A few months ago when I started Weight Starvers, I bought a new scale. It was only $6. It is the kind of scale with the dial... no fancy shmancy buttons that tell me my fat index or my water weight. It is just your average, run of the mill, dial scale.
One day my husband stepped on the scale and said, "This scale is about 6 lbs off. It says I weigh less than I know I do."
I chose to ignore this statement of his for the simple reason that if this scale was telling me I weighed less than what I actually weigh... well then I do not want to know the truth! I prefer to live in weight ignorance thank you very much.
Well, the other day I was in Khol's and they were having a sale on scales. I found the Weight Watcher's scale on a serious sale and decided to buy it. The bells and whistles on this thing are amazing. It not only tells me what my water weight is, but it also tells me how much alcohol I have drank and if I should drive my children to their activities or not. (Just kidding, it doesn't tell me that... but wouldn't that be helpful?) This scale also offers you the option to record your weight so that you can track it. Well... I am not recording anything because I would rather there be no permanent record of my weight for any Joe, Dick or Harry to see. I do not want my husband to ever know just how much I weigh. Some women like to lie aboout their age, I like to lie about my weight. My drivers license says I weigh 127 lbs. That is my story and I am sticking to it. The only downfall to that is if I ever come up missing my husband will tell the police that I am a 5'8'' blond woman who weighs 127lbs. I may never be found, but that is a chance I am willing to take.
Anyway, after I figured out all of the options to my new scale, I hopped on to see if it worked. My husband was right and our old scale was about 6 lbs off. That means I am 6 lbs. heavier on this scale-the accurate scale, than on my old cheap lying scale. Damn.
As if that wasn't enough punishment, I was looking through a magazine and saw the ad for the new season of America's Next Top Model. They have one token plus model as usual. Do you know what size jeans she wears? Are you ready for this one? She wears a size 8!
What is this world coming to?