It was a raining, gloomy day here in Birmingham. I left for the clinic early because generally things get pretty-darn-sticky with the traffic when it is raining. Not today … mostly sailed right through. Was the cloudy rain filled sky a foreboding of how I would fair with the clinic scales? Who knew ….
They had the building HOT, so hot in-point-of-fact, I took off my jacket and went and stood with my arms in the rain to cool off. My old weigh-in-outfit was becoming dangerously close to obscene, so I opted for a different, heavier, pair of slacks (yes, I weighed them, so I know they are heavier). I wore my heavier fuzzy chested gray shirt from last week (yes, I weighed it too and I am NOT ashamed of it either.). When I told Mike how much my pants weighed, he said that will cost you a half a pound on the scales today–can you deal? I don’t even remember how much the pants weighed, but I did remember the “cost you a half a pound” part–loud and clear. I had to think and weigh the cost of half a pound over the cost of my diginty. In the end my dignity won over vanity. I decided I could handle the half pound difference and not be too terribly disappointed.
So without further ado I lost 4.5 pounds today (actually 5 if you take off for the pants–hehe–you knew I could NOT resist making that point!)!! Yea me! This makes 82.5 pounds since joining the OpitFast/EatRight program at UAB and a total of 90.6 pounds since starting with Donna the Trainer Nazi Jones. 🙂
Life happens and setbacks come, but if you don’t give up, and you don’t give in; you can have everything you have wanted and more …. S