STILL — Saturday, March 26, 2016

True to my word, late this afternoon I headed out for Bed, Bath & Beyond, to purchase my new scale.  It’s going to be great, I thought.  Finally, truth about my weight.  (Who knows how long this deception has been going on? — See prior post “My Scale and Moi”)

As I wandered up and down the aisles, I made a decision to buy a basic scale — no bells and whistles. I just need it to tell me my exact weight — that’s it!  Sounds simple, right?


When I found the aisle that displayed the scales, I was stunned! The variety was outrageous. Remember, I just want a scale that will report my “tonnage.” That’s not too much to ask, is it?

The prices ranged from $19.99 – $179.99!  C’mon. I don’t want it to cook dinner for me — just WEIGH me!

I walked from one to the other, checking out the absurd features — I mean, it’s a SCALE, people! Just a scale!  Evidently, we can no longer put the words “just” and “scale” in the same sentence.

Now listen carefully — you won’t want to miss ANY of this important information.  Here’s what I learned:

Most of the scales have USER MEMORY  (to keep track of the weight) for other members of your family — I swear!

BONE MASS ANALYSIS and BODY ANALYSIS (whatever they mean) are additional features.

Tempered safety glass — okay, I can accept that.

High visibility, LCD, LARGE digital readout display, of course, was of primary importance.  I agree, these eyes aren’t getting any younger.

Here’s an outstanding feature, if you can decipher it:  Multiple Load Cell Technology.  What is that? The box “explains” that it uses precision electronic strain gauges for extremely accurate weight measurements.   🙂  Well, it sounds like I won’t be able to complain that it LIES to me!

One last feature. I hope you’re sitting down…  Bio-impedance analysis (BIA) — It measurers each user’s body fat %,  body water %, bone mass index!

Well, thank God! I’ll sleep tonight, knowing that my scale is taking such good “care” of me.

Here’s what I read on the box that met MY criteria:

  1. Durable Construction  (Check!)
  2. Easy-to-use  (Check!)
  3. Elegant styling (Who really cares? IT’S A SCALE!!!)



Here’s what I bought, $29.99 later and with a 20% off coupon.   NOW I just have to figure out how to use it…

Seriously, I just needed a scale…

That being said, tomorrow morning I will begin what I expect will be an honest, long-term relationship with my NEW  “TRUTH TELLER!”

This post falls into the category of “You Can’t Make It Up!”

* DISCLAIMER:  I bought this Weight Watchers Scale but I am not a member.  (A sale is a sale.)

Learning From Others

REALLY early this morning, around 1:30 I think, I questioned just how “dedicated” I am to blogging.  I mentioned how Bill at “Simple Living Over Fifty” inserts his blood sugar and weight at the end of each post.  I was hesitant, thinking of it as a confession of sorts. Nonetheless, I committed to doing it. I expect two things will happen — it will force me to blog daily (or a minimum of 3-4 times a week) and doing this will help to keep me accountable, to myself if no one else.

As promised, I took my blood sugar first thing this morning, made my breakfast and before eating it, (of course!), I hopped on the scale. Quickly, I booted up my laptop and typed into today’s post my blood sugar and weight right away.   Pushing my laptop aside, I ate my epicurean delight (using the term loosely), and will finish the blog later on.

This is “later on.”

I’ve been reading a great deal about diabetes lately, Type 2 in particular — books, articles, blogs. My thinking is to immerse myself to the degree that it will all become second nature, again!  It was, for many years, but for some reason I’ve been having difficulty. I’m reviewing information that I know, as reinforcement, and filing away what I’m learning, so that it’s there when I need it. This Type 2 diabetic is convinced that this is a good practice. Diabetes certainly is the epitome of life-long learning, and I’m all about that in every area of my life!  🙂

So, as the author of  Diary of a Dedicated Diabetic, I’ll be blogging my brains out, learning from others, and letting you know anything new that I learn, along with the “old” pearls of wisdom that help to keep me on track. I’m determined and dedicated!

Blood Sugar = 121     148.8 lbs.                    [Thanks for that, Bill!]  🙂