Monday, April 11, 2011

Weights and Measures

Image credit: Diabetes UK My workplace is supporting a local research study which is all about eating behaviours and stress. Intrigued, I signed up to be an anonymous volunteer.

Ok - not that anonymous because they know who I am, where I live, where I work, what I weigh, marital status, date of birth - actually they pretty much know everything about me except that I knit and blog! ; )

Today I was "weighed in" and all my vital statistics taken. Of course, it was all in centimetres and kilos so I had to go back to the office and convert my stats to inches and pounds to make sense of it all. And it was very interesting. I hadn't weighed myself for about 5 years and I had certainly not been measured by anyone else, well, forever!

And you may not be surprised to hear that I am slimmer and lighter than I thought. At least I got my height right!

Which explains why my 40's trousers-to-be seem a bit big. I could have made a size smaller.

I am also borderline "underweight" on the BMI graph. Oops!

I had to fill in a gazillion questionnaires there and then, and for the next week I have to keep a very detailed food diary, weigh everything I eat or drink, and wear a fancy movement detector to measure how much I exercise. Talk about stressful!

I have to note how I am feeling every hour on the hour.

Um - "stressed by all these questions" comes to mind!

It is going to be an interesting week...


Twelfthknit said...

That's ok...I am just into the overweight, so between us we are just right!

Scruffybadger said...

That's the thing, isn't it - how much will it affect what you do/ what you eat etc knowing that "someone's" watching you? And how tempted will you be to get playful ? ;-)

Siga said...

That sounds exciting! Looking forward to hearing more about this research.

Sandy said...

I weighed in today as well and was surprised to find I was one kilo down from a week before!! That's 2.2 lbs, y'all.I do a fair amount of walking so that helps. But keeping track of how I am feeling every hour... that seems daunting!! Good luck on this.

Lorna said...

I'm so obsessed with food and my weight that I can't wait to read how things went. Personally I don't need a study to tell me that I eat far more when stressed and Mike eats less. Hence my need to dye-it.

Roobeedoo said...

Well, 24 hours in and I added a bounce on the trampoline to my daily routine - but I did actually bounce so it's not cheating!