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Apr 24, 2019 07:29:09

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Brandon Wilson

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As part of my new program to improve my health, I need to weigh myself every day. The clinic I joined sent me a welcome kit that includes a high-tech scale. It measures my weight and without connecting to a wifi network or using bluetooth, it somehow beams the result to my account. I see the result in the app within one minute. I don't know how it works but it's nifty. 

I'm sure the purpose of this technology is to get accurate results. Many people are sensitive to weight and might be inclined to fudge the numbers if they were entering the results manually. 

I am not a fan of weighing myself everyday. My weight fluctuates quite a bit for a variety of reasons. Still, I know it is necessary to measure what I want to change. And why is it the scale at the doctor's office always reads more than the scale at home?? 

This brings me to the question of why weight is required on a driver's license. I can understand certain physical characteristics like height and eye color. For the most part these characteristics do not change. My Arizona driver's license does not expire until 2042. If I don't have a reason to update it, whatever weight I reported when I got it will always be the weight listed.

I used to listen to the Howard Stern Show. At one point he had rigged a scale in the floor next to the microphone stand to measure the weight of anyone standing there to talk to him. There was a big LED sign on the wall that would show the weight for all to see. I think the DMV should use a similar method. After all, this is an official ID used for voting and getting on airplanes. They could build a scale into the floor right where you stand to get your picture taken. There could be a big LED sign next to the Next Number sign that displays the weight of each person. For an added bonus, you could have a screen next to this sign that displays the person's newly-taken photo next to the weight just to be sure. For some reason women in particular vehemently oppose my suggestion.

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    @brandonwilson good luck, dude. I've found setting non-weight goals really helpful. Eg; fit into that red shirt.

    No greater feeling than unpacking clothes that didn't previously fit but now do. Oosh!

    Craig Petterson avatar Craig Petterson | Apr 24, 2019 23:53:51
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      @craigpetterson Thanks. I don't fixate on weight, but it is part of the overall picture to become healthier. Heck I'll be buying new clothes like the Nutty Professor: "Spandex!!"

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 24, 2019 16:26:56
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    @brandonwilson - You wicked you. Do not propose this to any govt official. This would break the XX chromosome species. Some of us have big bones in the family and weigh more than we look :).

    Good luck with the new program.

    Keni avatar Keni | Apr 24, 2019 15:42:15
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      @brandonwilson @keni although I can see how women might also benefit from it! we're overly exposed to skinny people in pop culture and social media, so maybe when we see that the average person is probably at least a good at-least 20-lbs more than that, we might feel more comfortable with ourselves!

      Victoria Maung avatar Victoria Maung | Apr 25, 2019 04:09:06
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