And that traitor is none other than the Jolly Librarian herself. Yes, I am the one who let the team down this week. It started over the long July 4th weekend. On Sunday, after coming back from the gym, I weighed myself. Then I went to a party where I ate quite a bit of food, including a brownie and ice cream. Then I brought one of the cartons of ice cream home and finished it while I watched an episode of “Lost.” I then weighed myself again and had managed to gain 3 pounds in eight hours. If I had not written down the earlier number, I would not have believed it.
And I was lost–morally and dietetically–for the rest of the weekend. It culminated last night in my stopping at Publix on the way home and buying a box of Weight Watchers chocolate/raspberry popsicles and eating all twelve of them before I went to bed. In fact, it is probably a miracle that I was not found this morning in some alley with popsicle sticks glued to my face and my body littered with wrappers.
Due to this traitorous behavior, the Losers did not have a good week: Despite one member losing a pound and another maintaining, the total was 4 pounds gained.
As for me, I can only quote Snow Patrol: “Just because I’m sorry doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy myself at the time.”