Thursday, May 13, 2010

Doctor's Scale Victory

Today I saw a post about people lamenting the scale at the doctor's office. I don't really mind it anymore as I no longer avoid scales or find myself afraid of them much.

Today at the doctor's office, I went to go weigh in. In the past it has been mortifying to see those old school scales -- the ones that click further and further to the right, going up in 20 or 50 lbs at a time...but today I have a victory to report. I have been weighing in most mornings at around 238-9 lately. This is first thing, sans clothes, post potty so this is the best things get for me on the weight front. Add clothes, fluids, etc. and the number is bound to go up.

Anyway, today, I went to the doctor and do you know what she guessed I weighed (in the increments of 20)? 180!! Holy crap, a full 60 lbs less than I weigh. I know I have a ways to go, but for someone who weighs people in all day long to think that I weigh that was such a great feeling! I told her "Oh, no, it's closer to 240." She incredulously moved the scale and, sure enough, I weighed in at 242. She let me know by whispering that to me, like I would be mortified and ashamed.

If that girl only knew where I had come from, she would realize that for me 242 is feeling pretty freaking great. I'll take it!

4 comments:

  1. Great job on that Dr. scale! :)

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  2. There is hardly any words on earth that feel as good as a doc misjudging your weight by 60 pounds in the right direction! Woot!

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  3. I love it when the nurses see my previous doctor's visit weight and compare it to the now weight. it's fun. keep it up!

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