Sunday night rolls around and a cold bead of sweat travels down the forehead of the poor WW member. Uneasy about the prospect of tomorrow’s weigh-in.
So they formulate a plan; consume only dust and dehydrate themselves to prep for the evening meeting.
Flustered and late they arrive at the community centre. As soon as they enter they are summoned by the leader. As they walk up to the stage they feel the eyeballs of the crowd on them.
Anxiety takes hold as they recall the M&M they found in their pocket and devoured at lunchtime. It was the only morsel that has passed their lips but that blue button-shaped chocolate could make all the difference.
As they step on the scale, complete with grimace on face they look down to see the numbers. The ones that will reveal their mass in relation to the earth. The scales move back and forth the needle jumping from oz to oz.
Silence falls as the leader checks the scales and consults their clipboard. The whole event is similar in hype to pugilists weighing in for a Vegas box office event.
A hush falls over the crowd as the Leader speaks. ‘Well, David that’s the same weight as last week.’
‘Well, s**t. The whole week was mathematically pointless’ David thinks to himself.
If David had an understanding of how his weight can fluctuate from day to day. He would know that one weigh-in per week is a risky game.
If he were to weigh in daily he would ensure that he doesn’t miss the new lows he had been working on. And doing so first thing in the morning after visiting the ablutions would aid consistency.
He would also be content knowing that he only needs to see a new low each week. Not each day! This would show a trend and prove what he is doing is working.