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frustration of a new scale

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I've been weighing on my old cheapy (but tried and true) spin the dial scale. My digital one quit a while back to I pulled out the old one. Wednesday, weigh in day, I broke out the fancy one just to check one last time before I pitched it. Somehow it is working again. Should make me happy but... according to my old scale I'm at 192 or only 2 pounds away from my next mini-goal. Fancy scale says oh no - 196.8 So not happy. The digital one is probably more accurate (based on the way my close fit today vs how they fit closer to 190) so I guess I'll stick with that, but I can't deny that I'm a little sad.

In the past I wasn't at all addicted to the scale. I weighed in once a week, and that was fine. I didn't care if the scale was totally accurate, as long as it was consistent and showed my progress. Somehow this time around I've become obsessed with accuracy and found myself stepping on the scale everytime I went into the bathroom. Can't explain it, but won't be a slave to the scale. I put both of them up, and won't look until next Wednesday.
Right now I just need to focus on the fact that my thighs don't rub together as much when I walk and my bras are getting looser. Those are always the first areas to show progress/relapse.

Off to clean out some closets now. Blecchhhh!
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    Ha! Ha! Ha!
    I'd had an exact same experience this past week and commented on it in one of my team's threads (can't remember which now).
    In my case I'd been at my mum's and so I was using her (to borrow a term of yours) "spin the dial scale". Then when I was re-united with my digital, to my utter dismay I was 3.96lbs HEAVIER. OK, let me just say it - I'm 4pounds heavier than I thought. Felt really sad (silly I know) 'cos I had to be honest with myself and go back and adjust the ticker on my page accordingly (Boo-hoo...oo..o!SOB, SOB).

    But I'd rather tell myself the truth and do what I have to do than behave like Snow white's stepmother.

    Kudos to you for having the courage to tell yourself the truth and move on. Keep going, WE ARE DOING THIS.
    4014 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/27/2010 10:44:23 AM
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