I have a very unhealthy relationship. I am pulled in on a daily basis. The result of the interaction affects my mood for the rest of the day. If I’m not careful it can affect my food choices. Because of this relationship my mood can be very high or very low, depending on the feedback I receive.
This relationship is with the scale. I’ve gotten in a habit of weighing every day. I know people who weigh daily with no problem. But I’m not one of those people. I’ve become obsessed with the number on the scale rather than assessing how I feel physically, paying attention to how my clothes fit, or delighting in my ever-improving blood pressure.
I must remember that if I eat what I’m supposed to eat, the weight loss will take care of itself. Today, a weekly weigh-in feels appropriate. Therefore I am committing now, in writing, that I will not hop on that scale before next Friday. The unhealthy relationship must end.