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Ramblings from a Boston Boy stuck in New York

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Where Was This Size In High School?

Trying to delay probable disappointment and eventual anger, I purposely avoided the bathroom scale for the last week. As the Thanksgiving holiday rolled through, I enjoyed all the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, desserts and libations with, essentially, reckless abandon. And why not? I was with friends and family, celebrating my absolute favorite holiday. But, as with all good things, the holiday came to an end. My folks went home, my brother headed to Aspen for the winter (a story for a different time) and the alarm finally had to be turned back on for the dreaded post-holiday Monday morning. As is part of my usual morning ritual, I stepped on the scale. I do this every morning – it helps me gauge not only the effect of my most recent physical activity but, probably more importantly, the effect of my latest dietary intake. I’m a big guy – but even I was surprised at the number I saw. Was there really a 7 after that 2? Yup – I was tipping the scale at a whopping 270lbs! Read more of this post