Thursday, September 25, 2008

Scaling back

Holy crap!

I just stepped on the scales.

In the bathroom, there are ... well, bathroom scales.

I don't stand on them much. They're just ... there. Keeping guard over that corner of the bathroom.

And, they've done a good job, too. No terrorists have attacked us from that corner of the bathroom. Still on Yellow Alert, though, just in case.

Anyway, I turned on the hot water (got an old water heater that we turn on when we shower, and off when we're done), and readied to take a shower. I mean, it is bedtime.

But, being the silly person I am, I looked over at the scales and ... wondered.

I made a mental note of what the number would be. And I didn't like the number I expected. I'm overweight, and know it.

So, with number firmly planted in my brain, I stepped on the scales.

Holy crap.

That wasn't the number I was expecting. That number was on the wrong side of the little dial. I'd have to go on a serious crash diet to get near that number.

I was stunned.

Probably shouldn't have been, though.

But now I know.

And I've taken steps to correct it.

I've directed that all food ... and living animals that could be turned into food ... be removed from the property.

I am swearing off eating unti ... oh ... say ... December 21, 2012. I ought to be down to 185 (my "ideal" weight) by then.

If the world's still around on that day, I'll have a bran muffin.

And a Coke.


  1. I never look at ours. In fact, the battery may be dead in it for all I know. We used it last to weigh Roscoe as he was growing up :O

    Suggestion? Eat like a diabetic. :D

  2. I weigh myself every day! Especially since I started working out several several months ago. My scales haven't moved much but my clothes fit better and I feel better. Getting ready for the wedding! I hope you and the misses can make it. Email me if you want to come and I'll give you the details. Of course, I understand if you can't make it too.

  3. Yeah, but Firefox shows weight in metric.

  4. Heh heh. I know how you feel. When a 36 started getting tight, I went "holy crap!@&^$%%((&%^" Being eating more fruits instead of cookies and excercising more.

  5. 36?

    Heck, I haven't worn a 36 since -- I don't know how long it's been since I wore a 36. But I was listening to that new song by Supertramp...


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