Scales are temperamental beasts; hooray for measuring tape!
Sunday, September 23, 2012
I have been suspicious of my digital scale for months, not because it consistently displays a number in the 200's when I'd much rather see one in the 100's, but because it has seemed crazily inconsistent. Sometimes I will weigh myself, see a weight that seems way too high or low, step off, get back on, and then see a completely different number. Because of this weird scale, I bought a regular old-timey mechanical one with a dial at a thrift store. I wasn't sure of its accuracy either, since it has definitely seen some use, so I have been comparing the two scales, but recording the weights from the digital one.
This morning I got the bright idea of weighing an unopened bag of dog food (with the weight printed right on the bag) on both scales to see which one was accurate. The winner:
The old-school, dial scale!
So now I'm chucking the crappy digital one.
(I've been dying to use this emoticon for something)
Now my weight loss report is a bit inaccurate, but I'm okay with that. I also took my measurements yesterday and those numbers DO NOT lie!
Since I joined SP on March 3, 2012 I have lost:
waist - 5 inches
hips - 2.75 inches
thigh - 3 inches
calf - 1.25 inches
neck - 1 inch
upper arm - 1 inch
That is 14 fewer inches of me! No wonder all my shirts and pants are getting baggy. Now THAT is motivating!