Gaining Weight

It all starts with an innocent thought: Let me see how much I weigh today!

Yep. You know the drill. You’re about to take a shower, and you’ve got your clothes off, ready to hop in. The water is running, and while you anxiously wait for the water to get warm, you spot your arch-nemisis: the scale.

Of course, its not your enemy yet. In fact, sometimes, the scale can be your best friend. Isn’t it a wonderful feeling to look down and say, “Wow, I’ve lost 5 pounds since last week.”

But not today.

Today is different. Today, as you’re waiting for the shower steam to engulf the bathroom, your friend from last week has suddenly become your most hated possession.

“What? Wait, what? I gained 6 pounds?”

6 POUNDS?! How can this be? Wait, let me just step off the scale a second. Let it…err…recalibrate or something. There we go. Okay, let’s try this again.

No matter how many times you decide to step on and off that scale, shift your weight on that scale, or hit that scale with your fist/foot, it is, without a doubt, always going to say the same thing.

And then, suddenly, you’re sad. You hop in and take a depressing shower. You shut the water off, open the shower curtain, and there, in front of you, is your scale’s sidekick. The mirror.

As you glance over your body in the mirror, you can’t help but think about that 6 pounds you allegedly gained. And with that in mind, you look fatter by the second.

Unless you’re a wrestler looking to move up a weight class, a body builder looking to gain some muscle, or a patient recovering from a weight-losing eating disorder the majority of us gain weight because of our overeating and inactivity.

Time to lay off the Fritos, I guess.

But they are OH SO GOOD.

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3 Responses to “Gaining Weight”


  1. 1 britthoney June 9, 2010 at 12:56 AM

    oh so true…this is why i never weigh myself anymore. better to just feel great without knowing what the scale has to say about me!!


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