The Weigh In
Today’s weight was 199.7. Lemme cherish that for a moment. My weight begins with the number 1 for the first time in a few decades. I’ve lost almost 25 pounds and it’s a pretty darn good feeling.
I’m taking some pictures to track my weight loss. To me, I’m still fat. I assume I’m losing weight since I’ve lost 25 pounds and 3 inches off my gut. However, I still look and feel fat to myself. Therefore, I decided to do a little side by side comparison of myself now and day one of the diet. Surprisingly, I am skinnier! Who knew!
Of course, in traditional before and after shots, the images help make the difference apparent. In my before shot, it’s after a 3 am New Years Eve party, crappy 3 MP phone camera and disheveled hair. In the current shot, I’m refreshed, have a new 5 MP camera with HDR and my hairs combed. LOL However, I think even if it was equal on those items, hopefully you notice a difference in my gut. If not, let me believe my lie.
Google Charts Not So Nice
What’s interesting in how ruthless Google’s Charting is in their spreadsheet app. Here’s the chart before I broke 200.
You can see how I slacked a lot in February. However, it made getting to 200 so exciting. “What’s going to happen after I break 200?” Well, I broke it and man, it’s brutal. Rather than rewarding me, the charting engine hit me with this:
You see what the chart did to me? It dropped the bottom by 10 pounds. No reward from the chart. Just a new challenge: “So 200 means nothing to you? Oh yeah, how about 190?” Of course, this is all in my head, since charts don’t really talk or challenge us. However, I think if this one did, it’d have a voice of Sylvester Stallone. I’ll give it my best Ivan Drago, “I will crush you.” And it’d shoot back in Rocky character, “Go for it.” :)