The importance of a good weighing scale!!!!!
A new digital scale produces a horrid discovery....plus the usefulness of additional scale measures like body fat. My body stats are now updated :(
Date: 9/19/2005 11:43:22 PM ( 18 y ) ... viewed 2180 times
Wow, this is really eye opening!
I had listed my weight as 165 pounds in my previous post. For my height range that's obese, but I thought I was doing well since my all time high was 170. I thought over this last 2 weeks I lost 5 lbs.
Well guess what.....my actual weight is 175. ARGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
Turns out my weighing scale was bad. I had suspected something was not right with it, which is why I went and purchased a really good $60 digital scale today (can't really afford it, but I'm viewing this as in investment in my health). It can tell everything from body fat to hydration. I opened it just now and tried it out....and almost had a heart attack in the process.
My old scale (a cheaper $10 analog model) used to get 'stuck' sometimes, and a little shake would loosen it up. However, I thought the weight wouldn't be off by more than a couple pounds. It is absolutely horrifying finding you are much more obese than you thought!
So anyway, here are my stats the new scale produced:
Weight: 175.7 lbs
Body Fat: 38% (Should be 25 - 30)
BMI: 38 (Should be well below 30)
Hydration: 45% (Should be above 55%)
Sigh....looks like I have to work extra harder now.
But the bright spot is I'm finding the additional scale stats extremely useful....like the hydration. It seems I'm actually dehydrated when I've thought the opposite. My 8+ glasses of water a day are not paying off :(
That explains my crackly skin. Anyone got ideas on how to increase hydration levels?
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