Friday, December 05, 2008
Yesterday I was shopping and I had to pull out my drivers license for proof of identification. The sales person looked at my drivers license, looked at me, and smiled. "Wow you look very different!" I thanked her and acknowledged that I had lost some weight since the picture. Later on I pulled out the drivers license and looked at it. Now technically the license said I weighed 145. Ummm holy LIES of all BIG LIES! I am not sure who I was fooling except myself. I know that most folks lie about their weight by 10 pounds. But 40 pounds?? And let's get real. I have never heard of the Drivers License staff guffawing or questioning someone's weight when it is given to them to record. They might behind closed doors but not to our faces. So I think I need to conveniently "lose" my license and go get a new one. One with a new picture AND a true weight!
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Yesterday was a "social" day for me. I use quotes because although I am quite social on a daily basis online, I don't really have a lot of person to person contact on a regular basis. My interactions consists of the sparse morning (and evening) conversations with my hubby, and basically anybody else Abe and I encounter along our daily walks. Once a month I have to go into the city to get my research drug for my arthritis. Before dog, I would spend the day in the city, doing any errands, hitting the bookstores, and visiting with friends. Since bringing Abe home and his penchant for "cleaning" out my pantry and basic unwillingness to be home alone longer than 5 hours, my trips have been cut short. Yesterday the mister spent the day dog sitting Abe while I went into the city. I got to get caught up with some of my favorite hospital staff (after a couple years of going in on a monthly basis, they do get to know you well) and paid a visit to Betz (best friend) before she leaves town for a month.
Now what was different (in a delightful way) for me is that everyone I encountered stated I was looking THIN. Now I haven't seen Betz since August so I could understand the statement coming from her (particularly considering her fibro fog memory!) but the hospital crew I see monthly. My weight has only changed by 2 lbs since last month. Evidently the body has redistributed a bit since things are firming up (well as much as this broken body is capable of anyhow..lol). Betz tried to recall when she had seen me this thin since she has known me over 20 years. The reality is I haven't been this size since I was sharing a flat and clothes with Daniel (a dear friend who died of Aids years ago)- so almost 30 years. It made me smile to realize that I have come full circle back except that this time I am actually physically FIT, eating fantastic, and once again sharing clothes with a slender boy.
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