Why did you do this to me? I've eaten a healthy number of calories for 10 days straight with ONE exception...that day I ate ~2,500 calories. I've gotten over 6,000 steps every day (on average). The numbers indicate you should be at the 191.8 you were a few days ago or even lower. But now? You RANDOMLY, FROM NOWHERE jump up. You have ruined my day. Each bite of food today will be eaten with remembrance of the number I saw this morning.
Today it will be harder to say no to that extra bite. It will be harder to get on the Precor and get those minutes in. Because they will seem pointless.
Humans logically know that objects themselves have no power. They only have the power we give them.
• A gun by itself is not a threat. Put it on a bookshelf. Watch it carefully for 48 hours. What happens? Oh, nothing. It's just an object. A person holding a gun, though, has gained power (in some circumstances). In others, the old lady smacks the robber with her pocketbook, he drops the gun, and gets tackled by someone else.
• Gold by itself is useless. If a world apocalypse happened tomorrow- what would humans kill each other for over the coming weeks? Food. Water. Guns. Maybe fuel. No one would be robbing the local bank. If you've read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (which I highly recommend), a few hundred pages in you'll meet some idiots who use leaves as currency when they crash land on a planet. Inflation becomes an immediate problem...so they start burning forests.
• That Prada bag doesn't have power. The lady holding it is only looked at with jealously or admiration by those who imbue a $1,500 bag with power. (Plus it's pretty!)
Do you know what object in this world is given a ridiculous amount of power? Yes, the intro probably gave it away. The scale. I'll be posting in the future about the many "motivational" things I've seen in women's bathrooms. (Trust me, you'll love it).
But the SCALE is the magic tool that determines self-worth for so many women. While I impartially find this ridiculous, I- among millions of others- will walk through the day with this morning's number imprinted on our brains.
the girl who is sad because of the scale. Or the power she gives the scale. Or the actions she's taken that led to the number displayed on the scale.