Alright, I suppose anything is possible, but this is highly unlikely.
I try to avoid being obsessive about the numbers on the bathroom scale, but I do step on it every now and then to monitor my results. I’ve now been on the Paleo diet for over a year and a half, and I have confirmed that my weight has dropped from 248 to 190. I was quite happy with that, and not even distressed when it went back up to 196 – because I got a weight bench and started doing bench presses and leg curls a few times a week. I took the increase as an indication that I was toning up muscle, which weighs more than blubber.
But I am having a lot of trouble believing what I saw on the scale this morning. So much trouble believing it, that I stepped off the scale, let the LED display clear, and tried it again. With the same results. Exactly.
So, the number I didn’t want to believe? 165.0 pounds. One hundred and sixty-five pounds. I haven’t been that light since 1984. It CAN’T be right.
I’m going to get a new battery. Or maybe a new scale.