You might notice something new in my weigh in photo... Yes, it's a new scale! The last couple weeks I've noticed some major inconsistencies with my "old" scale (which is actually less than a year old). If I didn't weigh in the exact same spot every time - then I would have huge discrepancies with my weight (as much as 4 pounds heavier than I am). I used to weigh myself in the garage - but decided I would start weighing myself in the kitchen. Even then, I still found the inaccuracies if I weighed myself in a different spot only inches away.
I decided to order a new scale (I had won a $25 Amazon gift card in a blog giveaway, figured I would just apply that to the purchase). I feel a little silly now, because I've noticed discrepancies with the new scale too - but not nearly as drastic (at most, a 1 pound difference). I'm going to go ahead and stick with the new scale, despite the fact that I weigh more than a half pound heavier on the new scale (thus resulting in a disappointing weigh in this week).
Current weight: 263.8 (new scale)
Last week's weight: 263.9 (old scale)
Difference: -0.1 lbs
Total lost: -12.2 lbs
The positive side is I have a loss, albeit a minuscule one. This is a fine example on why I don't wish to be a slave to the scale... I know I did extremely well this week. I ate VERY healthy, never exceeded my points, and earned nearly a day's worth of activity points from exercising this week. I should have seen a greater loss, but I didn't.
Another point I'd like to make before I finish - I have always weighed heavier than I look. It might not show now because I'm so morbidly obese - but when I get down under 200 pounds - it will be more noticeable. The lady from RunsforCookies.com weighed about 20+ pounds less than my starting weight - but she wore bigger sized clothes than I wear (she wore 2x/3x and size 24 pants - while I wear size 1x/2x and size 20/22 pants).
The numbers on the scale are only a relative indicator and certainly not the only indicators!