Somewhere along the way, an unhealthy obsession with the scale took over what began as an honest attempt to get healthy. Over the past year I have come to realize that because of my weight loss, many of my female friends find this as a good lead-in for fat-related conversations. I have come to despise it. We are all smart and interesting ladies who can hardly seem to find anything to talk about than how much we gain on vacation, how much weight we need to lose by such and such date, or what body part we hate the most that day. And despite the fact that it's boring as hell, I personally think my self-esteem is feeling the effects of it. I completely stress out over gaining 2 pounds. I feel like I can't eat certain things in front of certain friends for they will judge me for it. How can this be healthy?
I know that participating in a weight-related goal 'program' only supports the thin is healthy ideal, but I do feel like I should be out of the overweight category with my bmi. I'm probably about 10 pounds from that point...but I am so over the number mind-set, I'm tinkering with the idea of chunking the scale altogether. It's just a thought at the moment...one worth thinking on for the next few days.
Searching the web today I found so much information on this topic and a video I would just love to send to all my friends. I thought maybe some of you would enjoy it too.