Monday, May 12, 2008

I'm On a Roll

I've got lots on my mind today, so let's get started:

1. Go here and read the post titled "The post where I finally get sued." (tried to find a permalink and couldn't). I was familiar with Skirt Magazine but only recently heard of (now I met someone with the magazine once and went to their site to investigate the possibilities of doing some freelance writing. This is probably the first time I'm glad my lazy, procrastinating self didn't do something. I'm glad the web girls changed their name. We wouldn't want them to be confused with those jerks.

2. My stepsister Amy is a writer and has been involved in numerous writing projects and writing workshops. She's started a blog for writers called 3 Questions...And Answers, which I've been meaning to add to my blog roll for ages (see: lazy, procrastinating above). Anyhoo, she's having a virtual book tour next Monday with author Paul Kilduff. Go leave a question on this post by Friday, and Paul will answer your question. Kinda' cool!

3. Why am I such a scaredy cat all of a sudden? I went for a walk tonight (more on that later) and every little noise in the bushes had me thinking "rabid dog" or "skulking weirdo." How did this happen to me? The storm we had Saturday night? The one that rocked the foundations of our house (and which somehow miraculously my children slept through?)? It kept me awake. Out of fear. I used to love a good thunderstorm. And climbing a tree? I'd like to think I'd give it the old college try, but I doubt very seriously I'd go too far up. A broken arm or leg is just not in my plans these days. So how did this happen to me? Is it because I'm getting older and more aware of my mortality? Is it because I know that there are rabid dogs and skulking weirdos who do bad things to nice people? Talk amongst yourselves. Dis-cuss!

4. And finally, guess what I did today? I joined Weight Watchers. I've done it before and if you stick to the plan it works. I've tried doing it on my own, but unless I'm accountable to someone by having to step on that scale every week, I just end up letting myself cheat the weight right back on. So, in that light, I'm hereby going to be accountable to YOU GUYS, too. Today, I weighed 157 pounds, which is the heaviest I've ever been if you don't count the weight I gained while pregnant, which we certainly won't! A friend told me today that I don't look like I needed to lose weight and with clothes, I probably don't. But friends, underneath those clothes, it ain't pretty. And truthfully, it's probably never going to be "pretty" again, but let's just go for "acceptable" shall we? I have a new mantra, similar to "I must, I must, I must increase my bust" -- it's "My belly, my belly, it's not made of jelly." Not the best rhyme, but I just came up with it on my walk as I felt my belly bounce. I'll work on it, I promise. What's your mantra?


1blueshi1 said...

You mean, only your BELLY bounces? When I jog through the Walmart parking lot pushing my cart full of groceries to my car, there is a Palpable ball-heel-thigh-other-thigh-saddlebag-other-saddlebag-buttcheek-other-buttcheek badoingadoing thing going on. Like the cracks in the pavement when Sunny the robot flung himself through the window in I, Robot, which was on this past weekend, and can I just say, ALL children's movies should have really hot shirtless A list male actors in them. Because I am totally up for a viewing of I, Robot, at any time.
Unlike my butt, which can no longer be described as, UP, at any time, and feels the need to commune CLOSELY with it's best friend, Gravity, at all times.

Amanda said...

Good for you on wanting to do something good for your body and your health. You're going to do great!

Here's a mantra for you:

"I'm beautiful! I'm beautiful! God says I'm beautiful!"

'Cuz you are! :)

Sass E-mum said...

Hold it in, hold it in.
That will make me nice and thin!

calicobebop said...

You're so funny! You're not alone, I'm a scaredy cat too these days. I can't enjoy the state fair or carnivals because I'm afraid of the rides now. ??? What's up with my sudden interest in my mortality?

And congrats on going back to WW - I was in the same boat and went back a month ago. That scale sucks, but it sure is a motivator!

AmyM said...

Thanks for the mention, MQ! Good luck on the weight watchers. I love the belly mantra!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I'm just glad hockey season has been extended this year so that I can keep on wearing my nearly knee-length baggy Pens sweater. I'm sure others appreciate it as well.

AndreAnna said...

"I will only eat one pint of Ben and Jerry's. I will only eat one pint of Ben and Jerry's."

When I'm not pregnant, I use vanity as a motivator at the gym and hea;th reasons as a motivator to eat well. It works most of the time. :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on taking the step to get the weight off. I joined the gym and haven't been in ages. I'm wallowing over here.

Momdar is the reason we freak at every little thing nowadays.

Colleen said...

I'm a spaz about weird noises and such, now, too. Hate it. I'm not as bad if Justin's around because then I send him to investigate the danger. I've seen enough teen-scream movies to run from that crap! :)

Tootsie Farklepants said...

For my ownself? I blame #3 on too many scary movies.