Look at who hasn’t been posting daily. But it does get pretty boring to post here every day that I had soup for lunch and a protein and veggie for dinner. Since I’m pretty much broke and am just eating what I have here at the house this week, there hasn’t been much point in tracking, since, as mentioned, I’m pretty much eating the same thing every day.

Last night, I did something that may finally be the evidence that I’m crazy, or it may just be another one of my quirks that’ll make you shake your head and sigh. I graffitied my closet door.

Okay, well, not the actual door, the white-board on the door.


These three numbers have been my running mantra this week: -2.4, 265, 10%. That is, I’d like to weigh-in at 265 Sunday, which would necessitate a 2.4 pound loss, which would put me one pound below my WW 10% goal (losing 10% of the weight I started at). Whenever I’ve been out this week—like when I went to the P.O. to mail the contracts back to Harvest House yesterday, and I saw the signs for McDonald’s, Jack-in-the-Box, Burger King, and Sonic, I just kept repeating those numbers to myself. Same thing whenever I’ve seen one of those tempting food commercials on TV.

The white-board is on the door of the closet in my bedroom, and my full-length mirror is mounted right beside that door, with the scale underneath that. So it was the first thing I saw when I got out of bed this morning (because the first thing I do is step on that scale).

Of course, this then makes me worried that I’m going to become so obsessed with my weight that I’ll develop an eating disorder—or that if I don’t reach that number, it’ll throw me completely off track and I’ll binge. Well, the truth of the matter is I wouldn’t be at this weight if I didn’t already have an eating disorder (binge eating in secret), so maybe what I’m doing is just replacing one obsession (food) with another (getting healthy).


About Kaye Dacus

Kaye Dacus Academic Editor (at NCU). Published Author (11 novels, dozens of articles, essays, poems). Prolific Procrastinator.
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One Response to Graffiti

  1. Well, I admire your courage for being able to do a blog like this, and talk about the struggle to lose weight. I understand how difficult it is to have a weight loss goal: if you make it, it feels like a million bucks and keeps you motivated; but if you miss it, you think, what’s the point, and fall off the wagon right into a bag of chips or a box of cookies (at least that’s what I do).

    But the porgress you’ve made is wonderful, and you’ve been an encouragement to me to climb back up on the weight loss wagon and try again.

    Good luck!


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