Because I'm not tall and the rest of me... wrists, neck, ankles are thin people think I don't have to watch my weight. I do. I am pre-diabetic and my cholesterol and triglyceride levels have to be carefully watched. When my weight goes up, so do those levels.
At my last check up Kathy, my nurse practitioner/primary care manager was not pleased at the results of my blood tests after all our rather decadent food type travel this year. She gave me three months to fix myself.
Art and I usually check our weight almost daily. He checks to make sure he's not losing too much from his running and I check ... well... you know why. I'd stopped checking and this is what happens! Granted, I checked my weight at night which is when its heaviest. They say it's better to check in the morning. It's actually good for me to check more often because it warns me that I need to change what I'm doing. This link at MedicineNet.com is a great site.
I found that standing in front of the computer for too long caused my back to ache a little. However, when I added movement using the Pandora music, it's made it far better on my joints.
AND... I've already lost a couple of pounds in the last few days. Four more to go.