Arbitrary and cruel.
While health issues are real and somewhat quantifiable, they are not absolute. They are relative to each organism and irrelevant to the worth of the person.
I submit to this gizmo, with its touted accuracy and digital memory, and its tyranny. I embrace its hold on me. I am not yet ready to give it up. But, I will not, for all its tyranny, allow it to dictate my day, my moment or my week.
Like my six year old self, I will become proud of my body again. These are proud numbers.
I will let the scale draw a trajectory, chip away at any imposed sense of shame, and contribute to an artwork.