Important weigh-in sanity note: watch what you wear!

An old two pan balance.
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I mentioned before that I have a bad habit: I weigh myself most every morning. It’s not an “official” weigh-in, and I don’t really feel good or bad about the results. It is more so I can get an idea of how I did the day before. Was it a light day? A heavy day? Did the piece of chocolate cake I had at my friend’s house show up yet? That kinda stuff.

It is not abnormal to say minor changes, higher or lower, from day-to-day. There normally aren’t any major changes, though. Nothing above a pound or two. So imagine my surprise when I hopped on the scale one morning to see that I had gained 5 pounds!!!

My chin dropped, my eyes goggled and I felt sick to my stomach. How in the hell could I have gained 5 pounds in a single day? HOW?!?!?!?

Of course, there was no way I could’ve done this. What had happened is this: I forgot to take my bathrobe off before stepping on the scale. I am a big man, which means my bathrobe is very big. And a big bathrobe weighs a hell of a lot. Right about 5 pounds, actually.

Needless to say, once I shed the bathrobe and hopped back onto the scale, I was happy. Relieved. And amused! Always be willing to laugh at yourself. It is truly the key to staying sane.

– M

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