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Crazy Lady on Aisle 4

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Last night at the supermarket I was perusing the meat selections. As usual, my eating plan was on my mind as I was looking for lean cuts. An old Oprah Winfrey episode came to mind; the one when she had lost so much weight and came out onto the stage for her big "reveal" pulling a little wagon behind her with 50 pounds of fat (or however much she had lost). I thought of the 9 pounds I have lost since I began the eating plan. I started rearranging the meat, trying to come up with a combination that would equal 9 pounds. It wasn't that easy because I was consumed with getting the exact amount. I succeeded, however, and pleased with myself, stepped back to admire my little 9 pound pile, marveling at what a small mountain of meat it was and taking in the fact that it was now gone from my body. My contemplative reverie was broken by the butcher asking, rather quizzically, if there was something he could help me with. (Actually, I do need my garage cleaned out, but I don't think that's what he meant. ) "No thanks, I'm fine," I said, and hastily rearranged the meat back to its original configuration, grabbed a pack of chicken breasts and headed for the cashier.
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    And that was mostly muscle you were looking at in the meat aisle, which of course is denser than fat.
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    I often think when I am walking how glad I am not to be carrying quite so much weight around and how much easier it will be when I don't have to carry the equivalent of a small child on my back everywhere i go.
    No wonder we get tired.

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  • GHW1968

    Sooooo funny! Thanks for sharing!
    4291 days ago
    HAHAHA!! That's fantastic!!! We should all do that! It's a great visual!!
    4291 days ago
    Great blog!! Thanks for the laugh! I needed it this a.m.!!
    4291 days ago
    thanks for the laugh this morning... I could use my garage cleaned otu as well...
    4291 days ago
    You gave me a giggle this morning. I wish you had told the butcher about your garage. Who knows he might have said yes !!
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    Comment edited on: 7/17/2009 10:50:08 AM
    Thank you for a great laugh this morning. Wish I had the nerve to do such a thing. It would be FUN!!
    4291 days ago
  • LLTS01
    What a great blog. I love visualization games like that. It is hard to explain to anyone watching you though.

    4291 days ago
  • SUZY6281
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    Thanks for the laugh this morning!!

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    Comment edited on: 7/17/2009 8:28:56 AM
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