Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Another new scale....

Okay, so I am a little obsessed with weighing myself.  Not with what the number is, but how it changes.  There are a lot of reasons I have this issue.  I would say the big one is that I used to be OBESE. So, when you slowly gained >70 lbs over 5 years, then busted your ass to lose it, you would probably monitor your weight too.  I like to know the number on the scale to keep me focused.  If I've had a pretty "free" weekend foodwise, I see that the scale goes up and it makes me focus more on what I've putting in my body and how much I'm hitting the road running.  I also only weigh myself at the same time of day in the same clothes (or rather lack of clothes).  If I miss this timeslot, I don't weigh myself that day.  The second reason I monitor my weight is for a more practical reason (and less about obsession), I take diuretics for my blood pressure and therefore I monitor my weight and look for any strange increases or decreases.  For instance, the first 2 days I was on these drugs, I dropped 7 lbs.

So I was using a scale made by "Thinner." This scale was crap.  It was not precise at all!  You can step on it once and it would tell you one number, then 10 seconds later it would tell you you weighed 5 lbs more.  NOT okay.  I need want a scale that reads in the 0.10 lb increment.  So luckily, I had saved the box and receipt and after putting up with this mystifying scale for a month or so, I returned it and exchanged it for another scale.  We'll see how this one fares.  So far, I'm skeptical, either the scale if off, or I gained 5 lbs.  I know what my weight was on both the doctor's scale (geesh I know I go to the doctor pretty often too), and my own scale (now returned), so like I said, this scale is either consistently 5 lbs off or I've gained 5 lbs this week.  BLAH!!!

As I'm typing this, I see how I am a little obsessed.  I mean who blogs about their bathroom scale really?  But hey, at least I realize I have issues, right?

Okay, I know I have issues, but somebody told me the other day I looked "sickly" (in reference to my weight). For real? I am still 10-15 lbs overweight.  It kind of offended me.  
Do I look sickly?  This was taken Friday.

1 comment:

Laura said...

You look beauitful!!