10 Pounds

I got on the scale this morning because I do that from time to time. The scale said that I’d lost 10 pounds. I did a double take. I little spark of joy popped up from somewhere in my middle.

I mean, I’ve been trying to watch what I eat and get more exercise. But recently I’d been holding steady except for a pound here and there. I swear just last week, I weighed 10 pounds more. My stomach was a little touchy yesterday, so maybe it made a difference. And I haven’t been keeping as well hydrated! So maybe I only lost some water weight.

That’s when I noticed my pants on the floor next to the scale. Only not just next-to but also partly under one corner of the scale. The scale was a tiny bit crooked and cushioned by my pants. I’d accidentally overlapped a bit when I slid the scale out to use it.

I moved my pants. I gained nine pounds back. So I lost a total of one pound. Yay? Dave heard me complain from the bathroom and said, “towel rack, Dad.” Recalling an episode of the Simpsons where Homer is weighing himself and part of his belly was propped on the towel rack giving him a false reading on his bathroom scale. 

Towel rack. Pants. Sigh. 

One pound. Um. Woohoo! 


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. evelynaster
    Sep 21, 2016 @ 09:36:10

    LOL! I love that story!

    I suggest getting a job cutting fruit all day. I’ve lost four pounds 😉 Except I recall you’re pretty slim so I wouldn’t sweat the weight loss.


    • alightningbug
      Sep 21, 2016 @ 14:17:03

      Glad you liked it! 🙂

      Cutting fruit all day? That could be fun or not fun. I’m not sure if that would make me hungry or make me be repelled by food (or fruit anyway).

      I’m not too too worried about weight loss. I lost about 5 pounds in May/June/July thanks in part to some dental issues that made chewing food a challenge. Thankfully, I can chew again without pain.

      But I’m still about 10-15 pounds over what the height/weight charts say I should be. Who wrote those things anyway?


      • evelynaster
        Sep 24, 2016 @ 12:11:15

        Really? I find that chart so hard to believe! The chopping fruit part is actually a little fun. The skewering part is a little mind numbing. But I’m getting faster.

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