Dear Bathroom Scale,
I know we’ve had a rocky relationship in the past few years. I know that my behavior towards you hasn’t been fair. And I deeply apologize for all the inappropriate words I hurled at you, or the time I literally chucked you across the room. I was frustrated, but that is no excuse.
It is not your fault that you cannot lie to me. You’re integrity and honesty are an excellent example for everyone to follow. I just wish you had thrown in a white lie here or there. Or shaved a couple pounds off. Or even rounding down would have been nice. But alas, your honesty, while noteworthy, has affected our relationship, and I’m here to change that.
I would like to start over with you. I would like to build a new relationship, where I accept your honesty unflinchingly. Where I rejoice with you over reaching goals. Where we are friends, not enemies.
We are making progress. Today was a great day. You cheered me with your little display marking 140.0 lbs. That means that yes, I have lost 4 lbs in the past few months.
I want you to know that I won’t be visiting you again till the 1st of April. I know that it is weeks away, but please understand, it will be better for us.
In the meantime, I will listen to your silent advice. I know you think I didn’t hear you, but I did. Unfortunately, I chose to ignore it, to my detriment and the detriment of our relationship. But, now, I am listening!
I hope this is the start of a healthy, rewarding relationship.
Sincerely your friend,
The Undomestic Housewife