Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Does it work?
The close door button on the elevator that is. Have you ever noticed that without a doubt the open door button works -- because you can hold the door open with it, but the close door button is a different story?
Here's my theory - you want the door to close and you push the button. The door doesn't close upon pressing it, so you press it again. In my case, I push the button continuously. If the button really worked, upon pressing it once the door would immediately close. Seriously people, I am not kidding you. The next time you are in an elevator try it. Does it really close right when you hit the button? (Please report your findings as I am limited to the same elevator every day.)
Here's the real scoop: It's there so people like me --- impatient people --- don't get pissed off that there isn't a button to close the door. It makes you 'feel' like the door is closing. Man, is this a stupid post or what! This is what I was thinking this morning...Oh yeah, one last thing - why does the open door button work then? It's a safety thing, so that has to work. In fact, now that I type this, the close door button could actually be a safety risk! Even more to ponder.
Today was my weigh in day. The surprise - I lost 1/2 pound. I'm surprised because I have not eaten well, had an evening of drinking, and didn't go to the gym. I am trying to focus on how much I 'could have' lost if I had been going to the gym in the hopes that it will get me back there.
A little note on the fickleness of the band - yesterday my band was loose. I ate 1/2 of a burrito from On the Border last night for dinner and some chips. No problem at all even though it was a tad more than I should have eaten. Today - I am tight as a drum. I attempted to eat lunch - salad and soup - no dice. I attempted to eat dinner - no dice. It truly is weird how much difference a day can make. (Hmmm, maybe my band is really smart? It knew I had more food than I should have yesterday, so it tightened up today to compensate? What is it with me and the conspiracies?)
Official weigh in stats:
Starting weight: 234lbs
Current weight: 191.5lbs
Overall loss: 42.5lbs **notice** exactly half way to goal :)
Lbs to goal: 42.5lbs