He//! I’ll give you the bad news first. Get it out of the way.
Pretty object. All clean lines and lovely glass. It holds a dirty secret….and more than just my bad house keeping.
The four round disks on the underside of the scale are the “Pressure Plates”. Standing on the glass with feet planted along the metal rods is how this thing works. Move your feet anywhere along the rods gives a different reading each time we step on the scale. We have found the “sweet” spot that gives a more accurate reading when we get in the same spot. Sort of like taking the best two out of three to make our choice of the days weight.
These “Pressure Plates” are critical in the functioning of this scale. Each plate has a rubber attached to keep it from scratching the floor surface.
You can see the rubber has slipped just a bit on this plate. This is from sliding the scale away from the wall to use it. In so doing we have dislodged the protective rubber. The one that has caused all this befuddlement on our weight loss was on the bottom left pressure plate.
As you can see by the dirty glue spot, the rubber had been way off the Pressure Plate. Thus all the errant weight loss amounts. I knew it had to have been the scale that was malfunctioning.
The reason I knew that is after a weight loss of over 28 pounds for myself my clothes would be looser, which they are only a tiny bit. Not as much as would be had the weight loss been true.
So back to reality. This morning we weighed in. Joe’s initial reading was 289 pounds and mine was 202 pounds. We had a lot of errands to run yesterday and didn’t get home until nearly 6 p.m. and I left dinner decision to him. We ordered out.
Normally we go for the large pizza with extra cheese, plus a side of cheesy breadsticks. This time we ordered a medium pizza, no extra cheese, and salads. Joe was worried this would cause the scale to go reeling back up several pounds.
I still had my doubts about the scale working correctly. Joe picked it up and had a good look at it. He found what was wrong. Why it was giving the inaccurate readings it has been doing. That one rubber foot worked off the pressure plate is the cause of it all. Check your scales and make sure they are in good working order before you get yourself discouraged and abandon this Glycemic Index thing.
Before going on this way of eating I had measured my hips, a whopping 54 inches, and my waist, a huge 47 inches. Today I wrapped the measuring tape around my hips and was delighted to see 52 inches. Progress is indeed being made. My waist was down to 44-1/2 inches. A loss of 2 inches from my hips and 2-1/2 inches from my waist. I just knew there was something wrong with the scale 😦 Boo hoo and crapazoid.
The Good News –
Our REAL weights today are still heartening. Joe began this a little over a week ago at 336 pounds. Today his REAL weight is 325. He has lost only 11 pounds during this week and this is very, very good. So much better than 38 pounds in one week. My weight beginning this Glycemic Index was 236 pounds and today my REAL weight is 230. Again a real loss of 6 pounds as opposed to 28 is so much better for the both of us.
For me, a loss of 6 pounds and 2-1/2 inches of belly fat is something to be celebrated. Not to mention the 2 inches from my hips. These results are with NO EXERCISE at all. None, nada, zip. The only exercise I do is get up from my computer chair or living room chair to march to the bathroom then back.
Poor Joe is so disheartened to see his weight back up in the 300 pound range BUT I’m able to wrap my arms around his belly and my fingers touch. There used to be a gap of several inches when I would sneak up behind him and wrap my arms around him. PLUS he is able to bend over from a standing position and not require a sturdy object to help get him back upright. He can even bend far enough to touch the floor and stand back erect immediately unaided.
For me, these are the REAL results of this Glycemic Index thing. These foods and the smaller portion sizes are tearing up the belly fat on the both of us.
If you are undertaking this way of eating and are not having the crazy weight loss results I’ve been posting daily I sincerely apologize to you. Damn scale. It bums me out too.
I’m totally at fault here and I own this.
Hanging my head – Leslie