Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tricky Scale

This morning I set my alarm so that I would get up in time to go to the gym before I had to go to a doctor's appointment this afternoon. So my alarm went off but I didn't get out of bed. The really sad part is the alarm was set for 8:30 am, not a crazy 5:30 am or anything. I guess it really is summer when i can't even get out of bed at 8:30 am. Needless to say I did not go to the gym this morning but I did do my leg exercises so at least there's a little activity in there.
I like to step on the scale a couple of times a week before I go to WW because well honestly, it keeps me on track. When the number is down I get more motivated when the number is up I get more motivated. I know it's not always a good idea to weigh yourself everyday but sometimes during the week does keep me accountable. My WW leader also confessed to us that she does the same thing for the same reason. Since today is weigh in I thought I would hop on the scale just to see. When I stepped on it the number that flashed up was 12 lbs. less than the day before. I'm not good at math but I know that there's no way I could have lost 12 lbs in a day. So I stepped on it again. The same number flashed on to it. Again, I couldn't believe it. So I stepped on it again and again the same number was there. I didn't want to get excited cause I knew this wasn't right but a part of me was thinking how cool it would be if my scale had been messed up all those times before. Finally, I decided I needed to test the scale. I thought I would be a 10lb. bag of sugar on it but I didn't have a 10lb. bag of sugar. I, instead opted for the 1lb. 10oz. jar of spaghetti sauce I had in my pantry. Yeah, it didn't even register on the scale. Once again I stepped on the scale and this time it actually put my correct weight on there. I was definitely a little disappointed but it just reaffirms the fact that if I want the lower number on the scale then I do have to get to the gym and I do have to eat right. On the bright side at least it didn't say I had gained weight. :)

1 comment:

  1. That happened to my coworker's WW scale today too!! Craziness huh!?! I like my old $9.99 scale...never fails me...unless it says I'm 10 lbs heavier and then I think it's pretty much full of.....it