Well, of course there must be something wrong with my scale! What else could explain it? You can't tell me that I have passed on company birthday cake, ignored the M&Ms dancing around the office, and dutifully took only tiny helpings of the Chinese food provided last Friday for lunch for only .4 pounds! My scale is to blame and that is all there is to it! I went right to Amazon to find a more reliable and trustworthy scale. As I was reading reviews for different scales I began to notice a trend in them. The people that were giving one particular scale negative reviews (there were over 800 positive ones) all seemed mad about one thing - they weren't losing weight. As I began to make fun of them a big ole mirror appeared in front of me. I was no better than they were. I was doing the exact same thing. Maybe it wasn't the scale's fault. Maybe it was just me.
It's hard to admit to myself that I am not getting any younger. My body is changing and with it so is my metabolism. I am just not going to lose weight at the same pace I did even five years ago. At least not with a little extra effort. It's going to take a lot more than just counting points to lose weight this time around. I am going to have to add some serious exercise. Nothing major, just something more than waddling around the lagoon at lunch time.
So, what did I do? Well, instead of buying a new scale I got on my gazelle that has been taunting me for the last year and exercised for 30 minutes. I opted to walk to my friend's party instead of taking the bus. I also decided to put in a little weight training each week to get that metabolism moving along. If that's what it's takes then I am going to do it.
And, the scale? Well, I did end up getting a new one, but that's only to satisfy the shopaholic in me and nothing to do with the diet.