Well, this morning the scale didn't move in either direction, which I'm attributing to some stress eating and wine drinking from the weekend's events. I did the usual moving the scale around the floor again today, I've had the thing for probably ten years and I wonder how accurate it is. But I have a plan. Tomorrow I'm off to the doctor for my yearly physical, and I trust his scale. Once I weigh myself there, I'm going to do it again when I get home, to see if the numbers match. And if they don't, I'm making Mike take the scale to work. He works for a company that does calibration work, so I'm going to have them calibrate my scale.
I would like to know my body fat percentage. Here's why. Looking at photos this weekend, I saw this one taken about 8 years ago, and I'm wearing one of my favorite pair of jeans:
Yes, I'm doing a shot, I think maybe a lemon drop. This was back in my NYC/pre-baby days, you can see a race bib on my fridge from some NYRR race. During that time I hit the gym sporadically, I walked everywhere and ran for exercise. But what I find interesting, is that I can still fit into those jeans, but I'm a good 12 pounds heavier now.
I know that muscle weighs more than fat, so is it possible that even though I weigh more, it's some muscle and not all fat? Granted, I have some extra weight in my belly, and I have a bit of a muffin top in the jeans, but my legs and hips fit fine. Is it a valid theory??? I hope so.
I also hope everyone had a great weight loss week, one person in particular (BDD) is kicking ass.
I don't have a weight loss factoid this week, but here is a quote from the great Jack LaLane:
"The only way you can hurt your body is by not using it