Oh Scale - Are you lying to me?
Friday, June 14, 2013
So, yesterday morning, I stepped on the scale, and it read 129. I never had a scale at home before, but during a work project I came across a discarded scale in a basement and....well, I "borrowed" it. All right. I should have left it there. But no one was ever going to come back for it, so, anyway, I took it home, put new batteries in it, and viola - it worked.
But now, of course I can check my weight anytime I feel like it. After becoming thoroughly disgusted with myself and eating well within my calorie range all day, and after going for a 5-mile run that afternoon, I stepped on the scale again and it read 128.
Ok, so water-weight, right? No one loses a pound in a day. I made sure to eat half as much as I have been eating at dinner, and did not indulge in any alcoholic drinks - I drank 32 ounces of water instead. This morning, I weighed myself after crossfit and boot camp, and the scale said 127.
Is this appropriated (slightly stolen) scale to be believed? Was I just carrying around two pounds of water weight? I know it's not really possible to lose 2 actual pounds in 24 hours, so what has caused the difference? I'm drinking more water than ever, so it shouldn't be from lack of hydration. I would like to think the rest of the weight will be this easy and come off this quickly, but I know that won't be the case. Still, even though the results may not be indicative of any actual weight loss, it makes me more hopeful that I can actually attain my weight goal by July 2. It sounds much more plausible to lose 3 pounds in 18 days than 5 pounds.
I know I could take something I know the weight of and determine if the scale is reading accurately. But maybe I'd rather not know.
Well, it's Friday, and since most of my morning has been taken up with working out, maybe I should do some actual work.