Tuesday, January 29, 2008

My Scale is Whack

My scale weighs me a different amount every time I get on it.

Last week, I jumped on it and it said I was down 5 pounds, which I should have been really excited about, but since I had just watched the Biggest Loser the night before, it seemed like NOTHING for having been working out 2 1/2 weeks, right?

The next day, I don't know why, I got on it again. WOW! Down another 6 pounds! That's 11 pounds for 2 1/2 weeks, so I was really impressed with myself. Until I went to put on my jeans.

My jeans laughed right out loud at that scale. They actually said "5? maybe. . . 11? no freaking way."

But the scale insisted the next day.
Sadly, my second opinion jeans agreed with the first pair.

The scale talks loudly, but it only gets one statement per day - early in the morning.
The jeans have the advantage of being able to get their message across all day long.

The scale then whacked out, and has weighed me 3 pounds lighter or heavier every day since.

The jeans - - pretty consistent. (Though they may give in on one or two more pounds over the last week.)

So pretty much, I have to believe the jeans.

Dang.

22 comments:

jjstringham said...

That'd be frustrating. I used to have a whack scale, but it went the opposite way. It kept telling me I was heavier and heavier and heavier. That one went out the window pretty fast.

Heidi said...

NEVER believe jeans! Unless they tell you that you've lost loads of weight. Then they are highly reliable.

But other than that, jeans are of the devil.

Yvonne said...

I am sitting here feeling very envious--when I read your first couple of sentences I was going to send you a postage free, self-addressed box so you could mail me YOUR scale!!!!

Whatever, it sounds like you are doing GREAT!!! Way to go.

Doran & Jody said...

If you weigh in your 'Birthday suit' first thing in the morning you don't have to worry about what the pants say. Unless of course you can't zip them up. And for all of you that want to drop a pant size.....go to Eddie Bower and try on pants or save your pennies and buy a pair. They had a style that said a pant size smaller than what I really wear. Did I buy them??? Of course. We had mac & cheese for a few weeks after.

Shultzybabe said...

What a rude thing to do to someone literally working their butt off! You're doing great!!

Tori :) said...

Maybe your jeans are whacked? They are shrinking in your closet just to be mean. That's what I think. Mine do the same thing.

Kimberly said...

That is seriously messed up. Time for a new scale.

Heather said...

Time for a new scale?? What about new Jeans?

Lauren said...

I hate the dang scale. It always lies to me!! Just blow off the scale, that's what I say.

Melissa said...

I agree with heidi - jeans are known for their dishonesty. They shrink and stretch. They differ in size from brand to brand. Jeans lie.
My Hubby just bought a new scale because he is in a weight loss competition for work... our scale here at home was qutie an amazing range... he gained 8 pounds in about 4 minutes... I think that's some kind of record!

kristen said...

Scales are pure evil....didn't you know that?

It's actually normal for a person's weight to fluctuate several pounds. Don't be too hard on yourself!

No Cool Story said...

Dumb scales :(
Everytime I go to the doctor his scale says I'm 3 lbs heavier.

NO FAIR!!

"Vern" said...

diamonds? our friends. jeans? talk to the hand.

Marilyn said...

ahh, now i know why i have gained weight recently! it's the scales..it's the scales! never mind the chocolate cake......

OCD Rant said...

The jeans rule works in reverse, too. If they fit well, it can make your day better. Dressing your body is a skill (I like What Not to Wear on TLC). Or like on Sex in the City when Miranda wears her "skinny" jeans. No matter what - way to go for working out!

Laurie said...

that's why i refuse to wear jeans. they'll lie to your stomach. i stick with my velour pants, they always say nice things.

The MomBabe said...

mumblemumble....stupid jeans...

The Wiz said...

I TOLD you not to obsess over numbers. Stop it right now.

Also, jeans do stretch and shrink quite a bit. I wouldn't trust them either.

Nancy Face said...

I get SOOOO annoyed by inaccurate scales, so I went and bought me a new super spiffy digital one at Target! I went to the doctor for a physical today, and their scale agreed with mine. That means I can't rationalize when I don't like what I see on the home scale...bummer! ;)

Nancy Face said...

I always weigh in my "birthday suit"...at home, not at the doctor's office.

Corrine said...

i feel your pain, i am sorry!

Pedaling said...

very funny. sometimes i wish my scale was wack, but unfortunately, mine tells the truth and it ain't pretty.

nice blog you have here. glad i stumbled upon it.