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If this scale could really talk!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

So, we have a talking scale...it's a "she" , and only has a few phrases.. "Hello", "It's ready", then gives your weight, then after a pause, "Goodbye". My daughter bought it, for us...as we had trouble reading the old one. I avoided it at first...I didn't want it saying "One person at a time, please" or "Oh my, are you wearing a suit of armour?" or even a "Yikes, 360 lbs!" But she doesn't editorialize. No pithy comments. She does seem given to long pregnant pauses, before announcing the weight....as if shaking her digital head in sympathetic wonder.

But we have come to be almost friends...as I apologise to her, or say my own "Yikes!", or last few times, a hesitant "Are you sure?". Because after being stuck in this 5 lb. window for almost a year, the numbers are slowly getting lower. At least mine are...hubby's went up 4 lbs since Thanksgiving...mine dropped 13 lbs.

I do think a really TALKING scale, who is sensible and sensitive, could be a real plus. Like small smart comments...."Maybe you should think about taking a long walk this evening?" Or a "Cheesecake is not your friend" "Have you exercised this week, month, year, millennium?"

For now I'll just be satisfied that she is chiming out lower numbers finally! emoticon emoticon
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  • v PROJECT_SUSAN
    Oh you are too funny! I have avoided those talking scale for the same reasons you stated and I also worried it would say "This scale is not for livestock".

    Great job on the weight loss!!! emoticon emoticon
    1399 days ago
  • v JUSFOLK
    You have a great way with words...loved this blog - it gave me a chuckle!
    1465 days ago
  • v DUTCH1811
    Great Blog. A slow loss is a GREAT loss. Keep up the good work. Together we will get those scales to move in the right direction.
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    1487 days ago
  • v SUSANS706
    Love this! I have decided to "break up" with my scale and only see it on a monthly basis! It has dictated my mood and attitude for way too long! emoticon on moving in the right direction!! I hope mine does in a couple of weeks!!!!
    1533 days ago
  • v IRISHEI
    Love your blog! You have done very well with your loss. keep up the motivation. I always feel it is ONE day at a time, even if I am losing slow, then I know I am losing. Talking scale, funny, maybe it would help me......?? emoticon LOL.....
    Enjoy your weekend. Happy St. Patty's day too. Maybe one light beer?? emoticon hugs, Irish Ei
    emoticon on your loss and keep at it, you are doing great!!
    1533 days ago
  • v RETURNTOTHIN
    just read this blog today, and it brightened my morning..... I hope the numbers are continuing downward and blessing you.... love your sense of humor!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!
    1554 days ago
  • v JUSTYNA7
    Very funny. I would like my scale to have a better overall picture of me. The weight is a tool to not gain any more and I need other indicators... so it would be nice if it said "I notice your clothes are looser" or wow, you've gained some muscle. Ha.

    Nice blog.
    1565 days ago
  • v SUE_2U
    That sounds like a very helpful scale! It's quite bad enough to me that I have to see those numbers, though. Yay to you for those numbers going down! emoticon
    1584 days ago
  • v WVAWACKADOO
    My scale doesn't talk, but if it could it would probably say things like...Please take your backpack off...or When was your last pedicure?...or Please go sit down...or Swearing won't help...Losing weight is a LONG process. I have to keep reminding myself that I didn't just wake up one morning at 263 lbs. I joined SP at 248lbs. on Dec. 4th & I'm down to about 230 this morning...I want to be 150 yesterday. Do take care of yourself & don't beat yourself up...

    JANEY
    1590 days ago
  • v PYNETREE
    Don't get too excited by my Nov.6th to Jan.6th : 13 lb. loss...My total loss for the whole of 2011 was only 16 lbs...because I went up and down 5 lbs over and over!! And am still so huge that 16 lbs isn't even a drop in the bucket.
    I just need the strength to not slip back into old comfey habits, and motivation to up the exercise minutes...

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    1599 days ago
  • v IOWAGRAMMA
    Ahh, Theresa...a talking scale? I didn't know they existed, but why not...we have talking everything else. Well, I think you're doing so well and I'm so happy for you with such a great loss!! emoticon Keep on doing whatever you're doing and maybe that scale will start saying more really great things like, "Wow! You're doing an awesome job!" emoticon I think I'm gonna get me one of those scales! Love, Jeannie
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    1599 days ago
  • v JILL313
    I'm sorry to say Theresa but I don't want your scale as my sons would be so shocked if they heard what I weigh now as it's the big secret I keep from them--LOL! Wow, you've lost 13#s and I've gained at least 4 of them, please give them to charity but not to me anymore. I always love your blogs and posts as you keep me in stitches time after time and I need more LOLs in my life. Wishing you continued success as you are wonderful and I want you and I to end this year in a good Weight loss.

    Love,

    Jill
    1599 days ago
  • v SPEEDY143
    emoticon weight loss sweetie emoticon

    "One person at a time, please" "Have you exercised this week, month, year, millennium?" YOU are soooooo funny emoticon

    Do you remember the talking lock that you could put on your refrigerator many many moons ago?? Some of the comments were "Step away from the butter" "Are you eating again??" "Remember calories DO count!!" heheheh good times!!

    Keep up your good work Thersea... YOU are doing something right emoticon

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    1600 days ago
  • v PAULKNUTH
    I think it would be funny to get a talking GPS an attitude.
    Really - like "How did you miss that turn?"

    My scale groins when I get on it and it is not a talking scale. I think I am killing it slowly (and if the numbers don't start getting better I may speed up the process).
    1600 days ago
  • v IMAYARNIE
    Hi Theresa! It's bad enough my scale has a big blue flashing number when the weight registers, let alone shouting it our for my cats to hear. LOL! But 13 pounds since Thanksgiving???? That's wonderful! WOOHOO for YOUHOO!!!!

    Hugs, Pattie
    1600 days ago
  • v ESILBO
    AGREE WITH YOU THERESA...WOW 13 POUNDS IS GREAT, CONTINUE THE GOOD WORK

    HUGS
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    1600 days ago
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