Scaling the Mountain: Part 4
Part of "A Journey to Charis"
I don't know why I am writing this post. There is not anything excellent or praiseworthy or good to think about. I stepped on the scales (or is it scale... I can never get this one straight) and I have officially gained 10 pounds since this summer. Fan-freaking-tastic!
I had originally gained 12 pounds a couple years ago, for no apparent reason. Then I found out I had serious issues with my thyroid and cortisol levels and such. I have since been on a very restrictive diet... no dairy, no gluten, no sugar, no coffee, no grains, nothing I'm allergic to... no fun. So I lost all the weight and felt much more like myself.
Recently I have started adding back in some whole grains (which I apparently can't metabolize), and I've been working with various new meds and hormones... and what do I get? 10 pounds and 6 1/2 inches, pretty much all in my stomach and hips. Please make them go away!!
This morning my husband said, I don't think you should worry about the weight. I think you should just keep eating healthy and work towards being well. And besides, I love every inch of you! (He raised his eyebrows and smiled coyly when he said that part.)
Ok, there's the excellent, praiseworthy thing. I found it. I have an encouraging, understanding, loving husband.
And to celebrate... I have decided to throw a virtual chocolate tasting party. You are all invited, right here and now. I'm virtually eating some Swiss milk chocolate truffle. I am imagining to be delicious and amazing. It is melting in my mouth, cascading down my throat, and it smells divine. There are zero calories. Here are some squares for you...
So tell me, what will you be eating at my virtual chocolate party... and will you share it?
And do you have anything good to celebrate lately?