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.