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On Food & Weight

If I lived with you/in this house, I would weigh 300/500 pounds.   I truly cannot tell you how many times, upon eating my cooking (usually a second or third helping) I have heard this comment from people.   It's always one of those two numbers; it's never 400 pounds for some reason...

I was a thin, at times skinny, kid.   I remember in fifth grade, standing in the dressing room as Mama cried because the dresses just hung off my slender frame and she could count my ribs.   Now, I know that I had the same acid reflux problems with which my oldest has been diagnosed.   Plus, it was just the metabolism I had at the time.   By high school, I was at my ideal healthy weight.   I gained the Freshman pounds in college, but still was at a great weight and I never had to diet or make a point to exercise.

A year after Joey and I were married, we moved to Texas from Louisiana.   Joey came to attend graduate school--British History--and I was blessed to get a job teaching sixth grade.   My…