Friday, December 14, 2007

New Scale

Well I did just as I wrote...went out a purchased a new scale (thanks MB, I got the one you linked me too!). Its a Tanita which, from what I have gathered, is about the best. It also measures body fat as well as body water % which is really interesting. Only put me out about 40 bucks at Bed Bath and Beyond, and I also got 20% off because some nice woman handed me her extra coupon. I thought that was really nice, and a good sign this was the scale that was meant to be. Kindness in people is a wonderful thing. It actually made me a lot happier in return.

So I took the scale in and got on LAWL's scale first, said 180.2. Got on the Tanita, and it says 180.2!! It seems to be pretty accurate. I will take Scale Junkies advice and make sure its exactly on the tile and not on the grout. Im also glad that the scale I bought yesterday was wrong, and I did lose weight this week (even if its not a lot). Right now I am 44% water..I better get that up! now if you would like a good laugh, there is a function that tells you what health range you are classified as. Well here is what mine is called...."Overfat". Not overweight as I would maybe prefer to be classified..nope. OVERFAT. lol. that gave me a good laugh.

I almost started crying at the center as I was saying goodbye to Danielle. While the center is still open for another week, she said they may not even stay open as they have no products left to sell and most customers are coming in to get things and then leave. So I may not see her again and that was really sad. Regardless of how I feel now about LAWL, it did help me to lose weight and I am forever thankful for that.

At this point, I do have faith that I can do this. At least I will try. I guess that is all I can really say at this point. That I have come this far and I am not giving up.

To inspire me to never go back, I am taking a pic (a bad one because Im doing it) as I am now at 180.4, the cusp of 179 (which I have wanted to get to all week). I dont ever want to go over 180 again. I cannot go back.

At 226 pounds in 2004

At 180 pounds in 2007

I will never go back to the "before".


Chubby Chick said...

You look absolutely great, girl! You should be so proud of yourself! :)

Scale Junkie said...

WOW! You look fabulous!! I love your new scale, how nice of someone to share their extra coupon with you. I'm so proud of you and your accomplishments are such an inspiration!

Mary needs a cooler name... said...

I agree, "fabulous" is the word!
It's smart of you to put the before and current pictures up, so you can feel encouraged by how far you've come. Certainly I find it encouraging. Okay, when I lose 40 pounds, I'll put up photos. Honest.

Once Upon A Dieter said...

Look at you!!!!! You look GREAT!!! I love seeing these transformations. Give a gal HOPE. :)

Keep going.

I love my Tanita scale. I had the one you bought, but I found it unstable at 280. So, I got a wider, flatter one, and that one's great for my big frame. Comfy and accurate. Love Tanita.

Enjoy your new scale and the 170's :)

The Princess

Teale said...

The progress pictures are amazing! I must be behind in reading you b/c LAWL is closing? I gotta catch up... what the heck!