future former fatties
Dec 10, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Diary of a Future Former Fatty 4

By Linda Misleh Wagner

Dear Diary of a Future Former Fatty,

Well, I made it through yesterday. Today is a brand new day. Despite my finishing up my Chinese food for dinner, I decide I had to face the monster in my bathroom. It might not be too bad. I did real well all day long, and I finished the rest of my dinner. It’s not like I went on a huge sweet crazy binge.

Jeez, Linda, stop rationalizing and face the music. “Here goes”, I say with more confidence than I feel. What? Yay! I lost a pound! I lost a pound! Finally, something going in the right direction for me.

Today I plan my day. I decide to get a steak Caesar salad with no tortilla strips. I will split it and have half for breakfast and half for lunch.

I am alone in the office with my salad, my ice tea, and my craving for something sweet. I look in my desk drawer, and I see my savior of the moment, a stick of gum. Perfect.

It gets me through until I call it quits for the day. I headed for the bank, and then to the grocery store, the produce market, and the pharmacy.

Bob calls me giving play-by-play frustrated reports about the traffic coming down the 5. Other than to tell him to be patient and take his time; I don’t know what else to say to him. He always answers, “I’m not a doctor. I’m not a dentist. I don’t have patience!” Boy oh boy, if that ain’t the truth.

I made baked chicken, a salad, and mashed potatoes. I was proud of myself. Other than just a taste of the mashed potatoes to check the seasoning, I didn’t have any. I made Bob a peach pie, and I didn’t touch it.

I’m feeling pretty strong today. Thank God! I have to keep this up.

Bob is more frustrated than ever. Out of the last twenty hands of Skippo, he has only won two. He keeps threatening not to play with me anymore. I know better he can’t resist.

You know Diary; I pray I have more days like today. The weight will have to come down.

Until we meet again, this is Linda Misleh Wagner, Future Former Fatty.

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