On August 7th, I decided to go on a No Scale Challenge for a month….. It has only been a week and I am itching to see how much I weigh. I would consider myself a chronic scale user because honestly, I would get up every morning and get on the scale. It was just the way I got my day started. But now that I think about it, whatever I saw on the scale determined how I would feel about myself for the rest of the day. So if I gained a pound or two, it would not be the best day, like I would legit have an attitude or be sad for THE WHOLE DAY!! But if I lost a pound or two I would feel good about myself. What kind of way to live is that? God has given me so many scriptures describing who I am to Him in the Bible, and I forget all of that because of a number on a scale?
I also noticed how the number on the scale would affect my views on food and exercise. For example, if I had a bad day of eating and then the next day I got on the scale, if the number was the same as the day before, I would feel like I got away with something and THEN decide to get back on the right track. Or If I felt like I had been exercising hard all week, but there was still no change on the scale, I would think to myself what is the point of exercising. I should be choosing healthy food to eat and exercising as much as I can despite what the scale says. This is a lifestyle change, and with consistency I will start to see the results I want add up.
So I am praying that this month of not weighing myself will change my relationship with the scale and force me to choose a healthy way of living because it is just the right thing to do. I have to stop sabotaging my weight loss journey just because the scale is not moving as fast as I want it to.
Here are some scriptures to meditate on when we tend to forget who we are in Christ and how much we are loved despite the number on the scale, or even our own feelings/thoughts:
“For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them. “ Ephesians 2:10
“We know, brothers and sisters loved by God that he has chosen you…” 1 Thessalonians 1:4
“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10