Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Week 75

I have no idea how much I weigh as hoards of grandchildren have descended on the house. OK, some might consider the word “hoards” to be a slight exaggeration for “two”, but the impact is the same. With my stepdaughter and children staying with us, the household has almost doubled in size meaning that the kitchen, where we usually weigh ourselves, is constantly occupied, or likely to be invaded at any point, by children, grandchildren or adults.

"Well why not weigh yourselves in the bathroom like most people?" you may well ask. The answer to that lies in the fact that there are very few level floors in this house, and even fewer that aren't carpeted. The readings on the scales can vary depending on where we place them, so in order to keep a consistency we place them in the same place in the kitchen each week for our weigh-in.

To be honest, I'm not optimistic that I would have lost anything anyway, due to the fact that it was Maggie's birthday on Friday (cue lots of cake and treats) which followed a week of varied eating patterns while we tried to re-establish the food stocks after being away.

So, next week there will be no excuses and my weight will be posted whatever it is.

5 comments:

fatmammycat said...

Sounds like you have your hands full. I feel like that when my sister's kiddies are here, there's only three of them, but it just seems like so many more. Enjoy the 'hoarde'.

Sir Squishy said...

I have a similar scale problem. We currently have family staying with us and the only hard surface to put the scale on is in the upstairs hallway.

Its hard to weight yourself in your skimpys when your girlfriends mother is around.

Kim Ayres said...

FMC - what seems to make the impact even greater is the drastic redesigning of thelayout we have to do as this house just isn't toddler friendly - far too much is a low level!

Sir Squishy - ah yes, I can see how that woould be a problem :)

ArleneWKW said...

The important thing is your behavior. If you're doing well with the food and exercize, the numbers will take care of themselves. As I know you know 'cause you've pointed it out to me.

Kim Ayres said...

Ah, now, exercise... yes... cough... hrumph... what was the question again? Sorry, is that the time already? Must dash...