First, the good news. I’m down to 277 pounds, which is six less than last month. That is about what I expected under the circumstances, and I foresee general improvements. That said, I am trying figure what the actual fuck my doctor is trying for, as the diet/exercise as given is doing what’s expected (and is a healthy rate of weight loss) but he’s looking for something else, from his manner. The implication is that I would/could/should be doing and losing a lot more. I’m going to see my general practitioner and see if I can get a referral to a nutritionist and, I hope, get another copy of the physical therapy referral I’ve mislaid. The neurologist isn’t trained in this, at least as his specialty; it’s time to find someone who is.
Still, the trip was worthwhile, in part because I had a chance to shop at Grocery Outlet and Dollar Tree on my way home. Both the stores were larger than those in my neighborhood, so I was able to find things the local stores don’t have in stock. I’d been wanting some small sealable containers to go with my meat-carton bento set — Hillshire Farms packs their sliced meats in Gladware reusable containers that are even labeled in such a way to make reuse easier — and I found a pack of ten quarter-cup plastic containers for a dollar that are perfect for holding some sriracha sour cream dressing or to keep the pickles and cheese from blending in transit. If you’re interested in more bento information and some neat pictures, have a look at BentOnBetterLunches.