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Thursday, January 30, 2014


I stared at the scale for a long time this morning. I weighed myself five times just to make sure I wasn't tripping on antibiotics. But sure enough, it said what it said in spite of any logical explanation I could come up with, and it puzzled me, because I feel heavy, like lead. It wears me out to walk across the house. I went to the grocery store to pick up some milk, and it was all I could do to get out of the store without sitting down on the bench outside to take a nap in the sunshine.

What did the scale say, I hear you ask.

It said I was down a total of 20 pounds from May 1. I have apparently lost 20 pounds. I have absolutely no idea what to think about this, other than to just keep going. I am fully expecting to bounce back up into the 280s with a vengeance, but it hasn't happened, even though I'm doing my best to stay hydrated and eat something healthy.

I mean, I haven't had junk food in weeks. I haven't eaten over 2000 calories in two weeks. I also haven't moved in two weeks. None of this math is adding up very well, and it's kind of freaking me out. I mean, twenty pounds? Where did they go? Are they lying in wait somewhere in a closet or in the attic, ready to attack when I least expect it? Should I claim victory? Is this even real? I haven't seen the 270s since 2010. I'd forgotton what they looked like. Should I reward myself? It seems so odd, since what triggered this sudden drop in weight is illness.

I just don't know. I DO know, however, that I'm about to go stir crazy being cooped up in the house and not able to move for more than five minutes at a time. I'm going to make an attempt to work a little in the shop. Surely beating a clarinet into submission doesn't take TOO much energy.

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    You may discover clarinets are feistier than you expected when you aren't at full strength. Are you REALLY down 20 pounds? Probably. Is it only because you've been sick? I doubt it. You've been doing things to take care of yourself, and they add up.

    If the clarinet kicks your butt go back to bed and wait until some of your stamina is back!
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