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Broken Scales??

Sunday, May 05, 2013

First my husband commented that , inexplicably, he'd gained weight. Then my daughter bemoaned an unexplainable 5 pound gain. And now me...in addition to the two pounds it told me I'd gained earlier this week, I"ve gained one more!! We had a flood in the bathroom and our scale got moved to the living room...NOw My husband was in a fury over the flood so I can just picture him DROPPING or even FLINGING the scales. It is a digital scale and there fore I don't think it is adjustable.

Or maybe I have a tumor in my gut that is getting bigger and bigger.

Honestly, it's got to be something like that because I've been PERFECT on this EFL diet.Most people lose close to 20-28 pounds in the first month. And now not only am I stalled but the scale is going in the wrong direction!!!!

The only other possibility is that I'm filled up with waste but I can't imagine that I'm carrying around 3 lbs of it. I DON"T KNOW but I do know something is drastically wrong. Either with me or with our scale. I wish I could weigh myself on a different scale to compare.

I'm trying not to freak out. TRying to reassure myself that I've done nothing wrong....that in all likelihood the problem is external. All I can do is to continue on my journey....and try to somehow test our scales.

I reweighed myself later. ....and the weight the second time was 8 pounds higher than the first time. OK now I know what I am dealing with: LOW BATTERIES.....I'm having my husband bring fresh batteries when he comes home today. I can't WAIT to see what I really weigh!!!
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  • _LINDA
    Any time an electronic gadget starts giving unusual readings you know you need new batteries -it may not even show a low battery but could be on the verge. Sorry you got all worked up over it, hope the new ones shows everyone back to normal. I hope what caused your bathroom flood is not too expensive to fix :(
    Hang in there,
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    2693 days ago
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    Awww, getting new batteries is probably the issue alright! We've been through that and how frustrating! Our son loves the Dr's scales because he weighs like 7# more on them. He's always been so thin! On the other hand, I don't care for the Dr's scales at all! I really feel that you're doing awesome and you know that deep down too. You know overall, you are so much more healthy and you're on your way to good health!
    emoticon Karen
    2693 days ago
    Those scales really know how to move us to new heights and experience. How many calories can we burn by flinging scales?
    2694 days ago
    Oh, what would we do without batteries?!? emoticon
    2694 days ago
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    Hi Cynthia love, your local pharmacy should have accurate scales ..
    Then you will know for sure how you are doing .. It's my guess you are doing really well xx
    Hugs Susie emoticon
    2695 days ago
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