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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Scalegate


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.

Workout:

treadmill
62 minutes
485 cals
2.5-2.8 speed
2.0-2.5 incline

1 comment:

Jenn said...

Just some thoughts that might make you feel better- or maybe not. When I am working out a lot and drinking a lot of water (like more than if I wasn't exercising) I will automatically gain some water weight. Is it possible that you might have had a higher sodium intake these past few days, paired with drinking more water and your body trying to hang on to it? I have had this happen to me many times where I will wake up the next day and have gained 3 lbs overnight! Try watching your salt intake these next few days, continue drinking water and working out and I can almost guarantee that you will lose those 6 plus some. Watch the diet soda too (not sure if you drink that.) If you do, I recommend having it around lunch time and just having sparkling (sodium free) water at night. Water weight is sooo sneaky. Working out is only helping you though so do not get frustrated...your body might just be feeling like it needs to hold onto as much as hydration as possible? Just some thoughts...but do not fret...it will all come off.

Also...I hope you aren't weighing yourself after you work out? Because if you are...that is the culprit as well. Weigh yourself first thing in the morning. I am sure you already know this!

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