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   Posted 9/21/2008 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
This is an embarrassing question and one I'm very ashamed of,but if I don't ask I can't find out.Where can I buy Scales that go up to 500 pounds +?I weighed 401 last time I weighed at a previous Physicans Office,but gained a lot of weight since that time.If I were a good guesser,I would guess I've lost 20-25 pounds in 1 Month and 9 Day's.A Friend told me I have lost every bit of 20.

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   Posted 9/28/2008 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   


It's a good question, sorry I don't have the real answer. They must sell them someplace. I also tried to find one a few years ago without any luck. A couple of years ago and prior to that as well when I was still working and very over weight I used to weigh myself on the scale they had in the shipping department where I worked. I'd wait until the men had gone to lunch or were otherwise occupied and just stepped on it when I walked past it. I didn't want anyone there to see what I weighed.  It was too much, well over three hundred pounds. The men already knew I was fat they didn't need to know what I weighed as well. The scale was very accurate and could weigh up to 2000 pounds. Thankfully I have lost a lot of weight since then with diet and including the weight of both my legs unfortunenetly due to their amputation last December.  I am still overweight about 150 pounds.  That may not seem like much to most people, but rememeber that I am missing pretty much all of both my legs so the doctor figures I should weigh no more than 115# or so. It's hard to lose weight when you use a wheelchair as I do.  I don't think the doctors really comprehend that sometimes.

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   Posted 9/28/2008 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   

They're a bit pricey, but I found several at this site:*Google*Healthy*Scales&gclid=CNf7ityX_5UCFQS7sgodMWouEg

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   Posted 9/29/2008 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Please don't be embarrassed or ashamed about your body. You didn't cause your body to metabolize foods in a weird way. It's just the way you were made. None of us here is in any position to point fingers... and we are all trying to be friends and help each other. I threw my scales out when they broke and I've never bought new ones. When I follow my nothing white but cauliflower and cottage cheese food plan I lose weight. The minute I add back an occasional hamburger bun or bag of microwave popcorn, and then it's the pizza crust... (and then it's everything in the house!!!!) I stop losing and start gaining. I can tell this by the way my clothes fit. Soooo I'm back on the wagon and doing my best one meal at a time.

I was discussing my ideas about "grains=harvest=body store fat for the winter" idea with a friend who sees a holistic nutritional counselor (whatever that is?) and she told me that was something they had discussed as well. Her counselor had linked the addition of sprouts to the diet to "it's spring, spend energy" part of the cycle. I don't know... It could all be a lot of hooie! We can only keep trying new stuff and see what works. (sigh!) Good luck with your search.


Post Edited (Jeannie143) : 9/29/2008 10:29:21 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 9/29/2008 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   

Jeannie, I'm sitting here laughing at "everything in the house." I usually say "everything except the house." We just moved across country, and I'm unpacking while hubby is at the old house painting this week. Last night, I ate half a bag of Nutter Butter cookies. After all, peanut butter is a good snack, right?   blush

I was on steroids for quite a while for my IBD, and had borderline blood sugars and A1C's during that time. My wonderful internist chose to treat aggressively, putting me on the diet and exercise regimen, and ever since I've been well within the normal range. For the most part (never mind last night, I can't undo that) I try to stay on the regimen still. Even though I'm off steroids, I choose to assume DM lurks around the corner for me if I go too wild, so having cookies in the house is a real rarity.

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