It's easier to stay in shape than get in shape. When I tell people I decided to lose 10 lbs, they look at me like I'm crazy. But I got on the scales that I bought to weight my weight loss and body contouring clients. It wasn't good. I weighed in at 130 lbs, just 5 lbs under my full term pregnancy weight.
Now I know that's not a big deal and that they say at mid-life you gain weight. Since when did I listen to what "they say?" So I made up my mind to lose weight. For met hat meant stop eating out and eating big meals at 8 or 9 o'clock at night; not only will I lose weight but I'll also save some money.
Off to Whole Foods I went to buy a week's worth of low sodium organic soup - lentil, minestrone, split pea, black bean . . . After just a few days I lost almost 4 lbs and was down to 126.5 lbs. Little did I know that Catherine at Spa Chi
was planning an employee appreciation dinner.
When Catherine cooks, it's pretty amazing. There was pasta with meat and red sauce; thick New York steaks, baked salmon, salad, sushi, bread, corn on the cob, dessert - eclectic I know but totally delicious. My appetite was already primed for spaghetti from watching the Korean series, Pasta
, on Netflix. I tried a little bit of everything but it was the spaghetti that killed me. I ate two helpings of it that evening. Not only did it make me have some pretty bizarre dreams but it also gave me back almost all the weight I lost!
Then the next night, I ate more noodles with black sauce & pickled cucumbers after work. After two nights of noodles, I was back up to 129.5 lbs. Damn!
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