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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mounting the Scale

On New Year's Day I weighed 244.2.  Yesterday I weighed 243.  So imagine my surprise when this morning the scale showed "241.4."  I was so flipping excited I hopped off, grabbed my cell phone (camera) and hopped back on, only to see it say "244."  I got off and back on.  "243.2"  Off and on again... "243.2."  I waited 2 minutes and got back on.  "243.2."  Hmmmmm.

Next I tried the "gingerly alight" approach.  After tapping the scale once with my right foot, and using only the ball of my right foot, I placed it midway on the scale...oh so gently.  I followed with the ball of my left foot and then slowly let both heels down until I was standing evenly.  "243.2." Sonofa.....

I relayed this story to my BFF (remember, my best fat friend) and we laughed and laughed.  It seems we both have our own little private superstitions about how to mount and dismount the scale for optimum results! (I know I blogged about it once before, but it's just so funny to me, and I keep on doing it.)

Let's face it.  Some of us have developed some rather hilarious routines related to our bathroom scale.

Another friend told me today that might work for the old scales, but that the digital ones require you to hop on  and get solid footing quickly.  Who knew?  All these decades of Scale Ballet techniques are hard to break!  But I'll try.

Speaking of which, how many of us wake up, go pee, then rush to the scale immediately?  The other day I got up, tinkled, went into the kitchen and had a couple of sips of water to wash down some medicine, THEN remembered the scale.  I'll be darned if I'll get on the scale after a few sips of water...the process was RUINED, I tell ya!  lol

Anyway, I just thought I'd share my scale thoughts.  I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one with funny scale superstitions, habits, and methods.  I may be one of the few, however, who openly admits it.



  1. LOL! I thought I was the only one. I find putting more pressure on my right foot gives me a more "accurate" reading on my scale. My scale and I have a love-hate relationship though. Right now we are avoiding each other. Thanks for the laugh!

  2. I have big tiles in my bathroom and the scales have to be on a single tile. I don't really have a get on technique but I do have the first thing in the morning get up, tinkle and weigh in the raw routine. I have the same response if I have a sip of water. Still I figure that routine has me comparing apples with apples every time.
    I also always weigh myself twice as I have had the scale play games with me too where they have shown me several different weights within seconds of each other. Two the same I figure it is behaving.

  3. I know all about scale rituals! I won't get on if my hair is wet!

    Coolnanny from the "Q"


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