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Maybe I need a New Scale

Monday, July 26, 2010

Well, I've been sparking for four weeks now. I'm a little confused about the scale thing. Just before I started I weighed myself on a friend's scale. It's the first time I've weighed myself in years. It was 157 point something, but she told me it weighed people 5 lbs heavier. So I estimated my weight at 152 lbs. About four days later I weighed myself at my sister's place. It said 149 lbs. I was ecstatic. I figured I'd lost 3 lbs in four days. A week later I weighed myself at my sister's again, and I was 148 lbs. It wasn't as dramatic as I was hoping for, but it was still progress.

Then I finally I bought my own scale. I weighed myself the next morning, and it said 150 lbs. I was devastated, but I tried to reason with myself that it is a different scale. Perhaps my sister's scale isn't accurate, perhaps my friend's scale was. I really don't know.

So the last two weeks I have weighed myself again, and every time it reads 150 lbs. I haven't lost a pound in the last three weeks. I'm confused by this. I have stayed within my calorie range on average 6 out of 7 days, and my cardio has doubled from what it was that first week. Plus, I'm now doing strength training three days a week instead of only two.

My waist is one inch smaller as are my thighs; my arms even more so. So why is the scale still the same? I'm not trying to fixate. I am very pleased with my smaller measurements. It's just that on the weekend I stepped on a different friend's scale and it said I was 145 lbs with all my clothes and shoes on. So, I'm wondering if I should get a new scale. Maybe this one's just not working properly.

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