Dear Scale, I know it’s been twelve months since our last encounter. I remember the moment vividly – not because it was special – but because it happened every day for as long as I can remember. Each morning I would shuffle, bleary-eyed, into the bathroom and drag you from the closet. I’d cross my
Words to Eat,
Move and Live By
Yesterday I wrote a letter to my daughters’ elementary school principal requesting that they be excluded from the annual, school-wide BMI (Body Mass Index) “health” screening. Accordingly, I won’t be getting a BMI Report Card in the mail that details my children’s heights and weights along with the designation of either “UNDERWEIGHT,” “NORMAL,” “OVERWEIGHT,” or
Diet culture has become a way of life. For many, it’s even become a religion. Moralistic views of food and body are everywhere – vying for our righteous response. While health and well-being are certainly worthwhile goals, the idea that a particular weight or meal plan is the key to attaining those goals is misguided.
If you missed the first two posts in my 3 Digits to Ditch Blog Series be sure to check them out HERE and HERE. In them, I challenge you to let go of preoccupation with weight and clothing size. While neither measurement accurately indicates physical well-being, both are frequently implicated in poor mental and emotional
In Part 1 of The Three Digits to Ditch Blog Series I suggested that you step away from your scale and stop the daily weigh-in. (READ MORE HERE). Instead, set a positive tone for your day and improve your mood by calling your cousin or texting a friend. Exchange your daily, agonizing ritual of weight
In my previous life, the long-forgotten days before motherhood, I was a number cruncher. I worked for years as a Certified Public Accountant. Formulas, spreadsheets and calculators were sort of my “thing.” I loved dealing with digits. You see, there’s a safety in numbers that I’ve always enjoyed– and I don’t mean the security that