Curses, Foiled Again

I’ve written before about my fabulous internist, Dr. Jennifer Ross, and her knack for popping my bubbles.  Well, she’s still at it.

Yesterday she was conducting my annual physical, and i leaped off the scale at 146 pounds, prancing around and demonstrating that i could again wriggle into all those old Dockers in my closet.

Her response?

Stop losing weight.

When i protested that i wanted to get down under 140 so as to lose the rest of my belly, she explained that in the first place a man my age is supposed to have a little belly owing to normal fat redistribution, and in the second place, my BMI should not be any lower, considering that i need to keep some fat to draw on for energy when i get sick.

I was crushed.

But then stopped by Belly Burger on the way home for a pork belly sandwich and, wanting some dessert, grabbed a Pomme d’Amour at Knead Patisserie.  And then on the following day had a banana and a pint of chocolate ice cream so as to get myself back up to a healthy 148.

And hey, she’s not fat, but here’s an interesting Balmy Alley mural.


Balmy Alley mural


P.S. – The morning paper was full of the news of Robin Williams’ death, and i’ll always remember his wonderful line: “I can walk down the streets in San Francisco….and here i’m normal.”

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  1. dnnya17
    Posted 14 August 2014 at 07:56 | Permalink

    Pounds instead of kilograms? Surely not! I’m deeply disappointed by your endorsement of the imperial system. 😉

    • Matte Gray
      Posted 14 August 2014 at 09:31 | Permalink

      Oh, i’m semi-continental. Yes, i used pounds there, but two posts back in “Greengage Jam” i referred to the metric system as well as ours and was even so scrupulous as to refer to the French recipe in metric weights but to the American one in measures of volume. I got a good laugh out of your comment regarding my endorsement of the imperial system. Well, goodness, we Americans have troops stationed in dozens of countries worldwide and are actively involved in several military actions, so of course we endorse the imperial system.

  2. ckm3
    Posted 18 August 2014 at 14:00 | Permalink

    Perhaps your “Bad Shit and Starvation” diet needs some fine tuning…

    • Matte Gray
      Posted 18 August 2014 at 14:59 | Permalink

      Oh, i do leap into everything wholeheartedly. Not only did i gobble all that stuff, but the next day i ate a banana and a pint of chocolate ice cream. All of which worked because the following day when i went to the gym i’d gained two pounds. And now i’m on a road trip, and we all know how we eat on road trips. Fries with that? You betcha!

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