Friday, May 2, 2008

Don't worry, it's just butter weight

You may be wondering what I'm doing with 8 pounds of rettub on my head. The picture is symbolic, you see. I love symbolism--I'm deep like that. I'm also crazy. The kind of crazy who gets 8 pounds of butter out of the freezer in order to give you, my reader, a visual image of how much weight I gained in a mere three weeks. No, I didn't gain the weight on the top of my head (though that would have been a good reason to invest in a wardrobe of top hats--finally!), but I'd rather not photograph the area where the pounds actually settled. This isn't that kind of blog.
Here's how it all transpired:
I went to Weight Watchers on Saturday, April 5th and weighed in at 182.8. On the 11th we drove to Sara's house, far far away, for a visit/vacation. (Before you start blaming Sara for making me fatter, read on--I know it's your tendency to blame her for my problems, but you really ought to get your facts straight). We spent a lovely 10 days with Sara and her family, enjoying the sights and eating. I ate so much. Sara tried a few gentle reminders along the lines of, "How about we both count points tomorrow!" and
"Are those pants really splitting at the seams?," but I was not to be dissuaded from my chosen path of sugar and gluttony. Fast forward to my next WW weigh-in on April 23rd (yes, I could have gone to WW on vacation, but that would have made me feel guilty. Guilt is uncomfortable). Dum, dum, dum, dah! I weighed 190.6. Sorry to say this wasn't a fake weight. You know, the kind you get when you're bloated, or you had a really big meal the night before, or you're carrying 400 quarters in your jeans pockets. No, this was real, genuine body poundage.
What now? I've heard eating less and moving more works for some people. I may have to give it a try. Meanwhile, I think I'll go put the butter back in the fridge before it jumps into a bowl with flour, cocoa powder and eggs and becomes brownies.

Pssst...Are you wondering if I tried to balance the butter tray on my head rather than hold it there with my hands? Of course I tried that! And I was rewarded by painful butter-box-corner wounds on my shoulders and legs.


Wendi said...

I love "Sara's reminders". Hee! Hee! This is a great post. I still think you look pretty--you can't make me not think it! (My thoughts are very stubborn!) So there!

Kacy said...

"Eating less.. . " Hmmm. I'm not ready to jump on that bandwagon--it sounds like another crazy fad diet.

Andrea said...

You split *my* seams laughing...I am trying to lose weight too. After baby number three, I am ready to not look pregnant. No really - no joke. I look in the mirror and think the marshmallow man abducted me and took over my body. Not that I am a man. I am not. I am a whoaman! And it's been a year since the last baby. No more excuses. (Unless baby is too cute and I just want to cuddle and play all day and nibble on food - is that an excuse?) No? Alright. I have the same Windsor Pilates tape, a yoga tape, some cardiovascular workouts, and I go to the library for some different routines to try out in the video section. I would like to follow the August workout tape scratch that dvds throughout the month challenge as well. That is if you will let me. (I know I am a few days late on this...I guess I will have to add a few days to the end). You two probably have a pretty tight bond being friends for 20 years and all. I would like to join you anyways if I can. I heard somewhere it takes three weeks to get into the habit of something and only three days to lose the habit. Good luck ladies and keep up the hard work..midnight or not!

Sara said...

Please join right in, Andrea! Holly and I have kinda fallen off the wagon (and by "kinda" I mean "totally"), and, sadly, we have a long history of being terrible at motivating each other. I will be starting back up on Saturday (it's late Thursday night here right now, and Friday is the Sabbath here, so that's my rest day). Holly has to go to a family funeral this weekend a couple of states away, but she'll be getting right back to it on Monday, WON'T YOU, HOLLY? ;)

Welcome! I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. How was your day today?

Take care,

Andrea said...

Fabbbbulous. The sun if finally out again, a wonderful friend of mine let me pick enough flowers for three bouquets in my house (I have a brown thumb..make that a black one..make that a broken and black one). The house is almost organized. Again. And I just met some funny, silly women on the internet that make me giggle. Thanks for "letting me in!" Tonight I start the challenge. Okay, so I didn't do anything last to a great start, eh?!