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"trusty" scale

Monday, October 08, 2012

My scale is broken. I feel happy about that, yet sad. emoticon emoticon

Happy because maybe I am less and maybe I haven't truly been bouncing back and forth between the same two numbers for weeks/months.

I am happy because I might not be mental in thinking all of the hard work I've been putting forth has garnered a mere 2-4 weight loss for foreeeeverrrrrr.

Sad that my "trusty" scale is not really trusty.

Sad because now I will have to either go to Marcs by the pharmacy and weigh myself in front of random strangers on that giant scale and subtract 4 pounds from that (the pharmacist told Beth and I it adds 4 pounds) or go to my gym in the wee hours after I pee before I shower (maybe I will weigh myself on the days I swim in the morning...?)

Sad that I wasted 20 bucks on a freaking scale that is crap. I at least know I am not going crazy!!!!!!!!

I found out it was broken when this morning I did my usual ritual (go 1 and 2 if applicable, wear my underwears, place the scale on the exact same tile square in my kitchen and step on and look forward. 224.2 WTF. It said this for the last two weeks and if it wasn't that number it was 226.4 for weeks. I took a 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes out of the cupboard and did the exact thing. STILL 224.2.


O.o That explains A LOT.

Damn scale.
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    man can't wait to see what the new scale says1 GOOD LUCK!
    1451 days ago
  • PURPLE180
    CRAZY Scale...yep I think it is D.O.A. time for another one...unless that was one big can of diced tomatoes, emoticon .
    1452 days ago
  • BILL60
    Hang tough!!
    1452 days ago
    Thanks Paraselenic! I think not weighing myself as much will definitely have a good effect on my workout and eating outlook. I have already felt a difference in how I am viewing my food intake and exercise output. It has become a way of life for me which hasn't been the case in previous attempts to lose weight and become healthy. Ya, diced tomatoes! I usually hold my kitten to see if my scale is acting goofy but Monkey was nowhere in sight to capture. It is ok though, because it's been almost 4 months since his last vet check and I have no clue how much he may weigh at this point :)
    1452 days ago
    OMG that is hilarious! (And totally not funny, too-- how frustrating!)

    I'm excited for you to see the real number. Your body has gone through a ton of changes-- you can see from your pics on your site, and I would be shocked if there wasn't a pretty drastic change in store for you.

    Maybe this is a good program for you, too-- not knowing the number for a while (seeing no results) so that the reward can be that much more significant, too?

    (I did laugh out loud with the tomato can on the scale thing, tho. too funny.)
    1452 days ago
    Thanks guys! I have been measuring my inches on my body as well but I am seeing my Endocrinologist and I HAVE to lose actual weight along with inches to improve my health so for me, the scale is pretty important to help me figure out if what I am doing is working. I am waiting for blood test results to see where I stand!
    1452 days ago
    I looked on consumer report before I got my scale. i think it is Taylor something if I remember correctly. I think it was inexpensive. Glad you are not losing your mind :)
    1452 days ago
  • DIETER27
    Good luck. The scale is not a true measure of weight loss. Our weight can fluctuate from day to day. Don't give up. keep pushing. you can do ti! Best of luck emoticon ..........
    1452 days ago
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