I’ve been thinking more about body image since I wrote the post, You Are Beautiful Today a couple of days ago. Talking about improving one’s body image used to be my passion and somehow I got away from it a bit. I’d like to start sharing some tips with you on how to have a more positive body image if this is something you struggle with.
Today, consider throwing away your scale. If you weigh yourself every day and your weight sets the tone for your mood for the whole day…it may be a good idea to get rid of the scales!! I have seriously required that some patients throw their scales in the trash…or give them away…or take them to a friend’s house for awhile. Trust your body….how does it feel? How are your clothes fitting? That can be a much better guide than your weight in pounds. Now, certainly, there is a place for the scale as a tool, but many people give it way too much power. Consider throwing yours away today!! I don’t own a scale and only occasionally (every few months or so) jump on one at the wellness center just to make sure nothing has changed drastically.
Today was a busy day at work…some diabetes nutrition and weight loss consults….I had a good salad from our hospital’s cafeteria for lunch…it was pretty good at the time, but after I saw how great Andrea’s Greek Salad looks today, my lunch wasn’t quite as impressive!
After a busy afternoon, I was so excited to come home and not have anything on the agenda for tonight. I sauteed some turkey Italian sausages with onions and peppers, and served them with sweet potato fries and black bean and veggie salad.
I hope you have a great night!! Since I’m already finished with dinner and it’s only 8:00 – I think Anthony and I are going to go for a nice walk outside.
So, do you need to throw away your scale?? What are your thoughts about weighing?