...but, as it so happens, hardly a weak behind, what with all the squats and lunges and deadlifts I do. :) I estimated today that I've put on roughly 5 pounds of muscle over the past several months, as my measurements are the same as they have been when I weighed 145ish, and I'm currently at 150ish.
Anyway, last week I did something important for my health: I got my regular checkup and cleaning at the dentist. Way back during my grad school and post-school days, I skipped out on going to the dentist for several years. Then I spent a couple of years making up for that, both physically and financially. Dealing with tooth decay is 1) not cheap and 2) not good for you! Ever since then, I have made a point of find a great dental office and forming a special bond with my dentist, hygenist, receptionist, and anyone else who helps out with my teeth. Thankfully, I have no actual fear for the dental chair. I certainly don't enjoy tooth polishing, and I really hate getting shots of novocaine, but I'm adult enough to understand that it's for the greater good.
Moral of the (non-)story is, take care of your teeth, both at home and at the dentist's office! I'm making a point of flossing every day, and feeling guilty if I don't.
Fall is upon us, and it is inspiring me towards autumn foods. I have at this moment, transcribed onto scratch paper, three different recipes for grain-free pumpkin muffins. My plan is to try all of them in sequence in a quest to find the best. I've also been eating soup on a regular basis, made out of whatever vegetables and bits of meat I have in the fridge, along with my homemade chicken or beef bone stock. The stock makes all the difference, and, if you have a crock-pot, it's a cinch to prepare. Obtain bones, cover with water, add a shot of vinegar, and simmer for 8 (chicken) to 24 (cow) hours. I've ordered special gelatinous bones from my meat CSA, which make amazing stock, but I've also just thrown a leftover chicken carcass in the pot. Waste not, want not.