Sunday, December 12, 2010

Limits for Sunday Scribblings


I stand on the scale
in our school nurse's
office and hold my breath

hoping to weigh less
than last week. I'm
participating in our

version of The Biggest Loser
challenge. It's a support
group for those of us

who want to control
our weight. The nurse
asks what my goal

is for this the next eight
weeks. I'd like to lose ten
pounds and I could do it

but I know I'd put it right
back on. So, instead I say,
“Two pounds.” The nurse

looks at me with a funny look
on her face. “I know it's not
much” I say defensively.

“But, it's doable and I know
my limits.” I glance down
and see that I've lost

a pound since last week's
weigh-in. I smile all the way
to the lunch room.


Nirmala said...

Hilarious! Thumbs up for the poem!

Giggles said...

lol...good one!!!

jaerose said...

Yay! Baby steps are always the way to go..lovely piece..Jae :)

Deborah said...

Poignant and real and very well written, I loved it!

Traveler said...

Humous! way to set small attainable goals that give you joy.

gs batty said...

a pound a week is 52 pounds a year. That is much more sensable that trying to lose it all in a month. Stay with it

Elizabeth said...

My limits are mine. Other people's limits are for them. Love your take on the prompt. Yes, it's humorous, but oh so real and true.


Elisha said...

I love the smile.

Lilibeth said...

Ha ha. Such a fun little joke. I'm still smiling at that smile.

Flying Monkey said...

Great post. Liked it :-)

Understanding Alice said...

oh how right you are :)

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

Yay! Keep it up..errrmm down :)

Rinkly Rimes said...

A lovely slice of life! And a wily weight-watcher!

Mary said...

Love that last line!

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Dee Martin said...

all the way to the lunchroom - buwahahaha! that sounds just like me!

Jingle said...

love your humor.

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