Originally, I was going to call this post “Two Days After Christmas”, in a nod to my last blog entry. But then I thought about calling it “Two Days After Hanukkah” instead, because that particular holiday started on December 24th this year. But then, the way my brain works, I started thinking I should look for a holiday that was two days from today, but that would have made the title either “Two Days To Kayin New Year” or “Two Days To Tick Tock Day“, neither of which would have made sense. However, I also learned that – assuming the internet is to be believed – yesterday was a holiday named “Second Day of Christmas” in the Netherlands, which I’ll choose to believe is called Tweedekerstmis until informed otherwise. Which will probably happen within the next few hours.
Anyway, it was a good weekend. Plenty of time spent relaxing and visiting with family, and playing odd board games with my son, and drooling over the recipes in the lovely new cook book that was one of my gifts. Oh, and according to my scale, I lost five pounds over the holiday weekend.
Yeah. See, I weighed in on Saturday at 310.2 lbs – a thing that did not make me a happy man. But then, last night, something struck me. I’d been on steroids for the past 10 days, as part of my treatment for bronchitis, and as of Saturday it had been only 24 hours since I took the last pill. And steroids cause you to gain weight. So, out of curiosity, I got on the scales this morning.
So, yeah. I’m actually 1.2 pounds lighter than I was before I started taking the steroids. That felt good. Really good.