I Just Weighed Myself :(
Last week, after a routine doctor’s visit I found myself feeling down about my body and weight…
The routine weigh-in sent me on a downward spiral of negative self-talk and judgment. I threw my scale away years ago and decided to measure myself by the way my clothes fit, but reality hit in the doc’s office when I stepped on the scale.
I had plans to go out that night, but found myself not wanting to get dressed thinking about how fat I was…
Even though earlier that morning I felt fine about my weight, in an instant, those stupid numbers on the scale changed my whole state of mind.
I talked myself out of getting ready at least 3 times with thoughts like, “nothing fits, I’m so fat, everyone is going to notice how fat I am…”
As I was falling deeper and deeper into my misery, I suddenly remembered that I didn’t wake up feeling this way, that it wasn’t until i saw those numbers on the scale that I started to feel bad…
And in that instant I decided to take control of my mind. I am responsible for how I feel, and I will NOT let that stupid scale tell me how to feel about myself.
So I’m going shopping. :-)
After all, I had nothing to wear! I ended up shopping for hours and picked up some new fall lipstick colors and some hot new heels to go with my black dress—which I never wear.
Having an updated look, I felt motivated to get dressed and go out on the town with a friend. Getting all glammed up made me instantly perk up…it reminded me to not be so hard on myself and to enjoy life just as it is right now.
Feeling so great left me wanting to share my strategy with you…so here goes!
Call up a friend and make some plans
Go shopping…if you need help, the girls who work at the store have great advice
Pull out your heels
Curl your hair and put on some makeup….
Grab your FAVORITE DRESS, even if it’s the fanciest one you own
And get ready because………
YOU ARE GOING OUT!
And remember…no one is looking at you, no one is judging you or your body…that’s all in your head!!
When you focus on connecting with your friends, you’ll feel happy…and people gravitate towards the happiest person in the room, NOT the skinniest!!
Enjoy the moment and make the most of your night out…then leave a comment and let me know how it went! :-)
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