I’ve already blown it.
For most my life, the primary concern related to my food consumption and weight has been, have I eaten enough of the good stuff? It was both a question of total calorie intake and what those calories consisted of, though for many, many years it really was just getting enough calories to keep my supercharged metabolism from flaming out.
We were joking about it at a dinner party (of course it would be a dinner party!) last weekend. When I told some new friends that, when Carol and I celebrated our wedding day, I probably weighed in at a little over 120 pounds (and I’m 6 feet tall), the typical comments about disappearing sideways made the round of the table. There are pictures of me sitting at the piano from that period where I am barely visible (except for the wavy hair atop my head).