Saturday, February 28, 2009

What do YOU know? You're just a stupid machine.

I picked up my flash new scales yesterday. I haven't been able to get the old ones to tell me anything useful all week, just Lo...Lo...Lo... Ah, if only that was an analysis of my weight! So I was interested to see what this morning's weigh-in would tell me.

I woke up and thought to myself I feel heavier today. No, I'm not mental, but I can just tell when I'm holding extra fluid. Earlier in the week, I noticed how thin my fingers were - but this morning, they were definitely less boney. Given that I've been complaining since Wednesday about sore boobs (AND sore pecs; nice combination - Not!), I can be fairly sure that my usual hormonal fluid gain is happening.

So I stepped onto the fancy new scales and got: 58.8. Hmm. Just where I was last weekend. *shrugs* Oh-kay, there's a starting point. I expect to see that number decrease over the next week.

These scales are the kind that not only give you body fat readings, but muscle and water as well. I've blogged quite a few times about the accuracy (or lack of) of these gadgets, so I won't re-hash old ground now. But I was mildly amused to see my alleged BF reading: 32%. *rolls eyes*

Once upon a time, the lack of weight loss and the high BF number would have put me in a bad mood. Now, I laugh and flex my biceps in the bathroom mirror. Works for me.


ss2306 said...

I'm an ab pose girl myself these days. But biceps flex would be great (if I had bigger!). I think my scales are telling me 18% bodyfat at the moment - as if! Isn't it great when we know better and just laugh.

Anonymous said...

Pft to the scales Kek - it's just a "tool" nothing more! Keep that unreal headspace!!! I think you are going fabulously - oh and i must say i'm a bit of a show off when it comes to the guns LOL

Kek said...

Yeah, I know I'm doing all the right things, so the results are happening. It just doesn't always show up on the scales straight away.

If I had to guess, I'd say my BF is about 10% lower than that...

Just for fun, I might do a check this afternoon, when hydration levels are higher than first thing in the morning. Bet it's still way off.

Kathryn said...

My scales do bf and hydration % but I've forgotten which one is which, makes it hard to be happy if one of them goes down!

LizN said...

Here's the trick - measure yourself at night - and take 5% off to adjust to "athletic mode". It's fairly accurate.

I come out at about 20% on a good day :)

Kek said...

Thanks Coach - will do!

Unknown said...

scales at the gym ask for age and height. Whooohooo- if I put my age in much younger I have much less body fat apparently!! oh to be 25 again!@ lol You gotta take these instruments with a dash of salt!

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