For those not in the know, the Operation Beautiful book, a wonderfully inspiring project written by Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point, was officially released on Tuesday, August 3rd.
Never heard of Operation Beautiful? Operation Beautiful is a movement dedicated to ending fat talk and negative self-talk and change the way that women look at themselves. It’s about choosing to love yourself as you are. It’s such an incredibly positive message.
Caitlin was on The Today Show yesterday promoting the book.
All week the Operation Beautiful book has been on a virtual book tour. Each day a different blogger wrote about the book, the movement and what it means to them. The last stop was with Angela at Oh She Glows.
Angela’s post about Happy Weight is incredible and I recommend that everyone read it. What she wrote really resonated with me. I could identify with what she wrote in a big way.
At the end of her post, she asked – What would your ‘Scale Disclaimer’ read? What does a happy weight mean to YOU?
I thought I would share my answers here as well.
My scale disclaimer would read: The number displayed here is in no way related to your worth. Beauty cannot be measured in pounds. You cannot measure kindness and compassion in ounces. You cannot measure happiness with a number. The number displayed here has no power.
I completely agree with Angela’s definition of Happy Weight and for the first time ever I feel like I am at or at least very close to my Happy Weight. It is my “goal” weight. No. And that’s okay. I am free from the scale and I am free from calorie counting. They are no longer holding me down or holding me back. I am happy to be me as I am. I love myself as a person and I love my body for all that it does and can do. My goals are no longer weight-related, they are fitness-related and I am excited to see what happens next.
This is just a reaffirmation of my decision to choose happiness and choose to love myself.