My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

What If I Never Lose a Pound?

I stood there completely naked, reached back, and pulled the ponytail holder out of my hair. Nothing was going to impact this. I thought about taking off my wedding ring, but finally decided I was being ridiculous. Then I stepped on the scale.

The digital display was working, thinking, processing the weight of me on a twelve by twelve square. It took only seconds for the scale to measure me, to define me.

Standing there in the early morning, naked and cold, I couldn’t help but wonder: Is this who I am? Am I a number? Am I too much? Am I a failure?

{{{Continue reading and find out what happened that morning here}}}

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About Becky Hastings

I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I'm here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.

7 Replies

  1. Heading on over to read more. It sounds as if we are in a similar place on this cold January day.

    1. Becky Hastings

      Thank you Michele 🙂

  2. I can find some similarity among our thoughts. I am moving to read more with excitement.

    1. Becky Hastings


  3. Just came back from reading your post – I loved it, Becky!! Thank you so much for writing that. I so needed to read it. Deep down, I already knew it, but I still needed to read it.

    1. Becky Hastings

      I’m so grateful it resonated with you! Knowing that we are not alone in these feelings helps us remember who we are is good and beautiful and daughter’s of the KING!

  4. Start today! Yes, that is always the beginning for whatever we want to achieve. Thanks for the reminder.

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