Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gone Rogue (Again)

Back in January, I bought myself a new scale because mine had gone rogue. More specifically, I "took myself to Walgreens and bought a simple, $10 scale." I am thinking it is maybe time to invest in a higher quality scale, because this one seems to have gone haywire, as well.

I woke up this morning and decided to jump on the scale for a "mid-week" weigh-in - mostly because I was expecting to be depressed by the result and therefore more motivated to lay off the tasteless canned cookies at work that I munched on all day yesterday just 'cause. Imagine my surprise when the scale read...


Um, WHAT? That's a 14 pound loss over the course of 5 days? A few weeks ago, there was a drastic change from Saturday to Sunday, but I didn't think too much of it. I run long on Saturdays, so I figured it was probably water weight or something. Twice in a few weeks, though, is maybe more than a coincidence.

I admit, I allowed myself a little bit of denial there for a few minutes and let myself "revel" in my success! But alas, by the time I was done with my shower, I had come back to the land of reality. I decided to try on a pair of pants I haven't been able to wear for awhile (a pair that was literally falling off me a year ago, sigh) - if they fit then I would know that at least part of the loss was legit. Yeah...they did not fit.

So, I reluctantly got back on the scale. Somehow, during my shower, I gained back 6 pounds! I stepped off and back on. Another 2 pound gain! Off...on...3 pound gain. Once more...2 pound loss. After doing this dance another moment or two, it seemed to "stabilize" at 201.4, but it is clearly not reliable, so I guess I will be stopping tonight to pick up another new scale. Maybe I will spend more than $10 this time!

I have considered getting one of these but I'm a little afraid that I would end up driving myself crazy doing the math in my head. Anyone have one? What do you think of it? Do you get past doing the calculation and just rely on the total amount lost? I will have to think about this - I am so very tired of seeing that ugly number on the scale!

So if I decide to get one, I guess the next question is...what color? I'm thinking pink, of course!

On a more positive note, last night was a social run at Fleet Feet followed by the mentor meeting for the spring Get Lucky 8k training group. I am so excited to be mentoring this group and having the chance to help and inspire others! Only a few people showed up for the run, and they were all way faster than me, so it turned out to be more of a solo run, BUT I ended up running the entire three miles except for a 2 minute walk after 25 minutes (my C25K Week 6 Run 2). Whoo hoo!!!

I know I have said it before, and if not, I think it on a daily basis...I am just so grateful that I discovered running. It has changed my life. I am definitely a happier, better person for it, and I hope to be able to enjoy it for many, many years to come!

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