It’s been a week since I had a weigh-in, so time to update the chart! Yesterday I stepped on the scale (yes, yes, I’m a day behind, I know), and I…
…stayed the same! The scale read 238 pounds, which is (still) a loss of 164 pounds. Here’s the chart update:
I was secretly hoping that I’d lose the pound that I gained a week ago, and by ‘secretly’ I mean ‘I was telling everyone that would listen,’ but it didn’t happen.
And that’s okay. It really is. It’ll happen soon. Maybe this week, even!
Did you notice anything about my chart? Yep, with this update, my weight loss chart officially moved onto its 7th piece of paper! See?
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how expanding to a 7th piece of paper was problematic, space-wise, because the wall that’s home to my chart (which is inside my closet) wasn’t big enough to accommodate a 7th piece of paper. I asked for suggestions on what to do, while brainstorming ideas of my own. I couldn’t turn the corner and continue the chart on the next wall, because there’s a doorway there. There was a great suggestion to just continue the chart but switch directions, so it continue from right to left (eventually zig-zagging until the line reached the floor!), but I decided against it, because I liked the continuity of having one long line, going in 1 direction. So I decided to break up the chart into two lines (which someone else had suggested, and I had independently thought of as well – great minds think alike!). That way, should I ever move the chart onto a bigger wall (which I may do at some point), I can reconnect the two lines and recreate the one singular line. OK, I’m rambling while trying to describe it, so I’ll just show it:
Pages 1-5 stayed along the top row, and pages 6 and 7 are on the second row.
It solved my little dilemma, but there’s just one problem: I don’t like it. Getting this shot, of the entire chart, is more difficult now (I have to squeeze into the back corner of my closet, amidst my clothes and suitcases), and I think it’s a little confusing. Of course, I’m not confused by it, and I’m the person that sees it the most, but still. I’m just not ecstatic.
But I have an idea. It came to me in the car while I was driving to work. I think it might work, although I’m not exactly sure. I’ll try it soon, and post the pictures.
In the meantime… I also wanted to share a quick video from last weekend. Richard Simmons’ class was Motown themed, and he dressed as one of The Four Tops, which is to say… he wore pants! He said after class that it was the first time in 36 years he’s taught a class not wearing his signature shorts, and I believe him. Now you can say that you’ve seen him wearing pants!
Oh, and did you see me in that video? I’m on the left, in the orange t-shirt.
Keep it up, David!