Thursday, August 30, 2007

How Much Do I Really Weigh, Anyway?

I'm still fighting the battle of the conflicting scale readings.

It makes me wonder if, instead of weighing myself, if I should just resort to using a tape measure. The only thing is, tape measure readings take longer to show results, and don't provide the same immediate feedback that a scale does.

Step on the scale, and it immediately tells you, "good job," or "don't eat so much next time, bonehead!"

But still, when you have a scale that sometimes gets a wild hair and gives you ultra-low readings that are completely undeserved, and then later on the same day claims you weigh the same as the Goodyear blimp, it does make you want to tear large handfuls of hair out of your scalp.

The good news is that it just makes me want to tear my hair out. I don't actually do it, which is a good thing. If I did, I'd be bald, and that would be bad.

So this morning, Monsieur Scale told me my weight was down again. This morning, I allegedly weighed 230.8 lbs. That's down from the freak-out inducing 232 lbs I got Tuesday night, but not as good as the wonderful (though probably false) of 229 lbs that I got Tuesday morning.

Is it possible to actually buy a bathroom scale that is accurate? If I go to my doctor's office, even their scale isn't consistent. Worse, it usually weighs me in at 5-10 lbs heavier than what I get at home.

So I want to know, how much do I really weigh, anyway?


Lady T said...

man, i dont know...i have no idea if there is a scale that is consistently accurate.

the past few times since i've been back. my scale has reported that i am up 1 or 2 lbs. i assume that its probably accurate since i've not been drinking water or going to the bathroom. but it can't seem to make up its mind on whether its 2lbs or 1. (eye roll)

Shannon said...

Yeah, I'm not sure about the accuracy of scales. Here's my two cents worth.....I think as long as you use the SAME scale over and over, you will know how much weight you have lost. Whether it's from 180 down to 170 or 185 down to 175, the point is you've lost 10 pds. NOW I KNOW we'd ALL love to see the lower numbers, but hey, 10 pounds is 10 pounds, right?!

I would like to think that scales at a doctor's office is like the Holy Grail of scales?!?

On a completely different note, how's The Kid???