So, instead of the kind-hearted chiding I expected to receive, I was literally patted on the back for managing to maintain a steady weight through the holidays and my last eight weeks of sloth and excess.
Oddly enough, for the first portion of my appointment, we spoke German. (His is really good for a "layman.") During our chit-chat, he mentioned to me that his son is a dancer, is gay, and will be moving to New York to start college. I thought it was very cool that he volunteered the information about his son.
Anyway, I never had to drop my britches for the socially awkward you-know-what check, and more incredibly still, I didn't have to leave a single drop of my precious, precious blood behind. (Many more exams like this, and I'll start to think the spark has left our relationship.)
We did talk about some strategies for adding more activity to my day (e.g. going for a two-minute walk every thirty minutes during the work day), and he praised me for my habit of printing out the weekly menu at the company cafeteria and highlighting the lowest calorie choices. (And yes, I also eat those--I don't just highlight them.)
None of this changes the fact that I'm totally bored with my workouts lately. Maybe the tiny gren toy I ordered from Apple will change that. It's one of the new 2-gigabyte iPod Shuffles that just came out this week. It won't be here for ten business days, but over the past weekend I put together a new 500-song workout smart playlist (with Darren's help setting up the parameters).
A $69 Shuffle isn't as thrilling as an iPhone (we're waiting for the second generation to come out), but it's still pretty fun. Plus, I also got it laser engraved with a line that I find amusing but am keeping to myself.
So, in summary: not as fat as I thought. Could be thinner. Tiny iPod purchased.
Now I must close, because the "bone" Hudson has been chewing for the past five minutes appears to my one of my USB thumb-drives.