Thursday, March 18, 2010

I instantly gained two pounds!

After recently reading "Racing Weight" by Matt Fitzgerald I decided to buy a better scale to track my efforts to get skinnier in 2010. My plan backfired. Right out of the box, my new scale reads almost two pounds heavier than my old bathroom scale. WTF! I just started and I am already two pounds in the hole!

My new fancy-schmancy body composition scale

Now, I realize that as long as I use the same scale moving forward it is all relative but the mental blow has already been dealt. Not only does the new scale read "heavier" than my old scale, it puts me over my personal "you are too heavy" threshold of 170 lbs. And don't even get me started on the body fat % number it is showing me. Ugh.


Vito said...

Oh man! I'm with you on this one. I won't even buy a scale because I know that I'm at least 12 lbs!!! over where I want to be. It's demoralizing.

I hate the thought of giving up my pale ale, but it may be my only recourse.

Thom said...

When did you weigh yourself? The most accurate way to determine your "true" body fat percentage is to jump on the scale when you wake up. Even then it will vary day to day based on what you ate the prior evening. Initially, it can be disconcerting, but a great tool in the long term. Good Luck!