I actually held a jelly filled doughnut in my hand... and didn't eat it. I gave it to one of the Oompas. Can you believe that? I still can't believe it myself. It was as if after waiting all that time to satisfy my jelly filled craving, once it was within my grasp I suddenly didn't want it any more. I chose, instead, my habitual favorite glazed doughnut.
So what did my sudden loss of interest save me? Well, the jelly filled doughnut which until recently haunted my dreams and waking thoughts, serves up a whopping 250 calories while my empty holed doughnut weighs in at a leaner 180 calories. But who's counting?
Certainly not me. With the nation's budget in a major deficit you'd think that my average daily surplus in calories would be celebrated but Jenny Craig is less than impressed. I've tried diets but with no success. Have you ever noticed that the word 'diet' begins with the word 'die'. There's a reason for that. I even have a lifetime membership for the gym. I got it 26 years ago. I haven't used it in 25 years. Is it really 'exercise' or 'exorcise'? I'm thinking the latter.
What I am counting is the number of old jeans I can now squeeze my shrinking tush into. All those size 11's that once mocked me from the 'Mountain of Shame' with all the other clothes that have shrunk in the wash over the years (that's my story and I'm sticking to it!) have now been recommissioned to my current wardrobe. 11's! I have a size 11 butt! I haven't had a size 11 butt since I got pregnant with Rocky 15 years ago! (yes, some of those jeans are 15 years old!)
So what am I doing differently now? I'm walking. I walk 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week. While my delightfully dishonest scale still reads between 140 and 145 pounds, I can feel the inches melting away.
Okay, not really. But I am losing inches. And while I haven't lost any weight, I haven't gained any either. All this without even trying. It makes me wonder how much I could lose if I really put some effort into it.
Nah! I wouldn't want to be too sexy! Poor Dickidoo wouldn't know what to do with me. Yeah, a size 11 butt is fine alright for me.
8 years ago