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  • Writer's pictureAnna Maria De Guid

Weighing Scales Don't Lie

It's been weeks, no, months actually since I last weighed myself. Though hard to admit, there's been a little reluctance to do it. This past April, our oldest son relocated to Los Angeles after almost ten years in the Bay area. Our youngest is back home for summer break. Our middle child has always been working from home since the pandemic. There's been more getting together, more grilling, baking, and cooking. And of course, more noshing morning, noon, and night.

Three mornings ago, I had more courage than usual, and I took off all my outer clothing lest they add another ounce to the scales. I thought underwear wouldn't have much substance.

Was I surprised to see that I've gained 5 pounds the past month! Or was I really? Denial is a very easy trap to fall into. Then I realized the nibbling of snickerdoodles, the second helpings of just about anything, and the snacks anywhere from 9:00pm - midnight must have been the worst habit.

Then it dawned on me... weighing scales do not lie.

Well, at least, it does not if one does not tamper with the "0" setting.

If one tampers with the truth, then there is no way we can know for sure how we are doing.

Try applying this to real life outside the weighing scale.

Let's pray for the strength and courage to face the truth, to do what needs to be done, and move forward knowing that we are on the right track.


My name's Anna Maria, and I publish a new video on YouTube's Touched by Grace Today and a new post on my blog every week! Check out for my other articles! If you've been #tbgtoday, feel free to share your story of grace here.

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