September 18, 2015 The (next to the) Last Day of the Week!! (semi) Hurray!!

OK, you know the drill.

Get up, get out of bed
drag a comb across your head

no! damn, that’s the Beatles…. I mean

get up but don’t feel fed up

we’re Challenging Gravity together

nothing lasts forever

…cept the spirit, the soul however you may know it

aiiight? pitchas!



clark: …56.0


christine: … 248



joy: … 179.2



val: … 4.5

September 17, 2015 (hey! do you realize how many days I’ve done this without a weird reference to the date?!)

The state of your weight is what we await

The Tale of your scale, this blog will regale


Enough of the Burma Shave (don’t worry, you aren’t expected to get that reference…it’s stretching a bit as it is, but I get to have fun too, you know)




clark: …56.0


christine: …147


val: …4.8

lisa: …


joy: … 180.7

kristi sept 17 2015

kristi: …9.6

September 16, 2015 Open Enrollment in the Gravity Challenge Wednesday!

Not much time left to join in on the coolest of all group ….things. The Gravity Challenge! Come one, Come all! Doesn’t matter what your goal is, as long as you are willing to share a photo of your scale each and every day (‘cept Sunday, of course!) then you can join us an enjoy the sublime benefit of identifying with a totally exceptional group of people from all over the planet.


clark: … 55.0


christine: … 148.0


val: …4.8


joy Sept 16 2015

joy: …181.1 

kristi Sept 16 2015

kristi: …9.6

September 15, 2015

Back on track.

hey, it just occurred to me that, seeing how this here Gravity Challenge is all about a group of people engaging in an activity, (in large part), for the sake of enjoying the experience of identifying with other people (in the group), that I should share my thoughts on my own efforts. This is, of course, a huge part of the reason for a blog and, even though, the narrative of the group has  pretty much been confined to ‘the Facebook’ each day as we send in photos, there has been some commentationing that’s provided some insight into our collective experience.

My own current numbers? Two words: ‘getting comfortable with being hungry’, That’s what I attribute my (current) success at getting a lower stable weight. To be fair, I should say that eating has never been a primary pleasure center. I’ve always understood that eating is usually an activity that people derive a specific (and highly developed) pleasure from, for me, not all that much. I suspect I’m not entirely odd in this regard, but the Challenge has allowed me to see that, over time,  I’ve changed and somehow gotten to the point that I’ll eat just to have something to do. And that’s not the worst part. What I also realized is that my ‘comfortable tolerance’ of being hungry had also changed. In other words, I was experiencing hunger as unpleasant, at a lower threshold than ever before.

I suspect that I’m not explaining this quite as clearly as I should, but I’ll keep trying. In short,  the lesson I’ve gotten from our Gravity Challenge is that my capacity to do things and interact with the world is not as limited by the need to satisfy my appetite as I had come to believe.

any thoughts?


It’s safe, it’s fun and as the queen of yo-yo dieting, it has helped me keep my weight steady within a few pounds over the last few months. Now that Fall is here it’s time to make some significant changes and this little challenge will help. (Val)

Seeing the NUMBER every day reminds me that everything I do (or don’t do) effects the number, and it’s all connected. I know it’s not about just the number, but the number represents the whole Health package for me.
My number is low today, wasn’t feeling well, so this will come back up. Probably tomorrow, but I can remind myself not to go crazy today bc the number being down to me means my metabolism is down. Hope that makes sense! (Joy)



clark: …54.4


christine: ...145.5


val: 2.9


lisa: …. 3.0


joy: ….. 180.8

kristi: …..

September 14, 2015 ‘now, back to our show, already in progress!’

Hey!  we still have 15 or 16 days left in September’s Gravity Challenge!  Lets get the Monday photo in, our (weekly) benchmark established and proceed with benefitting from witnessing our (collective and individual) capacity for altering ‘what clearly is all we can expect, ‘it’s just the way things are’….

Send them photos.

To all wordpress people who are visiting, thanks for the ‘likes’  come on and join us on the 2nd Half of September’s Gravity Challenge!!


clark: …55.8


christine: …146 (!!)



val: … 3.8  cool!  a low Monday number!


lisa: … 3.5  (its just a Monday read… np  that’s why we have ‘stable weights’)


kristi: …9.0  all in all a good Monday

September 10, 2015 ‘ …whatever hell, day of the week it is! send ’em in!’


clark: … 56.2


christine: … 148 (according to Graviteer Christine… I’m inclined to go with 147.5  but, as we all know, these are our numbers for today, they are totally what we would have them be, ya know?)


val: … 3.7 (not a bad number at all, given that our gal val has been, like totally gallivanting on vacation and such (as the Sisters of Mercy would have said…)

joy sept 10 2015

joy: …  181.8    (!! …lookit that!)

lisa Sept 10 2015

lisa: …9.0   (‘cellent directionation!)


September 9, 2015

Hey!  Send in photos of your scale’s readout that you took at or before 8:00 am today, ok?

If you do that, and do it everyday (except on Sunday), you will see the number change.

That is the primary goal of this, ‘the Gravity Challenge’; to see and understand that changing (either up or down) the number on the scale is within our power to effect.

Tomorrow: Chapter 2 ‘oh yeah?!  Well how are we supposed to do that, huh?? How?’


clark: …55.8


christine: …148


val: …2.6

joy Sept 9 2015

joy: …182.5!  (I repeat,  !)

lisa Sept 9 2015

lisa: …9.5


September 7, 2015 (‘…being a ‘oliday and such, lets make today optional, …though I would recommend sending in a photo’)

How simple is this Gravity Challenge?  I’ll tell you how simple.

  1. Stand on your scale (before 8:00 am)
  2. Take a photo of the readout (Kristi’s Rule is available)
  3. Send it in (to me on ‘the Facebook‘)
  4. Know that this approach to weight change totally works!

Pretty simple, isn’t it?


clark: …56.2


christine: …148



lisa: …8.0



kristi: …1.0