The Proper Way to Weigh Yourself, Part 2
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
For those of you who read/commented on my blog from Saturday, I thought I'd follow up.
Wednesday is my official weigh-in day. My daughter woke me up at 5:00 am saying she had been up all night, just couldn't sleep. I started to just lounge in bed for a bit and then remembered it was Wednesday. Might as well get up and see what the scale has to say this morning.
Wow. 135.5 lbs. Was I thrilled.
Now, I should mention that when I got on the scale, I was very careful to repeat the positioning of my feet that I had last Friday. And in the 5 days, I lost 1.1 lbs. If I compare today's weight to a week ago, I'm down 3.8 lbs.
Remember, that last Wednesday was before I "discovered" that the way you stand on a scale may have an effect on the number you see. Well there's no way I lost almost 4 lbs this week, so I'm just going to assume last Wednesday's weigh in was off.
Please, I'm not insisting that there's necessarily a right and wrong way to weigh yourself. I'm really saying that I believe there might be something to the way you stand.
If you read Saturday's blog and have made a mental note of the way you stood the last time you weighed yourself, I'd be interested to hear if this makes any sense to you.
Have a great day.