Friday, February 5, 2010

Poltergeist in the scale.

I was doing very good with watching what I eat this week and tracking everything as well. I was conscious of the calories I was consuming and my workouts were going OK too. Earlier this week I felt as though I wasn't eating enough since I wasn't feeling great so I added a few calories here and there, still keeping under control and under my calorie goal.

The scale was becoming my friend. This was a feeling that I hadn't had in a while. I was looking forward to stepping on the scale every morning.

Monday: 248.8
Tuesday: 247
Wednesday: 247
Thursday: 246.8

It had all the makings of a good week on the body composition front. There were numbers that I haven't seen in over a decade. I ate OK yesterday and stepped on the scale this morning expecting all sorts of records to be set and thresholds to be busted. I started crafting the acceptance speech from the accolades that I would have awarded myself in my head.

Today: 248.8.

Two pounds up from just yesterday! The profanities going around my brain were endless. Now that I've calmed down I wonder how I could get so annoyed at an inanimate object and I think I figured it out: there must be a poltergeist involved. I'm tempted to call Tanita to see if they offer an exorcism service since I think that my scale is out of the warranty period.

That has to be it.

8 comments:

Jamoosh said...

This is why you should only weigh yourself once a week. You're weight will fluctuate during the week, both up and down, and even if you have been eating right, some things take longer to get through your system.

Julie said...

Oh, I so feel your pain!! I used to weigh myself every day too. Finally, I pretty much said screw the scale and stopped. Actually, I really wanted to run the friggin scale over with my car:) I then just went with how my clothes fit:) A few weeks ago I started a core training session and my trainer made me get on my scale...I had no idea what I weighed but I had lost some weight!! Good luck to you:) Cheer up and have a great weekend!!

hmm114 said...

I totally feel your pain! I'm trying to get out of the habit of weighing myself everyday~ with no luck so far! If I'm up...I HAVE to check the next day to see if things are better. If I was down..I HAVE to check to see if I've lost even more. It's a insane cycle that never ends! I've changed so many things~ one of the main being my daily stopS to McDonalds, I'm exercising, cut down on sugar and carbs and the scale is still my worst enemy!

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RockStarTri said...

Just an update. The poltergeist left and scale returned to what it should this morning. I sure hope the poltergeist isn't a football fan this weekend.

Lisa said...

your scale and my scale have something in common. they like to mess with our heads!

Al's CL Reviews said...

I feel ya! One week in Jan Igained 7 pounds, and the next week I lost 9. And I couldn't blame it on anything..sodium, hormones etc. Keep plugging along.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Yep, mine does the same, I've resigned to not weighing myself *every* day, but I understand your frustration....