Weigh-Ins are on MONDAYS - Updated July 3, 2017

Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Monday, January 9, 2012

R.I.P. Mr. Dependable

Well, it's official.

Mr Dependable (my scale) was no longer accurate and promptly gave up the good fight yesterday.

So, I have a new scale in my life.

Meet Mr. Dependable 2.0:

He tells me all kinds of things that I don't really want to know like my hydration level and bone mass.  At least he's got a pretty blue screen.  I'll show his lovely blue face to you on Friday's weigh-in.

PS: Did you see me over on Facebook trying on some size 22W pants at Target? It provided me with some perspective and a reminder of how much smaller I am now.  I think I am getting used to my size small tops and petite size 6 jeans.  I just never, ever want to take my smaller size for granted.


  1. Did you ever imagine you would be in that size? I see so many who are down in single digit sizes... and I find it hard to believe I will ever be in single digit anything. I guess I think back to when I was around 150 and I was a size 10/11 juniors... It just makes me wonder if it changes once your older. Lol.

    Can't wait to see your new blue screen on your scale.

  2. whoa, does that thing come with an instruction manual! NICE! I can't wait to not be in my fatty 22's happy Monday!

  3. Just FYI...the BF%, bone mass and hydration levels on those scales are nowhere near accurate, as in not even worth looking at. I have that scale and it says by body fat % is 25%...my personal trainer measured it with calipers at 13.4%. The extra "information" it provides isn't worth a dime.

  4. I doubt I will ever be a size 6 in my life, but I am thrilled for you! :) Love the new scale BTW!

  5. Nice scale. We want the silly things to be accurate, of course. I saw your Facebook page with the size 22 pants. Amazing. :)

  6. I would love to have a scale that told me all of that information. But then again, maybe I don't wanna know!

    I saw the picture on facebook and all I can say is WOW, great job!

  7. Yay! Welcome to the party Mr. Dependable 2!

    I don't know about the accuracy of the other readings that Norma was talking about, but I do enjoy watching my fat % going down each week. *shrug* I'm sure as long as you aren't putting down official documents that Mr. Dependable 2 says that you are such and such fat % then you're probably fine.

  8. http://www.consumerreports.org/health/healthy-living/home-medical-supplies/why-cr-doesnt-test-body-fat-scales/overview/body-fat-scales.htm

    The only 100% accurate way to measure body fat is full body water immersion (displacement). Close behind is Bod Pod (air displacement) - http://www.cosmed.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1364&Itemid=420
    and close enough is the test I have my trainer do every three months, with calipers that measure skin folds on 14 areas on my body and are attached to a computer and a scale so there's no way to fudge the measurements/numbers.

    The way the at-home scales work is very unreliable and affected by too many variables. However, if you see the # consistently going down you are losing fat ... the # itself may not reflect your true fat % of your body composition, but it's an indicator you are losing fat...same as if your scale was inaccurate at calculating your weight, the # it displays would still be a lower one if you lost pound, even if it's not your real weight. I don't use my weight watchers scale anymore after seeing how off it was from the caliper test, and BMI charts are useless as well.

  9. Size 6?! O-M-G!!! You're amazing!! True inspiration in this journey. Thank you for sharing how POSSIBLE this is. A size 22 seems pretty scary compared to your new size. I look forward to one day buying single digit size jeans =D

    My surgery is this Wednesday!!! (insert panicked scream here)

  10. I have the same scale and really like it. Unlike what others experience, I never see different weights if I hop off, let it turn off, then hop back on. The # is the same. I like that. I like that I can just tap it to turn it on, too. ;)