Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Two Pounds Here or There.

I flew home yesterday after spending 13 days out West, pretty much having a blast. There are so many things I love about Colorado and Utah; of course, the # 1 thing that I love are my family members that live in those two states and #2 is all my friends that I love in those two states. Another thing that I love about my Western visits is that I always lose 2 pounds while I'm out there and this trip was no exception. When I got on the scale this morning, I had lost 2 pounds. When I'm out in Utah and Colorado, I almost always have great hair days but on the minus side, I have bad skin, eyes and nose days.

Now back to those 2 lost pounds, it's all a trick — because tomorrow I will get on the scale and those 2 pounds will be back. You see, it's all about dryness and moisture. When I got on the plane yesterday in Colorado I left clear blue skies, fluffy white clouds and dry air and when I stepped off the plane in Virginia, I felt like I had walked into a sauna. To understand the hazy dog days of summer, you need only visit Virginia in August. It's hard to believe that in Virginia I carry two extra pounds of moisture in my skin and hair but the reality is, I DO......But at least for two days when I return from a Western trip I can almost believe I lost 2 pounds. I love Virginia because my nose is happy, my skin is happy, my eyes are happy, but on the minus side my hair is big and frizzy and I have a huge air conditioning bill.

No place is perfect; believe me I know this from experience. But there is always something to love about where ever you are. None of us are perfect either but there are many more plusses to each of us than there are minuses.

Now, about that candy bar at the top of the post. I actually contemplated having it for dinner tonight. I'm having a bit of a hard time getting my groove back (I could have hit the gym last night and today but it didn't happen). But I'm sure tomorrow when I step on the scale and see that I've gained those 2 pounds back, that will be just the incentive I need to get back to the torture chamber, I mean gym.


  1. I know what you mean about the humidity! Now I know where those extra pounds come from. At least my skin is always fantastic, and no dry nose or lips. To be honest, I ate a Nutty Bar for dinner last night, the sloppy joes I made for dinner just looked like heartburn central.

  2. I never thought about the humidity factor, and my body's weight. I guess it's even more important to drink my 64 oz, and probably more, living out here in the West.

  3. After all that crazy busy-ness, I can see why your body would crave that chocolaty nutty calorie-fest. If only Willy Wonka could invent a candy bar that tastes like a candy bar, but provides the body with a healthy meal. There was that stick of gum, but, well, there were problems with that.