One snail

One snail

Friday, August 2, 2013

Am I really approaching One-der-land?

I was stunned to enter my weight at My Fitness Pal today (I have lost a few more pounds in the past two weeks), and see that I appear to be getting close to a dream-land for us larger folks: getting under 200 pounds.  In fact, there's a name for it--when your weight starts with a "1" (instead of a "2" or "3") you have entered ONEDERLAND.  I've been so focused on getting ready for my hip replacement this summer, that this goal snuck up on me.  In 8 pounds, I'll be there!

Is it like the one in Alice in WONDERLAND?  When you think about it, there are actually a lot of food and size concepts in that book.

There's the famous "Eat me" and "Drink me" items:

There's the Tea Party with the Mad Hatter where Alice never seems to get anything to eat or drink:

There's the mushroom (complete with Caterpillar and his hookah) where one side makes you larger and one side makes you smaller:

And of course, we have the scene where Alice grows to an enormous size, and only can shrink when she eats pebbles that are thrown at her and turn into cakes:

No wonder Alice is confused!  I kind of lived this life for years...bigger then smaller, then repeat.  Now I'm 8 pounds away from a number I hardly remember.  Today I put on a pair of pants that started with a "1" (size 18).  All I can say is...I'm the Cheshire Cat.  :-)