So I weighed and measured my waist this morning. I need to get the start numbers for Phase One. This lasts at least a month and I’m not supposed to weigh or anything until the beginning of the next phase.
Now, I had a crrrazy thought this morning, and then quickly came to my senses. I thought. “Hey, I should post my numbers on my blog”. !!!!!!!!!!!!! See? Crazy! I had a brief thought of accountability or some such nonsense. I don’t know many women who would tell their friends their NUMBER let alone post it on the World Wide Web. Adrian doesn’t even know what it is! In fact, one day Adrian and I were discussing weight loss, and I was just about to tell him. Then he guessed something that was like 20 lbs LESS than what I am. That’s it, I thought. He ain’t findin’ out now!
I wonder why we have this issue with the number. People can see what we look like. Knowing the number doesn’t suddenly make us look fatter or thinner. The number on our size of clothing is another taboo one, but still not as terrifying as that number on the scale. It’s not even that telling, apparently. Everybody has a different amount of muscle which makes the same size person weigh different amounts.
My friend and I know right away what we mean when we ask “What’s your number?” She is the only one (besides my doctor) that knows, and I had a hard time telling her. Actually, that’s why I had the moment of delusion. I thought, perhaps I could free myself from this silliness. I might one day, but not today!
Do YOU tell anyone your number?