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Out of all the advice my mother has given over the period of my life I can confidently say that I will always remember her saying Stacey never own a scale Since I always do as mother says I dont own a scale At the time when she told me this I assumed I was being drilled yet once again about the lurking dangers of eating disorders My mother gave me this advice in my early teens and she had a complete phobia that I would develop an eating disorder Well my mother was successful I always eat three times a day and would never consider going on fad diets compulsive binges or psychotic exercise routines However now that I think more about her advice I dont think she was telling me to never own a scale to avoid an eating disorder Her advice was more to be happy with the way I look in the mirror and with myself than with a lying number that appears on a scaleTo start off my assignment I decided to weigh myself seeing that it wouldnt be fair if I only weighed my friends First I had to borrow my neighbors scale and before I stepped on I guessed that I weighed approximately 135 pounds my last weight at the doctors office I then stepped on the scale knowing that number would read what I had assumed and jumped back off as quickly as I got on when it read 142 pounds Not exactly the number I was hoping for I didnt understand how I couldnt have noticed the weight gain Then I did what anyone would do when they think there is no way that they could have gained weight I borrowed another scale This time I was much more hesitant when stepping up to the scale This time it read 145 pounds I then preceded to return the scale immediately and inform my friend that it
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