January 11th, 2003



Okay, something weird going on here; on January 1, these were my stats in the morning:

Weight: 281 lbs
Bodyfat: 41.5%

Today, these are my stats in the morning, according to the same scale:

Weight: 290 lbs
Bodyfat: 50%

My intake has not gone up, my exercise has gone WAY up, I can see the reduction of my waistline in the mirror, what's going on, here?

I have two basic theories so far. The first is muscle production. My leg muscles, particularly my hamstrings, are becoming noticeably denser, which would add weight. However, that should reduce bodyfat.

The second is that the scale is screwed up, which is certainly possible. It does occasionally have fits where it will say I weight 500 lbs, 200 lbs, then 6 lbs., none of which are very likely to be true. The question then becomes, was it right on the 1st, is it right today, or was it ever right at all?

I guess I'll just have to wait a week and try again. I sure don't want to be 290 lbs, 50% bodyfat ... that is a definite backslide from my best (which was in the neighborhood of 265 lbs, 35% bodyfat).


-The Gneech
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The Day

Odd creatures, LJ readers. My post on Friday night about how well my kung fu class went got no response whatsoever, but my post this morning about wonky scale results got a boatload of comments.

You people are silly! ;P~~~

Anyway, today went on its merry way, as days do. I got a new pair of dress shoes for work, yay me, and got Monday's and Wednesday's SJ strips penciled, also yay me. I'll ink them in the morning so katayamma doesn't have to stay up late on my account tomorrow night. (Of course, I don't want to stay up late tomorrow night either, I have class on Monday!)

Had some strange mood swings this evening; lots of unspecified guilt about something, which frankly I'm going to attribute to the cheese danish I had for breakfast, since it doesn't want to bother to inform me what I was feeling guilty about. I bought myself a couple of toys today, too, so that may have been it ... my self-worth is still trying to beat me up about all the cool Christmas presents I received; buying myself a "Lockhart" figure from Harry Potter, even if it was on sale for 1/3 the market price, is way way beyond the kind of thing it thinks I deserve at this point.

Well, screw you, self worth, I'm tired of your bitching.

In its defense, I have been buying a few more toys than that over the past week or so, because I've managed to find a couple of very cool things at post-holiday sale prices. So yeah, I have been spoiling myself a little -- but certainly not enough to warrant this full-bore lead-in-my-heart guilt attack it's trying to squash me with. My psyche has no sense of moderation, I guess. :P

Anyway, that's it for now. I'm going to go pound out a few pushups, put away the rest of the laundry from the dryer, and go to bed. G'nite world, and have a great tomorrow. :)

-The Gneech