My husband went to the doctor and did not take off his coat, hat or shoes to be weighed! He had been ill and I asked how much he weighed, thinking he had lost a good ten pounds. His reply was he didn’t care, didn’t listen because he weighs himself at home! WHAT!
I have to weigh in on this matter because I don’t know a woman alive who would act like this!
I told this story to a few girl friends, some thin, some not so thin but the response is universally the same. Women take off as much clothes as possible for the weigh-in! It does not matter how ill, how lousy we feel, the shoes, sweater and coat come off! Like my friends, I even try to wear my lightest weight clothes for my appointment.
My husband was shocked that we women would pad around in stocking feet barely dressed just to get a lower weight. His reasoning is that if you weigh yourself on your home scale what difference does the doctor’s scale make.
I tried to explain to my husband that no woman anytime ever ever wants to hear she weighs more than her home scale tells her! Her weight, for the love of God, goes on her permanent record! If she weighs less than her home scale, she is thrilled and joyously boasts to all her friends and family who of course are congratulatory.
I thought my husband might be an anomaly on the issue so I asked a few male friends. They all thought the whole weighing–in matter was no big deal. They may slip off their shoes but not necessarily.
I agree with some of my friends not understanding why the damn scale is in the hall and not in the examination rooms. The scale could be on wheels to be moved around. This would let we women really take off our clothes for a more accurate weigh-in.
Please weigh-in on the matter and give your story.