For today’s PK post, I have a guest post from one of my fave blioggers, Erin. I’ve been following her blog for a while and I love her balanced, healthy approach to food and her body. And I think her post below emphasises so many things that we should take on board and implement. Hope you all enjoy! 🙂
PS Voting for the Cosmo Blog Awards end this Friday and I would for you to vote for me. Just click on this link to register and vote (for Welsh Girl Eats… for some reason they’ve put down my url rather than the name, nevermind). Anyways, here’s the awesome post!
Hi! My name is Erin and I blog over at The Healthy Apron. As part of Sarah’s October Mind Cleanse, I was asked to share a way in which I practice kindness toward myself. I will openly admit that up until recently it has not been easy to be kind to myself (and I’m still a work in progress).
You see, I’ve had an unhealthy relationship with the scale for as long as I can remember. Because of this “number” on the scale, I felt like I was always scrutinizing, judging, and shaming a piece of my body. It seemed all I wanted was to be “perfect;” little did I know there was no such thing.
After YEARS of struggling to love myself and accept my body for the way God made it, in May of 2011, I decided to ditch the scale. I didn’t want anything to do with it anymore. I was fed up with waking every morning and letting the scale dictate what kind of day I was going to have. I finally said, “NO MORE!”
This was more than just an act of kindness, this was a total mind cleanse. Without a number to utilize, what thoughts were going to consume my day? It was like I wiped the slate clean and was free to think positive thoughts and actually FEEL HAPPY! It was incredible and only keeps getting better. I had confidence for the first time in YEARS!
After almost 5 months without the scale, I feel like a new person. Although I still have those “fat” moments (who doesn’t), they don’t last nearly as long as they did when I had a scale. While I still have a few negative thoughts pop up every now and then, they only last a few minutes. It’s amazing how much kinder I am to myself now that the scale is gone!
I write this post in hopes that those reading might get inspired to free themselves of the scale if it makes them unkind to their body. Why put yourself through the agony? Wouldn’t it be so much nicer NOT to know the number? Who cares about it anyway? It’s not like you go around sharing your weight with people! I say, DITCH the scale! Let’s all do it! Maybe your world will become a kinder, happier place too!