Yes. It was an interesting Doctor visit last week. I had to go for my annual physical and approached the scale with caution. I knew that I had gained 15 -20 lbs over the past year and getting on that scale with my Harley boots, leather jacket and 8′ wool scarf didn’t help a bit. The words “Oh my God” escaped my lips as the number appeared. The nurse glanced my way with a look that said “Oh, shut up” (she was a larger gal). Then my Doctor came into the room for the quick catch up before the oh so delightful OBGYN experience. She looked over my chart and proceeded with small talk.. and then her eyes did a double take and she exclaimed “What happened to your weight?!” I looked at her and thought.. it’s a good thing I’m not some hormonal over-reactive sensitive binger! But I didn’t say that.. instead I said “yeah, this is probably the worst time of the year for me to step on the scale.. I’ve been eating everything in sight and it didn’t help that I was wearing all of this stuff either” while I pointed to my cold weather gear.
What’s the moral of this story? Well, I am FAT.
So what are you going to do about it Heidi? Well, I just finished some raw carrots while I typed the paragraph above and now I think I will enjoy a macintosh apple for the rest of my snack. Really though, this weight gain has got to stop! I am going to eat way better, try to omit sugar from my diet (that will be hard) exercise by doing Winsor Pilates in my living room (with the shades drawn), walking (when the sidewalks are clear of ice) and riding my horse more often. This is the most I’ve gained during the Holiday Season.. and I suspect that my metabolism is slowing down since I’m on the upswing to the big three 0! I would like to loose 20 lbs to get back to my normal weight and it would be great to loose 25 lbs to get back to my High School weight. Just a pound a week.. and I could make it… updates to follow.