Friday, January 20, 2012

Story Of My Life

Story of My Life

I walk the treadmill a mile a day
hoping the fat will go away,
but all I ever lose is weight from my feet
Never an ounce comes off my seat !!

Winter has arrived, you don’t need to look at a calendar to confirm it. There is plenty of snow, icicles and slick streets.  It sure takes away the desire to go some place. 
Every time I go to get my Vitamin B12 shot, which is every two weeks, they drag me to the scale the first thing. They are waiting for me at the door so they can weigh me. It has to be done immediately.  I just grit my teeth and take it. They have this big new scale and it must have cost a mint and they want to get their moneys worth. 
I decided I would give them a little surprise so I put myself on a diet. I didn't weigh at home, but I knew I had lost about 5 or 6 lbs. I always lose weight the first couple weeks of a diet. I couldn't wait for the big Weigh-In. I breezed through that door like a butterfly that morning. There she was waiting for me and we know where the scale is, I step on that scale and watched the digital read out and I could not believe my eyes, I had gained 4 pounds. I am not kidding and I am not making it up. I am even crying about it. Four pounds! I must be retaining water. I know I’m not retaining donuts, because I haven’t been eating any.  
Maybe I am getting too much salt because I think that can cause water retention so I asked my sister to give me the name of that salt substitute she uses. It is called NoSalt. So I went to a store to buy some and it was $7.49 for 11 ozs. It must have gold nuggets mixed into it. I bought it and the next time I went to Wal-Mart I priced it there and it was for $5.00 and something. That is just ridiculous that it should be so expensive. 

I am on this low salt diet and if that doesn’t work I guess nothing will. The low salt did help one thing. My blood pressure is always higher than it should be even though I take blood pressure medicine.  The other day it was normal for the first time in a long time. So I think I will continue the low salt trick. I don’t know if I have lost any weight or not. I’ll find out Tuesday, if I can get through the snow and ice. I better be there because it’s important that they weigh me. 


Mike Starring said...

I never weighted right so I bought the same exact scale the doctor's office had and everything was great for four years. Then he bought a different one and I now weigh eight pounds heavier than I do at home. I know in my heart, I am buff and they are in the wrong. The no salt works wonders for sure. Check with the doctor on the brand "No-Salt" it conflicts with some meds.

Anonymous said...

Donut retention is always a danger but for me it is cheeseburger, fries and coke retention.

Dr. Dale

Stephanie Frieze said...

Your story sounds like me! Costco sells a salt-free herbal mixture that is very good on most things. It's in with the spices. It might be as high as what you bought, but it's a big bottle.