Okay so here’s the deal. I mentioned that Bonaparte had surgery recently. It was oral and he needs to be on a soft diet for six months. And whilst I was in Cincinnati for a week enjoying my new grandson, I ate. I ate a lot.
And what I ate wasn’t necessarily the healthiest but wasn’t the unhealthiest. I’m lying. I nibbled at the trail mix. And nuts. And I consumed a few lactation cookies just to test them out. Brownies were also made—twice and I enjoyed them. As did I enjoy the chocolate chip cookies I made and a little cheesecake.
I ate Indian food and Chinese food and managed to cook a few meals. Am I guilty? Not really because my daughter needs to eat in order to keep that milk supply flowing. I was there to help eat the food!
But while I was away, the husband lived on soup. To begin with, he refuses to actually “cook” for himself so he went to Wegmans and purchased quite a few Karine & Jeff soups that happen to be imported from France.
These soups are supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! The nutritional value is very weight loss friendly AND they are filling. My newest obsession is the brand’s Thai Coconut soup!
He lost quite a few pounds without really trying. And over the course of time I was in Cincinnati, I gained one pound. Which, by the way, I’m thrilled about because I would have sworn I gained more.
Now that I’m home, I’ve become obsessed with these soups because they are all natural and quite filling. Still, it’ll take me a dog’s age to lose five pounds. And it just happens that when my husband went to the doctor two days ago, the doctor demanded he not lose any more weight. Trust me, I just about spiraled into a jealous rage! But my new project is to find soft foods that will fatten him up. Oh, if I had a mustache, I could twirl the ends in such a villainous way!
What did he do? He had oral surgery and his Frenchness allowed for a drastic weight loss while I………………
Anyway, (because we all know that anyways is not a word) we both registered with Montgomery County, PA to have our COVID-19 vaccine. What a bunch of bullsh….!
I registered over a month ago and receive these emails basically stating that Montgomery County has a shortage of vaccines and it’ll be a long wait. Most likely when hell freezes over!
Seriously. I’m vaccine ready. Unfortunately Montgomery County, PA isn’t ready to hand them out!
That being said, the wonderful Philadelphia-based Main Line Health sent a message to my husband that he could receive a vaccination! Imagine that! He didn’t even have to reach out to them. Main Line Health reached out to him with this illustrious offer simply because he had a heart attack and they have his health records.
Paoli Hospital part of Main Line Health. Can I tell you that being a hypochondriac, I love Main Line Health. All the doctors I’ve gone to are steller and this health company is a dream for any hupochondriac!
Believe me—I was incredibly happy that he would be receiving this shot and in my usual devious way, decided to accompany him to Paoli Hospital when he received the vaccination. My thought process was that since he was going in the evening and the weather was rather inclement to say the least, the old people (and by that, I mean those about ten years and upward from my age) would stay home. Therefore, I would be able to grandfather up and receive a vaccination because it would be best to give the shot to me than to dispose of an unused one.
I was doing the Vaccine Happy Dance simply because I was so sure I would be able to get leftovers!
Are you following me?
We arrived at the designated office for vaccinations. And there they came out of the building. An army of elders. Most walking very slowly due to the weather situation. And as we approached the entrance to the area where the check-in was, my doubts of receiving a vaccination grew stronger. The waiting area was chock-full of people who were quite older than I am. This didn’t look good for me.
Never underestimate the determination of those over 75! They will go out in any weather to vote and to get their vaccines!
The nurse greeted my husband while ignoring me! I asked her if I could sidle up to get a shot. She looked at me without even asking my age and told me I was too young. My reply to her was that I am, in fact, old. I’ll be 66 in two months. She chuckled and stated that I was still too young.
Now THIS is a young me. Note the car seat and I’m still here! In addition, I’m not this young anymore but this is how the nurse pictured me!
This was now my opportunity to entertain all those awaiting their vaccines!
“Can you believe it?” I said “When I was young, I had fake ID to make me older so I could get into bars” “Now I’m old and am told I’m too young” “Anyone got a fake ID?”
Forget the beer–I wan’t a fake ID to make me old enough to get vaccinated against Covid!!
But I couldn’t stop! I went on, just like a female version of Rodney Dangerfield complaining about no respect. I started griping about the fact that smokers are getting the vaccines before non-smokers. (And this is fact—at least in Pennsylvania it is. All those beer-drinking cigarette fans are now safe from COVID-19 while I’m a walking time bomb).
Sorry Charlie, but I just cannot wrap my head around the fact that smokers in PA are getting vaccines before non-smokers!
Teachers and first responders, as well as health-care workers definitely deserve to be vaccinated first. But smokers? Come on now..
Especially for those of us who don’t smoke!
Needless—or rather needle-less to say, I’m glad that my husband got his vaccine. Now I wait!
Back to the wait—I mean weight! I’m very punny today!
At 159 pounds, I’m feeling better but not quite there yet. With about 15 pounds to go, this is the slippery-slope time. The last ten to fifteen pounds are the most difficult. The weight comes off more slowly but I’m ok with it. Lord knows how many times I’ve been through this.
The scale will be moving slower now but it’s a pleasure to see the 150’s again!
Calories are continuing to be counted with the Nutritionix App and I’m finding this app to be incredibly helpful. I prefer it to the WW app that I was using while on Weight Watchers. Calorie-counting is making me far more accountable than counting points but to each their own. Whatever works for you is the best solution!
I’m really diggin’ this Nutritionix App! I downloaded it to my iPhone via the App Store and this is the free version!
Clothing is definitely fitting better but my problem area remains my pufferfish gut. And in all honesty, it’s my own fault through lack of exercise. We’re presently buried underneath a foot of snow that has accumulated over the course of two weeks. But with March and Spring knocking at the door-it’ll be good to get out and walk.
Ugh. We’re buried in snow. It would have been nice around Christmas but in February? Nope!
Pants are definitely fitting better but the jeans are still a bit too tight. It’ll be awhile..
In the meantime, the Gretchen Scott Designs printed stretch jeans are fitting nicely–they stretch!
And speaking of Spring……………….two nights ago, after relaxing in a nice hot bath, I ended up applying fake tan to my fish-belly white legs. I simply couldn’t take it anymore. Tired of wearing tights (because I refuse to wear pantyhose) with skirts and dresses and tired of looking at my blue veins, I grabbed leftover tanning mousse and went to town. The smell has dissipated and I’m now looking forward to being bare-legged for the winter’s remainder.
I just couldn’t take the pale legs a moment longer. Luckily I had fake tanner left over from last summer…
And….was able to go bare-legged to the office yesterday! Granted, I wore boots–still, no tights made me happy. Besides–I love the feel of being bare-legged!
How are you dealing with the vaccination dilemma? Are you waiting? Did you get your shot? Do tell!! And have a great weekend or what’s left of it!