Tuesday, March 29

I want to be like Amy.

Not me-Amy, but Amy W.

While she has a lot of enviable traits (have you seen that smile?), I'm actually not really trying to be like her or even copycatting her (even though it's tempting), but it just so happens that the hubs has been entertaining the idea of trying Atkins to lose some weight. And I had been entertaining the idea of entertaining his idea of trying Atkins along with him. And then when I read that the lean, mean weight-loss machine Amy lost 8 lbs in one week of doing Atkins, well, that sealed the deal.

And seriously, I am finally skinnier than hubs, so you know, I can't let him lose faster than me. He's already got that whole male advantage thing. Yes, I know, I have that whole band advantage thing. But seriously, I like being skinnier than him.When you are taller than your husband, being skinnier than him helps you feel a bit petite, even if you are anything BUT petite!

Our journey starts next Wed. (We're going out of town this weekend.) My meals won't change dramatically, but my snacking will. Snacking has become my downfall, so I am hoping this will help me refocus on eating meals and using nutritious snacks when necessary.

And you know, any excuse to use heavy whipping cream in my coffee and not feel guilty, well, I'm on it!

Monday, March 28

I don't even expect anyone to respond.

Have you ever put something off and the longer you put it off, the harder it becomes to do? That's how I felt about writing this post. I don't know why. I mean, we're all friends here. I don't have to post daily or weekly, if I don't want to. But I DO want to. But then I start feeling like everyone's stayed in touch except for me, and that I'm a big loser who no one cares if I write or not, and then I let those feelings feed off each other until it's been six weeks since I've EVEN LOGGED IN, because I get all weird about it.

So, there you have it. I am weird. And I let my weirdness feed on itself until I've weirded myself out about doing something that's totally no big deal. UGH. I should probably get some therapy, huh?

Since I last wrote:
  • I got to meet Angela. Holy cannoli, she is the sweetest, the cutest, the most motivating. She is simply awesome.
  • I completed a half-marathon, in no small part thanks to Angela, who gave me the motivation to finish. It was hell, I was exhausted, but I did it. 
  • I was in my BFF's wedding in California. It was absolutely beautiful, and it was so much fun to wear a size 18 dress. And I hired Joey to design their wedding gift, which turned out better than I could have ever dreamed!
  • I've intereviewed with FIVE companies and have a sixth scheduled for Thursday.
  • I had one job offer I turned down. It was with D*isney. The pay was PATHETIC. Pitiful really. Half of what I made at my last job, and my last job was a small non-profit in one of the most economically disadvantaged cities in the entire country.
  • I had to turn down an invitation to join the lovely BOOBS in Chicago, once again. I have already had two girls' only trips this year and am planning another to go see a dear friend who's pregnant when she has her baby next month (ironically in Chicago). I think DH would leave me if I asked for a fourth girls' only trip this year.
  • I'm back down to my lowest weight. And think I'm finally ready to enter uncharted territory.
  • I realized I've not had a fill in nearly 11 months! Crazy!
  • I've been super busy with photography and finally have paying customers!
So, there you have it...I may or may not post again before May, you know, with my recent track record and all...but I plan to!