Life's Weighty Matters
Yesterday my husband and I were visiting some friends and hubby noticed they owned a new scale. He lovingly calls me into the bathroom and says, "Tell me if this scale is right..." I awkwardly tilt my head sideways, much like my dog Meghan does when I heartily mention the word 'FOOD', so I reply by saying, "How can I do that?"
It dawned on me that he wanted me to hop on that device, in front of HIM! Is he insane? Luckily we've been married over 8 years and if it was going to be a huge dilema to witness what would pop up on that scale, then I figured in the grand scheme of things, we had very few problems in life. So, what the heck. I hopped on.
I was (gladly) shocked and immediately confirmed that the scale must be right. Over the last few months I've stopped eating meat, but unfortunately I can't report I've been eating only salad. So, I assumed I would have jumped up drastically in weight from the achievement of weighing 137 lbs a few short months ago. Originally when I decided enough was enough with my weight I had last checked the scale at just over 161 lbs. I'm 5'7" and I began to feel thick. To feel like I was in someone else's body. To feel not on course with where I wanted to go with life. So I worked on it. I exercised...HARD, I ate 1250 calories per day, EVERYTHING I did was in passionate pursuit of being the 130 lbs self I knew lived inside my body.
So, after months of not really focusing on my weight, and eating just a little too many slices of delicious east coast pizza, I figured that jumping on that electronic scale would have caused it to beep an emergency warning signal indicating it was about to self combust. But it didn't, I had only gained 7.5 lbs and I know I can let that go. Needless to say, I'm glad I got on that scale, because I had been in denial for the last little while. I was dreading ever stepping on one, because heaven forbid it actually told me the truth, something I wasn't quite ready to hear.
Well, now I've heard it. And I'm ready.
*I can't believe I just posted that on here:o)