I DID IT!!*ahem* Sorry. Just a wee bit excited. I did it. I made my weight goal with four days and one pound to spare!
I'm sorry the scale is so dirty but this thing is an old school scale. It's all about balanced weights. No wimpy pressure plate that can be manipulated by rocking back on your heels or forward on your toes. No. This thing is almost as old as I am, inherited from my mother and it is about as forgiving as a drill instructor. For the first time in a decade, I weigh under 250 pounds. My goal was 248 and, as you can see, I'm at 247!
Here, you can see it almost perfectly balanced. It was kind of hard to get this shot while standing on the scale so you didn't see my tummy but there it is.
I want to thank everyone who made a silly motivational bet with me. Without you, I don't know if I would have made it.
artistic_chaos: See you in March!
artname: You get to keep your checkbook closed. But, if you choose to donate to a cause I believe in Furry Friends Rescue is my top choice.
monicat: We'll share that bottle of Reisling sometime.
ivan23: I'm looking forward to reading that poem to me.
manictao: You will look fine in your Bishop coat fetching me beer!
macklinr: Ah, my friend, you have lost the bet and I sincerely say that your bet with me was one of the most motivating of all. Thank you. I will appreciate every one of those thousand words dedicated to my wonderfulness.