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My Scale Played A Mean Trick On Me

Monday, January 21, 2013

So it turns out my scale lied to me when I weighed myself. I never once that I was more than 300 lbs, but as it turns out I was. Let me explain.

When I decided to get back on this journey I weighed myself and was 290. Since my jeans were still fitting me I figured that it was correct. I drastically changed my diet. I cut out soda and processed foods, ate more fruits and veggies and drank a lot more water. I also started tracking my food and staying within my calorie range on SP. So when I discovered I was down 11 lbs I was so happy. I didn't expect to keep having drastic weight losses each week, but at least I knew I was on the right track.

So today I weigh myself and my scale says I gained a pound. No big deal right? Well I got off and tried again but this time it said I gained 8 lbs. I mean 8 lbs in a week! How could that be? I decided to take out my Wii Balance Board and weigh myself using Wii Fit. I haven't used that program in 314 days thanks to the reminder when I signed in.

The good news.... I lost 9 lbs and my BMI is down a few points since I last logged in 314 days ago. But my weight today is what I consider the bad news. I am 297 lbs. I went shopping for a new scale after that and tried them out in the store. They were all consistent with the weight that Wii Fit gave me. I got depressed and didn't purchase any scale.

I can't believe I am starting this journey heavier than I thought I was. emoticon

I ended up going for a long walk with my daughter. It cleared my head some and I decided to buy myself a gift. I got a watch that has a pedometer, heart rate monitor and calorie counter in it. It also tracks the mileage. I programmed it with my age, sex & weight (297 sigh) so now I feel I have some kind of control with knowing how many calories I burn & steps I take. Just thinking of the scale & my actual higher weight makes me depressed but my new watch makes me feel like I am doing something good for myself.

I decided to stick with the Wii Fit everyday and when I do weigh in, I will use that. But for now tracking my calories and steps will be my goal.
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    Thanks for the encouragement! emoticon
    1370 days ago
    Thank you for the encouraging words. You are right my goal is still the same. emoticon
    1371 days ago
    While it's discouraging to think about, it doesn't change your stated goals. It's about the journey and destination that's important.

    Enjoy your new watch!
    1372 days ago
    I don't think it matters where we start, only that we do. You can do this! emoticon
    1372 days ago
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