Sunday, May 16, 2010

Working it!

I love my son.  He is adorable, loving, hilarious...but of course I'm biased.  I had a very normal pregnancy....and a very crazy, somewhat early delivery.  The one thing I curse about having my beloved son?  Pregnancy weight gain.  Ugh.

It's definitely not a secret that I was on Weight Watchers awhile back.  I lost 135 pounds and kept it off until I got pregnant with Dexter.  I went from a huge size to wearing a medium and sometimes a small.  It was a great feeling.  I could buy cute things off the clearance rack at Kohl's.  I could shop all the great sales that only ever had small sizes left.  I felt great. 

Right before I found out I was pregnant, I bought a ton of cute, new clothes from Ann Taylor, New York & Company, and Banana Republic (my favorite store), all for like 68347374% off.  Then, I found out I was pregnant.  I kept my pregnancy a secret until I reached my second trimester, and I couldn't really wear any of the clothes I bought because by the time that season rolled around, it would have been pretty obvious I was pregnant. 

Today, I was looking through some things and found this huge bag of clothing, with the tags still on, that I purchased and never was able to wear.  It was exciting to find new clothes (thank goodness for classic pieces!), but kind of depressing because I love what I bought and want to wear them.  The cream colored trousers with brown pinstripes alone are worth putting down that extra piece of pizza!

I went back to Weight Watchers a few weeks ago.  I've lost 17 pounds and counting.  I know to some people out there who look at me it's like, big deal.  To me, it is a big deal.  I know people look at me and judge me based on my weight.  I know there are people who won't even think any of my weight loss matters until I am back to where I was pre-baby.  Frankly, as much as words hurt (and fyi, I do hear what you say...perfect strangers and acquaintances alike) I can't let other people keep me from accomplishing my goal. 

Anyway, that's where I am.  I'm not perfect, but I deserve the chance to improve myself just like everyone else.  And, he was worth it!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Go tell Mrs. McGillicudy's Ear

I've learned something very interesting lately.  I am acquainted with an adult tattletale.  I am not kidding.  Someone who when they do not get their way, runs and tells on people.  Someone who, literally, delights in getting people in trouble by embellishing the truth.  Now, I didn't say "lying."  But.  You know.

Do you know how much this irritates and amuses me?!?!  I have this secret plot.  I kind of feel like Jim in The Office.  It's like I have my own personal Dwight Schrute.  I'm entirely geeked.  Pranks are the best.  It won't be as good as putting a stapler in Jello, but it will entertain me!

"In the wild, there is no health care. In the wild, health care is, "Ow, I hurt my leg. I can't run. A lion eats me and I'm dead." Well, I'm not dead. I'm the lion, you're dead."

Thursday, May 6, 2010

As if I needed another reason....

I was reaffirmed today as to why I love the Internet. 

I have a *few* blogs I read rather regularly.  I don't usually comment, but they are a part of my day.  Some make me laugh, some I nod my head in complete understanding, some make me teary.  One of my favorite parts about reading these blogs is finding a new blog to read.  I was reading one said blog this morning and happened upon Cass Just Curious.  Can I tell you, this made my whole day!  If you have a spare moment and have never read this blog, please do.  I'm only a few posts in and I am already hooked!