Saturday, August 7, 2010

Fun with numbers!

So I've returned! Yes, ComicCon was a few weeks ago, but I spent time with my friend Jackie down in So-Cal for a while, so I just got back not too long ago.

By the way, before I continue, I'd like to say I hate using the term "So-Cal", but laziness has led me to try using it. I don't see it growing on me just yet.

Anyway, I came back after stuffing my face with all sorts of wonderful and not so wonderful food (no regrets, convention rules dictate that you eat what you can when you can) and now I'm getting back to work on myself. To this end I have decided to purchase a scale. The one you see here, in fact. It has a max weight of 440lbs, which is more than I'll ever need, and with it I plan to do daily weigh-ins and keep them recorded using a conveniently-placed chart on the wall. It will be in my bathroom, as cliche as that may be, and I'll use it in my morning routine to ensure its daily use.

The main reason why I'm using this is so I stay focused. Oftentimes I forget that I should be watching what I eat, and I figure that if I use this scale daily, it will force me to become more conscious about my nutrition. Also, if I see that I'm losing weight on a regular basis, I'll gain more motivation to continue with my efforts, as now I'll be able to see them pay off. Of course, there's the chance that I'll just see myself gain weight, but I feel that seeing any gains would inspire me to change my habits accordingly before it gets out of hand.

I know it doesn't sound like much, its just a scale. But to me its a big step forward. Its one more aspect of my life that I'm taking control of, and I hope that with more control I gain, the more of me I can rebuild.


  1. Weight naturally fluctuates a little day to day. Sometimes, that's hard to remember. I've always preferred weighing myself once a week.

  2. I may switch to that if the day-to-day fluctuations prove to be frustrating.