A simple bathroom scale.
My weight has been fluctuating a bit over the past 10 years, going from roughly 110-130 lbs. At 110, I looked too skinny and unhealthy. At 130, I had a muffin top and did not like the way I looked in my clothes.
Right now, I have a slight muffin top that jiggles a bit. I don't like it. I haven't liked it for quite some time. Last year I wore a bikini for the first time since I was 6. I looked fine, just a little too much padding here and there so I resolved to do something about it.
I told myself I would weigh myself and based on that figure, I'd adjust accordingly and try to maintain that figure.
I stepped on the scale and it read 130 lbs. Ok, I have a bit more work to do, no problem, I can do it! Months passed to this past weekend.
As part of our things to do in 2011, Mike and I are going to be more active and work on toning etc.
When I stepped on the scale, it went like this:
"Mike, can you tell me the number on that scale?"
"It is not!"
"It is, look for yourself."
I made Mike mark the spot on the scale and I got down and took a good look. 125. Blast, I thought I was 5 lbs heavier for a good portion of last year!
Oh well, maybe I'll pick up a digital scale...