March 11, 2010

Losing the Spare Tire: Results Show Week 8

I need a new scale. And I'm not saying that the same way I would say that I NEED some chocolate or NEEDING a new t-shirt. (For those of you who don't know, I have a t-shirt problem. AND YES, I AM ADMITTING IT. It ranks up there with my Diet Pepsi problem.) I'm saying that I need a new scale in the way that I should go out and purchase one because mine has decided that giving one consistent weight reading is too difficult.

My scale is reminiscent of something you would find out of the stone age, but I have been hesitant to buy a new one. Forking out money so a piece of plastic can tell me how much chocolate I've eaten in the past week just isn't fun... unlike buying a cute, new t-shirt.

So I'm thanking my lucky stars that it's almost garage sale season because I will be on the hunt for a gently used scale... that doesn't give readings that fluctuate by five pounds.

I think, after stepping on the scale no fewer than ten times and adjusting the settings to try to get an accurate reading, that I maintained my weight from last week without losing anything further. Of course, eating my weight in trail mix over the course of the last seven days might have hampered the weight-loss progress somewhat, but I still consider this week a success since I'm not gaining back any of those baby pounds.

And there's always next week to break my addiction to trail mix...


  1. My scale has that problem also. I try to stand the same way on it everytime but still, I find it hard to believe I packed on 5 pounds between 7:30am and 8am. I suppose it's possible, I'm sure I could have accomplished this while I was pregnant, but I'm kind of doubting it! ; P

  2. our roommate has a scale that is really cool. it measures weight bmi muscle mass. ect. but he paid I think about 40 bucks for it. I feel you on the scale thing though. I can step on ours and it says one thing. then step on it seconds later and it says another.