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Something to chew on

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:48 PM

It seems like ever since I signed up for Norwalk's Biggest Loser, I can't stop foraging for forbidden food. Could there possibly be some long forgotten candy bar in the refrigerator's butter compartment? Nope. So I checked the freezer. What a delicious surprise! There I found what appeared to be two breadsticks left over from a previous Domino's delivery, each neatly wrapped in plastic. Perfect! Quickly I popped one into the microwave and set the timer for 15 seconds. Ding! Imagine my disappointment when instead of reaching in and finding a warm, soft, garlicky breadstick, I came out with a hot, steamy, peeled banana. As I picked it up, it came squishing out of the plastic at both ends. How did that get in my freezer? Once I got over the trauma, I remembered that a friend of ours had come over for a movie and she had brought the fixings for smoothies. Apparently, she had put a couple extra bananas in the freezer. This was a cruel turn of events, but it did make me lose my appetite.

I don't know what possessed me to join Norwalk's Biggest Loser. As you can see by the above tale of woe, even the thought of deprivation almost had me eating micro waved mystery food. But I like weighing in every Monday at the Rec Center and talking to other Biggest Losers. I find it motivating and fun. When I weighed in this week, there was some information on the board indicating that as a group, we have lost more than 800 pounds so far. As I recall, there were around 115 people participating, so that means on average, we each have lost 6 or 7 pounds. Not bad.

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