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Well, I almost did it Ö


Friday, February 08, 2013



Just two-tenths of a pound away from my goal of 50 pounds lost. I thought for sure I would make my goal this week.

Close, but not quite.

I needed to lose 2.4 pounds to meet my goal and according to the TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) weigh-in this week, I took off only 2.2 pounds.

I swear that scale is mocking me.

My bathroom scale said I lost 4.4 pounds this week. Sigh.

I guess it didnít translate to the other scale.

I could be disappointed, and I admit I was for a while, but I guess I canít really be. I mean really, is two-tenths of a pound really worth quivelling over?

Probably not.

So Iíve lost a total of 49.8 pounds in total so far.

Next week Iíll so have this thing locked up. I mean how could I go a whole week without being able to lose two-tenths of a pound?

Okay, I know, it can happen. The nasty P word could set in and maybe my weight could get stuck where it is.

But not if I can help it!

Iím bound and determined to completely meet my goal and surpass it if I can.

I have to admit I was less than pleased with that TOPS scale when I stepped on it.

I had even taken the time to take my photo before leaving my home for the meeting so I could blog about my success later on.

I was sure I would make it.

But I guess the one thing I can be sure of is that one scale is not like the next and not everything is going to go my way.

I think I like my bathroom scale better. It certainly likes me better. It always tells me Iím lighter than that other scale unless it says I weigh the same thing, but it never tells me I weigh more than the other scale.

I dares not go there.

It knows that if it doesnít make me a little happy, I might think nothing of retiring it!

I might catapult it into outer space or something Ė send it flying into orbit.

Or maybe Iíd flatten it with a steamroller.

Hm. No. I think I like the outer space thing better. Then I can laugh at it every time I spot it in the sky.

But that TOPS scale Ė well, it knows it can get away with anything. Itís not mine. It can mock me and stick itís tongue out at me and I canít do a thing.

It doesnít owe me any favors.

Maybe I could bribe it, but what does one bribe a scale with?

Certainly not pound cake!

Maybe I could set it up on a date with my vacuum cleaner or something. Or maybe it would like a different household appliance? Who knows?

Iím certainly not setting it up with my bathroom scale because I donít want to give my bathroom scale any big ideas about how it weighs me!

Ah, but maybe it doesnít matter, as I donít think any of my crazy plotting will make a difference.

And so, the TOPS scale wins again. (Insert imaginary tongue flapping raspberry here!)

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And I said that two-tenths of a pound wasnít something to quivel over and yet I talk of flinging my scale into outer space and setting the TOPS scale on a blind date with my vacuum cleaner as a bribe.

I guess those two-tenths of a pound really do matter. Or maybe I havenít yet been successful in convincing myself otherwise. Ö

Oh well. I guess Iíll get over it the next time I lose weight!

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THOMASINA57 2/9/2013 11:19AM

    So close.. great accomplishment!! Scales are funny and remember the body flucuates so much during the day, depending on how much you've eaten, how much water you've had to drink and so on.. Maybe what you were wearing was the culprit!! Heavier buttons on your shirt.. emoticon so I'd say that you did lose your 50#... Great Job and another great blog!!

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WILLOW49 2/9/2013 10:56AM

    Good job! What a great accomplishment!
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JASI27 2/9/2013 7:49AM

    That is awesome!! I am so excited for you.Keep pushing forward!

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 2/9/2013 7:15AM

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Congrats on your success so far!

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MISTYRIOS 2/9/2013 1:10AM

    Great job and great blog!

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DDOORN 2/8/2013 11:57PM

    AWESOME! Keep up the super efforts!

Don

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PEZMOM1 2/8/2013 11:08PM

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Keep up the great work.

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KIMBERLY19732 2/8/2013 10:56PM

    Wow! Almost 50 pounds! I can't wait to be able to say that!!! emoticon

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ADAPTOR 2/8/2013 10:48PM

    Oh my goodness Luvlylorelei, hold your head up proud and say "I LOST 49.8 pounds" I mean really, that is a grand accomplishment right there. Way to go.

Although I have to say, the idea of scale abuse has its appeal, and you have certainly put some creative thought into it.

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CAROL494 2/8/2013 10:20PM

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DIDMIS 2/8/2013 10:15PM

    emoticon emoticon next week.
Irene

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EXPOGIRL50 2/8/2013 10:13PM

    You've lost nearly 50 pounds -- you can handle those last 2/10. You're such an inspiration!!! emoticon

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