Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My Doctor, My Comedian

I have an orthopedic doctor who thinks he's a stand-up comic.  I know this because he practiced his routine on me during my last visit.  It went a little something like this, "Ma'am, you need to lose weight.  You should be the same size as you were at eighteen."  I laughed for a good five minutes.  Serious he may be, but that was 21 years and 10 pants sizes ago.

In the beginning I tried.  I really did.  But then those darn girl scouts with their cookies came around.  How can you turn them down?  I bought  ten boxes.  With each week I made a new promise to myself.  This would be the week I get with the program.  Each week brought awful pain in my knee and I chucked any sort of exercise routine that I planned on doing.  Truthfully, I never really had any sort of exercise routine planned.  I thought of dieting, but I just love food to much.   That's where it would have ended if not for my husband.  Though he's a skinny guy, and you wouldn't think it to look at him, his doctor ordered him on a special diet and twenty minutes of cardio a day.   What I was to lazy to do for myself, I will undertake for him.  All my plans for life require he be around for a few more years.  At least.

So, we emptied out our kitchen pantry and restocked it with plenty of fat free, multi-grain items.  And, we've joined a fitness club.  My new effort at fitness involves an elliptical machine.  I would be embarrassed to say the first attempt lasted a whole two minutes if I didn't find it so funny.  The second time on the machine went a little better.  I made it ten minutes before pausing the machine for a breather.  Of course, any calories I burned off may have been replaced with the ice cream I stopped and bought on the way home.  Who ever heard of putting a Dairy Queen right next to a fitness club, anyway?


  1. dairy queen next to the gym? i think that may be job security for the gym employees.

  2. Hey, Dairy Queen next to a fitness club, can you think of a better way to make money!!! Gotta replace that energy someway or maybe we just need to rehydrate.

  3. I think you may be right! I try to stay away but they have those chocolate covered waffle bowls. So good!

  4. Those people at Dairy Queen take the "location, location, location" thing to whole new level. I like what you said Sunny Day about rehydrate. That's how I will justify it from now on!