Monday, September 19, 2011

Of sausage and yearning...

I have splurged over the last few days.

The first few weeks of school were very stressful for me.  I'm not sure exactly why, but the why doesn't matter, really.  The point is, I was very overwhelmed.  I lost 5 pounds in the first three weeks of school.  I was beginning to get those looks.  You know the ones: the slightly furrowed brow, the smile that didn't quite reach the eyes.  The comments were, "Are you sure you're okay?" and "You know, you look great, you don't really need to lose anymore weight."  Right.

So I had a rough patch.  Fortunately, I found the way to counteract stress.


The last few days at work, I have indulged in a fast-food breakfast.  Namely, a sausage and egg croissant (with cheese) and hash browns from Jack 'n' the Box.  Calories: close to 1,000, which is supposed to be my daily caloric intake.  Weight gained: 3 pounds in 5 days.

Done and done.  I can gain weight, if I try.  Now all I have to do is get back down to my pre-fast-food weight and all will be well.  If I need to gain, I know the secret.

Drive-thru.  It has worked for generations.

It will work for me.