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My Scale Deserves an X-File

Thursday, April 07, 2011

I had to replace my scale last week. Even replacing the battery didn’t work. I’d hop on and it would tell me I weighed 87 lbs, and the next time it would say 160+ lbs.
I replaced it with a nifty cool Weight Watchers scale that measures weight, body fat, hydration, and bone density. Not that I believe any of those numbers are actually right on….there are so many variables when it comes to an at home gadget like a scale. I simply try to use it as a tool to see if I’m moving in the right direction or not.

I have come to the conclusion that all scales have a conspiracy plot against us humans…come weigh in day, they ALL weigh heavier than either the day before or the day after…always. They all know how crazy this makes us, and as soon as we leave the house after a weigh in day, they are electronically communicating with each other to set up the craziness of how much to drop the weight the next day and what the drastically high weight should be for the next weigh in day – in the case of those old fashioned spring scales I think they must send out their signals by Morris Code.

I think my Dead Scale was a bit kinder than the new scale. It would usually weigh me only a half pound or so higher on Wednesday Weigh ins. Yesterday the new scale said 141.6 this morning it’s 138.9. I’ll miss the courtesy of the old scale.

I wonder if I put it behind a lead shield, or maybe create an aluminum foil “cap” for it…would that keep the evil weight gain signals from getting through to the new scale? Maybe we should bring Mulder and Scully out of retirement to investigate for all of us who’s scale consistently weighs heavy on weigh in day!

FYI, 141.6 yesterday, 138.9 today....with a 70 calorie deficit.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TOBEARUNNER 4/13/2011 10:42PM

    Love it Robin! I'd like to see the tinfoil shield in a pic! emoticon

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LIZZYP609 4/11/2011 7:21AM

    Scales are evil and should be put out of our misery! LOL Great blog! emoticon

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ROBBIEMARIE 4/10/2011 11:38AM

    Too hilarious! A full on investigation should be called indeed! I know some guys.... they'll get 'em to spill their guts and come clean.....

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SAL1512 4/10/2011 12:03AM

    Those scales are very strange creatures. I do think that they are alive because they have minds of their own. Now that I know others have problems with their scales, I will be more cautious. After all, the Twilight Zone is a real place . . .

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SEPPIESUSAN 4/9/2011 2:07PM

    I think I have the same WW scale that measures all those other things (but I never use it for anything other than weight) and sometimes I can get on, off, and back on, and it will tell me something totally different. Obviously I haven't gained or lost any weight, so at least one of those weigh-ins MUST be wrong!

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JANICEMC 4/9/2011 12:37AM

    Yep scales are evil! I am tempted to get a new one, but I too think they are in cahoots with each other. Cute blog!

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CANDIS799 4/8/2011 12:16PM

    I wonder if Weight Watchers actually started this scale conspiracy!! It's time to name an Independent Prosecutor...

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*MADHU* 4/8/2011 12:15PM

    My scale seems to be communicating with yours across the 7 seas....I was 120 on Wednesday and I am 117 today - go figure! And this has been a pattern ever since I joined in on the BLC teams...LOL!

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MKKAYA 4/8/2011 11:04AM

    You have entered the Twilight Zone!!!!


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KAREN42BOYS 4/7/2011 2:22PM

    ooooh, some paranoia bubbling up here. fascinating to observe!


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AKASHELLY 4/7/2011 2:15PM

    LOL, I miss the X-Files.

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LARISADK 4/7/2011 2:13PM

  I feel the same way about my scale, so I'm trying to move towards measuring my progress with actual measurements once a month. That said, the scale calls to me daily.

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RUBYTWOSDAY 4/7/2011 2:12PM

    Isn't that the truth!

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ZIRCADIA 4/7/2011 2:09PM

    Just go to and create an account to track daily weighin's - no more pressure on those one day weighins, it makes averages and graphs and all kinds of neat stuff. It'll take body fat % readings, too...

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IFDEEVARUNS2 4/7/2011 2:08PM

    Scales just indicate what direction you are generally headed in. I wouldn't trust them if my life depended on it! Thankfully it doesn't. emoticon

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