Well, I guess I should have seen this coming, but the scale that I've been weighing myself on for as long as I can remember (I'm 24) has finally just proven itself unreliable..what I didn't know was just how unreliable it was!
It began reading as much as 10 pounds in either direction, which was just too hard to work with. Previously it would just be a few, which still worked out okay for sort of finding the "middle" reading. But when I weighed myself on another scale, I found that I was 15 pounds heavier than I thought I was, and probably had been all along. I knew I didn't feel skinny enough to be 176.
The good news is that from what I can tell, it has consistently read 15 pounds too light (checked doctors records from my fat days), so when I thought I weighed 212 I actually weighed closer to 227. So even though I'm heavier than I thought I still have lost 36 pounds...I've just got farther to go to reach my goal than I thought.
Thankfully the new scale reads the same thing every time I step on it, so no more stepping on and off 10 times to get a real reading.
Anyone else ever have that happen before?