Friday, July 30, 2010

Let me give you the SKINNY...

Hey y’all, another week has already gone by. Believe it or not, this week has actually gone pretty fast for me. I don’t get to say that very often so it feels nice. Despite the fact that my Mom, Dad, brother and Grandmother are headed to Virginia for several days tomorrow, Jordan is going to the beach for a week with his family, Nichole will be busy moving Saturday, Nish is flying to New York to see Lilith Fair and Cassandra is working this weekend, I have a pretty packed schedule. Tonight I am headed to Birmingham to see Jordan off before he goes to the beach...he, Nichole and I are meeting him to see a late night movie after I have dinner with my folks. Then tomorrow and Sunday, I will be busy taking care of the dogs, hanging with my Oma and eating good food. I think I might even get to sleep in a little tomorrow. I MIGHT even try to sleep until 9 or something!!! We will see...

I really hope that my family is VERY careful and that they have a great time in Virginia. I also hope that Jordan has fun at the beach and that he and his family have safe travels. I hope Nichole’s moving weekend and Cassandra’s work weekend go well and go by quickly. I hope Nish and Jodi have a blast at Lilith and SAFELY enjoy NYC. Now that I’ve said all that...I will say that I am very bitter about the fun you will all be having. I am sure I will have fun too. I am going to cook for my Oma (there may be ice cream involved) and I think I will get to see my friend David Earp (and maybe Whitney too?) this weekend. I also hope to catch up on some projects that I haven’t had time to work on. I am hoping it will be productive.

Phew, now that I’ve given you my schedule and the schedule of everyone I know (I’m sorry), I will quickly rant. As you may or may not know, I have always had issues accepting compliments. For some reason, they make me uncomfortable. As I’ve lost weight, I’ve had to get more used to it because I know that people are just trying to be nice and it always feels great for people to notice what I’ve accomplished. However, I do get really uneasy when people use the term “skinny.” Listen, I’ve NEVER been skinny, chubby cheeked baby, pleasantly plump kid, overweight teen and one big bellied adult. THAT’S JUST THE TRUTH. I’m fine with that...that’s just how it is. Have I lost a lot of weight? Yes, and I plan to lose more but I will NEVER be skinny and I certainly don’t qualify as such now. Anyone who looked at my number on the scale could tell you that’s not a “skinny” number. So, while I realize that when people use this word, they mean NO harm still makes me cringe. Well, there is this woman at work who has started calling me, “skinny minny.” The first time she did this I sort of laughed and said thanks. The next ten times, I sort of rolled my eyes a little and chuckled. It is now her official name for me. Every time she sees me, she refers to me as, “skinny minny,” and I have to say that it drives me absolutely INSANE. I guess I’m venting about it here because I don’t think I will ever say anything to her because the last time I told someone I didn’t want to be referred to as skinny, I felt like I was mean about it and I don’t want to be mean to someone who is just trying to be nice...but JEEZ. Am I crazy? Is there anyone else out there who can understand what I’m saying? Maybe not...maybe I am crazy but don’t call me something I’m not. Say, “You have been looking great lately!” or something like that.

Ok, enough of that. I will get on the scale tomorrow to see if I’ve gained weight after I was down 67 pounds (I probably have) and how much work I need to do.

I am trying out my new routine this weekend of having one cheat meal on Saturday and one on Sunday instead of my all day Sunday binge fest and see how that works out.

I hope you all have a great weekend and I will report back on the recipe I make for my Oma on Monday!


I posted some fun Happy Friday pictures below.

“I'm with another boy; he's asleep, I'm wide awake
And he tried to win my heart, but it's taken time

I know the shape of your hands because I watch them when you talk
And I know the shape of your body 'cause I watch it when you walk
And I want to know it all but I'm giving you the lead
So go on, go on and take it, don't fake it, shake it

Charmin, crazy eyes have you are they gray or blue,
I won't make the move
you must make the move
if you make the move
I will then approve
if you do not move
we will surely lose

Don't second guess your feelings you were right from the start
And I notice she's your lover, but she's nowhere near your heart
This city is for strangers, like the sky is for the stars
But I think it's very dangerous if we do not take what’s ours

And I'm winning you with words because I have no other way
I'd love to look into your face without your eyes turning away
Last night I watched you sing because a person has to try
And I walked home in the rain because a person cannot lie.” Gray or Blue-Jaymay

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