The Truth Hurts

As I ramble through life, whatever be my goal,
I will unfortunately always keep my eye upon the doughnut
and not upon the whole.
~Wendy Wasserstein

Nice Wheels!

I truly appreciate my Doctor. Michelle Fretz cares enough to be frank and honest with me. She’d kick me in the butt if it would help. For the last month I had been putting off my bi-weekly weigh-in visit because of my hip issue. I have been house bound and eating myself to death. My food journals went as far as 10 am then, rather than lying, I would stop recording my input. I had gained 10 pounds in a month and just in the last 4 days I’ve lost 4 of them. But…I need to lose a lot more and fast. Would you put brand new racing tires on an old rust bucket? No, you would just put regular, all-season ones on and hope the car would last as long as the tires. Well, that’s how the system is looking at me. Extra weight is hard on the Cadillac hips I’ve got. If I can show that I am committed to reducing my weight I may get the surgery to fix my hip faster. And they’ll both last longer – me, too.

I am the author of my own life story and I, with the help of those amazing people around me, will write a new ending. Michelle cares about my plethora of problems (nice alliteration, eh?) and wants to see me all well and off all meds. She is the doctor for my whole family! She also knows when I’m lying or not telling her the whole truth. She asked me if I’m still exercising at home. I have no excuse not to. I can do my aerobics in my chair in the middle of the kitchen (That actually works really well!). She finds time to work out (and looks great for it) besides her office hours; hospital visits; and being a wife and mother. So, I can find the time to exercise, too. I can watch my calories. I can feed Norm and I good food and go back to having only good snacks in the house. (Spartans are on for $.59 a pound at Red Barn!)

So instead of the doughnut I will keep my eye on the whole. And not the Tim Bits kind! Thanks, Michelle. And thanks to all of you for listening. The sun is now shining  in my mind as well as in my backyard. ;D Diane Kirby

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~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on April 13, 2012.

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