May 27, 2009

I survived. Not sure if the scale is going to be nice to me on the 1rst though, but after this blah month, I’ll be happy with just maintaining.

I had a couple of NSVs (Non-Scale Victories for those of you who, like me, are totally out of the abbreviations/slang loop and have to frequently ask Google to explain.) Now that it’s warm out, we’ve pulled all the lawn chairs out of storage and I was thrilled to discover MY ASS FITS!! In CHAIRS! With ARM RESTS! Nothing is more terrifying than a chair with arm rests when you’re very obese (except maybe turnstiles, but anyway) I decided to try out every chair I came across this week and I’ve fit in every single one. I was feeling so damn good about that I decided to take my nephews to the movies, knowing I could finally fit comfortably in the chairs (I hadn’t been since 2003 when I came out with bruises from where the arm rests dug into me) Man, it was great being able to enjoy the movie comfortably. They’ve already talked me into taking them back next month for Transformers 2. But seriously, I’ll be smuggling popcorn and drinks in my purse because OMG $25 for 3 watered down drinks and a bag of stale popcorn? Never again!

May 20, 2009

Temptation Island

I’m house sitting for my brother this weekend and I’m a little bit nervous about it. The last time I did I was unprepared and it turned into a binge free-for-all. I made the mistake of assuming that, these being skinny folk, they’d have a plethora of fresh veggies and whole grains and all the stuff such itty bitty people must eat, right? Yeah, No. JUNK! TONS of junk and only junk! WTF universe? So, telling myself I didn’t have healthier options (and no car to go to the store with), I ate whatever I could find. Totally over did it. Was not a pretty sight and my stomach was pissed off for days after that. Going into this weekend I’m taking my own food and talking about it here for accountability. Most of the time I don’t struggle with my food choices or cravings (Thank God!), but there are days, sometimes weeks, when I feel weak and tempted by everything. This is one of those times. It’s gonna be a loong weekend.

May 17, 2009

I was going to wait til the 1st to do a monthly review kinda thing, but I realized I was doing the very thing that bothers me the most about other blogs: slowly disappearing. I’ve accumulated quite a blog reading list over the past year and sadly many of those people have vanished with no warning. I hate that. I get involved in their lives and I care about their well being and whether you’re doing good or bad, I wanna know! Seriously, a one liner now and then would suffice. And yet here I am going weeks with no update. I guess I excused it cause I figured no one cares. But that’s besides the point, this is for me and I’m only letting myself down if I don’t keep it going. So here I am.

I often find that the things I want to write about have already been discussed by people much more intelligent and bounds wittier than I, so I stick to the cold hard facts about my weight loss. Safe and easy. I’ll try to stray beyond that but it might take awhile. I have always had a problem opening up.

So yeah. Hi. Still alive. Still healthy. Had a “bad” weekend when my nephews stayed over 2 weeks ago, but I’ve moved beyond that. It’s hard not to join in when you have growing boys who want massive quantities of food (mostly junk) every 30 minutes. I’ve never seen anyone eat as much as those boys do and stay skinny as pencils. I swear they have the metabolisms of hummingbirds. Lucky little bastards.