And surprisingly, I'm okay I think.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

So, my new scale arrived today. I love it! It's the type, or at least caliber, you find in doctor's offices, and it's scientifically calibrated or some other impressive thing, with a mountable digital display. You can see a link to it in my blog post, "Planned Purchases To Support My Goals".

I'd been sort of disregarding what my other scale said about my weight because I knew it was old, had been splashed with water a few times, and I had to turn that little wheel and push on it several times to get it to zero out. And even then I couldn't be sure what it was telling me was true.

But I didn't realize it was going to be off by ten pounds.

That means I was actually at 265 when I started here at Spark. 270 when I started eating clean the week before. And 250.4 now, not somewhere around 240 as the analog (is that what you call it?) scale told me.

Was I disappointed a little? Did I panic momentarily? Yes.

Did it last? Did it make me want to eat a bag of jellybeans? No! I'm okay, actually!

And this evening, after 8 or 9 months of paying 2/3 of the rent while looking for a third roommate and finally finding one, the roommate I already had told me she's moving out. It was supposed to be that as of June 1, the lease for the next year was valid, but apparently my landlord is working with her.

Was I angry at first? Yes.

But then I realized, whether I end up back at square one as far as paying 2/3 of the rent again or not, that this is a blessing in disguise.

I'd considered this original roommate to be a friend--we went to massage school together--but over the months she's lived here, let's just say I haven't gotten much of what I expected or asked for in a roommate, and have been disappointed in what I thought I had in regard to a friendship.

The thing I'll miss the most about her is her cat. We've bonded. But the new roomie has a cat too! Hee hee!

So. Momentary setbacks. But all is well! The battle continues, and now it looks like the victories have room to become even sweeter!
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    I know my scale is lying to me, I can make it range from 10-20 pounds less depending on how I stand. I'm going to need a new one.

    Great attitude!
    2447 days ago
    The new scale hasn't done anything to every pound you lost so far and all of the ones you are going to lose in the future. I'm glad you didn't let it phase you too much.
    2448 days ago
    Hey there, CATS_MEOW_0911!

    Thanks for visiting! Pretty cool that you're not only a neighbor, but also a fellow Massage Therapist!

    Yeah, there could be a little drama for a while concerning the roommate, but things are bound to smooth out sooner or later. They always do.

    And I just LOVE my scale!

    2453 days ago
  • CATS_MEOW_0911
    Having an accurate scale is great--makes it a little less painful to know you can trust the number! Hmmm, roommates can be a pain--hopefully you're able to find some good people to move in.

    That's funny, I was trained in massage therapy too. I'm not currently practicing, but I went trained at the Oregon School of Massage Therapy in Portland after high school.
    2453 days ago
    You totally should, Lisa! I love it! It may not have had as low a number as I thought it would, but at least now I know that what it does say is correct!
    2453 days ago
    I need to check that scale out. I think mine is lying to me too!
    2454 days ago
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