Macro Mondays: Measurement

Monday, September 24th, 2018

This week’s theme for the Flickr Macro Mondays group is “Measurement.” From this week’s instructions (from Steven Crawford):

Hardly a day goes by when we don’t measure something whether it is tablespoons of coffee, speed of our car, height, weight, temperature, pulse, blood sugar/pressure/alcohol/oxygen, time, light-level or something else altogether.

This week’s challenge is to photograph a device used for measurement. If either the device or the quantity being measured is uncommon, please include the name of the measurement device and what it measures in your description.

Measuring My Life

I have battled with being overweight since I was 17 years old. I have lost over 70 pounds twice in my life, swearing to never gain it back. 

When I was a kid, my mom and aunt were on Weight Watchers, so after I had my first child, joining Weight Watchers seemed like the natural thing to do. I was already familiar with weighing food and counting points. I joined my first gym then also and started keeping measurements of my arms, chest, waist, hips, and thighs. The weight came off easily and I mostly kept it off until I had my third child. After Dominic was born, I had my first round of health issues and surgeries which has resulted in my gaining and losing big chunks of weight over the next 10 years. In 2012-2013, I lost 74 pounds again with Weight Watchers. I was within 5 pounds of goal. I was so determined to be healthy and fit and again vowed, “Never again.” But… in the last three years, I’ve put half it back on, lost half of that, put it back on, lost it again… you get the picture. I am incredibly unhappy with my body and I wish I didn’t care so much. My health issues continue so there is a reason for this struggle… but still.

This picture represents my battle with my weight… I’ve always judged myself and held myself accountable by what these objects say. This tape measure has measured my body since I was in my early 20s. This Weight Watchers food scale is one I got when I first joined the program in 1992. The ironic thing is that I never measure up in my own eyes. Isn’t that a sad thing? I’m soooo ready to throw it all away and not care anymore… just as soon as I lose the weight again, ha.

New Braunfels macro black white photographer

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/6.3 | 1/160 | ISO 1000 | tripod

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