Trigger Warning: Eating disorder behaviors, weight talk (no numbers)
How I Gave Myself Permission to Never Step on a Scale Again
Life-changing moments rarely materialize in an instant. They are often predicated by dozens of seemingly inconsequential moments or even other potentially life-changing revelations. To indeed be life-changing, a revelation must be put into action.
I’ve experienced many life-changing revelations. Some I put into action right away, while others faded into the background. The revelations that faded didn’t disappear, rather they took a step back and waited for a catalyst.
Giving myself permission to never step on a scale again changed the course of my life forever. As Lin Manuel Miranda would say, “It was a bit of a day.” That day, that decision, that moment helped lead me to where I am today. Recovered.
That moment did not happen in a vacuum. There were many moments that led me there. That’s the thing about recovery work, we often can’t see how the little moments, the seemingly... Read More...