Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday's Letters

Can you believe it's already Friday?  Where the heck has this week gone?  It seems like only yesterday, I was dropping the kids off at my parents' house and thinking about all the wonderful things I'd get to do this week without them.  And to be honest?  Besides the trip to Tulsa, we haven't done much at all.  I haven't done much.  I've only worked out once - which isn't good.  And then I spent a couple of hours walking around a mall on Wednesday.  I've really wanted to do some walking outside this week, but with the temps still close to 100 at 8pm - that hasn't happened, either. 

Don't worry, I'm not losing my motivation...I'm still pumped and motivated - and I'm bummed that I haven't done much exercise this week.  Next week will be better because I'll be spending time working in my classroom - lifting boxes, desks, and other stuff.  I'm not dwelling, because this week was supposed to be about relaxing and enjoying the kid free time.  And I think I did exactly that.  Enough of that, though.  Today is the day I write my Friday's Letters...

Dear Personal Trainer - I know I haven't been to the gym all week, and I'm sorry.  But, I'm also a little disappointed that you haven't called to check in on me.  I thought that's something you'd said you would do if you didn't notice me around.  Maybe hearing that you'd punch me in the face if I didn't get my rear in the gym may have pushed me to actually go.  Not that I'm blaming you for not going...just saying.

Dear Hubby - Last night, you added reason number 1,983,245 to the list of reasons I love you so much.  When you prepared this...

Baked salmon cooked with lemon on a small bed of basmati rice, and surrounded in cherry tomatoes, red onions, and bok choy lightly sauteed in olive oil.  Beautiful, tasty, and completely healthy.  I just love how you never stop impressing me with your cooking skills - and how you keep my healthy lifestyle in mind.

Dear Weatherman - When is the torture going to end?  Do you know how hard it is to go out and walk when it's 104 degrees outside?  And don't you dare tell me I can just go to the gym.  I know that.  But, I also have to think about what life is going to be like once I get back to work - and the gym...during the week... won't be an option.  This week, I was supposed to get plenty of exercise by walking.  In the past week, you've mentioned rain about three times.  Yet, there's been absolutely NO rain.  Not cool, weatherman, just not cool.

Dear Scale - What the heck has happened this week?  On Monday, you shocked the crap out of me with the number that I saw.  Today?  It's back up...and I don't know what happened.  OK, I haven't worked out as much... but I haven't eaten bad, either.  Maybe not perfect - but sure as heck not enough to gain 2lbs since Monday.  Were you tricking me?  Or were you trying to give me a glimpse of what could be if I continued the work-out momentum I had?  Either way, I wish you'd be a little more consistent.  It's very annoying, confusing, and frustrating to see such a change in a matter of a couple of days.

Dear Clothes in my Closet - Thank you for showing me that my clothing situation wasn't as bad as I thought it was.  When I went through and tried on every pair of pants I owned, I was shocked how many pairs of pants still fit me.  Or fit me now.  Not sure which it is, being that I haven't even attempted to put you on for a few months.  I can't believe that I still have so many pairs of size 18s that fit me.  Although I think it's very annoying that all of my name brand pairs of size 18s don't fit - while my non name brand size 18s fit.  It was tough bagging up the clothes that don't fit me right now... but I also know that it will only be a couple of weeks before I'm hanging you back up.  To the dismay of Hubby who thinks that I have plenty of clothes - and will be shocked when he sees how much stuff there is to go back in to my closet. 

Dear JC Penney & Cato - I sure was happy when I moseyed in to your stores on Wednesday, and found a few things that fit me... NOT in the plus size section.  I swore off buying any clothes until I was able to shop in the "normal" departments again.  I was shocked when you had such wonderful sales going on - and I was able to snag a few things to wear.  JCP, you provided me with some undergarments that are adorable.  Cato, you provided a new dress that I can wear as a skirt if I want - and it will adjust with me as I lose the weight.  Score, and score.

Dear Makers of Chocolate Wine - Yeah, I decided to buy a small bottle of Mint Chocolate Wine yesterday - as a little treat for myself.  Well, I'm happy and sad to say "meh".  It was OK, not great.  I definitely couldn't drink more than a glass.  I have always been a firm believer that chocolate goes with EVERYTHING - but Makers of the Chocolate Wine... you proved me wrong.  Chocolate and wine are not romantically involved.  They don't need to be married.  They are much better off single.  But, thanks for showing me that it is possible for me not to care that much for chocolate.

Alright... I suppose that's enough letters from me today.  I need to get my rear in the shower and get ready for my day out with Hubby.  We're going to the movies.  I feel like a teenager, again.  I don't think I've ever been to the movies with Hubby before - how sad is that?  But, we're going to the movies, and then out for a romantic dinner.  We're trying out a new Indian restaurant - and I couldn't be more excited.

Till next time. ;)
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  1. I always wondered about the chocolate wine. I guess I won't be in a hurry to try it.

  2. I've tried the chocovine (I think that's the name) after all the girls at work raved about it. Can I just say, BLECH!! It hurts my chocolate-loving heart to say that, but it's true.


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