Ouch. I can see why that would initially be upsetting.
but hey, look at it this way:
- your measurements did not increase by 9lbs.
- you do not look 9lbs heavier in the mirror.
- your clothes are not suddenly 9lbs tighter.
The number itself doesn't really matter...it is just a simple way to measure changes. My scale might be totally totally wrong about the number it shows, but it correctly measures changes in my weight all the same. Thats good enough for me. I don't need to know exactly what I weigh, because there isn't a number that will magically make me happy with my body. When I am happy with how I look, I wont need the scale to verify it for me. The scale just lets me know if I'm trending up or down.
Don't let it get it you. You are the same person you were on your other scale.