Sep 30, 2007

Just Some Girl Chat


You know that feeling you get when you want to post about something, but you're not sure how to say it? Then you type it out, and it just doesn't sound the way you want, so you delete it and wish you had saved it? Well if you don't, I guess I'm just strange that way. ANYWAY, I have encountered a little problem over this summer. Actually it is a big problem. I have...let's see how I can say this nicely... I have added some junk to the trunk. Literally... in the boo-tay! I am not trying to say there is anything wrong with a little extra padding to exhance a women's beauty, but when your clothes don't stinkin' fit and your normal obsession with shopping no longer exists, you may have a slight issue to consider. I know, I can hear it all ready, "Susie, you have a lot on your plate right now(no pun intended) what with being apart from hubby, changes, home schooling, etc..etc...", but I don't want any excuses, and I want some serious change on this body. For one, I can't afford a whole new wardrobe, and two I have just been given a free tropical vacation from my sis and brother-in-law. If thinking of myself in a bathing suit come January 26th won't do it, I'm not sure what will. My brother-in-law gets a free trip a couple of times a year from his builder supply company he uses(he is a home builder),and this year he asked me and Skip to join them on a trip to Panama. I have a little less than four months to do whatever it is I'm going to do to get in shape.




Okay I think I mentioned here about doing a raw foods diet with my son when he was very ill as a baby. I don't think that I mentioned that I lost quite a bit of weight while joining him with this healthy lifestyle. For some reason, since that time in my life I have never lost more than 5 lbs. at a time. Since basically over the last year, I have eaten salads like maybe twice (exaggerating a bit), I feel this could be a really wise endeavor. I want to eat better, my kids need to eat better, and I want to fit into a bathing suit for goodness sakes. Vain or not, I have to get my inspiration somewhere. Tonight I found inspiration looking at some before/after shots at this raw foods site. Pretty amazing stuff out there. I know I can't go 100 percent, but I can go about 70 to 80 percent like I did in the past. Yes, people will think I'm a freak, and my realitives will all talk about me behind my back(just like last time 10 years ago), but I have to do something people. This means that Tiffany cannot call me for coffee, and Skip cannot call me and say what do you want for dinner tonight from here, and it means that Thanksgiving, Christmas, and my b-day will just plain s*ck(I really hate that word). Maybe if I lose quite a bit, I can cheat those days.


I just have to leave you with something I found on Youtube to wrap up the whole raw food's thing. I found it quite funny, and I happen to love the Sound of Music. I wish I knew how to make it just show up, but I don't. Go here.

12 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Good for you. I believe you'll do it!
Susan

Robin said...

I don't know about you but I LOVED her kitchen!! =)

Next week, I'm in. I'll blog about it, but since T did something to my URL, no one but you will probably know about it. =)

Robin said...

PS I'm totally cheating over the holidays. No way am I going without Turkey and dressing.

Kelly said...

I am so interested to hear how this goes for you. I have read a little bit about raw foods, and am definitely interested in going more organic etc... I am curious where you learn about raw foods, and what that actually means.

Blessings!

Kelly

Kathleen Marie said...

I am so working on my healthy...My lifestyle changes. You are inspiring!

Ruth said...

Good for you! I loved the song.

Lyndy said...

Oh what a motivation...a free trip. Praying for you on this journey.

Padre Reeds said...

people go all extreme once they want to change something. 4 mos is plenty of time. Don't go all extreme with garbanzo been diet pudding and b12 shots and all that overkill bankdrain garbage hype. Simply cut all meats out of your diet and watch what happens. One thing at a time. Adding a daily walk clears the mind just as good as the pants, too.

Twisting his arm said...

I eat half of what my hubby eats and it works great! He puts food on his plate and I make sure I have exactly half. The only glitch is that you have to force yourself not to make him eat more! I also eat a lot of low fat or no fat condiments (no fat deli meat, low fat butter, no fat creamer, baked lays, low fat salad dressing). You might also want to count calories just for 2 weeks. It is SHOCKING! Loved the raw food video and that trip to Panama sounds so fun!!!!

Susanne said...

Boy, do I need some motivation. Think your bil can swing some of that kind of motivation my way? :vD

When you say raw food diet my mind immediately goes to the wife swap where they ate raw everything, including raw meat and eggs. GAG!
I'll have to read up to see what this one means.

Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

Four months is lots of time, Susie. You can't possibly have that much weight to lose but you can lose a lot of weight in sixteen weeks if you put your mind to it.

Yay for free tropical vacations. That's all the incentive I'd need, for sure!

Twisting his arm said...

I just watched a Travel Channel special on Panama. It was amazing! You are going to have an unbelievable time!!!