I want to do a shout out to the weight scale that my husband is using – the My Weigh XL-550 Talking Bathroom Scale. (Note for new readers, this is not a sponsored review. I simply appreciate a good product and like to share my opinions with the world!) So far it seems fairly accurate for a scale that handles large amounts of weight. I actually weigh in on two scales and use the average (they are always within 6 oz to 1 lb of each other).
Accuracy aside, I was beyond pleased to find a scale that supports 550 lbs without costing an arm and a leg. The really awesome part has been that my husband can actually weigh himself. I think it is extraordinarily important for a person to be able to visually see their pounds decrease. We have started and stopped a few diets since we married in 2009, and I honestly believe that part of Jeff’s inability to stick with the program was that he was not able to keep track of his numbers. He would always say “well, once I get to 300 I’ll be able to weigh in”. I can’t imagine how frustrating weight loss must have been for him, not being able to see exactly how many pounds he was dropping in correlation to his hard work. Fun bonus – it talks! I think that is hilarious, but it is a huge perk if you cannot see the digital numbers over your belly.
Before I found this scale, we had discussed weighing in weekly at our doctor’s office – but naturally Jeff was not a big fan of this idea. Being overweight is a very personal battle, and not one he wishes to splay to the world. It took some convincing, but most of the reason we are sharing our very personal weight loss battles with all of you fine folk is for good old-fashioned accountability. Who wants to fail with a crowd watching?
Speaking of weighing in – we had a good week! The past seven days were pretty boring as far as dieting goes – which is a huge plus in my book. When I am not thinking about food or feeling deprived, then it is smooth sailing!
- Week 1: -14.0
- Week 2: -6.6
- Week 3: -3.6
- Week 1: -9.3
- Week 2: -0.4
- Week 3: -2.5
I would like to hear from all of you out there in blogville. What holds you accountable on your weight loss journey and quest for a better you?