February 20th, 2011
For those of you who don’t know me (although I think everyone who reads this knows me), I am not a skinny person. As evidence:
Now, now. I did not say I look bad, sweet friends. I said I am, without a doubt, not skinny. I will probably never be thin. I don’t even really want to be thin. What I want to be is thinnER. So, tonight I started thinking about my best friend, Holly. She has always been thin. Even when I was thinner than I am now, when Holly and I lived together in college, I was still must less thin than she was. As evidence:
Whenever I asked Holly if she wanted something to eat within 3 hours of a meal, she would say either that she was still full from the previous meal or that she didn’t want to spoil her next meal. I would say, “You won’t have a piece of Dove chocolate because you don’t want to spoil your dinner?!” Yep. That was the reason.
I thought of this as I was getting some leftovers out of the refrigerator at 5:00 this afternoon. I had not eaten much all day, and I was hungry. But, I knew Jeremiah would be home in about an hour and a half, and he’d have dinner from Paco’s Tacos. < begin off-topic plug for favorite new restaurant > If you are from Austin and you don’t know the joy of Paco’s Tacos, you really must check them out.< end plug /> I was hungry, but I would have Paco’s Tacos very shortly. And, you know what I thought? I thought, “I don’t want to ruin my dinner.”
That’s the secret. Not that it’s going to make me skinny, but maybe if I start thinking these “skinny thoughts” on a regular basis, maybe I can lose 2 or 3 pounds a month. For example: If I know I will be having dessert after dinner, I may decide to skip the mid-afternoon chocolate. If I am satisfied after 2 tacos, maybe I will skip the queso. It’s not much, but it will help.