Weigh-Ins are on FRIDAYS - Updated January 13, 2017

Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Hit my goal weight on December 17, 2010:

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.

10 comments:

  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.

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  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!

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  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.

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

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

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  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!

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  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.

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  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.

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  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)

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  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. ;)

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