Reminder to self: Before starting a new weight loss program, it’s a good idea to ascertain if my scales are actually accurate. Given that I’ve been using the same analog scales for ten years, it’s really quite likely they’re off.
Okay, okay, so I’ll never start a new weight loss program again — I’m doing this one until I hit my goal. But now I know that the right equipment is important.
Last week — and two weeks after I started Weight Watchers — I went to the doctor for a check-up. Of course, I was weighed. When I saw the numbers, knowing what I weighed at home, I demanded a recount — on different scales. It turns out that my old scales at home were six pounds light. Six. Pounds. Light.
I went out this week and bought some spiffy new digital scales. I then went into my online WW account and reset all of my weigh-ins to the correct number.
Oh well, at least I found out now and not months from now when I’ll hopefully be within striking range of my goal.