Broken Scales

streaks of light - broken scales

I stepped on my bathroom scales not expecting much change. I mean, I exercised twice while away from home for a couple of weeks. What difference could that make?

For a while now, I have been weighing about 160 lbs(72 kgs) so that’s where my eyes were fixated. I really don’t mind my weight, I just hoped it doesn’t go higher from here. So 160 is the number I was looking at and crossing my fingers that it’s still the same.

But Alas! The pointer was nowhere close to 160! I was surprised.

Thing is, I haven’t made any lifestyle changes in the last few weeks. If anything, I have eaten much more food and way more irregularly than I normally would.

I turned to the bedroom and called out, “Babe, miracles do happen!”

“What happened?” hubby enquired.

“Wasn’t I weighing 160lbs when I left?” I asked. Just to make sure my mind was not playing games on me.

“Yes you did…”

“Well now, I am at 142lbs.” I said with a hint of elation.

There was a moment of silence and then hubby goes,

“I think the scales are broken.”


He went on to explain that he had his own ‘Alas’ moment earlier only to realize that when the scale rested the pointer was not at zero hence giving an incorrect reading.

Needless to say, my moment of excitement (I mean which overweight person doesn’t want to lose weight effortlessly?”) was shortlived.

The broken scales in your life…

But my broken scales left me with a lesson. Some people are like broken scales. They give an incorrect reading and it can flatter you or break you. Regardless of what it does. It is incorrect.

Pay attention to the people in your life and make sure whatever they say to you, they are not playing the role of a broken scale in your life. It can show you that you weigh much more than you do or much less than you do. Whichever the case, it is inaccurate and unreliable.

What you do with those people in your life is your choice but just make sure you don’t live your life based on their words. They are misleading.

Now if you will excuse me, I have a broken scale to fix.

Or maybe I should get this fancy new one… anyway, bye.

4 thoughts on “Broken Scales”

  1. Juli

    Haha good lesson right there. Choose your friends wisely

    1. Yes. Otherwise they will mislead you like my broken scales.

  2. Awwww this is A TOUCHING message for me as I actually BROKE my scale today by dropping my trager grill on it. I was saddened and then I said there must be some type of message in this accident so I went looking what does a broken scale mean and ran across this. Good way to put this. 🙂

    1. Isn’t it amazing how the most random incidents can leave us with the best lessons? Thank you so much for leaving a comment Chaney, I’m glad you found it helpful.

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