Tuesday, May 1

Tales from the scale.....

First let me say, today was a fabulous Weight Watchers weigh in.....yours truly was down 5.2lbs....oh yeah!! That was way better than the 1.2lbs I gained last week. Ugh! But as of today I am down a total of 41lbs!! I have 7.2lbs to "Goal".....but then we'll see from there. My "Goal" is the maximum I want to be, but I need to see where this adventure finally takes me :)

Although I left the meeting on cloud nine, I did pick up an article today that kind of took the wind out of my sails (if only for a moment)..it was about Liv Tyler & her post baby weight struggles. She told about how she had been 'huge'. After raw diets, fasting, working with a trainer & colonics (you have got to be freakin' kidding me) she is only able to get down to a size 6. She said back and shoulders are still really broad. Okay..girlfriend is 5'10 for Pete's sake! Honestly I adore Liv as an actress but this is just pure insanity. At almost 6ft she is going to such extremes to get to 'only a 6'......she went on to say that at this point in her life she'll never be a size 0. Seriously..... I truly try not to pay attention to all the Hollywood hub-bub but stuff like this makes me just a little nuts. I fully accept we will never morph into some utopian society that accepts everybody exactly as they are, but give me a break people. It's kind of like the NutriSystem commercials with that Zora girl ...talking about how she is down from a size 10 to her highschool weight & in a size 4. Notice Zora's "Before & After shots"..... This a another tall girl...Zora is 5'8. Now I'm not knocking these girls for doing something to make themselves feel better, but do they honestly think their stories are inspiring the hundreds of thousands of women who have significant weight issues in our country . Uhm, I think not....(stepping off of my soapbox now)

Well...that's all for tonight..it's time to bathe the grubby critters (my kiddos). Now that it has warmed up (a whopping 58degrees today...just try to contain yourself) the kids spend the entire evening outside. Tonight they were out the door before I had cleared a single plate from the dinner table.
First they tore up the streets on their bikes and now I am off to tear them away from playing hockey in the cul-de-sac with the neighbors kids. Wish this 'fun wrecker' luck.........


tommiea said...

Congrats on the weight loss, that is amazing...it was like you were determined to lose the ones you gained the week before!!

msdramateacherlady said...

Congrats on your success, that's great! WW never did work for me, I don't know why.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I'll be back here again!

Greta said...


yeah those celebrity's truly piss me off with that shit!!
Don't ya feel like telling her get over it..you now have birthing hips girlfriend ..welcome to motherhood...and that would be telling her that right after you slapped the hell out of her...yeah mee too!! BIG CONGRATS!!

Audra said...

hey thanks for visiting my blog...so nice to meet someone new!

Cute blog! and I know exactly what you mean about those pencil thin actresses who think they are fat because they are a size 5! But you can't just blame them...its the media too! They feed into it...sad really!
Anywhooo- hopefully I'll see around blog world! I be back to read yours!