* I've changed the blog address from www.sarahsworld.me back to the original (badly chosen, but I'm stuck with it) address of www.kiwikchat.blogspot.com .

This means that some links to older posts and old links from other sites don't work. :(

Friday, November 4, 2011

The important stuff you find out at the doctors.

I hesitate for a moment looking dubiously at the scales.  I haven’t weighed myself in months, it’s not that I avoid it, it's just that it never occurs to me.  

Now I’m worried,  I think of all the chocolate I’ve been eating.

Exhaling slowly, I step up.  61.7kgs.

I can’t believe it, I weigh the same as always.

Pfft exercise schmexercise.

I can keep eating chocolate. Excellent.


Next we head over to the wall mounted measuring tape. 

I know at 26, it is assumed that I have stopped growing but last time I was measured, I had a pleasant surprise. It appeared that I had grown to the proud height of 174cm. 

Which put me 2cms ahead of Mum and ended one of the great family debates. (in my opinion anyway).

Down comes the measuring tape thingy.


Oh dear I’ve shrunk 1.4cm.

I remember the short friendly nurse who measured me at 174cm. 

Looking up at the doctor, something clicks into place and it's not just the measuring tape retracting.  This is what happens when someone taller than you does the measuring.

I believe it’s called accuracy.


  1. If my maths is right you're still taller than your Mum, Sarah! Glad the chocolate hasn't changed things but at that height and that weight I don't think it would be a disaster anyway! x

  2. Thanks Annie, I'm not so sure about Mum's exact height and even less sure if I want that question to be answered definitively by a measuring tape. :)