Everywhere you look, there is someone or something telling you how to lose weight, how to measure your weight, and how to feel better about your weight. In the face of that, you have the body positive campaigns that tell you to be proud of your body and love yourself as you are. What they are all missing, is that you are more than your body and your worth goes further than a number on a scale.
Lean Cuisine released this wonderful video to show women that it’s more important to weigh what matters in life, and not yourself. You can see women of all shapes and sizes telling the interviewer what their greatest accomplishment is in life, and then weighing that instead of themselves on a provided scale. As one woman says, the weight of her accomplishment is “immeasurable.” This video is tear inducing, but it shows what women need to see- we are more than our weight. What do you want to weigh?
My days are filled with chasing kids, running them to and from school, activities, and doctor’s appointments, night classes, and writing for my blog. On top of that, I find time to still volunteer two days per week at my daughter’s school. I try to eat healthy, but most days it’s impossible and I grab what I can. This video showed me that the other things I have accomplished, and continue to accomplish, outweigh the number on the scale I haven’t achieved just yet. If I want to weigh something, I should #WeighThis.
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If you’re going to weigh something, weigh what matters. Share how you want to be weighed with the hashtag #WeighThis on twitter or Facebook today!