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10 January 2012 @ 04:03 pm
The New Year and all her resolutions can kiss my ... grits.  
For the first nine days of 2012, I thumbed my nose at the clean slate. Screw you, fresh start. Bite me, resolutions. I'm not down. I'm not on board. I'm not gonna and no one, NO ONE, can make me.

Basically, much like my husband, I don't want to do anything that isn't my idea. And if everyone else is doing it, then I certainly won't, on general principle. Yet... I want you to know, dear reader, that I have caved.


I saw a picture.

A picture of me.

A picture that showed just how much I've enjoyed a well-made creme brûlée over the past few years. And how many times.

So, yeah. That picture made me decide that I don't want to be fat. I may have to get older, but I don't have to be fat. And I'm unwilling to be both fat AND old.

The day of my birth is creeping up pretty soon, and as it's an ungodly, awful, number this year, I've made a decree. A life choice. A, dare I say, GOAL.

By my birthday next year (actually, by July, I hope) I will have lost enough weight to put me in that little "healthy weight for your height" category.

Unless someone can come up with a way for me to grow 5 inches, which would totally negate the need for me to lose anything.

Anyone? Anyone? Please?

No?

Fine. So I signed up with Weight Watchers. This will be my third time with these guys. I always lose weight with this program; the last time I got rid of thirty pounds. Since then, I've found them again. Stupid stalker fat.

Anyhow. Healthy eating, treating exercise like a religion, and drinking more water. That's my future. I don't know that I'll ever get to say that I'm THIN - I mean, I've never felt that, not even when I weighed 120 lbs - but I can definitely get into some smaller sizes. And wear sleeveless dresses. And not be a lump at the pool.

Although I have Christina Hendricks' measurements, I'm five inches shorter than she is. SO. Once more into the breach, dear friends.

Once more.
 
 
I am:: my bedroom
I feel:: calmcalm
 
 
 
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: AHS - Evan NBD Grinjandjsalmon on January 10th, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
*LUCK*


(and sending good vibes and celery!)
Carrie Leigh: coffee like fanficcarrie_leigh on January 10th, 2012 10:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, gag.

Celery is on the list of The Five Things That Carrie Will Never Ingest, which also includes tequila, tapioca pudding, gourds of any kind, and ...

I can't think of the fifth one.

But there's another.

:D Thanks for the luck, Jessica. Big, smushy hugs.
O Demanding One: Encourage: Strength Poppyheyurs on January 11th, 2012 03:34 am (UTC)

It's the celery, Love. The fifth one... celery.

I'll send loads of encouragement with this, Carrie. I sure do need to do something about my butt. And thighs. And stomach. And mouth. *nods*

Pray for me? I'll pray for you. ♥

Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: GaGa Bad Romancejandjsalmon on January 11th, 2012 05:56 am (UTC)
I like celery with peanut butter and raisins on it. Ants on a log, don'tcha know. ;)

nbaekernbaeker on January 10th, 2012 10:16 pm (UTC)
Good luck! You can do it! *cheering, with pom poms*
slitherhitherslitherhither on January 10th, 2012 10:19 pm (UTC)
*wishes I could hand you 5 inches of height*

I, too, am unwilling to be fat AND old. SIGH. Since I'm already old (ish? where's the line these days? no matter where it is I'm there) that leaves me with eliminating the former, because many unwanted pounds have made their home on my body in the past 2 years. Ugggh. Weight Watchers, huh? I applaud you.

My plan is to trade in my Nordic Trak which I NEVER USE (even though I adore x-c skiing) for a recumbent bike, so that I can exercise while lying down and watching movies/tv. Because then I think there's a chance I might do it.

I'll be listening with bated breath to what works for you and cheering you on all the way! Here's to health and whatever motivates one to get there!
Mala13oct on January 10th, 2012 11:15 pm (UTC)
I'm in the same boat as you are. I've put on so much weight that my boobs have become bigger. And I hate that. Not to mention how I hate picts of myself too. :(

I'm sending you luck and good vibes.

And yeah, I wish to hell I could somehow acquire five inches of height as well. ah well.
Sylviaticklethepear on January 10th, 2012 11:21 pm (UTC)
but...you're sexy and lovely the way you are.
Leigh: busy beeleigh_adams on January 10th, 2012 11:53 pm (UTC)
I'm right there with you, hun. I'm on Day Two of my 14-day cleanse (to jump start the system into waking the hell up), and already I'm ready to eat my desk. BUT. I don't feel nearly as bad as I expected.

The gym's packed. -_- And half those people won't make it -- and they're ALL skinny. I wanted to be like, "Get off my treadmill! I need it, you don't!"

Best of luck to you, sweetheart! If you want an internet buddy to vent to, I'm always here!
Elle Blessingwayelle_blessing on January 11th, 2012 03:09 am (UTC)
Getting into smaller sizes feels really good. It's incentive all on its own.

I know you can do it! It only ever takes putting your mind to it, and you've done that :D

Also, I saw this quote today and I think it's totally appropriate... "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing -- that's why we recommend it daily. ~ Zig Ziglar
goeungurl: himym-miss yougoeungurl on January 11th, 2012 03:26 am (UTC)
If you figure out how to grow five inches, would you pass that secret along? Until then, good luck, darling. I'm right there with you.

Oh, and Happy New Years to you and your boys. *muah*
O Demanding One: Express: (BH) What The...?heyurs on January 11th, 2012 03:32 am (UTC)

*eyes you*

goeungurl: admonishinggoeungurl on January 11th, 2012 03:39 am (UTC)
*hides*

I'm sorry, Urs!! I really, truly forgot it was Monday. I spent the entire day (Monday) hiding from the world on my couch and Netflix. I didn't even think to turn on my computer. I didn't realize I had forgotten until this (Tuesday) morning when I woke up and I was like 'it's about time for me to do a devo. It's Monday, right?' and then I realized it wasn't. And then I was so ashamed I couldn't say anything to you........ You can fire me if you want. Really. :(

*goes back in hiding*
O Demanding One: Winter: Warm & Cozy Socksheyurs on January 11th, 2012 03:44 am (UTC)

It's funny that you knew exactly why I was eye-ing you. *g*

I love you.

I don't want to fire you. It's good for you. It's good for everybody else. *nods*

Maybe I will start sending you reminders again. Unless you REALLY want to stop... you are not allowed to be ashamed. ♥

Holler at me in a PM, or e-mail, or phone call about it. K?

Brendan: Anthony Bourdainbrendanm720 on January 11th, 2012 05:41 am (UTC)
Good luck. Keep your stick on the ice.

My Immediate weight loss goal is to get where I was just before Christmas (218 lbs). My goal by my Birthday (July) is to get to 210. We'll see if that happens.