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Is Big Brother inside my scale?

Friday, May 20, 2011

OK...I stepped on the scale this a.m. Hopeful, but I'm not going to go crazy if it doesn't go down. Hooray! It went down & is now 1.5# above my goal ....and in a "new set of 10#'s" (that's what I call it when you dip down from 150's to the 140's, then to the 130's)

I was floating on air!!!!! I haven't seen this number for 2 years ---and then it was only for a nano-second (truly!!!!) and bounced back up again to bigger and bigger numbers for 2 years!

Frequently, my scale gives me a nice, low FALSE weight...then bounces back up to the correct weight. Soooo, just to be sure, I stepped on the scale at least 8 more times .... yep....the same, sweet, blessed, wonderful, low number was there...didn't move one iota! Yay!

Then I slyly thought: M-a-y-b-e I could skip my Leslie Sansone workout dvd today........"

To confirm what the previous 9 weigh-ins this morning said, I stepped on the scale just ...one.more.time. Apparently Big Brother scale heard my lazy thoughts. Bingo! UP a POUND! Out of the 130's ...back into the 140's.

So .... downstairs I went...weights in hand, HRM turned on, carrying water bottle & towel.....

Just for Brownie points, I worked longer & harder..75 min. of Leslie's dvd. When Leslie said, "just little kicks", I did BIG kicks. When she said, "nice and easy side steps, I did BIG, double steps" When it was time to cool down, I started it back in the middle of the workout... again. (My dh would confirm I don't follow directions very well! lol). I want to see that scale in the 130's again. I'm going to the gym this afternoon to push & pull heavy weights.

I'm convinced: Consistency, eating right & ST are the keys. And my dvd streak is intact....no blips, no excuses. Just consistent effort.

It's a fact: The scale is always the last to know. My baggy pants, belt hitched up to the last hole & dress sizes goin' down, down are the proof in the puddin'!

Who needs a schizophrenic scale that can't even make up its own mind?
Not me! All I need is SP!
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    My scale does the exact same thing- and it's so frustrating! I, too, get on the scale multiple times! Sometimes when it's a good number, I'm afraid to get back on! emoticon But, I love your determination and consistency! My desire is to build a habit of exercise that is consistent no matter what!
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    WOW... You're in the 130's.... how great is that??? No, really, how great is it?? I haven't been that low since I was a teenager! That is awesome. It's amazing what hard work and dedication can do. I've been so busy with my mom and cousin working out and eating has been the last thing on my mind. I just hope I can get back to my previous mindset , but right now, it's just not happening! But I'm so glad for you!!!
    3434 days ago
    Go Go Go!

    I love it!

    3437 days ago
    You are so totally right on about the evil scales! Mine does that blipping around sometimes, too, and I just laugh at it.

    You're doing awesome with your workouts -- go girl go!!! Hope the weather starts clearing up for you so you can get more time outdoors. It's been wonky down here in Denver...starting to wonder if we're going to have a summer!

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  • MATRIX49
    Great Job!!!

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  • SOFT_VAL67
    my scale changes my weight within minutes, i can weight at 4pm, and get one weight, and get back on at 403 and get something totally different.....but its too much either way
    3440 days ago
    Oh I am so proud of you in so many ways!!

    You dealt with the thought about skipping the DVD
    You didn't freak about the numbers
    You pushed yourself in your workout
    You're appreciating the "real" changes in your body

    Way to go sister! Now, go buy a new scale. That one can't be trusted!
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    3440 days ago
    I love your quote! "Consistency, eating right & ST are the keys....."you know it!! I am right there with you on this!

    I love your blog!! your sense of humor always makes me smile! emoticon
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