Nutrition

Overcoming Obstacles: Honey, I Shrunk

Overcoming Obstacles: Honey, I Shrunk

 

I know I’ve been saying how I wanted to lose weight—get smaller—but I didn’t mean in stature. And until a couple of days ago, I didn’t even know that I had lost height. Ok, I’ll admit it was only a quarter of an inch, but still. And maybe I was just having a down day. Or maybe it was because I had just finished working out. All that weight lifting can make you shorter, right?

I was so happy too…at first. I got on the scale to weigh myself, and I lost six pounds. Whoo Hoo! I should have stopped there. But nooooo. I decided to check my height too. No idea why…it wasn’t like I thought maybe I had grown at the young age of fifty-two. So I lifted the scale’s height rod a little a little higher than I figured I needed, stepped back on the scale, and brought it down to my head. And when I looked up I couldn’t believe it. So I tried to stand as tall as humanly possible, but to no avail. I couldn’t stand tall enough to reach 5’ 4 ¼”. And you laugh.

That was my wake-up call. And that is the last millimeter that I intend to lose–vertically anyway. Read On…

I Hate Breakfast

I Hate Breakfast

 

I cannot eat breakfast!

Believe me, I’ve tried, but my stomach just can’t handle food in the morning. I must wait at least an hour and have had at least one cup of coffee first.

But “they” say breakfast is the “most important meal of the day”, and it is even more important if you’re dieting to jump start the metabolism. So I do understand that I should be consuming something, hopefully healthy and low in calories, other than just coffee before noon.

So what I do is I drink my breakfast instead. Read On…