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Old 01-13-2011, 12:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Great Thread. Thanks for my morning laughs. I have little X's on the floor for the top corners of my scales to go on. I did buy a new scales to get rid of the inconsistant readingshowever it is just as bad! My scales will change the reading if I step off and back on -- because I sneezed or something and hope that might be an extra ounce off. I need to learn not to do that as it usually adds 1/2 a pound the second weight in. Mary
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Great Thread. Thanks for my morning laughs. I have little X's on the floor for the top corners of my scales to go on. I did buy a new scales to get rid of the inconsistant readingshowever it is just as bad! My scales will change the reading if I step off and back on -- because I sneezed or something and hope that might be an extra ounce off. I need to learn not to do that as it usually adds 1/2 a pound the second weight in. Mary
I'm glad my scale only reads in half pound increments--I'd probably go nuts if it did ounces.

I will say that it is very consistant. Once you step on and don't move it, it stays the same--probably just becasue it only reads in half pound increments.

It is a digital 400 lb. limit packing scale that I bought years ago before high capacity bathroom scales were commonly available.

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Old 01-13-2011, 03:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Default Oh that scale! The Lynyrd Skynyrd version...

When Iím not dieting or walking or weighing in, I spend time playing guitar and being a rock star (a legend in my own mind) When I read the title of this thread, I couldnít help myself, so I paraphrased and re-wrote some of the lyrics of That Smell, by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Itís all in fun and I hope you like it.

To hear the song and read the original lyrics, go here:
YouTube - Lynyrd Skynyrd - That Smell


Bags of cheetos and candy bars, chocolate mousse youíre in my way
Fried chicken thighs and big pizza pies,
Look whatís going on inside you!
Ooh ooh that scale! Canít escape that scale!
Ooh ooh that scale! The scale of truth confounds you!

The pangs of hunger descend upon you.
Will rocky road cause any harm?
A couple spoonfuls lead to a couple more spoonfuls
Until your will power is long gone!
Ooh ooh that scale! Canít escape that scale!
Ooh ooh that scale! The weight of truth astounds you!

Do you find your weakness alarming
Canít stay the course with your attitude
You say youíll start your diet tomorrow
But tomorrow might not be here for you
Ooh ooh that scale! Canít escape that scale!
Ooh ooh that scale! The cold harsh truth confounds you!

One little problem that confronts you
Got some chunky monkey in your fridge
Just a few more chips, might pass my lips
One hell of a price for you to get those hips!
Ooh ooh that scale! Canít escape that scale!
Ooh ooh that scale! The scale of truth confounds you!
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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when iím not dieting or walking or weighing in, i spend time playing guitar and being a rock star (a legend in my own mind) when i read the title of this thread, i couldnít help myself, so i paraphrased and re-wrote some of the lyrics of that smell, by lynyrd skynyrd.
Itís all in fun and i hope you like it.

to hear the song and read the original lyrics, go here:
youtube - lynyrd skynyrd - that smell


bags of cheetos and candy bars, chocolate mousse youíre in my way
fried chicken thighs and big pizza pies,
look whatís going on inside you!
Ooh ooh that scale! Canít escape that scale!
Ooh ooh that scale! The scale of truth confounds you!

The pangs of hunger descend upon you.
Will rocky road cause any harm?
A couple spoonfuls lead to a couple more spoonfuls
until your will power is long gone!
Ooh ooh that scale! Canít escape that scale!
Ooh ooh that scale! The weight of truth astounds you!

Do you find your weakness alarming
canít stay the course with your attitude
you say youíll start your diet tomorrow
but tomorrow might not be here for you
ooh ooh that scale! Canít escape that scale!
Ooh ooh that scale! The cold harsh truth confounds you!

One little problem that confronts you
got some chunky monkey in your fridge
just a few more chips, might pass my lips
one hell of a price for you to get those hips!
Ooh ooh that scale! Canít escape that scale!
Ooh ooh that scale! The scale of truth confounds you!
hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhha, i love it
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:22 PM   #15 (permalink)
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LOL! There's probably "an app for that", though stepping on a smart phone--probably not a great idea.

My WiiFit always lets out a loud sigh when I step on it for my weigh-in. Rude thing also inflates my Mii and exclaims in a lound voice "That's obese!" No crap!

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PS I love playing "Eye of the Tiger" when working out--there is some good music on the Rocky sound tracks!

Wii fit should not be allowed to say "that's obese"- how rude!
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:34 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Thanks for the chuckle, albie...you are very clever!
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:04 PM   #17 (permalink)
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You guys are all totally cracking me up, song lyrics, phone apps, singing scales and the ever insulting Wii Fit balance board. I'm just sitting here thinking how much more I would laugh in a given day if my electronic devices had a sense of humor...
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Hahahaha! This thread is hilarious!

I, personally, would like applause. And goodness, it makes me happy I don't have a Wii Fit - talk about a downer right before a workout! And I agree, alm, there should be more sense of humor in electronic apps and the rest of everyday life.

"Eye of the Tiger" would be fantastic to hear. I actually wake up to that song every morning.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:22 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Wii fit should not be allowed to say "that's obese"- how rude!
It doesn't just say "that's obese", it says "dunk dunk dunk, that's obese". Yes it's rude, but rather motivating in it's own way. I'm not sure how accurate a measure it is for actual obesity. We had a little friend over that is seriously a stick of a kid, you can see almost all her bones, she looks underweight to me. But when she stepped on the Wii Fit and we put in her current height it said she was smack dab in the middle of a healthy weight? I'm not a good judge of these things, but even her pediatrician wants her to pack on a few pounds.

I think on the days when I weigh up a little my scale should say to me "Oh Honey, what did you eat?". And then it should remind me that I gave all my fat pants to Goodwill and if I get any bigger I'll have to go naked, and it's January - in Michigan.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:27 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Almeeker wrote...."I think on the days when I weigh up a little my scale should say to me "Oh Honey, what did you eat?". And then it should remind me that I gave all my fat pants to Goodwill and if I get any bigger I'll have to go naked, and it's January - in Michigan."

I just wanted to say that I live out here in the flatlands North of the Windy and just spittin' distance South of the Cheddar Curtain and I don't know a lot but our first two chilluns spent their freshman year at college at The University of the Tundra, yep, UNM, up in gorgeous Marquette, Michigan on the tropical southern shoreline of Lake Superior, in the beautiful U.P.

Sooooo...I thought I'd share this with you in an email or IM but didn't know how so here goes...Hope you enjoy all the comparisons--------

Michigan vs. Other Places ---Temperature Conversion Chart

@ +70 degrees---Texans turn on the heat and unpack the thermal underwear.
People in Michigan go swimming in the rivers.

@ +60 degrees---North Carolinians try to turn on the heat.
People in Michigan plant gardens.

@ +50 degrees---Californians shiver uncontrollably.
People in Michigan sunbathe.

@ +40 degrees---Italian & English cars won't start.
People in Michigan drive with the windows down.

@ +32 degrees---Distilled water freezes.
Lake Erie water gets thicker.

@ +20 degrees---Floridians put on coats, thermal underwear, gloves and woolly hats.
People in Michigan throw on a flannel shirt.

@ +15 degrees---Philadelphia landlords finally turn up the heat.
People in Michigan have the last cookout before it gets cold.

@ +10 degrees---People in Miami all freeze and stiffen. Rigor mortis.
Michiganders lick the flagpole.

@ 0 degrees---Californians fly away to Mexico .
People in Michigan get out their winter coats.

@ -10 degrees---Hollywood disintegrates.
The Girl Scouts in Michigan are selling cookies door to door.

@ -25 degrees---Polar bears begin to evacuate the Arctic .
Michigan Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets cold enough.

@ -30 degrees---Mount St. Helen's freezes.
People in Michigan rent some videos.

@ -40 degrees---Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Michiganders get frustrated because they can't thaw the keg.

@ -45 degrees---Microbial life no longer survives on dairy products.
Cows in Michigan complain about farmers with cold hands.

@ -60 degrees---ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero in the Kelvin scale).
People in Michigan start saying, "Cold 'nuff for ya?"

@ -100 degrees---Hell freezes over.
The Lions win the Super Bowl!

Keep up the good work! Keep on smiling and helping each other!---Albie
Weather humor from our log cabin in Michigan - The Log Home Neighborhood
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