Losing Weight; Finding Men
"Never make someone a priority in your life when you are just their option."
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Pounds lost: 5 lbs
Pounds to go: 46 lbs
Yes. A SIX POUND GAIN. Would anyone like to try to explain this one to me? In the past week I've walked NINE miles more and faster than I ever would have in the previous 6 months. I've increased my heart rate while exercising according to the national standards. I was doing the right thing or so I thought. I am so miserable right now, I think I might throw the scale out the window. This news comes just after 3 people told me on separate occasions yesterday that I looked good and that I looked like I was losing weight. I am so upset, and I'm not sure anything can calm me.
I'm also really really angry at the multi-billion dollar diet industry right now. Why? Because I can't find an accurate scale. I purchased one, a Taylor Precision scale and it could not give an accurate reading, not the first time, second time, third time, etc. I brought it to the gym and measured the free weights on it. It was off anywhere from 1.6 lbs to 3.5 lbs and never the same measurement twice for the same weight. I'm sorry but WHAT THE FUCK is that about?! Of course I can return it and get my $ back. That's not the issue. The issue is they're a product that has ONE purpose, to accurately weigh people, and it cannot even do that! And I bet most people NEVER question it. Sure maybe 1.6 lbs isn't a huge deal in the big picture of a healthy life. But it matters to me.
I also took my "old" scale to the gym. It was accurate every time that it lit up. Health-o-meter brand. Hard to find around here. But it didn't always light up. So, I don't know what that means. If the battery is low, it is supposed to say Err. Maybe I will try to replace the battery.
So anyway, today's weight is with the old scale. And it isn't good news. And I don't know why. Did I mention I'm really upset? Exercise was supposed to help me, not hurt me. That's the only thing I can think of, because I haven't gone off into carb intoxication, but after seeing this number, I certainly want to. I've checked the calendar and I'm not even PMSing! There is no reason that I can understand for this gain.