The Scale Saga
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
When I joined SP on July 8, 2012, I owned a scale. It's a Health-O-Meter. It's a good scale, and I trust it. Now, I say that because when I first started SP I wanted a "reliable" scale, so I went out and bought a NEW scale. A digital scale endorsed by The BLC (tv show). It wouldn't work properly. When I weighed myself on it, it registered a full 40 poulds LESS than my Health-O one. I figured that couldn't possibly be right, so I took it back.
I weighed myself on the scale at the gym...yet another number. Different from the other 2.
Back to the Health-O-Meter. That's been the scale I've been using all along at HOME.
So, yesterday I go to the doctors for prescription renewals. They weigh you. Every time you go, you get weighed. You know this. I was pleased with the number, because I vaguely recalled the number from the last time I was at the doctors. But I wanted to make sure, so once the doc was in the room, I asked him if he could tell me what I weighed in June. This is our conversation:
Me: Can you tell me what my weight was back in June?
Doc: Sure...it was....umm...346 pounds. You've lost....oh wow! You've lost over 50 pounds....
Me: 52 pounds, said ecstatically!
Doc: His head whips around and he's staring at me...What are you doing??
Me: I told you back in August...
Doc: You did?? I don't remember....
Me: Spark People!!
So, at the doctor's scales, I've lost 52 pounds. I don't USE those numbers because when I joined the BLC 20 in the fall, you have to weigh in every Wednesday, and that's kinda hard to do when the scale isn't in your own home.
So I've been using the trusty Health-O-Meter. When I joined SP, my weight was 310, and as of last Wednesday, it was 277 for a loss of 33 pounds. I'm good with that. Really!!
I've learned SO much, and I'm continuing to learn about my body, nutrition, fitness, goals, and working to achieve them.
The number on the scale is just that...a number, and I'm determined to make that number smaller and smaller, whether it's on the doctor's scales or mine!!