I have had those mornings when I step on the scale and it doesn’t budge. Or worse, it budges… upward. And usually when that happens I let it affect my mood for the rest of the day. And sometimes I let it affect how I eat the rest of the day (in a negative way) as well. Barb calls this “bad scale eating”.
And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. This hope will not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:3-5 HCSB
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 NIV
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:11-13
Going through Taste for Truth by Barb Raveling
I probably could benefit from only weighing myself once a week. I’ll think about that. But until then, I just need to be thankful and not allow the number on the scale to dictate how I feel or act!