Like millions* of Americans, my cat Pringles struggles with obesity. She’s 16 pounds, 60% heavier than she should be. Fat lazy cats may seem like a great idea, but no one wants to jab them with insulin shots twice a day.
Thanks to the nifty Withings WiFi Body Scale, I’m able to closely monitor Pringles’ weight, as she begins her journey to single digits. She only gets wet food now, and only the calories a 9-pound cat should get.
If you’ve ever tried to force a cat to sit still, you know how hazardous that can be. So instead of trying to force her onto a scale, I’ve outsmarted my feisty feline and placed her favorite
cat bed cardboard box on top of the scale. Now whenever she takes a nap, her weight is automatically recorded by the Withings scale. Using this IFTTT.com recipe, I log her weight in a spreadsheet to generate a graph like the one above.
*Give or take