You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Sometimes your scale is a giant biznatch.

Ok, so maybe I’m being overly dramatic today. Probably because I’m extremely cranky from having to do work all weekend and not actually getting a weekend, but then again I need to be thankful that I’m actually employed, right? RIGHT!

But when you run 30km over two days and your scale goes up, up, UP, you’re allowed to be a bit pissy, right? I burned off 4000 calories last week and didn’t eat in excess of those so how the flippity flop could I have packed on any poundage?!

It settled back at 160.2, with me not going over my points and eating right, and I’m alright with it, but I’m not exactly thrilled.

I shouldn’t blame the scale, I know. It lies squarely with me.

Feel free to give me the there, theres and gentle reminders in the comments about how it’s my body adjusting, retaining water, blah blah, I KNOW. It’s not a big gain, I shouldn’t be so hard on myself, yadda yadda, etc.

I’m just cranky, venting, what not, as this is the place to do it.

Plus, this is the day that I’m honest and accountable about what the scale gives me and I’m also blunt with the reactions and feelings about THAT number.

So just like I can’t always get what I want, neither can you.

There are no fluffy kittens and rainbows here today, my friends.


See Friday’s post for that. It’s a good one :)


Heather said...


Marie, you are awesome, you totally cracked me up and gave me a much needed chuckle. :)

Keep up the great work lady, despite your scale woes the thought of running 30km blows my mind ;)

anne h said...

Strong Woman that you are -
It will all work out...
Keep doing right!
In the mean while, it goes all over the map.
Rainbows and Unicorns another day, eh?

Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie said...

30 km??? Whether you want to hear it or not, running 30 km blows me away! (Don't get the unicorn to spear me with his twirly horn for saying so!)

Have you ever seen the show "Ruby"? (She's gone from over 700 lbs to just over 300, and still losing...anyway, she had a talking scale that was screwed up. It was telling her less than what she actually did.

So she got a sledgehammer and smashed the be-jeepers out of it!

Maybe the fluffy kittens have a sledgehammer stashed behind the rainbow, just for you.

Too far? :)

The Merry said...

Venting is healthy! It releases tension and makes you feel better, which causes the stress hormone levels to go down, which means the scale will start behaving much more nicely very soon.
And if it doesn't, I got me a sledgehammer you can borrow. Teach that damn thing that you deserve some respect :)

Patty said...

Oh gosh tell me about it, I nearly took a sledgehammer to my scale this morning, but keep up the good work! It'll turn out in the end.

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