Today is the Library Losers first official day on our weight loss program. It has not been an auspicious beginning. We have been arguing over the accuracy of our scale. In short, I brought my scale from home, and none of my sister losers trusts it. My original plan was for us all to weigh at home on scales we trusted and then just report our weight. But someone (Pam) thought it would be more fun for us all to use the same one. This has not proven true so far. Pam is the main scale hater at the moment,but you have to remember that she is the one who weighed at home this morning with her clothes off and then her clothes on and gained 5 pounds in five minutes. She is not convinced her scale is wrong. “I have heavy clothes!”
But Pam is not the only one. Emily too weighed on the scale twice this morning and had different weights. So while we figure this out, we are still beginning our quest.
There are four of us: a dean, a librarian, a library assistant, and a student worker. As of yesterday, our total weight (on the suspect scales) was 579.5 pounds.
Here are our goals:
Emily wants to be able to fit into the pants she wore when she was first hired. This is a common problem in the library where we measure our time here not in service ribbons but in increased clothing sizes.
I want to weigh what Emily does now.
Our student worker has been losing weight and is using us to continue her motivation. This may have been a poor decision on her part.
And Pam has many motives, and I am going to try to get her to narrow them down to one or two.
What are our obstacles to losing weight?
- Food is everywhere in the library. During my birthday week, folks brought in three cakes. This week, which is no one’s birthday, has seen one cake so far. Even when we bring our lunches, there is always someone about to go to Captain D’s or Taco Bell and asking “Do you want me to bring you anything?”
- Our jobs are mostly sedentary. This morning I went out for a 2 mile walk/run, which, according to my pedometer, took 4547 steps. Since I’ve been at work, I’ve only added 1900 more.
- At least 2 of us have no willpower. (Guess which 2?)
So we are going public with our efforts so that you can help keep us motivated or at least embarrassed enough not to eat whole cakes on the sly in our offices (And yes, I am the only one with an actual office!) So our five regular readers, we are depending on you.
Until next time,
The Library Losers