“Brett, how much weight have you lost?” I got this question last week
from a colleague on campus. I’ve known her for quite a while and we’ve
developed a pretty personable relationship.

“Since when?” I replied. Giving straight answers isn’t my MO.

“You know, whenever.”

“About 5 lbs.”, I said, and went into my tale about going to the gym and
losing all kinds of size, but no weight for some odd reason.

“Well you look like you’ve lost about 50 pounds.”

“Thank you”, I politely replied as the inner me did a spirited jig.