Saturday, January 15, 2011

Words I never thought I'd say: I love scales

This week I went to the doctor for a checkup. I loathe going to the doctor. Despise it. Of course, that's not uncommon, but I was at a point the night before where I was hoping the world would end so that I wouldn't have to go. Extreme, I know. But I went, and SURPRISE SURPRISE, I weigh way less than I thought I did. Not going to get into numbers here, but what I thought and what was real was a 40 pound difference. Though if I'm being totally honest, more like a 17 pound loss since the last time I went to the doctor (well over a year ago).

You see, when husband worked offshore, I would eat fast food, because who wants to cook for one? Then he would come home, and we'd eat out the whole time, because rig food is terrible. Now, we eat like normal people, at home most of the time and out occasionally. Do I miss having McDonald's for breakfast several days in a row? I guess not, since it didn't occur to me that we stopped doing that until last week.

Perhaps if I had owned a scale, my weight loss would not have been such a shock, so last night we went out and bought one, and it's my new favorite toy. But what is it about finding out you lost weight that makes you want to eat a large pizza? Because you afford to now, you know? Maybe that's just me.


Sophia the Writer said...

When I was dieting last year, I weighed myself every day. EVERY DAY. It was a morning strip'n'weigh.

This is because I'm the type that needs to see improvement fast, need it now! Our scale is electronic so it shows in increments of 2 ounces, so I could see myself literally dropping 4 ounces every day. That was the encouragement I needed.

H.E.A.T.H.E.R said...

THAT is AWESOME!!!! I'm like Sophia! I like to watch my weight on the daily so i can keep myself on check! a year ago i lost 50lbs! and I'm trying to lose about 30 more... but way to go!!!! its all that hula hoopin!!!

Papa Escobar said...

Has husband been for a check-up recently? Oh, maybe I keep my trap shut. Papa-in-law is overdue for Proud of you. Keep up the good work.