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10 July 2009 @ 05:03 pm
Dear Bathroom Scale,  
Listen, I understand that we have a tumultuous relationship. You bear a lot (*snort*) on a daily basis between my husband and I, but really. Come on, now. I've been trying. Walking five miles a day, five days a week for the past six weeks in the blazing heat, sweating more than any girl should have to is HARD. I deserve a little movement from you. Instead, all I get are smug looks and profane little clicks that land on the same bloody (horrifying) number every damn day. All I'm asking for is a couple of pounds. Five. We'll start with FIVE measly pounds. You can do that, can't you? Even the stubbornnest of my features, my thighs have moved a little, exchanging some of the chub for some more defined muscle, and my waist is slowly but surely disappearing where it knows it's not wanted.

So all I'm saying, Mr. Bathroom scale, is that it wouldn't kill you to ease up a little. I've stopped with all the butter. I quit using half and half in my coffee. I've cut WAY back on bread. In fact, if you don't start seeing things my way, I'm gonna chunk you out the upstairs window, and watch you fall to your twisted plastic, metal and springy guts death to the ground below.

And then I'll do the Evil Carrie laugh and inhale a creme brulee or something. Because being good reallllllllly sucks rocks.

You have three weeks, punk ass scale. Consider this your formal written warning.

Sincerely and with the utmost support (for now),

Carrie Leigh

P.S. FUZE Slenderize Blueberry Raspberry drink at 20 calories, is pretty great.
I feel:: frustratedfrustrated
I hear:: iCarly
seegrim: i like youseegrim on July 10th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
Aw, Carrie.

The scale obviously hates you, but your body loves you! I mean, come on, your legs are stronger, your waist is smaller, it's all good, I promise!

I'm proud of you for being so diligent with your walks. You inspire me to get out there and move it, too.

So destroy your scale if you must, but know that you're doing great. :)
Carrie Leigh: evil laughcarrie_leigh on July 10th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
You hear that, bathroom scale? Celeste is on MY SIDE!

You better recognize!

(and thanks, I appreciate the support!)
seegrimseegrim on July 10th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
You hear that, bathroom scale? Celeste is on MY SIDE!

Um, that's probably not very good for the overall number.

Carrie Leigh: Muttleycarrie_leigh on July 10th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
I just laughed. Loudly.
seegrim: Aladdin 'oh' faceseegrim on July 10th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)

While you were laughing, I was adding, and laughed some more. *g*
Carrie Leigh: We're actorscarrie_leigh on July 10th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
You know I can't do MATH! *Points to my icon* I majored in THEATRE!
seegrimseegrim on July 10th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)

We'll hop on a scale together next weekend though. But only if we're good and drunk first. :D
Carrie Leigh: Awkward Luke and Darthcarrie_leigh on July 10th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)

That'll have to be REALLY tipsy. :D
Jessica K Malfoy: calvin not fairjessicakmalfoy on July 10th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
i know exactly how you feel. i refuse to check in on the scale more than once a week. it's unbelievable how eating a yummy meal and big dessert can make the pounds appear like magic, but walking, jogging, eating egg beaters and all that jazz don't! it should work the same both ways!
Carrie Leigh: the queen is not amusedcarrie_leigh on July 10th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
Egg beaters.

Gah. The things we do to be thin.
Jessica K Malfoy: hp: DEsignupjessicakmalfoy on July 10th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
yup yup. i added chopped peppers and mushrooms and spinach leaves to mine and pretend that it's covered in cheese. sometimes it works. sometimes, not so much.
Carrie Leigh: The Winchesters look disgustedcarrie_leigh on July 10th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
We shouldn't have to pretend the cheese is there! I want REAL CHEESE! I demand flavor!

It's just that now that my metabolism is nonexistent, I think I could eat negative calories and gain weight.
idreamofdracoidreamofdraco on July 10th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
You tell that scale!

And I say, even if it does move chuck it out the window anyway. He does no good taunting you and making you feel like you haven't done anything when you have! You've done a lot more than you think. :)
Carrie Leigh: thank youcarrie_leigh on July 11th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks. That makes me feel a bit better.
tracyj23: BSG - Bright shiny futurestracyj23 on July 10th, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
Word. Can I copy this for my scale? Please?
Carrie Leigh: evil laughcarrie_leigh on July 11th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
You knock yourself out. Give yours hell from me.
maureen: live wellmaureen on July 12th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
I tell you what... you've both inspired me to get out there and move. I dug out my gym bag today. I've been losing weight on account of the whole not eating thing, but I'm still flabby as hell. Maybe YOU GUYS aren't seeing any scale action because you are actually turning fat to muscle. Carrie, you did say you are shaped differently... that's what it's all about, right?
sereniteys: Jayne-whimpersereniteys on July 10th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
Oh I feel your pain. My scales do the exact same thing. But, hey, at least you can see a difference in your body. That’s better than a number…so people keep telling me.

Maybe try adding some weight work to your routine. The more muscle you have, the faster you lose weight as muscle burns calories faster. Plus you can do half of it sitting on the couch. :)

Keep up the good work and if the scale still doesn’t cooperate, at least you have a solid plan B.
Carrie Leigh: Rosecarrie_leigh on July 11th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
I have 5 lb weights, and I go back and forth between wearing them on my wrists and ankles on different days. But yeah, I guess I need to shake it up a bit.

I like to do the same thing every day, is my problem. :) But hey, a workout on the sofa? I'm down.
dragonsangel68: TW - Rob Leatherdragonsangel68 on July 11th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
The scale is obviously telling fibs!
Carrie Leigh: bitter lemonadecarrie_leigh on July 11th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
I hadn't considered that he was a liar!

*eyes him*
raspberry_rave on July 11th, 2009 02:38 am (UTC)
I hate scales too, but for entirely opposite reasons. >_> Maybe you should rough it up a bit and show it who's boss. Fear does a body (or a mechanical instrument) good, I hear.

I think it's wonderful that you're so dedicated to losing weight. Exercising and diet are foreign words to my vocabulary. :S
Not a lady at all: pic: sexy ladycosmo_jenny on July 11th, 2009 10:12 am (UTC)
Ours caved in and went kaput.
or maybe we just overstrechted the battery.

Anway, none of three females in this house is keen on going out and getting new batteries and let the mental torment begin anew.