As I said earlier, I lost quite a bit of weight back in the days when I wasn't allowed to/didn't want to eat. More than 10 lbs. I wasn't overweight before but you know, everyone has a little extra something they want to loose, right? I'm actually skinnier than I can ever remember being, and I am kind of delighted. Best diet ever!
Of course, the down side is that even though I'm out of the hospital, I'm not really going anywhere, so it's all a waste. I'm not showing it off to anyone. I'm shlubbing around my house in PJ bottoms all day. I'm mostly bald - errr, have very thin hair cleverly arranged in a ponytail to cover my scalp. I'm not really in the position to run around town all dressed up showing off how skinny I am. Even if I was, the only pair of jeans I have that fit me right now (that I bought at the end of my first year in France when I was almost as skinny as I am now, so they are a little big on me anyway) have a fly that won't stay up and has never stayed up. I have three no goes here - no real reason to leave the house, no hair, and the high probability of humiliation from being seen in public with an open fly.
What on earth is it with French jeans anyway? I have a few pairs of jeans that I bought from French clothing stores and NONE of the flies stays shut. One that stayed shut for a while, until that fly stopped working too. Isn't France supposed to be known for fashion? Why can't they make a decent pair of jeans? Anyone else have this problem?
See, even though I'm in America now, I can still blame France for all of my problems!
Just kidding. I know that the obvious solution to, well, two of my three problems, is to go out and buy a new pair of jeans, but it's considerably less funny to be rational than to just blame France.