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Tuesday, February 09, 2010


I've been complaining that my scale is iffy so I decided to go to Big Lots yesterday and buy a new one. There was a choice of two; one was $12 and you got on it and it gave your weight. The other one was $10 and it had a fancy calculator size contraption that you programmed with your height and age, held with your thumbs on each side while you got on it, and then it would spit out your weight, body fat %, and ideal weight. I snapped up the fancy one. It took hubby and I at least 30 min to program the darn thing, it takes 7 batteries. Once we got it fixed, we both weighed and we were exactly the same. I didn't like all the answers it gave me. I was 189.5 pounds, 41.5% body fat, and my ideal weight was 134.5 pounds. Now, I haven't weighed 134.5 pounds since I was in high school and I was really thin. I was in a new school as a junior and I was so shy and scared, I would eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and milk for lunch everyday. I think the whole lunch was about $2.00. Thus I became thin and fabulous and won the local Miss Seaford contest!

When I went into the Air Force, I weighed about 145 pounds. I was in great shape for marching around for 3 months and I was able to maintain that weight after 2 pregnancies and aerobics 4 times a week. So the idea of going back to 134 pounds doesn't thrill me, I think I would look old and haggard with skin hanging off and not be able to eat or drink anything interesting. My current goal is 160 which I haven't seen in about 10 years.

To get back to the scale, this morning I went with anticipation of having lost a few pounds overnight. I got on, did all the right button pushing, and nothing. Finally it showed me everything except lbs. I weighed nothing but was still 41.5% fat. So that fancy scale is going back to the store and I'll get the other one; or maybe I'll just stick with the iffy one I have.

I am going to a luncheon today with the Building Association to learn about the 2010 Economic and Tax Outlook. I'm interested to see what looks to be in the cards for our local economy. The lunch is marinated flank steak, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, and apple pie. That's a man's lunch. I programmed the thing into my nutrition counter and it is 600 calories! And I'm not supposed to eat the pie because I am foregoing sweets for 10 days. I already had a 400 calorie breakfast with kashi go lean cereal, skim milk and raisins so that doesn't leave much for dinner. I am going to try to eat 3 oz of steak and green beans and lots of water.

Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it. Until tomorrow.
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    I am in denial with my scale right now. We haven't moved for a month besides up and down .5 pounds. Good luck on finding a good scale.
    2959 days ago
  • MACMOM57
    My scale just gives me the weight. At times I think it lies. I would go with just the plain one. Good luck with the lunch sounds like you have thought it out and are good to go.
    2959 days ago
    I can't believe you are still having trouble with the scale issue. Mine is a Jenny Craig scale. It does my weight, body fat % and water %. It was very expensive, but I like it. I think you are the best judge to know how much you should weigh. You want to be at a healthy BMI and a waist line that is lower that 32 inches.
    2960 days ago
    I love scales! Mine makes me laugh. I stepped on mine last tuesday and found that I had lost 17.2 pounds. . . overnight. . . right. I still had all my limbs so I knew there must be a problem.

    Also, I would never let a machine tell me my ideal weight -- even one that uses 7 batteries! Good luck with your next new scale.
    2960 days ago
  • 20TOGOAL1
    that's crazy about the scale. I have a trusty old weight watchers scale that I have been using and I am not sure how right it is either good luck with your plan for the luncheon later today. I am sure you'll do great

    . Angie
    2960 days ago
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