We’re conditioned to think of our weight as the primary measure of health.
Bombarded with messages of its importance.
Social media ads.
Countless books and programs.
All suggesting that we “should” see some number on the scale.
That once we reach it, we’ll be happy, confident, or successful.
We pursue that number to the detriment of our quality of life.
Letting it dictate what kind of day we’re going to have.
Weight is not deserving of such power.
Your weight tells you one thing.
Your gravitational relationship to Earth.
It doesn’t report how much you’re loved.
It doesn’t quantify your value as a human being.
It doesn’t measure how much you’ve given to the world.
Your weight does not define you.
Of course, it isn’t a useless metric.
It can provide insight toward your health, in some contexts.
However, it’s not worthy of the attention we give it.
There are other metrics to consider.
Smiles, laughter, hugs, and the warmth of your heart.
By all means, seek to be healthy, strong, and capable.
But do so driven from a place of love for yourself and for others.
So that you can pursue your best life.
Fulfill your purpose.
Shine your unique light.
You are worthy.
You’ve got this.