Ode to 5 pounds

On January 4th, I went in for an annual checkup. My doctor looked at my chart and told me that I weighed more than is really healthy for my height.

Well DUH! I was a little irked, because I know this and have been trying for over a year to be very diligent in working on it. She asked about what I'd been doing (trying to stay under 1600 calories a day, running 3-4 days a week).

Basically - she cut me down to 1450 and truly writing down every single morsel that goes into my mouth. I'd been being careful, but I had stopped writing things down at some point. She also suggested an hour a day of cardio, six days a week. I opened my mouth to protest, and she said "You have time for it - I promise."

As it turns out - I have. I've been, most days, doing a 45 minute cardio DVD in the morning, and another in the afternoon. On the days I "cheat" - it means I only do one. I've been diligent about writing down what goes into my body, which is pretty easy because I don't eat out much - maybe twice a month. (Easy on my pocketbook too).

Well, I've now lost a little over five pounds now. And here is what I miss about them:

My cell phone now falls out of my pocket when I get up out of my car. Apparently that five pounds was holding it in.

I can no longer wear a pair of plaid pants from the GAP that I rather liked. But apparently that five pounds is what was holding them up.

So - goodbye five pounds. I hope some of your friends will soon join you!


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