Well, that's the sort of thing that actually happened today. Sort of. Only it wasn't a dream...
There I am, minding my own business, doing some food shopping, and I hear someone calling my name. I turned around and it is my Kaiser Permanente Wellness Representative. You know, the person that our insurance company sends to my company to
Echoes of my old shame-dreams...I'm loading up on food in the store and I get spotted by the Wellness Representative. It's the bubblegum all over again. So I say "hello" and on instinct, I quickly look down in my cart to see how humiliated I'm going to be by the poor food-choices in my basket. Only there aren't any. Salsa, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken breast, whole wheat breadcrumbs, greek yogurt, and unsweetened almond milk. That's it. No stacks of frozen pizzas, no gooey chocolates, no croissants, no abundance of pre-packaged pseudo-healthy crap. I couldn't believe it. What are the chances that a nutrition expert will actually catch you in the act of making decent choices?!
And better yet, when I told her I had recently had weight loss surgery, she said, "I can tell! You look great! You're glowing and everything." That's right people. Apparently I glow. Who knew? Maybe it's the 50+ lbs I've lost. Or maybe I'm just relieved that I dodged a potentially embarrassing situation. Or that I am actually proud, instead of hiding in shame.
So she and I chatted for a bit, and when I strode away, I realized I'm feeling pretty good about myself. Good enough to celebrate with a big ol' mouthful of sugar free bubble gum. In your face, Dr. Katz!