Saturday, January 3, 2009

Day 3: Sometimes your only option is a pickle.

I know you can’t believe I have more to say on the subject of my resolutions, but I do. I have to write about it or I’m going to eat something or watch TV.

I went to a movie yesterday “Seven Pounds” which I really liked, but as my sister-in-law Sally said, “It’s a redemption movie; I’m just not sure it’s my kind of redemption.” Enough said. During the movie I had a rumble in my tummy and my darling husband said he was going to get some food, did I want anything? Did I want anything? So I started to think, hard—Yes, I did want something, I was hungry, but I couldn’t think of one thing—not one thing that fit my new nutritive goals—except a dill pickle. No wonder the US is having a hard time losing weight! There’s nothing of nutritive value at the movie theaters!

Now on the TV front. I’m remarkable productive now. Yesterday I cleaned my husbands automatic toothbrush, did 4 loads of laundry, dusted and cleaned ½ of my room, ½ of my closet, I spent an inordinate amount of time on my blog as well as a good chunk of time Facebook stalking old friends. That may not sound like much to you but it really was for me.

Then the time came to fall asleep. I went to bed at 11:00PM a perfectly reasonable time for sleep. I was tired, yet I couldn’t sleep without the dulcet tones of the TV lulling me. At 12:30AM I was still trying.

Anyway all is well. Today I weighed myself and I’ve lost 6 pounds in two days! I’m sure it was all water. I think it was my body’s way of saying, “Phew, thank you for feeding me something good.”

362 days left—not that I’m counting.


  1. Your husband appreciates the clean toothbrush I'm sure. Very few "snack foods" fall into your strict definition of acceptable. I know someone who could help you market a program for weight loss called "Acceptable Snack Foods" or "What to eat when there's no TV".

  2. That pickle would taste a lot better if you deep fried it and then put chocolate and sprinkles all over it...but alas, you would not be able to eat it right now. Too bad.