Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Weigh-In Wednesday: Dear Scale, You Suck

Ah, frustration. I just cannot seem to do this right, and I'm not sure why. On Saturday, 1/11, the three year anniversary of my weight loss surgery, I was feeling upbeat and happy about my progress. I took a picture of the scale, with hopeful confidence that this Wednesday's weigh in would win big on the scale:

You go, girl!
I've been back to weighing myself every day, because I decided these 20+ pounds I accumulated from my lowest weight did not magically appear overnight, but were instead a result of my head in the sand scale avoidance. So I knew that the numbers were creeping up, even though I do not consider it fair or accurate. Alright, I suppose it's accurate, at least, haha.

Dear Scale, You Suck.
Well, I am on my period, anyway. It's really not faaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrrrr. And I have to tell you, in a factual here's an effect of weight loss surgery that you may benefit from hearing about way, I continue to have a real problem with constipation. Is this from the sleeve? From my gallbladder removal (I don't think so as I believe the opposite problem is more common)? Just my lucky draw of old woman aging symptoms? I dunno. At any rate, I realize I have been saying for three years "I need to find a way to address this" and I really do. I eat gobs of fresh fruit and veggies. I am super well-hydrated. Ah well. I feel, in all honesty, this is contributory problem to the number on the scale this week.


Big developments on the home front, as G and the kids and me have found a new home. We are all super excited. It's in the neighborhood: this will be my FOURTH address in a one mile radius following my divorce, haha. I tell you, when those kids grow up and throw in my face that I didn't do everything I could for them, I will throw back FOUR ADDRESSES IN A ONE MILE RADIUS SO YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO CHANGE SCHOOLS!

So there.

Anyway, it's a fantastic home with a commensurate rental rate. We will have gobs more space and there are tons of man-cave features for G that have him practically singing with joy in anticipation. My daughter will have her own private luxury bathroom. My sons have a wooded ravine adjacent to the back yard to lose themselves in. The whole family is humming with anticipation and pleasure at the thought of our new home.

For me, it has kitchen cabinets. And counter space. Whoa. I never understood what a luxury this was until I lived the last four years without them (the teeny tiny condo we lived in had a worse kitchen than this one, but not by much).

The move date is a bit ambiguous right now, it will be as early as next weekend or as late as the end of February. We're just trying to hash things out between the two places, as they're doing a bit of work for us on the new place before we move in. It's all very exciting. And stressful. I have been up since 2:30 a.m., suddenly waking with moving organization thoughts and such that kept me up for the rest of the night. I was in good company, though, as when I woke up G said he was laying awake since 1:00 a.m. with the same thoughts, haha. We're both in peak form today, in other words.


  1. Congrats on the new house! I hope the move goes smoothly:)

  2. Maybe you should lose that scale during the move? And lose mine too.

  3. Woohoo - congrats on the new place.

  4. I find that I have a lot of plugged pipes now (since the sleeve) so tht might be the issues, of course, when I drink more watr it gets better. however I've added this canadian product to my diet ( - no that is not a joke - that is what it is called), and boy howdey, does it deliver on its name. You can order it online and have it shipped to your house. Brilliant. Or, you could go and get some chia seeds and hemp hearts from the local "hippy" shop and basically make your own.
    Hurray on the new house, packing and moving is HIGHLY stressfull. But once you are in, its awesome. I love a big kitchen.

  5. You have a new home and a move planned yet you found time to blog? I feel so honored right now. :)

    Congrats on your 3 year and I'm sure the scale will get it's act together soon. LOL I hardly even bother to WEIGH myself during that TOM anymore...not worth the temporary heartache.

  6. I say that it is clear your scale sucks and you are in need of a new one ASAP. Maybe we can set up a donation button for new scales? Mine sucks donkey balls as well.

  7. Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary and your impending move. :) How exciting! Scales suck sometimes. I think this is just part of the normal fluctuation. It seems I never just go down but bounce. The good thing is that it does bounce downward when I do the things I am supposed to do. That said, I haven't weighed in this week. I have been avoiding it.