A funny thing happened on the way to the 5th floor…

Good day loyal readers.  I was going to say good afternoon, but I am a little unsure  what time it is for my Ukrainian readers so I will just stick with “Good Day.”  Well today marks my 8 week anniversary of my surgery.  There have been many bumps in the road along the way, but overall, 8 weeks post-op and I am feeling pretty well.  My overall weight loss by my “unofficial” scale is 87lbs with about 57 of those coming in the last 8 weeks.  So for anyone keeping track I am about four-fifths of the man I used to be!  So far I have lost 20% of my body weight. I have gone down 2 shirt sizes and taken 6″ off my waist line.  Even though I am eating probably 600 calories a day, I have a lot of energy and stamina.   Every day brings a new NSV and I am breaking out of a lot of lazy habits.  The 87lbs seems like a pretty big number, but in the context of what I am trying to accomplish I am still a long way off. When this is all said and done I literally want to be half the man (and then some) I used to be!  The journey is still in its infancy, but I like the track I am on so far.

So a funny thing happened on the way to the 5th floor of the parking deck.  Now normally I have been attempting the stairs.  And will climb them to the 4th floor, but yesterday I was in a hurry and I just didn’t want to climb the steps.  I know…I know…I should have…but I didn’t and as fate would have it I found something humorous laying on the floor of the elevator.  So as you can see from the picture I am posting this is apparently a shopping list.  Here is the list in case you cannot read it clearly enough.nightie

 - pine nuts

 - spinoch (sic)

- feta

- cookies

- nightie

Now as I read down the first 3 items on the list I am thinking of possible dinner scenario’s….Is it a salad?  Maybe some sort of Greek dish? Not sure what they were going to fix, but it was off to a good start.  Then the next item…cookies…okay who doesn’t like cookies?  I blame thin mints for much of my obesity…I don’t think I ever met a cookie I didn’t like.  Now the last item on the list is “nightie.” Now this made me actually laugh out loud.  How random is that…items 1-4 okay I get…but nightie?  First who the hell puts that on a shopping list?  Okay, maybe if the list also includes bra, panties, garter belt and stockings.  But how do you go from pine nuts to nightie?  And what store sells all these items….oh wait..never mind….thank you Wal-Mart.

Now think about this…This person has lost their shopping list and they are at the store trying to go from memory….spinach..check…feta…check…pine nuts…check…cookies…check….now what was that last thing I was supposed to buy?   What if this was a shopping list given to a husband…not sure what that conversation be like when he got home….but I am sure he damn well remembered the beer, pine nuts, cookies and the nightie. I know beer wasn’t on the original list, but this is a guy buying stuff.  He isn’t going to come home from the store with a list that had nuts on it without beer, and well the cookies and nightie should go with out any further explanation.

Well…whatever this person had in mind with this list.  Hope they remembered it all when they got to the store.

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