Gin In My Apron Pocket: Ramble


I can't report how much weight I've lost because I've been speeding up the car every time I pass by the Weight Watcher's facility. It's almost become comical how many times I've joined and rejoined and joined again. I'm still plugging away, nuking those Lean Cuisines and trying not to eat much more than fat free popcorn after 7ish. But I've just been so all over the place with my moods lately I don't want to hear that I gained. Or didn't lose. I fear that I would start wildly knocking 2 point bar boxes in a hissy fit if that happened.

And I accidentally left my Weight Watcher's booklet at the library. It's so damn tattered because it's the same one I've been carrying around since I started this attempt over a year (and 35 pounds) ago. The librarians very nicely tucked it into a copy of The Doodlebops that I had on reserve. For a fast minute I stressed that they knew how much I once and currently weighed. But then I realized it's not like my ass is keeping any secrets.

And husband and I have been arranging for a sitter to come by on the weekends more and more lately. So much so that I don't insist he take me to BW3's for wings and beer everydamntime. I might mix it up now that we go out more than once a month. And it's been really nice to hang out together again. I think sex, dates and drinking are pretty much key to a contented marriage. When we start nitpicking at each other it's pretty safe to assume somebody hasn't gotten laid, I need to eat somewhere that doesn't have a feces smelling playland attached to it or we're out of beer.

Though I have to say that we've been quite lopsided in the marital bliss department again. Weekend nap times have become something of a standoff. The kids are in bed. We're both showered and the last thing I want to do is get horizontal. Dude, JoAnn Fabrics is open. I have no children to care for and I can leave the house by myself. Mostly, I'm just kinda low these days and so if I find the energy to shower, do my makeup and apply perfume the idea of "undoing it all" and starting over exhausts me.

I also went out with a couple of newish girlfriends last weekend and had a really nice time. We drank margaritas and then sangria and then margaritas again. At one point we started talking about the parts of our bodies that we wished were like they were before we had children. "I want my boobs back!" one said. "No, it's my hips - they are so wide they'll never go back!" said another. And then somebody (looking around) said, "I just want my p#@*y back."

Yea, I don't have a blurting problem. Nope. Not me.
But we had lots of fun and stayed until the restaurant closed down and we got kicked out.

And that was my gin tipping week. Kinda trying to lose weight, working on staying connected (sorta) with husband and trying to find some new friends to laugh with.

What about you girls?

19 comments:

Muffy Willowbrook said...

That sounds like a fun week, Lotta! Glad you have found some girlies to connect with. It is such a great release.

Don't worry too much about WW - you're doing what you're comfortable with right now and when you're ready for more - you'll dive in!

Good Luck!

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

If we were those two women in the picture I would totally have been holding your hair back while you vomited.

Or maybe I would have been the one taking the picture.

Definitely one or the other.

The Mama Bear said...

I have to say I tried the Deal a Meal thing and nothing helped so now I just cope and well I see a dietician and diabetic educator next month.
Do what you can, when you can.

Love that you got out.

as for the hubster, dealing with the same thing here.

decoratorgirl said...

Man I love how you just tell it like it is! It makes me wish you were my neighbor and we could sit on the porch and talk bad about life. Nearly every woman who is truly honest with herself and about the life she's living has been just where you are at one point. You make me remember it so clearly! I love whatever it is you're blurting about.. blurters are my favorite people. That means something honest just happened! The WW thing, my mom went through that and I know it's hard, you have my sympathy and support! I'm diabetic, and I hate it when I have to be really honest about what I am eating! I get lots of helpful hints about how to keep a healthy diet..humpf!

Random Chick said...

I haven't visted your blog in a little while, and when I first saw that photo of those two ladies partying it up, I remembered why I love your blog! OMG ROTFL!!!

Listen, if you want to totally see "dieting" in a whole new light go here:

http://tlc.discovery.com/tv/make-you-thin/make-you-thin.html

This dude may seem cheesy but let me tell you THIS WORKS!!!! I've lost 10 lbs in the past month and it is NOT a diet. There is NO program to follow and NO special food to buy. It is NOT a gimmick AND you DON'T have to deprive yourself of ANYTHING! I am a gal who LOVES FOOD and DRINKS. I can have WHATEVER I want when I want it. It is a whole new way to look at food and eating...

Aren't you the least bit curious? Check it out.

BTW, my marriage is in the same state. We have two children under 5 and I think I forgot how to have sex like 6 months ago. I don't even want it that much anymore...now if we're talking about Marshmellow Peeps, that's a WHOLE other story...LOL!!!

Miss Jess said...

Hey Lotta,

I decided I'm not dieting anymore, I'm just eating better in general. I realized that everytime I decide to go on a diet, I jinx myself. I will do well for a week or two and then I'm back at the McDonald's drive thru ordering my McFatty McFat meal. May I note too that I gave up Fast Food for lent and I've totally kicked ass in keeping up with it??!! Yah me! So in conclusion, I'm not on a diet, nor will I get on a scale again until my annual exam. I will focus on eating better and exercizing and just taking care of ME!

Good luck to you with your diet. And remember that you are both beautiful inside and out! :)

so tired said...

Oh man, I just got back from meeting my husband for lunch at at tavern with the kids. I had the BEST Bleu Cheese Bacon burger. Everything about it was perfect...... Until I got home and decided to read my favorite blogs......

Oh and I'm not smart enough to know how to add the Gin Lady picture to my blog. So there, I'm still fat and stupid.

Lotta said...

Ok, I love all your comments! But I have to say to So Tired. WTF? No, no, no! I'm glad you had a great lunch. You are not fat and stupid. I don't want to heat that dirty talk coming out of your mouth again mam.

Kelly said...

Socializing has been the death of me lately too. That and the wine...
http://kellyology.blogspot.com/2008/03/starving-kelly-it-was-wine.html

Kenney said...

It happens to most. It's hard to stay on that diet. Seems like you just need a few more carbs, a little more sleep, AND a night on the town. And a "cheat day". Don't beat yourself up about one day, just keep the overall trend up.

I use a trend chart tracker to help me. Good day...good day...bad day... good day. The overall trend is good.

So I can be satisfied. Well I hope you have a great day.

Kenney
How To Lose Weight Fast

Brooke said...

That has got to be the funniest damn picture. I have kept coming back to your blog today to giggle. Which by the way your blog ROCKS! I laugh and laugh...and laugh. Thanks for keeping it real!
I have found that morning marital bliss works really well. Hubby leaves for work with a smile on his face. You can shower and get on with your leisurely day. Perfect-o!

Oh, The Joys said...

Oh. Mah. Got.

That photo!!!

go easy on the ww stuff. Life is short.

Mitzi Green said...

okay, where did you get that picture, because i would swear on her grave the lady in orange is my late grandmother.

Tilly said...

I posted this already and teh internets ated it, so here goes again:-

I heard an item on Radio 4 this afternoon, which possited that the average weight loss at Weight Watchers is 30 lbs. And that, on average, it costs £135 per POUND of weight!! Taking into account subs, purchasing Weight Watchers meals/treats and recipe books.

£135 per POUND!! (That's like, $270 USD)

I think this was the full item -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/youandyours/items/04/2008_12_fri.shtml

Grim Reality Girl said...

Okay, I made a ton of progress when I had the deadly food... then this week I felt better and discovered food (and wine) again. I'm a blurter too -- just not as creative as you! Congrats on what you have lost -- you inspire me!!

Lotta said...

Mitzi - I randomly found it in a picture search. Maybe it is!

sparklykatt said...

it's not like my ass is keeping any secrets

and

When we start nitpicking at each other it's pretty safe to assume somebody hasn't gotten laid, I need to eat somewhere that doesn't have a feces smelling playland attached to it or we're out of beer

totally cracked me up! Because I can so relate. I had to read it out loud to my husband!

I'm jealous you of your night out with other women! I so miss that. Why is it so hard to make adult friends? I really need someone that I can say "I want my pu**y back" to.

You don't live near Philadelphia do you?

sparklykatt said...

it's not like my ass is keeping any secrets

and

When we start nitpicking at each other it's pretty safe to assume somebody hasn't gotten laid, I need to eat somewhere that doesn't have a feces smelling playland attached to it or we're out of beer

totally cracked me up! Because I can so relate. I had to read it out loud to my husband!

I'm jealous you of your night out with other women! I so miss that. Why is it so hard to make adult friends? I really need someone that I can say "I want my pu**y back" to.

You don't live near Philadelphia do you?

Jennifer said...

Wow. Y'all are all really making me want to have kids. For reals. I'm going to rush home, throw out my birth control, strip down naked, and tackle hubby. No wonder my friends keep asking when I'm going to have one too. They must think I'm too content.