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Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Battle of the Bulge

The ongoing struggle to manage one's weight is not really thrilling news, but concede me one more post about this. You see I have determined that I will allow myself one "indulgence" per month. My first such indulgence was a trip to Ports O' Call restaurant where I enjoyed scallops and shrimp brochette over spiced wild rice. I also enjoyed a side of asparagus. Yum, yum. When one is just finishing a liquid diet of 20 weeks, you have no idea how delicious such a mean can be unless you have been there yourself!

My second indulgence was construed to be our whole week of Grand Canyon dining. Here we are, for example, at breakfast in the country restaurant in Williams. Pancakes, bacon and eggs were part of this. Then there was the sandwich and a raspberry malt at the Twister (the local 50s diner). The other meals were provided with coupons as part of our vacation package in the hotel dining room. It was served buffet style, and the food was great. I enjoyed corned beef hash for breakfast. For dinner there was a carving station, a row of sides and a salad bar and a separate pasta station.

Needless to say, I was definitely apprehensive when we returned home and I first stepped on the scale. What a delight to find that I weighed exactly the same thing that I weighed the day we left. Yes, that is only maintenance, but under the indulgent circumstances I was much relieved. Now it's back to work in weight management. I've already dropped a pound or two. My goal is still about 15 pounds away.

Every morning I am reminded how good God has been to me. I have a wonderful, understanding wife for my companion and best friend. I have better health and less lard to carry everywhere with me. What a relief!

1 comment:

  1. All of us looked at the picture and decided that you look great!