Monday, April 10, 2006

Where does it go?

Last night, just before going to bed, I stepped on the bathroom scale and was surprised to see I weighed exactly 160 pounds. This is the most I've ever weighed, and I was so surprised I actually stepped off and on the scale several times to verify I was really reading it correctly. I even double-checked the calibration to make sure the scale returned to zero when I stepped off, and sure enough, everything checked out. Somehow I had gained 5 pounds in the past few days. I was kind of excited since I tend to think I'm always a bit under-weight. Oddly, when I woke up this morning, I weighed myself again and I was back to 155. What's up with that? Where'd the extra 5 pounds go? It's not like I go jogging in my sleep or anything like that (at least, I don't think I do, although I did used to sleep-walk when I was a kid.... hmmm.....).

Anyhow, I found it odd that I could simply lose 5 pounds in my sleep. Maybe this is normal. I don't normally weigh myself all the time, so maybe my weight changes overnight all the time and I never realized it. But 5 pounds? That seems like a lot to me.

4 comments:

shiloh351 said...

Did you have your shoes on last night? :)

Anonymous said...

In the morning, did you weigh yourself after you did your bathroom business? It could have been that last night you were, y'know, full of crap...

Anonymous said...

It was 5 pounds of dreams.

Mostly Torn said...

Heh... yeah, I suppose some people might claim I'm full of crap, but no, that wasn't the 5 pounds. Maybe I'm just a restless sleeper.