Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Cookie Doctor

Hope everyone is managing their first week back from Pesach well.
I decided not to return to weigh in at Weight Watchers until I lose some weight. I refuse to spend money right now to find out how fat I am. I know how fat I am, I would rather not pay to see it in writing.
As an aside...
At work this week I was talking to a patient and her family and one family member asked if I was making cookies again. I had made cookies for a small party that the patient and her family were invited to earlier in the year. The other family member perks up and goes "oh you're the cookie doctor?"
I am thinking, great, just great. Now I am the cookie doctor and I have to live up to that reputation. I quickly told them I am on a diet so no more cookies for a while and I am not a doctor.
A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. ~Author Unknown

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I was passing by the break room at work today and there was a container of macaroons leftover from Pesach (I do not work in a Jewish environment). I am thinking that must be empty because everything in this place gets eaten right away. In a moment of weakness I went to the jar and it was almost completely full ( I guess gentiles do not have a complete appreciation for macaroons). I ate two and they were good. I must say that in Memphis the macaroons we had were so stale that i think they were leftover from at least two years ago. But here in NY they are soft and chocolatey and coconutty. Yum. Anyway it was worth it and I was proud because I only ate two and did not proceed to eat the whole can.
I'm allergic to food. Every time I eat it breaks out into fat. ~Jennifer Greene Duncan

Monday, April 20, 2009

I'm back and fatter than ever

Hi guys! I have missed you and your comments!
I cannot believe the toll that the past few months has taken on me and how much weight I gained in that time. Wow. It's amazing that what takes so short to put on can take take a lifetime to get rid of.
But enough dwelling on the past and it's mistakes and on to dieting. I decided while I sit here waiting for the plumber to come that it was time to return to the blog and return to the diet. I thought if only they could stick that snake thing down me and suck out all the stuff clogging me up I would be thin and it's only $50. But then again, it's 10pm and they told me to expect him around 5:30pm. So it may be cheap but so far it ain't reliable.
That is a wonderful mashal for dieting. We can try the quick fixes and the easy way out but it often leads to short term goals and can make it difficult to reach our long term goals. So it's slow and steady again for me (which works about as well as quick and easy because it seems I like I gain it back either way).
I have made a commitment to try again and that is the best I can do. I am far from good at this but get better each time and keep coming back to it so I don't get completely out of control.
So wish me luck and I hope you will stand by me and cheer me on and possibly WIRE MY MOUTH SHUT.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Albert Einstein, who discovered that a tiny amount of mass is equal to a huge amount of energy, which explains why, as Einstein himself so eloquently put it in a famous 1939 speech to the Physics Department at Princeton, "You have to exercise for a week to work off the thigh fat from a single Snickers." ~Dave Barry, Dave Barry Turns 50