Chocolate diet

1 Apr
With all the stress of Michael working morning, noon, and night, I haven’t been very careful in the eating department lately.  In fact, I have been turning to the panacea of chocolate to cope.
Since I know that sugar makes a pretty big impact on my weight, it was with some trepidation that I stepped on a scale the other night, for the first time in several months.  I don’t usually think to weigh myself, but I was moving the scale from the upstairs bathroom to the downstairs one and got curious.  Well, you can imagine my surprise when I found that I currently weigh 9 lbs. less than my pre-pregnancy weight.  (You wouldn’t know it from the… ah, forget the details, and let’s just say I won’t be wearing any bikinis this summer.)  I guess having to walk the dog a lot lately has been a helpful factor in weight loss, if not in terms of general fatigue.
The chocolate diet culminated last night in the ultimate chocolate experience: a 3-foot-high chocolate fountain, with mounds of fruit, cake, and marshmallows to act as bait in attracting the melted chocolate.  The chocolate fountain was the centrepiece of our friend Barb’s "celebration of fashion" party last night, which Michael and I were able to attend because my wonderful neighbour Cathy agreed to babysit.  I managed to get a lot of chocolate in me (and on me, unfortunately, as I’m rather ungainly with a skewer) over the course of the night, as I felt totally free to celebrate.  While getting ready for the evening, I realized that I really must have lost some weight, as I was able to do up the zippers on my knee-high, pointy-toed, stiletto b*tch boots without even trying.  I was self-indulgently elated over that small accomplishment.
I know I really oughtn’t get complacent, and I really should have some kind of proper exercise regimen involving core-strengthening exercises that might eventually help with the flab around my middle, but, hey, who am I kidding.  I don’t even have time to do the laundry, let alone do crunches. 
I wonder how many crunches I could have done in the time it took me to type up this post…?

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