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Phony weight loss? 15 pounds

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

I don't have a scale yet, after wandering the world for 12 months. So, when I visited my friend in a rehab center a few weeks ago, I weighed myself on their balance scale which was in the hallway. I've used these since I was a kid and I know how to move the weights and get the correct weight. It said 235. I was disappointed, but resolute. I had been eating (slowly) all the bad stuff in my fridge and not replacing it. I thought I had gained a lot, but hey!

So yesterday when the doctor said I was only 2 pounds up from my last visit in September, I was surprised. I had seen her then about my illness when I landed in Costa Rica--chronic heart failure and mastoiditis AKA the earache from hell. The earache and fever were so bad that I was left deaf in one ear. It's not fun, but I can deal with it. The chronic heart failure makes me tire easily, sweat profusely and I'm subject to fluid retention. I think that may have accounted for my bloated weight when I weighed myself between doctor's visits.

I'm glad I'm not that far behind, but I also dodged a bullet. But I'm still here, still working on losing weight. Who wants a fat corpse? emoticon
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    1812 days ago
    Water weight can vary a lot from day to day also. I have been struggling with gaining and eating out of control also. I am trying to find my motivation again. Good luck to both of us going forward.
    1814 days ago
    Weight varies from scale to scale - glad your dr's office is more cooperative than your friend's rehab place!
    1814 days ago
    Scales don't always weigh the same and some are totally out of calibration! I showed my doctor how 'off' one of their scales was simply by weighing on each of them within a few minutes. Turns out they hadn't gotten their scale balanced in years!
    1814 days ago
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