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The New Scale Blues

Sunday, March 20, 2011

DH brought home a new scale. It is one like they use in the Dr. offices.

I hate it.

Here I thought I was doing so well with the old one.

I knew I was losing, because I can get in to clothes I couldn't a month ago. My inches were down, too. The number on the scale kept dropping too.

Now about this new scale.

It has a balance wheel that you use to make sure it is perfectly balanced before any weight is added to it. Then you get on it.


Weighing in today on my old scale showed that I lost a pound this week. That is a happy thing.

Then I weighed in on the new scale. Cuss, Cuss, Cuss!

It showed me weighing two pounds more than the old one showed.

Who knows what my weight really was when I first started this thing?!

I sure don't. Not after getting on the new scale today!

I have to believe this new one, because I balanced it myself perfectly before I got on it. I even tried standing differently, leaning from one side to the other, to see if it changed. My old one does that for me.

NOPE! This behemoth stayed steady, no matter what I did to change it.

So now, Sportsfans, I weigh 2 pounds MORE, even though my clothing and the tape measure assure me that I am losing.


But I guess the only thing to do is keep on with Spark, and stay with this hated new, CORRECT scale.

Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed!!!
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    hmmm. and here I was thinking I ought to get a new scale, maybe not.... thanks for sharing what I have been dreading! emoticon
    2524 days ago
    You are cracking me up. Thanks for being my comic relief for the day.
    2525 days ago
    You are losing and doing a great job. Those doctor type scales never agree with my opinion of what I weigh either. Just be sure to weight in on the same scales and remember as long as your clothes are fitting and getting looser, you know you are losing...keep up your great work!!! Use that new scale for a coat rack. lol
    2526 days ago
    You ARE losing, my friend--even if that doggone new scale doesn't think it's quite as much as your old one! We have one of those doctor style scales, too, and it annoys the living daylights out of me some days. We have a digital one we use most of the time, but when I really want to be sure I'm getting an accurate weight, I go to the doctor style one--and it usually tells me something I don't want to hear!

    2526 days ago
    Well my scale in the bathroom reads differently than the scales at WW (we swear the leader's scale weighs us heavier than the assistant's scale, but that's a different story). Whatever you do be consistent. If you decide to go with the new scale, then that two pound "gain" will only be for this week, afterwards the losses that you see will be yours. If you go with the old scale then you won't have that one time change. Regardless, your clothes are telling the real story. So is your BP (if you take it), your blood work, or any of the other "non-scale" factors that you choose to track.

    I know you've lost weight. You know you've lost weight. It won't be long before your teach "the new guy" that you've lost weight.

    2526 days ago
    Please remember, scales may not weigh you the same, but they will be consistent. I always weigh 10 pounds more at work and 6 pounds more at the doctor's office than I do at home. Weigh on both scales for a few days and see if that isn't true.
    2526 days ago
    One of my other Spark Friends broke up with her Scale today! I will find the blog and send it to you. She wrote the scale a Dear John letter. It was hilarious and is your plight to the T !! Ignore that big ol oaf of a scale and go with your skinny clothes and good looking shape! You have done such a good job! Off to find that blog... be right back...

    BACK! Sent it to you via Spark Mail!
    2526 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/20/2011 8:10:02 PM
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