Something about it just feels different...

So business first: I absolutely hate it when I'm in a groove running on the elliptical, 50 minutes in, and someone comes to the gym, a...

So business first:

I absolutely hate it when I'm in a groove running on the elliptical, 50 minutes in, and someone comes to the gym, and BLASTS the volume on the TVs such that I can't even hear my own music.  I will not go deaf in the pursuit of my own health.  It cheeses me even more that people don't ask "hey, is it okay if I increase the volume" or "can you still hear your music?"  What makes their workout more important than mine? It completely derails me.  I spent the last 10 minutes just so unfocused because I had the news being pumped into my brain.  I was so upset that when the hour was over, I went into the ladies room, washed my face, and went back to the elliptical to "re-do" the last 10 minutes.


Okay... so the point of this post.  Before my run I jumped on the scale at the gym--it's one of those old fashioned Doctor's scales -- nothing fancy or digital about it.

Normally I just slide the big weight over to 200 and then have it.  This morning I slid it over to 200 and... it was too heavy...even with my sneakers on!

I blinked my eyes (as it was before 6 a.m. and wanted to make sure i was doing it correctly).  Yep. Doing it all correctly.... and I had to slide the big weight down to 150 and work up from there.

It felt so differently than when I stand on a digital scale.  It was almost like a validation that I am indeed under 200, and have been for 3 weeks, because that scale said so.

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11 comments

  1. That is awesome. those old school scales freak me out as they are so real if you know what I mean but you are right, also a good validation when you are moving down the scales!

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  2. Moving down the scales...sounds sooooo good.

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  3. That's so cool. What an awesome feeling that must have been.

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  4. That is my first goal....below 200... only seen it once (after surgery) since 1998. CONGRATS!!! You are such an inspiration..love reading your posts.

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  5. Congrats on the loss - that's awesome!
    Rae
    xo

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  6. That is awesome!

    I invested in a X trainer a little while ago. It is just the same at home, I have my music on, hit a stride and my daughter awakes and demands the wiggles or something go on the tv lol

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  7. That makes me want to jump on ebay and buy one of those scales.

    Congrats! You totally earned it!

    -jafg

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  8. Yay! That is fabulous, congratulations!!!

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  9. Ariel: Thank you!!

    Traci: When I first dipped below 200 it was when i was really sick (and then I quickly went back over 200). But I'm not gonna lie, totally cried like a baby.

    lafngirl: meet me on the other side! We'll have a party!

    Raegun: do you carry lasers? I totally see that...

    Katie: Thank goodness my cats don't have opposable thumbs, I'd be screwed.

    jafg: I'm sure there are more accurate scales out there. But there's something so clinical about them that makes them seem official, right?

    KyokoCake: don't tell anyone, but i totally had a cupcake as my "reward" -- how backwards is that?

    Midori: Thank you!!

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