All clothing has been removed. Dentures, extra hair, eyewear – all gone. Your foot pauses in mid-step, eyeing the device with suspicion. Get on the Scales Day, celebrated annually on December 29, prompts babbling that sounds like a resolution but feels more like uttering a dozen Hail Mary-like recitations that commence a torturous penance.
Some people never bother to watch their weight because their skinny genes permit indulgences without consequences. If you fit into this category, you are dismissed. You may step away from the scale now.
Others claim to watch their weight. They watch it escalate. If you are one of these individuals, you might as well proceed. You can cope with whatever that nasty scale has to say.
Finally, there are those who watch their weight like the diligence of a private investigator hot on a trail, then launch into hysterics for every ounce gained. For you, today should be no different than any other day.
Whatever your scale reads on Get on the Scales Day, take it in stride. You earned that number through a month of eating, drinking and being merry. Once New Year’s festivities come to a close, return to a healthier meal plan. Come November, you’ll be back in shape and ready to do it all again.