6/4/07

A Tale of Two Scales...

As a treat to myself (and because I had a bazillion HBC points laying around), I ordered myself a fancy new scale so that I could better calculate my weight every week. My old scale did a fine job this whole time but I've always wanted to know my weight down to the .1 or .2, like everyone else could. So 400,000 points and two weeks later, my scale arrived. It's one of those Weight Watchers/Conair jobbies that shows body fat, hydration, etc.. At first I looooved it's sleek glass and steel look, but today I want to hurt it. See, today is weigh-in day... New scale - 141.2 Old scale - 134 WHAT THE FUCK?! This isn't right. Step on it again... New scale - 141.1 interesting.... Lightbulb moment. Take a 10lb weight and put it on each one. We'll see who's right now... New scale - 10.1 Old scale - 10 BLOODY HELL!!! Fine. You win new scale. If anything, I will have new resolve to lose weight, stay on program and lose 5lbs according to YOU. I will not fear you and will not be ruled by YOU. I will eat my healthy food, drink my water and run my tushy off as I normally do and not worry about what number you're going to show me every Monday, no no. You're just a little mechanical device. The number you show is still OK. It's still under my goal. It's still healthy and I'm happy. If anything, I have a new challenge :)

11 comments:

Jen said...

Boo...stupid scale!!!

You show it Marie!!! You show that piece of sleek metal and glass how awesome and teeny you are!

~paige~ said...

urgghhh that sucks! brutal.

eurydice said...

That's really weird! I know that when I was using a dial scale, it showed me about 6 pounds lighter than my actual weight. It was a rude awakening when I bought a digital scale... but it's pretty sweet showing the tiniest 0.2 losses... better than nothing!

Mine doesn't show body fat though... how does it know!?

Natalie said...

Oh, that would freak me out. But like you said, at least it's a new challenge, right?

Bi0nicw0man said...

Scales are the devil's tools...or so I've decided anyway.

Lindsay said...

wow thats quite the difference between scales!!
I agree that scales are evil! well except for sometimes :)

Angie All The Way said...

lol..it's nice to have a new challenge though eh! I don't get why it would have such a difference with you standing on it as opposed to only a .1 difference with the 10lb weight! Does it become inaccurate exponetially or something? Oh god, now you'll end up stepping on them both for your WI won't you! (I would! lol)

jodi said...

i was going to suggest doing the weight-test but you already did... sorry the two scales were so different but at least you have a more accurate one now (sorry!)... :o)

Shrunk said...

WHat??? That just doesn't make sense. 7 lbs difference between the scales for you, but only .1 with the 10 lbs weights? That's crazy!

Krissie said...

Boo scales! That's why people think I'm strange at my WW meeting. Although there are 3 stations, I always weigh on the same scale, just in case.

Mandy said...

That's nasty!!!!! I hate scales!

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