Monday, March 19, 2012

my new job

i've been pretty quiet on my blog about my new job. what? you haven't heard about my new job? oh, well, let me tell you about it. it's called, "stop being a fat girl." yes, that is my job title and i'm taking it very seriously. i'm waiting for my dedication to be rewarded with a great benefits package.

maybe dieting and weight loss don't constitute a full time job for other people, but for me, it seems to have eaten my brain and i feel compelled to work at it night and day.

my latest thing is that i run everywhere. and by run everywhere, i mean that i actually don't run at all, except down the stairs and across the house to the bathroom about 37 times a day because i've got to unleash the huge quantities of water that i'm drinking. that might not seem like a long way to run, but there are approximately 67 steps from my room to my bathroom (probably a few less when i'm taking graceful doe leaps as i race delicately across the house), so i feel like that counts as a little bit of a workout.

and when i come back up to my room, i run up all 17 steps. and by run, i don't mean sprinting two steps at a time and emerging at the top with both fists held high and a look of achievement on my face. it's more of a boob hugging jog as i lean forward and try to think about other things to distract myself from what my body is doing. but at least i'm not creeping slowly to the top whilst pulling myself hand-over-hand on the railing like i used to do.

so far i've lost 27 lbs and in just one more pound, i'll have returned to my pre-baby weight.     about. dang. time.      unfortunately, my parts seem to be packaged differently than they were before baby came along ten years ago. i thought i'd stop being jiggly and blobby, but so far, the blobs have just gotten smaller and the jiggles remain, but they flap more sedately than they used to.

i've heard from some people that i shouldn't weigh myself every day, but i cannot stop myself. even before my eyes pop open in the morning, i'm already thinking about the scale. i lay on my back and feel my hip bones and ribs to see if they feel like they're closer to the surface than they were yesterday. i roll over to my side and feel my hip bone and admire the way it's pokier than it was just 2 months ago.

then i get up and do the peepee dance around my room for a few minutes. i don't let myself even descend to the first floor until i hear a noise emerge from my midsection that sounds vaguely like a huge semi-truck on a distant highway rumbling. that's a sure sign that i'm sufficiently hungry and that i'll probably be able to unload some extra weight in the bathroom before getting on my scale. then i grab my clothes and dash down the stairs and through the obstacle course to the bathroom, not stopping to speak to anyone and hoping no cats are in my path as i fly through the rooms.

i eat food still, but probably only half of what i used to consume. and i only eat healthy things now rather than any ole thing that looks or smells good. i made it through valentine's day without indulging and i haven't caved to any easter candy yet either.

my clothes don't fit, which is a blessing and a curse. i'm really happy, but it's hard to get dressed each day, particularly when i'm going somewhere and i'd like to look nice. all my clothes make me look even dumpier than i did before. my motto in clothes buying used to be that the fabric shouldn't touch my body, in hopes that no one would know how much air was floating around between my shirt and my flab, thereby enhancing my mystery and possibly tricking people into believing that i was perhaps thinner than i appeared.

two sizes down and one more to go before august. i'm hoping that i'll be on such a roll that i'll just keep on going and lose maybe a total of about 75 lbs before i'm done.

a girl can dream, can't she?

47 comments:

  1. Congrats! That awesome! And it's not a dream. You can do this! AND you can buy a whole new wardrobe full of clothes that look and feel great too. Because every good deed needs to be rewarded :)

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    1. thanks, mrs morocco! and i will enjoy buying myself some new smaller clothes eventually.

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  2. Are you laughing with or without ROBERT GATES?
    ACOFF's not laughing at all.
    Something about MICULL?

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    1. who are you and what the heck are you talking about?

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  3. Good job! Losing weight is hard work.

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  4. What do you know about Toend?

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    1. nothing. what do you know about it?

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  5. Great to hear that you're doing so well Sherilin, 27 pounds is an amazing number, awesome work so far! Keep it up!

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    1. thanks. i'm not even half way to my hopeful end result, but at least i've made a decent dent.

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  6. "my motto in clothes buying used to be that the fabric shouldn't touch my body, in hopes that no one would know how much air was floating around between my shirt and my flab, thereby enhancing my mystery and possibly tricking people into believing that i was perhaps thinner than i appeared."

    Oh my damn. That's hilarious. Also, it's my motto, too. Congratulations!! And keep up the hard work!! (Because I know you're sweating your balls off every day for this!)

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    1. i'm not alone in my quest for non-touchy feely clothes? nice! though why you should mind clothes of the body hugging variety beats me! you should be wearing inappropriately short hooker dresses every day!

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    1. =) think thin, think svelte. think sexay!

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  8. Pee pee dances, boob huggings, and doe leaps...?
    Who needs television at your house?
    Congratulations.

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    1. oh yeah, the entertainment is non-stop around here. yeehaw, cowboy!

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  9. I am so proud of you! Great job, you can do it.

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  10. Awesome! Once you get on a roll, it gets a little easier. Plus, the results feel really good. I am really trying, too. Summer is creeping up much too fast!!! I hope you can save a little extra for yourself to get some new clothes soon. Keep up the good work!

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    1. how long does it take to get on a roll? i've been working this anti-fat girl job for 2 months now & still not easy. though, i'm dreading bathing suit season less than usual this year.

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  11. starting is the WORST part. It's the hardest thing of all. That's awesome. I don't step on the scale anymore. I haven't seen my weight in 5 years because I got sick to death of being obsessed by the number. So, I eat healthy, exercise a lot (too much lately >:( and go by the feel of my loosening pants!

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    1. i didn't weigh for a few years either, but now i'm trying see the changes and i need the positive reinforcement of the changing scale numbers.
      how are your pants feeling these days? droopy and frumpy?

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  12. That is AWESOME!! CONGRATS!! I need a job like yours. I'm fully qualified as I spend half of my day doing the pee pee shuffle and almost always make it to the bathroom!

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    1. pee pee partners! i'm embarrassed to admit how often i don't quite make it to the potty in time. where are my pull-ups?

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  13. Woot, Woot!! I think that is awesome. I am finding that buying clothes is really hard. I don't know how to dress myself! Really--- When you have pounds to cover, you COVER it. You buy bigger clothes that make you looke LESS frumpy. Now that I am smaller, I want to show my curves and I have NO idea what's in or looks good on my body type. -- DEF a blessing and a curse.

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    1. i'm having the same problem! i have very poor sense of what my body currently looks like and how i should dress it. i don't even know what to look at in a store.

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  14. Oh look....I can comment again!

    I'm so super proud of you!!!! 27 pounds is amazing!!!

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    1. welcome back, good buddy! i'm glad you can comment again.

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  15. Wow, good on ya. I'm trying to lose some weight too, but I obviously don't have your gusto. Keep at it.

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    1. i have GUSTO! yes, i like that. now get off your butt and be strong. lose that weight, soldier!

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    2. Haha, unfortunately I re-herniated a disc when I started lifting again, so I'm recovering from that. I'm working on it with my limited ability though, I promise.

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    3. okay, well, in that case, work at a more sedate pace, but stop eating cheese or other yummy things you might love.

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  16. Yes that IS a full time job.
    Weight loss can be such a drag. I have been doing it myself since the mid. of Jan.....and only lost 9 lbs, (but that is because I cheat once a week)
    I exercise every morning and it feels good to be moving my body again.
    keep up the good work !!!

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    1. definitely a drag. and a brain suck.
      i can't take a cheat day because every time i even take a cheat meal, i gain back a pound or even 2, which drives me bonkers! losing the same pound more than once just makes me extra pissy.
      keep up the exercising! it'll pay off, slowly but surely.

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  17. Sherilin! That's so awesome! :) Sounds like you're feeling great, and you should be very proud! Losing weight is really hard work, and takes so much self control and dedication. I recently lost a nice little pile of weight, down two sizes, one (maybe two) more to go too. :) I know exactly how you feel. I'm hoping to be down 30 pounds (and back to my 3 babies ago weight) by the end of July. Anyway, keep at it!!! Positive stories like this are very inspiring to me. Your new pic looks really nice. :)

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    1. good job, jess!
      we'll stick with it together and get skinny before summer!

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  18. I am so proud of you! And you talked about your boobs so I know your spirits are up! :P So now Chris better be asking for some hot phone pics! You scandalous thing you!

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    1. ha! he's not complaining about the tighter clothes i've been wearing, that's for sure.

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    2. I should have previewed my 1st draft! ;)

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  20. Here is one of my favorite healthy recipes, it is an adapted recipe so the measurements aren't exact. It makes enough for a weeks worth of lunch just for me. I have also done it with some brown rice added and that is yummy too! You can omit anything or mess around with it:
    Chilled Black Bean Quinoa salad
    2-3 cups cooked quinoa, chilled
    1-2 cans black beans, rinsed & drained, depends on how much you like them, I only use 1 can
    juice and zest from 2-4 lemons, to taste, I like it really lemony
    3-6 tbls apple cider vinegar, to taste
    3-6 tbls olive or grapeseed oil, I have used both
    1/2 cup chopped cilantro, more if you want
    1 can artichoke hearts, chopped, or not if you don't like them
    1 cup chopped raw spinach or kale or both if you want the extra nutrients and yumminess
    1 cup cold peas or edamame or both. . . see above :)
    1-2 tbls flaxseed meal or more if you like it, I am not a big fan, I just eat it for the health benefits
    salt to taste
    combine all ingredients and enjoy!
    I hope you like it and it helps you on your journey. I have cut out all dairy for my little man's sake and I am feeling kinda good b.c of it! It's one way to start losing my baby weight. Bring on the rice milk!

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