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Monday, February 04, 2008

A day in without a weigh in

Nope, no, that title didn't work at all. Sorry. I did totally forget about the scale this morning though. Which is a bummer because I exercised my arse off this weekend. I started stepping and reading harry potter and I think my legs fell off. I can't be sure because I was that distracted. It was a good thing. I'm going to employ that technique more often, it's good to multi task. I always feel so lazy when I'm reading. Laze no more with my new and improved system of resting a book on the bookcase while stepping in front of the bookcase. I'm a revolutionary here, I'm telling you.

I started off with a good thing and now I can share the very dissappointing thing. Of all the damn clothes I ordered last week the only ones that have arrived are completely ugly. I'm broke up over it really. My fabulous grey pants are actually black with white spots (why? how?) and the wide leg brown pants look like I died in a fat tree or something. I suppose it's good for the wallet if nothing else so there's that for a silver lining. And also the bakery is open again, which I needed to know like a hole in my head. Knowing I won't be here much longer makes it that much harder to deny myself chocolate croissants of a morning.

I'm quite proud of myself, I have three days worth of protein-y lunch all packed. That's most of my week tackled on the lunch front. If I can keep up my potter-cise for the week I might have a nice burst of success come next monday. There's nothing like a definitive pound loss to get your ass in gear and I'm determined to have one this week. It's February already, have to get a move on sometime. And I just realized that I missed my fat-a-versary with all the homeless jobless hoopla. Man, I was going to wax rhapsodic about all the pounds I totally haven't lost this year. Better luck next year I suppose. Or bust.

6 comments:

HappyBlogChick said...

Hooray for your legs falling off! Oh, no, wait ... I mean Hooray for your stepping-tasticness.

I feel for you on the online clothes ordering sorrow. I have a stack of stuff I ordered online that needs to go back. In one case I was crack addled when I ordered it, because it was ugly as hell even in the pictures, but the other two things are NOT my fault.

A decade ago (jayzus, can't believe it has been that long, but it has) I ate chocolate croissants and then went snorkeling and got very seasick. I puked chocolate croissants over the side of the boat. Not pretty. Not pleasant. Not something I personally want to repeat. Chocolate croissants have never been the same since. Maybe you should try that approach?

athena said...

When I was a kid I bought a box of fudge rounds for myself. I was going to eat the entire box and try to make myself sick so I never wanted to eat them again. It really didn't work. I did the same thing with chocolate cupcakes once too. And I say I was never really a binge eater. I've never tried the boat approach though...

belly said...

the 'wide leg brown pants look like i died in a fat tree' - SO funny.

yeah, buying big girl clothes online is pretty much a crap shoot. did you ever shop at old navy when the stores carried the big girl sizes? it was the best thing ever because you could actually try the stuff on (read: be demoralized by ill-fitting garb instantaneously. at least you knew right away whether you were going to look like a fallen branch from the fat tree, though. then, about a year ago or so, they stopped carrying the women's sizes. i remember wandering in to an old navy that carried one of the best bigger sizes selections and was utterly confused to find that the women's section was gone... i summoned the courage to ask an employee (a petite, young thing) where the women's section was. she looked at me quizzically and said in a perky tone, "well all around us (because we were standing in the midst of the ladies' side of the store)... but mostly on this side of the store." i remember thinking, "huh?" but already too embarrassed to be talking about fat girl departments, i wandered away... i realized that this spry teen had no idea what a "women's section" was. she must have thought i was a complete looney tunes.

anyway, i boycotted old navy for a long while because they dumped the fat girl offerings from their brick-and-mortar stores... recently, i decided to break my boycott and found some cute clearance things on their website. i ordered six items. one fit ok, one i kept b/c i was in denial, and the other two went back IMMEDIATELY. the dresses looked like they were from omar the tentmaker's spring collection. SO GROSS.

anyway, good for you for holding on to the positive aspects in your life right now. it's always comes back to the exercising and the eating right, doesn't it?

belly said...

you might be wondering how i can hold down a job when i can't even add to six? i meant to say i returned four things and kept to - not good odds...

belly said...

christ! this is the last comment i'm leaving here... i swear:)

i meant to say i returned four things and kept two items...

sheesh... sorry for mucking up your comments... i'll go now.

athena said...

Ha, no apology necessary. Returning clothes is too traumatic to expect perfect math. You know, even when Old Navy had plus sizes I was too small for them. I fit their 12 and some of their 10's but then sometimes not. It's really a crap shoot.