Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 16 - my scale, the liar

Either my scale is a liar, or I have gained 2 lbs in a day.

I suppose it's possible that I've gained 2 lbs in one day, but I don't think it's very likely. Now, while I was on vacation this summer, I guarantee you that there were days that I gained 2 lbs, eating fried po' boy sandwiches and crabcake eggs benedict (with the hollandaise, thank you very much) and ice cream for dessert. But yesterday? I didn't even exceed my self-imposed 1285 calorie limit. No, I didn't exercise yesterday... but really? 2 lbs?

So this leads me to believe that my scale is a liar. It is toying with me, playing games to mess with my mind. Both days I weighed myself after a shower, with the same thing on, in the morning. So what's the deal?

This makes me sad, because I think it means that I haven't really lost 3 and 1/2 lbs after all. Have you ever had your scale lie to you? Should I get a new one?


  1. I think it's a natural part of weight fluctuations. That happened to me this looked like I gained about 3 lbs overnight, but then two days later I was back to where I had been. It's pretty normal, from what I hear. But if it keeps happening, you probably should invest in a different scale.

  2. Good to know, LL! Today it was more normal, thank goodness! Whew!