Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, February 8th, 2023
The Rule of the Scale

I forget to tell you, we got a new bathroom scale. Now I know you’re just dying to know — What happened to the old scale?

Well I’ll tell you what happened. Wizard came out one morning and said they scale was weighed him too heavy and must be broken.

You’ll be so proud of me, I just nodded and kept my mouth shut.

The next day, I had to run to Target and he asked me to buy a new scale. So I did. Again without saying anything. Wizard tried both scales side by side, want to guess how that went? Yep, they both weighed the exact same.

I didn’t laugh. Noe even when he said to me with a straight face: “It’s only broken sometimes.”

Now I do know what happened, see Wizard doesn’t believe in The Rule of the Scale. We weigh ourselves ONLY when we first get up before we have even taken a sip of water. That’s the only time the scale will work correctly. If you weigh any other time of day, the scale has complete freedom to screw with you.

Seriously, it’s an ironclad rule. Don’t believe me? Weigh yourself in the morning before you dress, eat or even take a full breath of air. Then go to the doctor’s and get weighed. See what happens??? Don’t break the rule!

I’ve told Wizard this rule repeatedly, but does he listen? Nope. He thinks he has the complete freedom to weigh himself any time of the day he wants to. He’ll weigh himself as instructed in the morning, then he’ll do it again two hours later after he’s dressed, put on shoes, had coffee and pancake breakfast. Then dare the scale again later than night after donuts with Turbo and some massive dinner. Then he swears the scale is broken for showing him a few pounds heavier. All I can say is; he was warned. But if he continues to break the rule and drive himself nuts, then I’ll keep buying new scales to toy with him :-) He’s been warned!

Happy Wednesday!

8 comments to “The Rule of the Scale”

  1. Silver James
    February 8th, 2023 at 10:33 am · Link

    🤣🤣🤣 This IS the RULE!

    Also, I once had a nutritionist tell me the same thing. He said get up and go weigh. I mentioned I always had to stop for a “rest break” first. That was fine. But no brushing teeth, no sipping anything (I always have a Pepsi Zero on the nightstand because dry mouth when I wake up through the night), and don’t worry about doing it naked because you “weigh” in your jammies and out of them at the very beginning. You substract what the jamies weigh and you get your morning weight.

    FYI, I’ve managed to lose almost 20 lbs. since last summer. I’d love to lose 20 more but we’ll see. :roll:

    But yeah, men are notorius for ignoring The Rule. Silly men. Happy Hump Day.

  2. Ruth Hart
    February 8th, 2023 at 10:54 am · Link

    absolutely true

  3. Viki S.
    February 8th, 2023 at 4:04 pm · Link

    My rule is to weigh my self only after I’ve worked out and am about to go in the shower. I agree with you that any other time and the scales are just messing with our heads.

    Have a wonderful afternoon.

  4. Jenn
    February 8th, 2023 at 5:26 pm · Link

    Silver, that’s good advice from your nutritionist! It’s a very serious rule :-) Men are way too casual about the whole weight issue. Most of us women have much more respect for the power of the scale, LOL.

    If you’re happy about losing 20 lbs, then I’m happy for you! You must be doing something right.

  5. Jenn
    February 8th, 2023 at 5:26 pm · Link

    Ruth :-)

  6. Jenn
    February 8th, 2023 at 5:30 pm · Link

    Viki, It’s that consistency on the scale that gives us a clearer picture, which is what you’re doing. Although teasing aside, I don’t like to get obsessed with numbers unless I’m doing it for a reason (like recently with stomach issues). But Wizard was amusing me. It’s like he just didn’t want to believe he’d gain weight during the day. Some weird male logic, LOL!

    Hope your afternoon is going well! Mine is, just busy with running around to do errands.

  7. B.E. Sanderson
    February 9th, 2023 at 8:17 am · Link

    Yep, always weigh yourself before you’ve ingested anything. (But also after you’ve… ya know.) Poor Wizard not adhering to The Rule. LOL about you buying another scale to appease him.

    Yay for Silver losing 20! I, too, have lost 20 since last summer, but my lost poundage was all work related. If I stop ever stop working, I’ll probably gain it all back.

  8. Jenn
    February 9th, 2023 at 12:51 pm · Link

    B.E., the rule is real! But a lot of men just don’t believe it :-) Wizard’s brain also likes to test the limits of these supposed rules, so I just went along with it. Given all he does for me with my stupid diet restrictions for my stomach, I’m happy to buy another scale if it makes him happy. Lord knows, I’ve been suspicious of our bathroom scales too many times to count!

    You and Silver are doing great! Whether you’re doing it intentionally or due to life changes like a new job, it’s great if it makes you feel better!

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