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I ended up ordering a new scale, which arrived yesterday - in the nick of time - because I wanted one that would give me more information than just weight. While I know the body fat measurements done through electrical impedence are not as accurate as other measures, I still wanted an idea. The scale I ordered gives weight, body fat percentage and water percentage. It also appealed to me because it has an "athletic" mode for super fit people. While that is not me - yet - it is Mr. Helen. Or at least that's what I thought. I have always known that his body fat is low simply because you can't really "pinch an inch" anywhere on him but he's not skinny - the man is 5'10" and weighs 185ish.
Let me just say that if you need an ego boost or to not feel like bird doo doo on the ground, DO NOT set the scale up and weigh/measure your Very Fit Husband first. He jumped on - at the end of the day - with his gym shorts on, and the scale said 185.6. OK so maybe he's 184 nekkid in the morning. Then it flashed his body fat percentage - 11.2. Are you freaking kidding me? Get on that again!11.2. Again!11.2.
So, so SO UNFAIR! This man eats butter by the Tablespoon full, he eats a GIANT bowl of ice cream every single night!! If I let him, his main food groups would consist of hamburgers, brats, chicken wings, spaghetti with sausage and meatballs and pizza for goodness sake!!!
Decide now: laugh or weep hysterically. Because you know darn well your reading isn't gonna be pretty. The plain truth is, you can't fight genetics and honey, let me tell you, I ain't got 'em.
I knew I had to face the music but decided I'm not going to even check the body fat thing until I lose around 5 pounds. I don't want to feel any worse than I already do. So my weigh in this morning was an adventure because the new scale flashes the weight. So there I was feet on taking photos furiously trying to get one that would show the number. This required around a dozen shots and me getting off and on twice because, of course, every time I'd shoot, I'd get the blank screen then it would flash. OY! Anway, here you go:
Which would be a 5.4 pound GAIN from my last weigh in two weeks ago. That is absolutely ridiculous because there is NO WAY I overate 19,600 calories! There is also no way it's water weight. This is simply "Different Scale Syndrome." What it does mean is that I have to treat this like a new start for my challenges, which sort of sucks but I'm not going to let it rock my world.
Speaking of Challenges, I have joined with around 25 other bloggers to take part in Biz' 101 Days of Summer Challenge. This challenge started Memorial Day and goes through Labor Day. It's very cool because not only did participants pick their own goals, but can change them even weekly!
My goals for that challenge are:
Track food, even on my relaxing day. The reason is because my second goal is
Consume no more than 11,200 calories over a 7 day period
Burn at least 2500 calories through exercise
I'd like to lose (at least) 8 pounds and do one road race!
That's a nice mix of short and long term goals, I think.