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Dear ridiculously accurate digital scale

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Dear ridiculously accurate digital scale,

As you know, I normally love your brutal honesty in assessing my total weight. But I'm not really liking what you are showing me. To borrow some words from the immortal Cee Lo Green, I really hate your ass right now.

How can you give me perfectly respectable numbers during one part of the day (135) then jump me up to 139 later? WTF? Can we say indecisive?

Scale, I'm worried about you. I'm beginning to wonder if you have multiple personalities. Does your mean side want to see me face down in a bowl of chips and dip? That's just hateful, and I will not tolerate hatefulness.

So, scale. I'm putting you on probation. You are not going to see me for a little while, and if you do not shape up -- you're fired. I hear there's a trusty tape measure that is looking for work.

Love,

Me

  
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LADYBUGG67 3/7/2011 12:29PM

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Tell that scale Eff Youuu! (in my Cee-Lo Green voice) LOL!



Comment edited on: 3/7/2011 12:30:36 PM

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YORHYNESS 3/7/2011 10:28AM

    Gotta love a Cee-Lo Green quote first thing on Monday morning. LOL!

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BECKYLYNNE77 3/7/2011 9:51AM

    that is funny emoticon

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MAKAYA_D 3/7/2011 9:34AM

    lol so true!

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KBEHUNE 3/7/2011 9:31AM

    That is too cute! I think my scale may have the same issue!

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KAT2212 3/7/2011 9:30AM

    Your scale must be in cahoots with my scale!

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IRENEHUD 3/7/2011 8:57AM

    Funny, thank you!

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BEANABABY0827 3/7/2011 12:01AM

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BETZYGIRL 3/6/2011 10:35PM

    I think that scale must come from a "multiples" birth, not just twins! emoticon

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TERESAMARIE1959 3/6/2011 7:52PM

    emoticon You can always fire it and hire a new one! Only sometimes when I buy a new one I long for the old days!

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YOGINI18 3/6/2011 5:53PM

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SHORTSGIRL 3/6/2011 11:25AM

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Very funny.

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CAROLYNLEIGHH 3/6/2011 11:10AM

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THECRAZYMANGO 3/6/2011 10:36AM

    I LOVE this blog and I LOVE how you didn't let the scale control you.. but YOU are telling the scale who's the boss!!! emoticon

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MARLINDA5 3/6/2011 10:27AM

    I think I will do that to my scale - thank you - I know that I am not the only one that goes through this with my scale.

Have a great week. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 3/6/2011 10:26AM

    HA! Take that Mr. Scale!! emoticon

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SWAUTERS 3/6/2011 10:14AM

    I love this blog. Thanks for the smile.

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PATTICAN 3/6/2011 10:12AM

    Haha, thanks for the laugh! I think our scales have a union going for them or something. Evil little buggers....

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 3/6/2011 10:07AM

    I think I have your scales twin at my house!

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My legs

Saturday, March 05, 2011

So far this week I have ran nearly 12 miles -- in three days. Typically I log about eight miles a week, and right now my thighs are tight and achy. My muscles hurt so bad last night I had trouble falling asleep.

I had intended to go to the gym this morning. (There's no child care on Sunday.) But my body is not going to cooperate.

It's frustrating because I had planned a light three miler today. If I completed the run, I would have logged about 15 miles this week. I have not done that in about nine years.

  
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REDSHOES2011 3/5/2011 12:22PM

    remember rest days between running- it is okay to have a rest day because of fatigue..
Congratulations on your mileage.. emoticon

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STUFFNEARTABOR 3/5/2011 12:22PM

    Try taking a hot bath with epsom salts, the magnesium will help your overworked muscles. Also, unless you have health issues you can try taking 2 asprin every 4 hours to reduce the inflamation so you'll feel better.

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So far this week...

Thursday, March 03, 2011

I ran 7.25 miles. I have at least one, maybe two more workouts to get in before Sunday.

I kept within my calorie range all except one day.

My weight is jumping all over the place. Yesterday I was up to 140. You read that right. 140. Tonight I was barely at 137. Yup. It's that TOM.

I'm hopeful that the work I'm doing now will show up on the scale next week. I'm feeling pretty pudgy because of all the bloating.

  


Why I'm doing it.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

No matter how much I prioritize or how productive I am, I consistently put my family, my friends and even scrubbing the floor above my own needs.

Like a lot of women, I am guilty of putting myself at the bottom of the to-do list.

I know this needs to change. But I feel guilty or selfish when I take time out for myself.

So, I'm going to use this little hang up (and my selfless mother complex) to help motivate me to break through this little plateau and lose this weight once and for all.

I'm no longer going to look at dropping these last 23 pounds as some self-serving task. Oh, no. No. No. I'm not doing this purely for myself. I'm mostly doing it for my toddler son -- who deserves to have the best me. He deserves to grow up in a house where more apples are eaten then fruit snacks and broccoli isn't a dirty word.

I'm also doing it for my dad and my brother. Two guys who shouted for me along the sidelines of 5Ks years ago. Now I'm the cheerleader, but we should be running together.

I'm doing it for my cholesterol level, which should be much lower.

I'm doing it for my knees and my ankles. I'm doing it for summer tank tops. I'm doing it for lots of reasons. I have to. Because if I do it just for me, losing weight is going to get pushed to the bottom of the list.

  
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SHEROTT1 2/28/2011 12:36AM

    You go girl!!! Sometimes a little me time makes you a better mom!

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DANSMOMTPM2 2/27/2011 10:37PM

    Now print this and post it on your fridge. You CAN do it.

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Hello, ankles. Are you there?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

About a month and a half ago, we had a little heat wave here in Central Ohio. Temps rose into the high 40s, and I decided to hit the street instead of the treadmill.

Within the first half-mile, my lungs were full of cold air, and I was gasping for breath. I vowed not to run outside again until it was at least 60 degrees.

Well, folks that happened today, and I was excited. On the way home, I saw four different sets of high school athletes running, a slew of moms pushing strollers and a couple groups of snarky looking teens strolling down the street.

Everyone was out.

I started my run with a half-mile hill. At the top of that beast, my iPod went silent. I thought maybe I had stumbled upon a song with a really long, soft intro. No luck. My little motivation machine had mysteriously turned itself off, and I lost the first part of my run.

I pushed on and pushed buttons while I ran. Halfway through the downhill the magic machine popped back on, and it pushed me on until I hit about 2.5 to 3 miles.

I was headed down a flat, straight road, making good time when it happened. My ankles started going numb. My feet followed. My feet were so numb that I stubbed my toe and nearly sent myself flying into traffic.

I stopped, I cursed, and I walked for about a half-mile. When I started running again, my right ankle and foot quickly started going numb again. I loosened my laces. I stretched my ankle. Nothing helped except walking.

Has this happened to you? What do you do to get feeling back in your feet?

  


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