July 21st, 2009

I met up again last month with some colleagues that I hadn’t seen for a year, and two of them asked me if I had lost weight. I muttered that I didn’t think so, and let it go at that. How do you know if you’ve lost weight if elastic waistbands are part of your daily life I ask you?

I stepped on the scales last night and was surprised to find that I was 25 pounds less weighty than the last time I checked. (About a year ago) The scales were pretty dusty, and I was wary of touching them, as they had been living in a nook in my bathroom. The first thought I had was that they were gummed up by the dust of disuse. It’s a possiblility.

My stepping on the scale was a sort of benchmark gesture, since my physio exercises have made me feel so much better that I have been motivated to try other exercises to build up my core strength. That way, my back will not be painful, and sucking my gut in and walking with my shoulders back improves my appearance. Still in pajamas, mostly, but now with a model’s walk.

Okay. A fat, old model. But still.

I do not need wine to dull the pain in my neck and shoulders anymore. I barely take anti-inflammatories. (compared to earlier, when I swallowed them on a schedule. I still had breakthrough pain)

My blood test results were pretty good. Blood sugar: fine. Cholesterol: pretty good. Liver, kidneys: okay. Thyroid: all good.

Now the only thing left is that pesky smoking habit. It’s next.

I think I’m finally starting to emerge from the deep blow caused by my mother’s death. It feels good to be alive.

Now, if I can only keep Herman in check, I’m golden.

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16 Responses to “Have You Lost Weight?”

iamthediva Says:

Yay you!!

Chibi Jeebs Says:

Woo hoo! That’s awesome! I’m glad the physio is helping. :)
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Joie Says:

Great news! So happy to hear your back is feeling better!
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Krissa Says:

Way to go, Witchypoo! Next stop, a Paris runway… I mean hey- you got the walk down! And Herman can just go and be quiet!
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Stacey Says:

Awesome job! I love little surprises like that!

lceel Says:

Okay – I’m sittin’ here tryin’ to figure out who the hell Herman is. I don’t remember anyone in your life named Herman – but then – I am not that familiar with everyone in your life. I figure .. Herman is either an animal (cat, for example), or a body part with a life of its own. Now, ‘Herman’ isn’t plural, so I don’t imagine it’s those, (even though they ARE unrestrained most of the time), so it’s likely THAT, if it’s a body part – but then I have to wonder why you would call it Herman and not Hermione. Unless, of course, you’ve been feeling like a monk. Then I can kinda understand.
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Hyphen Mama Says:

25 pounds!! Congratulations. Coming from a person who is on the scales DAILY looking for one teeny darned pound!

You’re going to quit smoking???? I guess Warriorwitch is rubbing off on you. Or maybe not!
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Ree Says:

I’ll have some of what you’re having! pleeze?

Nan Says:

Lou has NOT been paying attention! Are you still on facebook? I’m so glad you’re feeling better. Isn’t it funny how, when you start to feel better, you can look back and say “gee, I was feeling like crap!” but at the time you were just “meh”? I felt like crap when I was pregnant, right up to when Max was about 2. Mostly achy, exhausted, constantly sick, and blue.
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Andy Bailey Says:

glad to see you’re feeling the oomph again!
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warriorwitch Says:

Oh where to start???
I don’t notice your weight loss cause I see you all the time and wouldn’t notice a difference.
Quit smoking? Call me in 6 months – after the withdrawls are over.
As for wine – come on I gotta have someone to drink with.

Cat Says:

I thought you sounded trimmer as time passed! HOT MAMA

Good for you, you’ll need all that confidence for the smoking habit. It’s a doozie, that one.
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talina Says:

Isn’t it amazing how good exercise can make you feel? I need to get my butt in gear and get me some of that, asap!
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Chiropractor Says:

I wish I could loose weight fast but am currently nursing a baby, so i need to stay healthy. Maybe in 6 months time. :)
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2nd Anniversary Gifts Says:

That’s the major problem, still not losing weight. How can lose weight if just sits around and just tinkering. :D
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Herbal Fiberblend Says:

Congratulations – I think the best way to loose weight is to just to do exercise and eat well which it sounds like you are – this way you loose weight slowly and surely – rather than a big amount which goes back on quickly.
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