Saturday, August 20, 2005

Feeling Special

Wow! The Complimenting Commenter visited my site and left me a great compliment so now I can put that special button on my sidebar and invite all of you to visit him and spread the cheer! This person is anonymous... we don't know if it's a man or a woman... all we know is that they are in the Blogosphere spreading goodwill and warm fuzzies. What a special treat this morning!

The other special treat is that Gary left this morning for an over nighter fishing trip. It's not really a 'treat' so to speak because we do miss him but it gives Hannah & I a chance to do girlie things that we like to do without him tagging along. This morning we are going to make a trip to our favorite store - The Dollar Tree. Oh come on now - you don't like a good Dollar Store? There's something wrong with you. I can not, I REPEAT CANNOT, go in that store without spending $20. On what you ask? Well... I really don't know. Where else can you get Revlon nailpolish for $1? Or Colgate toothpaste? or 1000 drinking straws? party hats? pregnancy tests? tin foil? ALL for just $1!! After our Dollar Store shopping extravaganza, we will go to Movie Gallery and pick out something to watch tonight. Then we will go to lunch where I will get my weekly french fry fix. I know fast food fries (and all fast foods) are SO BAD but I swear, they taste like heaven to me.

Speaking of weight loss. Wait a minute! Did I mention weight loss? I don't think so but yet, lately it's always on my mind. I don't feel good and I don't think I look good. It's a hard road to face when my husband is always telling me he loves me just how I am, that I'm pretty and am the Rocker of his World. I wonder if it would be easier if he told me I was a fat cow, couldn't stand to look at me and am the ugliest thing east of the Mississippi? I don't think so. That would totally SUCK as well as contribute to my already very low self-image. So, in the face of his utmost love of me just the way I am (thank you Lord!), I am embarking on a new lifestyle (gasp!). I've decided that the losing of weight isnt as important as getting in shape and becoming leaner. I think the weight loss will happen by itself if the other takes place first. I truly and deeply hate to watch what I eat other than portion control. I can portion control as long as I don't have to control what I portion. I hope that makes sense. If I want to have an ear of corn with butter on it, I will have one, not three. If I want to have an ice dream, I will have a small, not a large. I will still have my fries, but a small one. And I am going to be walking. I've got my new walking shoes, have scoped out places to walk and today is the day I start. Wish me luck!

In closing, my friend Bonnie sent me an email that made me laugh out loud and I want to share it:

Apples and Wine

Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. Most men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they sometimes take the apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they're amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who is brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree.

Now Men.... Men are like a fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it's up to women to stomp the shit out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.

Sorry guys - I thought it was funny!

I also wanted to ask if there are any people reading my blog who haven't commented... I would love to know who you are!! Let me know you're out there... show me some lovin'!


amyleroy said...

I know what you mean about having the husband gone. You enjoy them being gone, but miss them like crazy. We do it for a month every summer, but the kids and I go back to the midwest to see family.

Sandi said...

Good luck on the change, I have lost 20 lbs since I decided to do the same. I still walk more than I have since I was a kid, and I owe it all to you. If it were not for the camera I would still be sitting on my big fat ass and doing nothing.
Love the joke, and good luck getting your lurkers to come out.

Julie said...

Love the email from Bonnie...and it's so damned true. I love it. How did your Saturday night Girls Night go? I have those quite often with my daughter. I'm afraid she's getting to old for them too quickly. And if the husband doesn't soon go back to work from vacation, I'll have to hurt him. He's driving us both nuts and we are so looking forward to one more night of toenail painting and make-up 101. Can't very well enjoy that with WWF or Pimp My Ride on the tube now can we? Enjoy what's left of your day without hubby...he's got to be home by now...pouring like hell here in Central Maine!

sherry said...

I also know about the hubby being gone thing. It's nice to have him out of the house, but I'm chomping at the bit after a while for him to return.

BTW, about the Dollar Tree...(looking around to see if anyone can hear me) I'm ALL about the dollar stores. It's a sickness, I know.

Heather said...

I'm with you on the weight loss thing. It's so hard to make the decision and stick to it. It sounds like you have the right idea and its something you can do. I can't do 'diets' where I can't eat certain foods. I think that's why WW works for me - alot of it is about portion control, something I have a problem with myself. Although I've gotten alot better!!

Good luck!!! (And I love $ stores too :)!

Melody said...

Everyone deserves to feel special! Good luck with the "lifestyle change", I know you can do it. I've struggled all summer but am hopes that the kids back at school will help me get back into a routine that I can live, and lose, with. Love the email from Bonnie.

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