Shangri La diet

A plate with the word diet written on it

As most of you know, I started my Shangri La diet on October 1st.   At the time my weight was 208.  Just before Thanksgiving I was down to 202.

Normally, by the time I get through the Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year celebration, I will weigh 211 – 212 and spend the next few months trying to get back down to my normal 204.

Well, I am happy to report that my weight this morning was 203½.  Spectacular results as far as I’m concerned.   My immediate goal of getting below 200 seems within my grasp.  I have to say this is the easiest weight loss program I have ever been on.  There were times when I thought it would not work, but persistence paid off.

You will never know how much fun Jerilyn has had making fun of my diet, which we refer to as ELOO (extra light olive oil).   When I stepped on the scales this morning she was hovering over my shoulder, prepared to break out in laughter and shout “ELOO†as the scale displayed some ridiculously high number.

Sometimes, things do go my way, although most times I tend to think not.  “Wellâ€, says she, “you did quite well, didn’t you?â€

Now I know how Rocky Balboa felt atop the steps as he looks out over the streets of Philly.  Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus……..Tommy