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Reverb 10 Prompt #23: New Name

Prompt: New Name
Let’s meet again, for the first time. If you could introduce yourself to strangers by another name for just one day, what would it be and why?
(Author: Becca Wilcott)

Excuse me for saying so, but my GOD, but this is an inane question. What does this have to do with 2010, and manifesting 2011?


Time for something else:




When I was in Boots the other day, waiting on my prescription being filled, I decided to step on the scale.

Now, I think I remember stepping on the scale in Boots earlier this year – like, in March – and it was weighing me about 6lbs heavier than Weight Watchers’ scales.

So I stepped on them, anyway.

They weighed me at 28st 3lbs, which, if it was correct, would have been a gain of 10lbs in a week – since my own scales were weighing me at 27st 7lbs last week.

I’ve always wondered how different scales can weigh you differently, because surely it’s the same mechanisms inside?

I did physics in High School, and that was ten years ago now (oh my God that’s so long ago) so my understanding is: my body has a mass (not a weight) and all scales should register that mass in the same way.

So why don’t they?! It drives me NUTS that I can step on my scales at home and have them say 27st 7lbs, step on the scales in Weight Watchers and have them say 28st, and step on a scale in Boots and have them say 28st 3lbs.

Surely my weight doesn’t fluctuate that much?




In other news, it’s Christmas Eve’s Eve, and our heating is broken. We’re currently waiting on a repairman coming, but for the moment, it’s -5°C outside, and it feels about the same inside. I am so cold.

2 thoughts on “Reverb 10 Prompt #23: New Name”

  1. I found your blog at another site, where we’d both posted. Many years ago I had a severe eating disorder and I still recall a stand up scale in a store. I used to weigh myself on that stupid thing every time I went in there. I’d dump my shopping bags, take off my coat and get on. The numbers would control my day and whether or not I’d eat. If there were an entrance to Hades, those scales would stand there. The reading at the store is probably wrong from people being on it all day. Don’t let it get to you.

    1. Thank you for that. 🙂 I forget, the number of times I've gone into the store to find a child jumping on the machine, or the almost-ever present "out of order" sign on it. It's probably never accurate.

      I know there used to be a set of scales in Ireland that I used, that were as accurate as my scales at Weight Watchers. It was a great help, when I wasn't a member. Wish they had scales like that here!

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