Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sadness, Family Time, and Some Rambling

First and foremost I would like to send out my condolences to the families involved in yesterday's tradgedy.  What a horriffic, senseless act. I can't even begin to imagine how the parents of those who died feel.  Things like this really make you think "Wow, this can really happen anywhere" and it can also make you really appreciate what you have. I didn't even hear about it until late afternoon and the first thing I did was pull my son from school.  At that point he only had about 30 minutes left anyway, but I just needed to hug him. 

I need to change topics here before I start crying.  I couldn't even watch that on the news yesterday, it brought my to tears.  Anyway, yesterday was my dad's birthday.  So after I got R from school, we headed on over.  I brought london broil in my mom's special marinade that was apparently my dad's favorite way back when.  And upon my suggestion, my aunt made mac n cheese as a side, but she used my grandmother's recipe.  I thought it would be nice for my dad to have something that his mom used to make since she is no longer with us.  My grammy died when I was just 4 days old, so I never got the chance to know her.  I remember being at my dad's and sometimes my dad would make this mac n cheese and say that this was how his mom would make it.  I just thought it was a nice idea.  I blew through 34 weeklies yesterday, and that's alright with me.  Tracked it and  moving on!

So my friend, T went with me to celebrate my dad's birthday.  We dropped the kids off with P afterwards because he wanted them for the night, and we were already down there.  And then we proceeded to go hang out with my old college buddy J who also happens to live in that area.  On the way home, T and I are discussing men and dating.  She brought up how heavier people have a harder time attracting people, and it's really hard, yadda yadda yadda and how it would be so much simpler if she were thinner.  Now, as some one who has been heavy most of their life, I totally get what she's saying.  It was very hard for me to get guys' attention, and in fact out of all the boyfriends I've had, I only started dating 2 of them when I was heavy.  The rest I got when I was thin.

I told her I knew what she was talking about and that it sucked.  I spent most of my life just wishing I was thin so guys would pay attention.  Well now, I get lots of attention, but all these a-holes want is so sleep with me.  I can't find anyone genuine who will take me seriously.  I have just as hard a time as she does, I just need to weed through a lot more b.s.  I think dating in general is just really difficult, no matter how big or small you are, male or female, it's just hard and a little awkward.  And this is just so much different than it was in high school.  I am trying to take a break from the whole meeting people thing for right now.  Christmas is in 10 days and I really just don't have the time between now  and then to go out.

I was talking to  Kelly the other day and I said that I think part of my problem is that this is just really hard.  This is my first holiday season being single since 1999.  That's right, 1999.  Think about that a second.  I'm 28 and for the last 13 years of my life I have pretty much had a constant stream of boyfriends.  Sure I've had a few month gaps in between some of them, but for the most part I really have never been single.  And I think the realization of that may have something to do with why I've been struggling so much and why I've been spending so much time trying to find some one.  I really just have no idea how to be by myself.  So maybe I need this break, maybe I need to figure out me and who I am and what I want before I go out trying to find some one.  Now I'm just kind of rambling, so I'm going to stop right there lol.  So thanks for reading, and I will check in soon!

Friday, December 14, 2012

WI 12/13

132!!!  6lbs, down!  So exited. I should have exercised more, but this is a new week. Some challenges I'm facing, today is my dad's birthday.  Fabulous.  Birthday cake has always been my kryptonite.  It feels good to really be back on plan though, I'm loving it.  I feel so much better already and it's only been a week!  The next few weeks are going to be rough. Next week I take the kids into the city to see the Grinch.  That is going to be an all day affair complete with NYC food.  So I'mjust going to have to be prepared. 

Goals for this week are to exercise more than 2 days which is all I did last week, lol.  Maybe get back to some weight lifting.  I'll get it, I want to see a 3lb loss this week to get me back under 130.  So that's it for me.  Hope you're having a good one!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Super Happy

So tomorrow ends my first week back. I am feeling pretty good.  I only worked out once, need to work on that (seems to be a theme with me here), but eating I have done really well.   I am super proud of myself for an NSV I had on Sunday.  My son had a wrestling match down in Hunterdon.  His dad and grandfather came to support him.  He did so well, I was so proud!  Anyway, after the match P's dad wanted to take us all out for lunch.  Oh geez, here we go. None of us know the area, and the only place we seemed to be able to find was Cracker Barrel.  Now I had never been there before, but I've heard of it.  I good feel the impending doom lol.

Well, they had this grilled bbq chicken with cheese and bacon meal on the menu.  And it came with 2 veggies.  Awesome.  It also came with a biscuit and cornbread.  No biggie. So I get the chicken, give the bacon to P, and scrape the cheese and some of the bbq sauce off!  So simple, and yet such a big deal.  For my veggies I picked the green beans and carrots.  And yes, I did eat my 2 breads, but I was okay with that.  And you know what?  I did NOT let it derail my entire day!  Anyway, I'm a little short on time this morning.  I wanted to let you all know that I am STILL reading.  My Nook is very weird, like I said in my last post, I can't post from there and sometimes it will let me comment and sometimes it won't, but I am still reading!  Miss being here more =(

Monday, December 10, 2012

Wake Up Call

So I am still having computer problems,I got a tablet but for some reason it won't let me make posts.  Anyway, I went and rejoined WW this week.  And just  so you know, last week was like the binge of a lifetime for me.  So I get on the scale at WW......138!!!  WTF are you serious?  So anyway, that's kind of where I'm at.  I bought myself a 3 month tracker, I stayed for the meeting and I am going to continue to do so.  My roomie's laptop is about to die and I have no clue where her charger is, so I have to make this short and sweet.  I will be back though.  Just wanted to let you know I'm still here.....