Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Scale

For future reference, don't be chintzey when buying a scale because the weight gods apparently don't like a cheapskate.

Last week I ordered a scale off of Target.com. I went for the cheapest one that was at least semi-aesthetically pleasing. And by that I mean it would probably just blend into the background in the bathroom. It came yesterday and I freaked when I stepped on it.

240.

No. No no no. Wrong wrong wrong.

First off, the heaviest I've been is 235 and that was 4 years ago when I was sunk in depresssion. Second, if I weighed 240 I seriously doubt any of my clothes would fit me at all. My skinny minnie roommate then came and stepped on it and when it registered at 155 she gave a little yelp and said, "Uh, yeah, that's broken." (We'll just overlook for right now that 155 is my goal weight and that she's 3 inches taller than me).

So $15 is apparently not enough to fork over for a scale and to expect it to work.

6 comments:

Laura Bora from Bufadora said...

I had a crap broken scale and sucked it up and spent $45 on a "Thinner" model that allegedly can tell me my bodyfat percentage and how "hydrated" I am. I attempted to program it but I don't think I have the patience for the fancy stuff.

It's very accurate with my weight though...a little too much. No vague needles - it's all digital.

I was at my Doctor's on Fri and stepped on his bathroom looking scale and it said 235 -- when my scale at home said 242. I said "There's no way I lost 7 pound today" and he took me over to the official doctor scale and indeed, I had not.

For a second I was really psyched. Messed up scales burn both ways!

Kelly said...

What scale did you get? Turns out the body fat monitor I ordered is a piece of poo as well so I'm sending that back. An all in one would be handier.

Anonymous said...

Um, did you reset the scale with the little dialy thing? You can use hand weights as a standard of measure. (Or, once, I used a pot roast.)

Kelly said...

Well, I haven't taken it back yet so I can try it with one of my hand weights. But I did try to calibrate it according to the instructions on the scale box. I just think it's wrong.

snackiepoo said...

I have the Tanita scale made for Jenny Craig and it is never wrong and I love it.

It is here:
http://tinyurl.com/zaf2f

Anonymous said...

Oh Kelly, you are so fun! I found your site from Miss Nem's site. But how cool that someone's seriously upfront about their weight and what a giant pain it is to lose it. Most guys and bone skinny girls just don't understand. I have 40 pounds to lose and more motivation now. Thanks. I'm going to sign up for that aerobics class I've been procrastinating right now!