Yea! I'm not Crazy! My husband Might Be.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Okay, I've been sparking for a month now. Recently, I've been a little concerned about the number on the scale. I've been working so hard, and couldn't understand why the dial on the scale was not moving at all. After stepping on the scale at a friend's place, I felt hopeful again. Perhaps my scale, was faulty, even though it's brand new.

So, my friend assured me her scale was accurate. I had decided to take my scale back, and get a new one.

I was in good spirits about this. Yea! Maybe I'm not crazy after all! The next morning my husband, who had overheard my phone conversation, says to me, " I stepped on that scale this morning, and it seems fine to me." emoticon Did he just say what I think he said?

Now, my husband is a sweet, albeit sometimes oblivious man, who loves to be helpful and solve people's problems, especially mine. So why wouldn't I be happy to hear that the scale I bought is perfectly fine? It saves me a trip to the customer service desk, right? emoticon He obviously didn't hear the translation that I heard, " That scale is perfectly fine, honey. I'm sure you're five lbs heavier than you think you might be."

I'm actually surprised he said anything at all. It's not as if he's in the habit of weighing himself. He honestly wouldn't know if that scale was weighing him five lbs heavier, nor would he care, (after eating his grilled peanut butter and chocolate chip sandwich.)

So he totally doesn't get it, although he did get an earful from me at the time. I can even remember his words when I first tried the scale at home, "Well, how accurate do you need it to be? So long as it's within two or three lbs..." In my opinion two or three lbs can make a significant difference.

So, I took the scale back anyway, and I"m so glad that I did. I have a lovely new digital one that shows that I weigh five lbs lighter than the other scale. So, I have lost a total of 7 lbs so far with SP! Yea! emoticon

As enlightening as this experience was, I am happier now noticing the definition in my arms, and how my endurance has improved. Plus, I'm generally feeling happier and more relaxed. I'm even enjoying the exercising, and looking forward to it, now. I don't think that has ever happened before.

Thanks SP, and all the great people I've met here for all your encouragement and information. emoticon emoticon
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  • BOVEY63
    Congrats on your success so far. You're doing great!
    3191 days ago
  • STARR12961
    Wonderful story! I keep threatening to get rid of my scales! My Wii Fit shows a weight loss when my scales don't! I am so glad you got some trustworthy scales.
    As for your hubby - most men just don't think before they put their mouths in drive. lol My hubby says things like "That doesn't look TOO bad". He actually thinks that's a compliment. lol
    3191 days ago
    Congrats! Keep up the good work!
    3191 days ago
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