A nurse placed a note next to the scale in a doctor’s office and now we want to see it everywhere

August 31, 2017 4:19 pm Last Updated: August 31, 2017 4:19 pm


For many, the thought of stepping on the scale can make one nauseous. You generally have some pre-determined and most likely unrealistic number in mind that you’d like to see and if that isn’t the number on the scale you freak out. This way of thinking is harmful and though in theory it sounds like an easy habit to kick, it’s extremely difficult.

One woman recently shared how a nurse at her doctor’s office is trying to help people understand that the number on the scale does not determine a person’s worth.

Sometimes getting on the scale can be just as scary as getting a shot.

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While at her doctor’s office Mariah Kaitlyn Herrera snapped a photo of a sign next to the dreaded scale. It read, “This scale will only tell you the numerical value of your gravitational pull.”

Herrera commented that this was the second time she saw the sign and she loves it. And we couldn’t agree more.

Whoever the nurse is who wrote this note, we want to thank you.

“Completely changes how I feel about stepping on the scale, especially because I know I’m working on myself,” Herrera wrote.

Too often women are shamed for their bodies. As a result many turn to diet and exercise, which is perfectly fine in most cases, however, when it’s used as a way to adhere to unrealistic standards set by society, it’s a huge issue.

We may never know the name of the nurse who placed this note next to the scale in a doctor’s office, but we hope she knows even though it might be a small gesture, it means a lot.