Monday, September 29, 2008

You're too kind


Let me first make it clear that I absolutely adore you guys!
You are some of the sweetest, funniest, most creative people I've ever had the pleasure of communicating with.

That being said, as a motivational tool...y'all suck!

You're just too nice.

I need someone to be like...
"Shannon, you're such a lazy, fat ass loser. Get off your big butt and get moving. Lay off the potato chips for 5 minutes, get off the couch, and go clean your house or something. Heaven knows it could use it. And what about those goals you mentioned like a month ago...you still haven't even tried to think of any goals, have you?"

Then I can be full of righteous indignation and be all...
"Lazy, fat ass loser?! You don't even know me. How could you be so cruel to someone you've never even met? I'll show you who is a lazy, fat ass loser!"

Oh wait, it would probably be something more like this...
"I can't believe they called me a lazy fat ass loser! Even people who've never met me know that I'm a loser. I thought that I could at least be cool in a virtual world. Who am I trying to kid? I might as well just go grab that bag of Lay's Salt & Vinegar chips and go back downstairs to watch crappy reality tv and wallow in self-pity."

Hmmmm...yeah, maybe we should just forget about what I said before. You guys are so awesome! Thanks for making me feel better about myself even when I'm in the middle of beating myself up over not taking better care of myself. It's nice to know that someone understands how difficult it can be to make time for everything that needs to get done as a working Mom...and how usually taking care of ourselves falls way to the bottom of the list.

Last week I pretty much failed to even pretend to diet. I ate a ton of junk and didn't really even attempt to find time to get some exercise in.

The good news is that even with all of my bad behavior, I did apparently manage to lose rather than gain. This morning the scale says that I weigh 5.5 lbs less than I did at my initial weigh in.

I'll take that...and I'll try to make an effort to do better this week.



16 fabulous responses:

Cheryl said...

You look marvelous. Keep being YOU....

The White House said...

Way to go! Now get up and move. Quit blogging- and I better not see you coming by my sight unless you run here. ;)

Anonymous said...

I think it is Joey McIntyre's fault. Once you get over your obsession with him, the weight will just fall off.

Shannon said...

Well, down on the scale is better than up!! I'm sure this week will be better - I know you can do it. But I'm still not going to call you a lazy fat ass ;-)

The White Family said...

I just found your blog and I LOVE IT!!!! This post was hilarious and I had to make sure I didn't write it myself, lol. I'm a follower now so I look forward to your future posts. Have a great Monday.

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

Hey you're losing weight, and that's awesome. This diet thing is kinda hard. I gained another pound. I'm still 1 pound lighter than when started, but still... motivation, what's that?

Claire said...

Yeah - kindness while on a diet really doesn't work hahaha. That's why I go to Weight Watchers - I enjoy a weekly beating. There's nothing like being told you're a fatty even when the scales are showing that you're lighter than the week before. I shall therefore send kind thoughts to help you in your weight loss quest.. I just won't vocalise it :)

Jen said...

I have to agree with being sucky motivators part. I want someone to yell at me and get me moving. I was thinking of suggesting accountability partners, but I'm not sure if people would be interested in this.

Anyway, you are obviously doing something right. Congratulations on your 5.5 pounds. That is fantastic!!

Carol said...

Honey if you need the tough love I can hand out that too I promise but your intentions are good and I know you're gonna get there.

You can do this!!!

Elaine A. said...

Did you just say you lost 5.5 lbs basically without even trying? SO. NOT. FAIR.

I have started exercising much more lately but I can't break up with my lover chocolate so I am not losing much (any). ; )

MommyTime said...

It IS hard to be juggling so many balls. But believe in yourself, and you can do anything. I know, I sound like some crazy motivational speaker, but I really do think it's true. Also, I found that when I was trying to cut out junky foods, it helped to cut out them ALL. Once I did that for a few days, I started to lose my cravings for them, and that made it much easier to say no. Once I start in on that salty/sweet combination, it's so hard to stop... But perhaps that's just me. Hang in there! You can do it.

Julie said...

Keep it up Shannon! 5.5 lbs is a lot :) Now get off the computer and go clean your house ;)

Simply Shannon said...

Just wanted to make sure that I was clear that the 5.5 lbs is total weight lost...not just this last week. I'm still pleased with it regardless, but I wasn't sure if I made myself clear about it or not.

Susan in the Psych Ward said...

Hey, anything less than the beginning works for me!!! Love your brutal honesty... why don't you tell me to get off my FAT ASS????? Love ya!!

Runningamuck said...

Your doing something right, even if you don't feel like it, if you lost weight! Good job. My sucky reality tv snack buster habit I started? Instead of dragging the whole bag of chips to the couch (like I used to), now I fill one of those red plastic cups with as many chips as I can and take that to the couch instead. I find that eat them slower and more deliberately since I want/need them to last through all the sucky tv shows. It helps. Sure there are days I get up for a refill but even that is WAAYYYY better than eating the whole bag.

And yes, that's happened before.

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

You could do weightwatchers with me...