Each morning, I step on the scale, hoping for a loss. Or at least not a gain. In a conversation with a friend, I spoke about how the scale makes me feel like a failure at times. As I said those words, I realized how foolish they were. A scale is just a scale. It cannot make judgments about who you are as a person- that is the story I tell myself.
I started thinking about my wins for the day, scale aside. What did I do well as a teacher, as a mom, as a wife, a daughter, a friend? What did I accomplish that day- completely aside from what I ate or what I weigh.
It's a small shift in thinking but it's helped me change how I feel about the wins of the day. I work really hard and sometimes the wins aren't obvious or big or splashy, but they are still worth noting. No matter what I weigh on a given day, I'm a person working hard to do right in the world and I will celebrate every win (and loss) I can.
Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski