Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Stuck on the "Zero"

Oh the needle bounces, trying to decide whether to stay or move. Finally when it comes to rest, I see it stuck firmly on The Number That Ends in Zero. Oh, how it wanted to break through and slip on down to a "9" or maybe even an "8". But no. Not today.

Today it says to me "try again. Keep up the effort. Eat your veggies."

I wince, but I know it is right, this strange-talking scale needle. I take in its message. And then as I turn to go get dressed for the day, I stop, turn, stare at it and wonder if this chatty machine has been looking at me in my underwear. I go back and give it a kick for good measure.

9 comments:

Michelle said...

Do the scales have eyes? I never thought of that. Yeesh... No wonder mine is moody.

OK then, I lost 1lb this week. And just in case the totals get updated (:P) Mine is 26.

I am happy with my 1lb. I got razzed at WW because I take off my jewelry before I weigh in. So all I heard was that the ONLY reason I lost 1lb is because of my jewelry. Whatever. I take it off every week. So what's the difference? I lost a pound and am damn happy about it too.

Congrats Trixie! Stay with it and you will see those new numbers next week. :)

Michelle said...

The turnout is getting smaller...and smaller as the weeks pass.

*hangs her head down low...kicks a rock"

Trixie said...

I miss our friends. I hope they check in soon, even if it's to take a pass. Michelle, you are doing amazingly well. I think I now have my head on straight, at least for this week. Yesterday I went to the grocery store and made only wise purchases. Good stock of vegetables and a couple of whole chickens to use this week. Also some tilapia filets, one of which I had last night for supper. When I am well stocked, I do much better. Don't we all? After all, if the good fuel is handy and the bad fuel is not, don't we do what we should?

TECH said...

I forgot, but I'm still here. I promise to weigh tomorrow. I will also nag Crystal to post, too. I've been so involved in my computer problems that I haven't really thought of much else. In fact, notice how I brought it up again here. I might need help. No, not mental help, I meant financial help! :)

TECH said...

And our scales don't have eyes! They better not because -- gulp -- I weight in the bathroom -- totally naked! Yikes!

Michelle said...

Thanks Trixie. I am trying really hard. I have my slip ups each week, but I give myself that. Otherwise, I think I would be too tempted. You have to give a little in order to get.

Tilapia is yummy. I am finding that the more I keep the healthy stuff in my fridge, the more I find that I can make just as yummy meals from them, as I did the other. It's just a change of lifestyle, cliche...but so true. And because my fridge is stocked, I don't have to make any last minute trips to get dinner when I am most likely going to stop at fast food for convenience versus making something from home.

Michelle said...

LOL Tech...

CrystalDiggory said...

Well, I worked Tuesday night and stayed up to run errands then collapsed into bed. I wasn't too worried because I knew I was getting my annual physical done today and they would weigh me at the doctor's and I would just count that. Well. According to the doctor's scales I am two pounds over my starting weight. I hate the doctor's scales. Although, if I go by his scales this week and my scales next week, I predict a big drop! :)

Trixie said...

Crystal, don't pay much attention to the numbers from a different scale. It's always best to rely on one scale and its idiosynchrocies as much as possible. I bet you DO see a huge loss when you go back to your own scales.