Read my hips

By Mir
January 15, 2010

It’s Friday, and that means I’m over at Five Full Plates with support and inspiration for this whole “getting fit” thing.

Or maybe I’m just gnashing my teeth and rending my garments.

Or maybe I’m still coming to terms with the reality that it may be time to pony up and buy a decent scale. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good scale that’s not too pricey?

Alternatively, does anyone have some chocolate they’d like to give me? I’m just trying to keep my arteries clear, people.


  1. Boston Mamas

    Ha! Just wanted to weigh in (no pun intended) and advocate against scales. I know that a lot of people like the quantification aspect but I hate them (probably residual baggage from a crappy ex-boyfriend who nearly drove me to an eating disorder). Instead, I go with how clothes are fitting as my metric. I’m one of the inaugural Shredheads and few things were sweeter than fitting back into pre-baby jeans and skirts. -Christine

  2. Nicki

    Target. Biggest Loser scale. Works really well, as long as the kitties haven’t wedged stuff under it. Then, there’s that moment where I go, “Yay! I lost ten pounds last night! Only…hmmm, I don’t look lighter…” But I’m sure Licorice is perfect and would never wound your ego in such a way…

  3. RebeccaF.

    Delurking to ask if you have tried the sublingual B vitamin supplement. My mom sent it to me for Christmas as I am married with five kids and a full time job. For me, the side benefit of the supplement is decreased appetite. More energy and less appetite – win win!

  4. Katie in MA

    @Boston Mamas: Shredheads – love it!

    But I also love my scale. Even though it hasn’t moved. And I’m fitting into smaller sizes (yes, plural – go me!). One day, ONE DAY, it will move.

  5. alexa

    I’m not again scales…I weigh once a week when I’m trying to lose weight. (like now..) But you should take your measurements too. That way you’ll have a little more reward. Usually one or the other goes down and if both shrink then hooray celebrate.

    Hang in there. I know it is super frustrating when you work so hare and nothing happens.

  6. Pam

    Don’t know if you have a Wii, but the Wii Fit weighs you, gives you body mass and also shows you your balance. If not, I picked up a good scale at Walmart for $25. It is digital and seems very reliable. After both a heart attack and heart failure I must weigh in every day and I find it comforting (but I’m older now and wiser??) Good luck!!!!

  7. Kai

    I have a digital weight watchers scale I got from Target that does the trick!

  8. Wendy 2

    I have the digital weight watchers scale from Target also. Works well. I read your post and I have to admit that I think you are eating too little calories also. I have done that myself and never would have believed it until I started eating a bit more.

  9. Kate @ And Then I Was a Mom

    Tanita scales do pretty well in Consumer Reports, and I’m pretty pleased with mine. At least in the morning, when I’m naked and unfed. I am NOT pleased with it when it’s 11:00 p.m. and I have just inhaled a bag of chocolate chips.

    In other news, “rending garments” is so much better than saying “letting out the waist,” isn’t it?

  10. Tracy

    I hate scales…but I do have some chocolate I’ll share.

  11. Karen

    Scales are unnecessary… how do you feel in your clothes? How do you look in the mirror? The number does not matter. That’s all in the mind. Don’t waste the money.

  12. Karen

    …and… OhMahGAH!!.. have you ever tried Organic Meltdown bar chocolate?.. swiss organic 38% cocoa, and every bar saves a tree!… There sits one before me right now.

  13. Valarie

    Another recommendation for Tanita. I’ve had mine for six years. Every morning when I step on (yes, I weigh EVERY day – it’s what works for ME) it tells me I’m 39, the age that I was when I bought it. Gotta love a scale that lies about your age. Now if I could just program it to lie about my weight!

  14. Sasha

    I can’t remember if you have the Wii Fit or not but it weighs you and everything else. Really. It’s better than the scale I own.

    All my cats and dogs have a profile too and it weighs them. (Yeah, I procrastinate and screw around too when I should be doing, um…other things. lol)

  15. Julie in Austin

    I have the glass weight watchers scale as well and I like it. It is also available at Costco, which is handy if you ever need to do a return. I don’t remember the price, but I think it was very reasonable.

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