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New Scale Debacle

Saturday, August 15, 2020

For the past few months I have been having difficulties with my digital scale. After replacing the batteries numerous times, and changing the location of it, I finally decided to get a new one. Great idea, right? It's always helpful to have accurate readings while trying to lose weight.

So this morning was my first time stepping on it. I was very excited! The past two weeks I have been killing it with staying inside my calorie range, doing cardio for at least 30 minutes a day, my hubby and I have started biking a few times a week on our local Rail Trail, and I've been doing a Bible Study focused on dealing with my emotional eating. The last few weeks I have consistently been losing weight, and I was expecting to see results this morning. emoticon

I hopped on the scale eager to see my progress. When the number finally appeared, it showed I gained 6 pounds. WHAT!!! emoticon How was that even possible!?!? I couldn't believe it! I hopped off and got back on again, but the number didn't change. I still gained 6 pounds. After having a little weep (okay, in reality it was a full blown ugly cry), and feeling so frustrated and defeated about why I'm even doing this, I reminded myself that I probably did lose weight.

See, the problem is my old scale was completely inconsistent. The one morning I stepped on it and it said I had lost 10 pounds in one week, which I thought was a bit much. So I stepped off and stepped back on and the reading was a further 20 pounds lighter. Yay me for losing 20 pounds in 20 seconds! So clearly those readings were not accurate. So in reality, I probably did lose weight this week, but my starting point was higher than what I originally thought. I'm very sad to be back at my starting point, but pleased that from now on my measurements will be accurate. So I started today like I have been the last few weekends, by biking for 50 mins with my ever supportive hubby (who greatly assisted in talking me off the ledge), and being thankful that I haven't given up.

There will always be setbacks and disappointments, but it's how we deal with those setbacks that shows our character. I have chosen to keep going and not give up! I can't be a slave to my scale, and should just keep going because, as my husband pointed out, I have more energy, we're spending more time together doing more active things, and I just feel better about myself because I'm not relying on food anymore to meet my emotional needs. That is enough of a reason to keep going.

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    Oh my I’ve been there too, last year ! But it was batteries going dead, I’d step on and be excited and then when it said I was like 100 pounds I knew it was wrong that time emoticon . I’m glad you are keeping your good choices going through it, and not giving up! Your habits changed through it all and that’s so important. You’re doing Amazing!!!
    271 days ago
    Been there!! DONE THAT Jill!! When a scale goes,, it can REALLY GOOOO!!! I ALWAYS hope it'll be at the start of the challenge and be 20 lbs heavier than I am. LOL Than I can EASILY hit my 5%!! LOL huh?

    I LOVE how you said it at the end,, the scale is ONLY numbers, a piece the puzzle, the OUTSTANDING you now feel is PRICELESS as well as how you and H are doing more together. That alone is so worth the effort you are both making. Many couples grow apart by not doing things together, but you are doing together. AWESOME JOB Jill!!

    Remember that hard work IS PAYING OFF!! I put on a pair of pants I could NOT wear in March and now? They fit PERFECTLY!!

    273 days ago
    I totally agree. Everyone has disappointments and setbacks. I also am a crier when I face disappointments. emoticon on looking at the positive things instead of the negative. emoticon emoticon You are emoticon !!!
    274 days ago
    So glad you have lost more weight than you thought - a new scale seems like a very good idea!!!
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    Well thought and emoticon emoticon with a big emoticon on your face. You are emoticon emoticon
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