Scales Don't Lie

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: June 16, 2017

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Scales Don’t Lie.

 

It was often said that scales don’t lie but that simply could not be true. Kerry stared at the reading in disbelief. She got off the scales, got back on. The reading remained the same.

 

Two months of dieting. Two months of no chocolate and no biscuits. Two months of not even looking at a cake. No crisps, no chips, no curries, no pizzas had passed her lips. Just bowls of fruit, plates of vegetables – morning, noon and night.

 

She had still gone out with her mates. Dancing was supposed to be a very effective form of exercise. But while they had been sipping their cocktails and swigging their beers, she had been very strict with herself and had drank only water. She had not even allowed herself fruit juice or cola.

 

And as the evenings had turned into nights Kerry had found herself becoming more and more self-conscious. While her friends had been steadily becoming more relaxed, had started to lose their inhibitions, Kerry had found herself becoming less and less able to join in. For the last couple of weeks she had opted to stay home and work out in the privacy of her own room.

 

And what had it all been for. Kerry had kept away from the scales for the entire eight weeks, just as the diet had said to do. And no wonder! If she’d have bothered weighing herself earlier she would have given that good-for-nothing diet up weeks ago. She had lost no weight at all! Not one single pound!

 

Just in case the scales were broken, she went to her cupboard, found an unopened packet of rice to place on the scales. And the reading was dead on! Kerry stared at the scales, glared at the scales, kicked them with one foot.

 

First, a big bar of chocolate. Every single square! And then for her last exercise session for a while she would go for a walk, with her scales. She knew just where there was a nice handy rubbish skip.


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