Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair!
Grotto Fall on Trilliam Gap Trail - GSMNP
November 22, 2010
Husbands!! I wouldn't trade mine for anyone else in the world (there was a time, I'd have traded him for Richard Gere, but even Richard's beginning to show signs of aging)! And then, Mr. B comes out with something like he did this morning and I just want to sing with the South Pacific cuties, "Waste no time, Make a switch, Drop him in the nearest ditch!"
As Mr. B was walking out the door headed for work, he turned around and quite innocently said, "I probably shouldn't tell you this, but................" Now anyone with a lick of sense knows that those words are NEVER followed by anything you WANT to hear! In his case, it was followed by, "I've lost five pounds!" If I'd had a cast iron skillet close by, I probably would've thrown it at him. He eats all the time. He eats not so good for you stuff most of the time. He eats crackers and peanut butter or bowls of ice cream EVERY night before bed. How could he have LOST five pounds? To add insult to injury, I gingerly asked, "on the old scales or the new scales?"
You see, I haven't even told you about this yet, but I had suspected for some time that my scales, which are digital but very old, were weighing between two and three pounds LIGHT. I confirmed this by running by one of my doctor's offices a few weeks ago, taking my old scales with me, weighing on his very expensive calibrated physician scales then immediately weighing on mine. Suspician confirmed! There was a 2.8 pound difference. Yikes! I bought a new scale that day and decided to bite the bullet and start recording on my personal spreadsheet what appears to be a larger gain than actually is!
Of course, his answer was, "the new scales." As I was contemplating what to throw at him, he was excitedly telling me how much he loved the bright red numbers on the new scale. Me, I don't love them quite so much!! LOL! So, in reality, he's lost between seven and eight pounds which I can tell that he has lost and that he doesn't really need to lose! The whole scenario is just frustrating beyond measure!! Why is it so much easier for men than women? And just for the record, I am proud of Mr. B and the way he looks. He has always taken great care with his appearance and his weight does matter to him. He watched his dad get bigger and bigger around his middle as he aged and repeatedly told me he'd never allow that to happen to him. I believe he means that! Just wish I could get him to be more mindful of WHAT he eats!
I am back in losing mode and very happy with the four pound loss mentioned in my last post, BUT put in proper perspective, that was four pounds I'd gained and I still have some to go before being back at my October 1 weight. I couldn't even bear putting the November 1 weight on my sidebar. It shall remain forever between me and the OLD scales!! I'm planning for a successful remainder of the year and a 2010 loss I can be proud of to record on January 1.
Yesterday's hike to the summit of Brushy Mountain was so beautiful. Who would've ever thought I'd hike to an elevation of almost 5000' on November 22 and spread out on the rocks in a tank top and shorts! How thankful I am for that. Grotto Falls, shown in today's picture, is the only waterfall in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in which the trail literally passes BEHIND the falls. I'm not the world's best photographer, but here's what it looks like from behind....................
.........................how cool is that??
Prime hiking season is in full swing and I have hikes planned for Saturday, Monday (with a new blog friend - I am so excited!), Wednesday and Friday. Can't wait!
What was the last thing your hubby or significant other did or said that made you want to "wash that man right outta your hair?"