Ok, so I survived Thanksgiving without too much damage. I didn't deprive myself, just exercised portion control and ate as many veggies as possible. I also did a brisk walk/jog with my sister on Thanksgiving day to get my metabolism going before dinner. I hope everyone else did well and had a blessed Thanksgiving.
I decided it was finally time to replace my 15+ year old bathroom scale. I had heard great things about the Tanita scales because they also measure your body fat by sending a mild, harmles charge through your body (way more accurate than skin calipers, but of course not as good as a DEXA or hydrostatic scan).
So I bought a Tanita scale at Bed Bath and Beyond. This is the one I ended up with Model BF-679W. It measures weight, body fat and water.
I was a bit nervous that I would weigh like 5 pounds more on the new scale, but was happy to see that my old scale was no more than a pound off. I did all the readings for both myself and DH or the original more complicated scale, and we both got a big chuckle that my metabolic age was 14 and his was 31. So now I keep telling him this marriage is not legal! I wouldn't put too much emphasis on that age thing though as far as accuracy goes - I totally don't feel 14! LOL!
So this AM on my new scale, I weighed 119.4 and had 22.5% body fat and 53.5% water. All within a healthy range for me. I'm hopeful the fat percentage calculation keeps me on track to exercise. My Nike+ Mini is getting mad that I'm not running more often (check her out by scrolling down and looking for her on the right hand column of this blog).