Phony weight loss? 15 pounds
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
I don't have a scale yet, after wandering the world for 12 months. So, when I visited my friend in a rehab center a few weeks ago, I weighed myself on their balance scale which was in the hallway. I've used these since I was a kid and I know how to move the weights and get the correct weight. It said 235. I was disappointed, but resolute. I had been eating (slowly) all the bad stuff in my fridge and not replacing it. I thought I had gained a lot, but hey!
So yesterday when the doctor said I was only 2 pounds up from my last visit in September, I was surprised. I had seen her then about my illness when I landed in Costa Rica--chronic heart failure and mastoiditis AKA the earache from hell. The earache and fever were so bad that I was left deaf in one ear. It's not fun, but I can deal with it. The chronic heart failure makes me tire easily, sweat profusely and I'm subject to fluid retention. I think that may have accounted for my bloated weight when I weighed myself between doctor's visits.
I'm glad I'm not that far behind, but I also dodged a bullet. But I'm still here, still working on losing weight. Who wants a fat corpse?