So. Do you want to know what's in me?
OK, I'll tell you.
A 1/2 pan of O'Henry Bars that I consumed earlier today.
But in my defense, when Charlie came home with a jug of Karo Syrup a few weeks ago from Target, what else was I supposed to do? Just stash it in my cabinets while I wait for Thanksgiving to roll around and I can make a pecan pie?!
I've never even made a pecan pie!
This afternoon, I realized that eating a 1/2 pan of O'Henry's isn't a good thing to do. Particularly if you are going to see the doctor for what you suspect is a sinus infection and you want to combat it with heavy doses of antibiotics before you fly back to South Carolina in less than a week. Because when you go see that doctor, the fit nurse will take your temperature and your blood pressure and then will ask if you'll jump up on the scale.
And when you say, "I'd rather not!" the two nurses that were in the station will laugh at you. And then, they'll pay extra close attention as you take off your shoes. And place your keys and your cell phone in your purse. And remove your sunglasses from the top of your head. And spit out your breath mint. And take the small clip out of your hair. And remove your earrings, watch and engagement ring. And pat down your body to figure out if there is anything else that you can remove to shave off the extra ounces that might put you over the amount you weighed the last time you were in.
It turns out all of my efforts were in vain. Because today I weighed five pounds more than I did the last time I saw my doctor in March.
And in case you forgot, since March, I
What this tells me is that I am consuming far more than I am burning off. AND, I am still nursing a child. I mean, WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN when Henry finally weans?!
I'd like to publicly announce that once I get over my sinus infection, training starts - HARD CORE - for my triathlon in October. And I will cease (or, at least consider ceasing) my weekly consumption of hot fudge sundaes.
As such, this very well may be the last picture you see of me smiling for a long, long time.
*****Are you happy where YOU are in your current physical state of health?
If not - what are you going to do about it and when?