I have been photographing the scale, and will continue to do so. It is a daily practice. It will, ultimately, make a movie.
But why do it anyways?
I am hoping that it will, in the end, desensitize me to the tryanny of the scale.
The numbers on that scale need not define us, affect our moods, nor describe our worth. They are just numbers. They can quanitfy physical states, of swelling or shrinking... but they must not define nor trigger emotional states. They can be guides for our doctors, demonstrating changes that may or may not affect overall health states, that may or may not correlate or be causitiv., From these numbers I can build a graph, a picture, a movie, a beautiful something.
I like to think that this practice, of photographing the scale, is working to desensitize me. Until a couple of days ago, I would have said, YES! EMPHATICALLY. But then, the number shifted in a way I did not like. Boo hoo.
So there is a ways to go. But I have time. That is the gift of this process. Time. With the passage of TIME, another system of quantifying numbers, I may just reach the point when the numbers on the scale do not define me in anyway. They will become clear statements of fact. Nothing more.