As I was crocheting, I could feel my blood boiling! I’ve decided that I’m going to give you the details.
A few days ago, I wrote a blog about how I had purchased a bad bathroom scale. How I said that it weighed me too heavy. So, here it is. I’m still a little embarrassed to be putting these numbers in a blog, but I need to. I need you to know that I’m not crazy or that I’m imagining or in a state of denial!
When I lived in Hanau, just two months ago, I weighed myself at 155 lbs. In just that short amount of time, the scale that I had recently purchased said that I weighed a mighty 165! How does one GAIN 10 pounds in two months? Okay, yes, it IS possible, but I don’t have any medical problems like hypothyroidism that would explain such a steep increase in weight. In addition, I’ve been exercising nearly everyday, plus taking my dog for walks that are well over 2 miles (probably closer to three). I’ve also been cleaning house and hosting dinner parties. I have not been all that sedentary. I have been watching what I eat and I only eat the junk for breakfast (yes, I admit it, I enjoy pop tarts or sweet cereal).
I also mentioned that I had my husband step on the scale to see what it said. It weighed him in at well over 200 pounds. He doesn’t weigh 200 and he hasn’t since I’ve known him. Well, today, my husband had a PT test. Yes, the Army still gives physical fitness tests! After the two minute push-ups, two minute sit-ups and a 2 mile run, he got weighed. According to the Army scale my husband was 188. Now, please explain to me how there was over 15 pound difference in the space of just a couple of days? You don’t LOSE 15 pounds in a couple of days, even if you are fasting (which my husband most certainly is not!)
The only explanation is that the scale is bad. And there you have it folks…the nitty-gritty and I DO have a bad bathroom scale. My husband said that it’s probably only off about 10 pounds for me, which still doesn’t make me feel too much better, but at least I know I haven’t GAINED any weight!
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My wife swore off digital scales after the last one we had, which would give wildly fluctuating readings in the space of five minutes. Now we have an analog scale that she’s happy with, but I guess they aren’t always to be trusted either. Those scales in doctors’ offices just seem like too much work to operate, though …
OMG!! Yeah, that scale is off…
What to do, what to do… hmmm… thinking…
I found you through Mercedes. I wish my scales were off. 😦
Most scales can be recalibrated. You should check the internet to see if you can find directions to reset yours. Good luck! 🙂
Maybe I am strange, but I like scales that are clearly disfunctional… that way, I can decide what I weigh on any given day!
I hate scales. We get weighed at work too and it sucks. I prefer how I feel in my clothes over anything else. But, you may have gotten a little heavier if you’ve been working out a lot – building muscle and all that stuff. The extra stuff may start to burn off quickly soon. 🙂
Or just throw the damn thing away. Those should be outlawed.
Yep! Bad scale. Good story though.
I choose never to weigh myself, and always to go by what my jeans tell me about my weight. Feels much better.
Glad it was the scale!
Whew! Thank goodness it was the scales. So did you like the You Tube of DH: five years later?