My New Scale
Friday, August 21, 2009
I am so happy to have a new scale!! I bought it last night. I had to. My old scale didn't read above 268. I went to the doctor's a week ago, and he told me how much I weighed - a whopping 282.8! They kindly rounded it down to 282. The next day, I woke up determined to lose the weight once and for all! I hopped on my scale. and it read 268. "Great," I thought, "I will use this amount because this will be the scale I am weighing myself on". I did really well, felt like I was losing weight, and after a couple of days I got back on my old scale and it hadn't budged. I decided to start adding things (including my 13 year old daughter) to see if it would go up. It didn't!
Last night I went to Wal*Mart and bought a new one. This one goes all the way up to 330. Hopefully no one in this house will ever need it to do that. When I got to the register with my scale and a gallon of Breyers chocolate ice cream, I laughed about the combination of items I was buying. I joked about all the magazines that have a brand new diet and a brand new way to make cake on the cover.
Anyway... I admitted to the cashier that I had really felt like I had recently gained about 20 more pounds, but the scale said I wasn't gaining anything! She burst out laughing! Little did I know that it just wasn't going up while I was.
As for the ice-cream... we had company and we made sundaes. I measured everything! I was proud of myself for doing that. It was still way too many calories and way too much fat, but I did not go over my allowed calories, fat, carbohydrates, and proteins.
I used 283 as my starting weight because 282.8 is closer to 283 than 282. That was a week ago. This morning I am now 3 pounds less!!!
This time I Know I can do it, and I will not stop until the weight is gone!