Friday, April 13, 2007

Long Time No Blog

I feel like I've been away forever. Truly, the Minotaur's home-by-six schedule is not good for my blogging habits.

I'm still on Weight Watchers - I'm almost 4 weeks in, and down 8 pounds. I seem to be on a lose one week, lose nothing the next routine, but at least it is coming off. I am beginning to see the difference in my face in the mirror, and in the number of horizontal lines creating that attractive accordion look across my midsection. It's progress.

At the moment, I'm waiting for my green curry chicken and rice to heat up on the stove while I snarf down a red wine lemonade (thanks, Sugarmama) made with Splenda syrup instead of simple syrup. Believe it or not, it does not suck. And the Splenda means I can have 2. Isn't dieting great? The way it forces you to be creative about the way you prepare things so you can......drink more.

In all seriousness, I do feel like I'm starting to get a little of my swagger back. Eight pounds isn't much when you think about my total goal loss of about 30, but I've always been one of those people whose brain functions cyclically - I am motivated by progress. It has been at least a year since I looked in the mirror and thought "dang, that looks good" in anything, as opposed to, "well, as long as there's no wind, and I stand perfectly straight, this at least doesn't make me look like a great horned toad". I am not a tall person. 30 extra pounds on a more Amazonian woman might not make much of a difference. On me, it turns my normally hourglass physique into one of those Russian nesting dolls. I am ready to feel like myself again.

Naptime on the weekend is prime blogging time. Unfortunately, right now it's also prime landscaping time, so I may continue to be a little ghostly in the blogosphere until the front yard is finished. But I will be back. And once I am sufficiently sexy, I will post pictures.


susan said...

I've not been blogging much nice to get outside when the weather warms up. So enjoy yourself in the garden. and your beverages!

Sugarmama said...

8 pounds is A LOT, my friend! And if your goal is 30 then you're more than a quarter of the way there. I admire your discipline. I really do. I could stand to lose a few pounds myself but have resorted to buying elastic-waisted pants rather than give up anything yummy.

I saw your front yard pictures on Flickr, by the way, and things are starting to look lovely at your casa. Can't wait to see it soon!

bon said...

If I lost a quarter of what I need to in five weeks.... jaws would DROP! I have fantasies of that. I understand the lure of the yard... You GO!