Day 8 of the 17 day diet
Monday, August 08, 2011
My body is starting to catch on....I've maintained my weight 3 days in a row. I'd take a half pound...even a tenth of a pound loss! Hopefully I'll seen another drop tomorrow. Here is the discussion I was having with my body this morning:
Body: Hey....so I've been noticing a change. You aren't eating as much. And where is my beer? I really could use one of those right now.
Me: Yeah, well, you've got 9 more days of diet, then you can have a beer. But while we are on the subject - that 7 pounds we dropped was great... what's the hold up now?
Body: This isn't right. We need to keep this weight on. What would we do if a famine came? What if food was not readily accessible. You'd last 7-8 days at the most. I can't let that happen. Let's go ahead and put that 7 pounds back where it belongs.....on your hips.
Me: Ummm.... I have another idea. Since we live in modern times and the chance of famine is slim to none... why don't you give up a few more pounds. Just work with me for 9 more days and I'll slowly start incorporating Beer and whole grains back into your diet.
Body: I don't think you understand.... you can't survive hunting and gathering all day without having some food in storage! How are we going to pull that wagon accross the plains???
Me: Have you ever noticed that we sit all day for a living? We've never hunted and our gathering happens in an air conditioned grocery store. We also have a jeep. Not a wagon.
Body: Well...we are always on that damn treadmill!
Me: Yes, and we will continue the treadmill as long as you keep me upright.
Body: Jeeze.... whats the big deal about having a BMI that classifies you as Obese? Its not that bad. When the end of the world comes... you'll thank me....
Me: Yeah, and when the end of the world comes you better hope my knees hold out. That BMI is going to colapse them and not be able to take you to safety. Don't you like being mobile? Don't you like going hiking, biking, kayaking?
Body: Well yes....
Me: Just think of the great foods we could try if we were able to travel to other parts of the country and think of all the fun we'll have with DH!
Body: That would be fun...I like all of that stuff. Especially the food part...
Me: And you hate how you feel when your knees hurt and when you huff and puff and can't keep up with DH.....
Body: It drives me crazy when I can't keep up with DH.....
Me: So maybe we'll work together and drop a few more pounds?
Me: Or we could skip dinner and we could go get our legs waxed?
Body: Ok! Ok! I give!
Me: That's better. Let's have a reasonable dinner, maybe a little walk and tomorrow morning you'll let go of just one more pound ok?
Body: Ok..one more pound...just go slow ok?
Me: its a deal.