrannical scale upstairs. I want to throw it away but I am afraid that the World will tilt or the planets slip out of orbit if I do. A while back I lost 30 lbs....did I rejoice? NO. I whined and complained that I hadn't lost 50 lbs. I also became very critical of anyone that dared to eat dessert in front of me. 'Why are they eating that? They need to be losing weight. With a little bit of effort....' and the negative messages ricocheted all over my mind. Fortunately, most of the time I kept my mouth shut so those soul destroying words wouldn't hurt anyone else. People became afraid to eat anything around me because I would stare intently at their food and woe be tide if they didn't eat every bit. Seriously messed up. I joked that I became a 'mean-skinny.' The term Fat and happy has a lot more meaning to me. Of course, when I went back to eating without worrying about calories I gained 40 lbs. Heavy sigh. New attempt. I care about my health. I want to choose healthy. I can be healthy as possible at any size. Maybe next year, I'll throw away the scales....earthquakes anyone?
|Me on a diet.|