I’ve been weighing in every week using an old set of scales that was left in this house when we moved in. I knew they weren’t the most accurate scales, but I adjusted it manually each time before weigh in trying to help the poor thing out.
Finally, today I bought a new set. A fancy new digital one. It’s sleek, made of glass and is shiny and brand new. Sort of reminds me of how I’ve been feeling lately having dropped a few pounds!
I opened them up in the kitchen and each kid had their turn stepping on the ‘forbidden’ glass. Faith exclaimed, “But Mom, It’s glass! You want me to stand on it?”
Finally they said, “Mom, it’s your turn!”
I had already weighed this morning, so I wasn’t going to weigh again. Especially being fully dressed with a coat and boots, but they insisted, so I stepped on.
The numbers flashed a few times and finally locked in on a number that was 5 KILOS MORE than what the old scale said this morning!! (that’s over a 10 pound difference!)
My heart sank….the old scales were wrong…bad wrong! I’ve been living a lie. Believing I weigh 10 pounds less than what I actually weigh. My goal was getting so close. Now it’s like I have to start over again….I’m drowning my sorrows in a banana split. I’m gonna do it I tell ya…and you can’t stop me!! By the time you read this it’ll be all over but the crying.