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.
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.