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The Scale is Stupid (and so are colds)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I went to the doctor today and was weighed on their scale. I weighed 4 pounds more than the last time I weighed myself, about a week and a half ago. Scales are so finicky. My scale at home is probably the least accurate. When I weighed myself last week, I stepped on it a bunch of times and it gave me about 3 different numbers. I walked myself over the gym and weighed myself there, and it gave me one of the three my scale gave me, so that's what I went with. I think we could best trust doctor's office scales, but the high number on this one really bummed me out and led me to this revelation: the scale is stupid.

Truth is, I don't need a scale. I think how my clothes fit should the real barometer. With larger people and with smaller people, sometimes the scale says one thing but clothes say another. I choose the clothes. emoticon

And bummer, I caught a cold! So I didn't work out when I was sore earlier this week, and now I'm not going to work out til I feel better. So annoying! emoticon

Random: Does anyone know what this guy is doing? --> emoticon

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    Haha! There are several of those little emoticon guys that puzzle me!

    I'm so sorry you're feeling sickly, and I hope you are on the mend soon. Fluids, fluids, fluids!

    And you're right - Dr office scales are always higher (and sadly, probably always more accurate). emoticon

    Hope you're up and going again soon!
    1198 days ago
    I definitely think going with the clothes is the better option. I'd go with my clothes but they aren't fitting any looser yet - at least not that I notice - but the scale says I've lost, so I'm going with the scale!
    1198 days ago
    I was once told at the doctor's office that their scales are hardly ever calibrated - theirs may not be any more accurate than the gym's.

    That emoticon guy is drinking a glass of water.
    1199 days ago
    1199 days ago
    Clothes are the be all tell all!! They don't lie but the scale does!! Sounds like you are on track emoticon As for that other guy, I'm going to keep an eye on your post to see if anyone else knows what that guy is doing.... good question?????
    1199 days ago
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