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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

It's April Fools', which has to be one of the best days of the year because there are treats to be found everywhere online. The google home page must have something quirky; news sites might have joke stories; funny tales will show up in my email.

A few years ago I pulled off an unforgettable trick at work but have never been able to match it; I don't even bother trying anymore. So in honor of the day I went online searching for diet and weight loss jokes, and instead of finding them funny I found that there was a kernel of truth in most that ended up making them seem a little profound.

For example, I found: "My new diet goal: to weigh what my drivers license says."

And I thought I was the only one silly enough to understate my weight for my license! As I gained weight over the years, the extent of my understatement grew - but I didn't ever wonder how common these white lies were. So I decided to pull out my license and saw that I understated my weight by at least 25 lbs the last time I renewed it. Bad me! But the great thing is that now I weigh 5 lbs less than what my license says - who would have thunk it? I have to wait almost two years before I renew again; maybe then I will not mind being honest when filling out the application!
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  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    I'm surprised at you, young lady! Understating your weight on your driver's license?!

    I have done that every single time I've ever renewed my license! And every single time I've ever had to report my weight for anything! Brings back memories of my childhood, when it was not possible to understate my weight on the health forms for summer camp, because we were required to go to the doctor and be weighed by the nurse (a strict, scary old lady). My sister and I would always be so panicky on weigh day! And to think that back in those days I weighed only a hundred pounds! Ha ha. Now I live in skinny Japan, but fortunately I never seem to have to report my weight on anything any more. Whew.

    Anyway, good for you! You will never have to misrepresent the facts again! What a relief that must be!
    2210 days ago
  • PJDANIELS
    That's great! Now I have to check my license........
    2211 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14347559
    Here Here! You wouldn't believe what an excellent birthday this day makes too! As I sit here at work all alone I wish I could have thought before hand and thought of something good to play on my fellow daytime co-workers! Dang-it! emoticon on the drivers license weight though! emoticon
    2211 days ago
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