Retirement is a week filled with Saturdays and Sundays interrupted only occasionally by a holiday.

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Saturday, December 29, 2007

On A Scale Of One To...

Happy belated Christmas to me. My friend JAM and I went out shopping Thursday and what did I decide to buy for myself??? Well I've been talking about buying a new one for months and I've finally gone and done it...I've bought myself a new scale. Yep...a new digital scale. Are you impressed? Here's what it looks like:

Ever since I started my diet months ago, I've wanted a new scale. The one I currently have is the old fashioned dial kind which you can finagle by adjusting the dial up or down. It's just too tempting when the numbers aren't kind to me to move that little pointer back just a wee bit. Now I have a digital scale which won't allow me to do that and which is, according to the packaging, "within .2 lbs accuracy." And I made sure I got one which doesn't have a memory. The last thing I'd want from a "perfect" scale would be to allow Rick to see how much I weigh by pushing the memory button. No way...no how! Oh...and the weight displayed in the photo is not my current weight...trust me.

So where is the new scale? It's sitting in the box on the floor of my den with all the other gifts still to be put away. Today is diet "Weigh-In" day and I'm afraid to step on the new scale. I haven't lost any weight now in weeks (OK, maybe months) and I haven't been a very good dieter during this holiday season so I'm worried that this new accurate scale might reveal a number I don't want to see. So I'm thinking I'll use the old scale this week (just in case) and then open up the new scale as a way to start the new year. Yep...2007 was a pretty good year for me...why ruin it at the end.

8 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

here's to a new year and a new scale!

good luck...

smiles, bee

Lynn said...

I like your way of thinking:~) Do me a favor, and make sure it's still in the box when I get over there.

Jodi said...

what would be nice would be if we could buy a scale that says 127 pounds and then when we step on it we would become 127 pounds!!! that would be nice.

Renee said...

Not what I would have chosen for a birthday gift, but if it makes you happy. I really like my digital scale, but I try to stay away from it as much as possible...especially when I KNOW it's been a bad week.

Happy Birthday!

Linda said...

I like what Jodi said! I have one of the older scales that you were talking about and for the most part it sits under my bathtub so I don't have to look at it. Truth be told, I don't believe in scales but more how things fit as I find the scale to be just way too depressing. Still, it works for a lot of people and I wish you much success with your new digitized version!

Lynne said...

I've put off weighing this week. I'm going to start my week now on Tuesday, so New Year's Day will be a new start. My scale measures in 0.2 increments so I can really keep track of exactly how much I've lost.

New year - new weight loss - you can do it!

the moose buyer said...

you can do it cuz. I love my digital scale because overall it's been very good to me. Not lately though, but I have hopes to lose more this new year. Hum..maybe I do have to start walking. After all, I do have a new Ipod to keep me company.

Patti said...

Our scale broke years ago and I never replaced it.
I'm thinking I should get a digital one like you got...