Where Did Those Pounds Go?

Photo by James Marvin Phelps of USA

Photo by James Marvin Phelps of USA

Hey, a Squirrel! This cute little squirrel wants to store weight but I want to lose it. After 11 weeks on Gerson Therapy, I have lost 19 lbs. I have been thinking about the weird semantics of using the word “lost”. I didn’t lose any of these lbs, did I? After all, it’s not as if I can go out and find these lbs. If the lbs return, would I say I found lbs? That would sound weird. Besides, I don’t think any returned lbs would be the same lbs that I lost. Considering this information, would I have to say I found new lbs? I think that would imply I am searching for new ways to add weight, and I’m not. So, I want to replace the word lost with something else. Perhaps, I “removed” 19 lbs; how does that sound? Or I “shed” 19 lbs; how about that? Or as one friend says, how about just “good riddance!” I do very much like that, good riddance, indeed! But I can’t figure out an eloquent way to say it; I good riddanced some lbs? Although the lbs are indeed gone, I didn’t lose them, I’m not looking for them, and there’s no need to call out a search team. :)


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