Head ’em up, move ’em out….RAWHIDE!

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So, Robert is out of town overnight. Yeah, yeah, bummer, boohoo and all that crap, and yet: YAY! Because what he did was rent a car for the weekend, leaving me with AN AUTOMOBILE with which I can actually LEAVE THE HOUSE WHENEVER I WANT TO!! I took JZ out running errands this morning and ENJOYED it because it was me! Out of the house! Doing whatever I wanted!
Pathetic.
He will be back around noon tomorrow. I will tag him at the door and jump in the rental car and be off for MY overnight stay. I am staying up in Oklahoma City near my favorite mall and plan to have yummy meals and do a spot of shopping…oh yes, and see my very favorite Beatles tribute band TWICE. (Have I mentioned?) Tomorrow night at 8 is the first show, which I will attend solo. (Please save your pity – I actually like going to concerts by myself more than with other people. I let my hair down a bit more when I’m on my own. ) Sunday Robert and the kids will drive up and meet me for the 3:00 show.
Today is day #5 of doing Weight Watchers and it’s going very well. I have gotten back “the spark” that I had the first time I went on WW and was very successful (prior to having JZ). Since JZ was born I have tried numerous times to get back on but have never been able to find that spark I had the first time. In these subsequent tries I resented having to account for everything that went into my mouth and had a litany of “I hate this I hate this I hate this” playing on continuous loop in the back of my mind. This usually resulted in me not even making it through an entire day before I “cheated” or just scrapped the entire program entirely. This time, though, I’m actually kind of enjoying myself. Instead of feeling defeated and sad when I look at my clothes that are a little snug I am now getting excited because it hits me that they will be loose before too long. Perhaps it’s just my imagination but I am already feeling less bulky and I swear my fat gut isn’t quite so prominent. Also my jeans today felt a little loose but that may have been because it was the second time I was wearing them. We’re real class acts around here.
I even led myself into temptation today and came through with flying colors. I took JZ to McDonald’s and split a meal with him. I got a taste of what I was craving and I was happy with it. No temptation to snag some of his food or go back and order more. And I also discovered that I can pour a half diet, half regular Coke and it actually tastes acceptable to me and I enjoy it, which is HUGE.
Tonight I am taking the kids down to the restaurant to eat. Also to finagle some cash out of BIL for my trip tomorrow. It’s a half-hour drive down there but I am looking forward to it because, again, pathetic no-car person = happy for any excuse to get out of the house. Next month, though….next month we should (tap wood) be able to remedy my sorry situation!
Have a lurvely weekend, everyone

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About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

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  1. Happy happy happy weekend of freedom, Mary! I know how much this means. There were times when the kids were young that I just met Phil at the door, pushed babies into his arms – and fled!
    I’m glad to hear WW is going so well, too. Personally, I think jeans were meant to be worn multiple times between washings — just so you can enjoy that wonderful ever so slightly baggy feeling. Personally, to lose weight anymore, I have to go radical Atkins (really tough on veg heads) AND step up the cardio. I could be the poster child for why one should never go on radical diets. I have the metabolism of a zombie. Ah well, come the floods and famine, I’ll survive beautifully. 🙂

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