December 13, 2005 at 10:27 am
Okay, maybe the whole jogging idea was premature. My left foot has been hurting a bit when I bend it a certain way the past two days. (I know, I know, I just shouldn’t bend it that way, right?) In the morning it even makes a little clicking sound, which would be great if I were a Flamenco dancer who’d lost a castanet. Alas, I only know a box step.
As long as we’re talking about strange noises my body makes, I’ve noticed in the last couple weeks that when I move my outstretched arm back to my body quickly, like after closing the refrigerator door, my upper arm fat makes a slapping sound as it hits my body. I don’t recall this happening before, which makes me wonder if any of the following has happened:
1) Due to the sub-arctic temperatures we keep the house chilled at, my body fat, like most matter at cold temperatures, has shrunk.
2) My arm fat has always made this sound, I just finally stuck the Q-tip deep enough down my ear canal to get rid of all that excess ear wax.
3) I’m losing weight everywhere, including the accursed, flabby, upper arms.
I have no idea. I didn’t think losing weight in my upper arms would suddenly make me an accidental foley artist. But if the arm fat actually is getting smaller, I suppose I can learn to deal.