Several things happened between my last post and now. Probably the most important thing was … I slept maybe 2 hours last night. Two hours. Nothing changed in my normal bedtime routine and I was exhausted when I initially hit the bed. Then my eyes popped wide open. And stayed open for a long three hour stretch till around 0536. I officially got up around 0834, to shower, dress and motor to Yankton’s DMV to get this….
My one and only stop today after getting my license was food items for my cupboards and fridge. And this time, I stayed away from Wally World and opted for the only other option in Yankton: HyVee. Plus I like the brightly lit lights in that joint and those cute miniature carts. And there really is a smile in every aisle …unlike the grumps at the other place.
My main goal this AM was to get a lot of grillable veggies. I got two yellow peppers (77 cents each), two zucchinis and a nongrillable veggie, cucumbers (which I love cut up and mixed with a light ranch dressing, chilled). I made excellent choices throughout my jaunt there today. However…. lunch was a whole different scenario.
The old Amy ways used to consist of….. scanning the specials in the Chinese express arena and end up getting a meal for a family of four …more bang for your buck I used to think. But really, I was THAT hungry for lunch and a snack later. So there I was today… standing awkwardly, scanning the menu of choices …. everything seemed to be in slow motion and I got a little anxious when Rebecca in her Chinese gear, although she was a Caucasian through and through …asked me how she could help me.
Ahhhhhh….. I could feel sweat pouring down my generic-Spanxed back. My eyes darted from the ginormous menu hanging from the ceiling to her. Back and forth, back and forth. I finally said, “…two entree special please.” I felt like I was in the Soup Nazi’s line up.
This was my actual plate that I attempted to eat in my car with the AC running on full steam. Before I could take the first piece of broccoli, I spied two cop cars circling the parking lot. And the true crime sleuth in me got excited!!! However… I was sorely disappointed to watch them meet up with an HyVee employee over in the employee parking section and just stand and talk. They kept going back and forth to a couple of cars but they were like a block away from my car and I could only see their heads bobbing up and down.
Anyways, while shopping the aisles …. I came across three people I knew. One was my former assistant from the Boys & Girls Club of Yankton. She could act as my full-time cheerleader if I ever needed her. She asked me what my end goal was and I said to for sure lose another 80 pounds then whatever else happens after that, still would be good. But I’d be out of the “obese” category per the medical professional’s weight chart for the average woman of 5 feet and 8 inches. But does that really matter??? To anyone????
Back to my ongoing gorging of Chinese food…
Definition of GORGE
1 a : to stuff to capacity : glut