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I Focused on Being Happy and Lost

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Well hello there SparkPeople.
I feel like that sentence lifted a cloud of dust off this old blog. Has SP changed or WHAT?? I mean, I went to the front page and there was a freaking ad from McDonald's on the sponsored banner thingy. WTF?? emoticon

Anyway... hi. It's me, TSuzanne. I might have to change my handle back to this because the ponderousness of writing out my whole name with that one underline in the middle drives me nuts. But I digress...

Hi. It's been, what, like a year or something?? Over a year since I blogged, in any case. Guess what? I'm UNDER 160 lbs!!! 159 to be exact emoticon The stupid portly Mii on my Wii is no longer obese!!! Woot woot! She is now quite a bit less rotund and labeled as overweight, even when I input my stats in BMI calculators! I can take that. I can also totally take the 20 lbs that I'd like to lose over the next two months or so (more on that to come!).

I have a secret. Well OK I have a few that I'll totally tell here in a bit, but I have a secret to my new overweight label. That secret is called happiness. For the past year I've focused on being sincerely, wonderfully happy and I haven't gained a pound. I've lost more just being happy then I did when I was counting calories and running and obsessing over every pound. I am wearing a size TEN!!! BOOTY SHAKE!

Happiness #1: A year and a bit ago, I met The One. If you're friends with me on Facebook then you know this already. My boyfriend is wonderful. A lot of the following happiness #'s are related to him. He's everything I love in a man; tall (6'3"!), broad-shouldered, sweet, blue eyes, unfailingly kind, generous, and really good in bed (ha you know I totally had to throw that in!). He's former military (got out two months ago) and reminds me a lot of my Grandpa. That's a big compliment; my Grandpa is as good as they come. My boyfriend is moving in with me on March 31st. He's told me that he wants to marry me. I'm still up in the air about the whole 'until death do we part' covenant, but to be honest I find myself dreaming and hoping for things now that I haven't for a very long time. And no, he hasn't proposed. Yet.

Happiness #2: If I could type in screaming, I totally would. BF and I, after lots of discussion and deliberation and planning, have decided to throw away the condoms in June and take all that practicing we've been doing and actually apply it to BABY-MAKING!!!! SQUEEEEEE!!! You should see me. I'm so freaking Type-A that I actually already have a bunch of baby budgets and mission statements and plans and colours picked out for the nursery andandand...
(this is SparkPeople-only knowledge - there are some people that we prefer to not announce this to yet, and possibly ever if I had my way. So don't, like, congratulate me on facebook or something please lol)

Happiness #3: I bought a HOUSE!!! End of August, 2012 I bought a townhouse. It's freaking awesome. I love it. I'm SO proud of myself because I did it All By Myself, financially I mean. I had a lot of help emotionally, and with moving and stuff, but I came up with the 5% down all by myself, I qualified for the mortgage on my own after they took away the 30 year amortization option, I covered all related costs myself. Believe me, that's not easy. YAY for me in a BIG way! (Which is why BF is moving in with me lol)

Happiness #4: I was laid off two weeks before Christmas from the old job (low blow!) because my old boss had been pushed out and he and I had rocked the boat over some unsavory financial practices that the owners were practicing. I should've seen it coming... I almost went after them for unjust dismissal but after talking to friends of friends who were in the same spots, I decided that I didn't want to potentially be carrying this baggage around for a year or more. So I moved on. And boy, did I move on to bigger and better!!! Big upward move in my career, huge job satisfaction. Proof that the old adage 'things always happen for a reason' is true.

So there it is. I'd like to lose another 20 lbs before getting preggers, but both my doctor and I agree that 10 pounds would be more than sufficient... and that if I don't even get 10 lbs, well, that's okay too. My blood work is all super good, and ever since I've been using cloth menstrual pads something in my girly parts seems to have almost Fixed itself. I've been off the Birth Control pill for something like a year and a half now, and my endometriosis seems to be in remission. I actually have periods on time Every Month without hormonal assistance For the First Time IN MY LIFE! My cycle averages about 32 days so it's not perfect, but I can now actually tell when I'm ovulating and I am not incapacitated by menstrual cramps for up to a week at a time anymore. Kinda gotta wonder if that's got anything to do with the melting pounds...

That's all I've got for now. I have to run - I don't have much time for internet-y stuff anymore, but I have missed my old SparkFriends. Let me know how you're all doing!
Bye!

  
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DLWW61 7/22/2013 10:55AM

    I haven't been on SP all that much lately, but today I looked at my Sparkpage and updated my really old tag line. It was there I saw your totally awesome profile pic! I had read about the job issue and your intention to have a baby (but I don't think The One had entered the picture yet).

Anyway, I can just see by your picture how happy you are and I am so happy for you! It couldn't happen to a nicer person.

Deb

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PRETTYPITHY 4/17/2013 6:18PM

    All good news! Congrats and good luck with the ten pounds!

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MAGNIFICENTMAGG 4/17/2013 10:25AM

    great! happy for you!

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CAALAN23 4/8/2013 11:01AM

    Hey Woman! How odd is it that we both pop back on here within a month of each other??? Freaking Spooky Fantastic, right?

Anyhoo, I'm so glad about the bulleted happiness up in that there blog. You deserve it so much. I needs to see uber sexy pictures.

I do not seem to have your email and have not relocated to Facebook as I will be changing internet providers and whatnot and then will start ALL of that fresh. For now, I have Spark.

Do not know if you are aware through my pages on Spark that I am at the opposite end of the Happy spectrum momentarily. Husband left last month after 20 years, blames all on me, has been emotionally absent for all of the time you have known me. It's been hard. So weight is an issue again, financials are INSANE, but I am starting to see Me again. I am finding so much HOPE in your post, because I truly believe once I'm past the hurt I will find the Happy and therein the Success.

Send me an email. caalan@att.net
That will change soon but for now let's go with that.

Missed you,
Tina

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MARY1313 4/7/2013 12:30PM

    OMG!!! Im so happy for you!! Onward and upward indeed!!!

Hugs

Mary

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NELLJONES 4/7/2013 8:22AM

    I have always thought that the happiness comes first and the goals derive from that, rather than the other way around.

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In Other Words, My Brain Needs an Intervention

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Shoutout for me: I lost 2 pounds last week! I am now a mere 2 pounds heavier than I was at the height of my past success on SparkPeople. Yay, me!

This weekís focus has been getting up and moving. Seems easy, right? Well, for those of us who sit at a desk all day, staring endlessly at two monitors and 5 excel workbooks 10 sheets deep, itís a tricky venture! Iím trying to avoid emailing co-workers so that I have to walk up and down the office stairs at least 5 times a day. I get up to fill my water jug as soon as itís half empty. At home Iím avoiding the couch like itís something off of the Pee-weeís Playhouse set! Iíve beat my elliptical into submission almost every night this week, vacuumed every second night, washed walls and baseboards...anything to keep me on my feet. During all of this Iíve taken to cranking ĎSexy and I Know Ití and doing some serious booty shaking all over my house. Wiggle-wiggle-wiggle-wiggle-wiggle-YEAH!

[Hey, you two pounds, get ready to hit the door! While youíre at it, why donít you take at least five of your friends!]

In other news...I met a new guy this past weekend. But wait, I know youíre over there not wondering in the least what happened to the other guy that I barely mentioned in my last blog post! Well let me tell you anyway: nothing kills a mature womanís interest like learning that a potential suitor lives at home with his Mommy at 32. And has been unemployed for 8 months without really making any effort to get a job. Yeah, ka-POW! Attraction killer on the loose! Cross your legs and hide your bank card ladies! I was up-front with him and let him down easy and weíve agreed to remain friends...and I know that Iím possibly whistling my way right into the alligators mouth with that one. Weíll see.

But where was I...oh yeah, new guy. New guy doesnít live with his Mother. He also has some wonderful qualities, most notably: PECS. !!! Muskel-ey arms. !!! (Say that out loud to yourself. It will make sense.) Hard abs. !!! And a VERY BIG.......................................
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........brain. OK so the last is probably more around average. For a brain. Intellectually we get along well and make each other laugh. He tells me that he loves my smile. I want to tell him to rip off all of his clothing and FLEX...but instead I hit him with said grin and coyly say thank you. And Iím haunted by the little voice that whispers to me from my left shoulder. Ďheís too hot for you,í it croons, singsong. I stomp the fiendish voice down and suck in my stomach but the dent is there, like a chink in the armor of my self-confidence. I see the hypocrisy Ė Iím physically attracted to this guy. Well of course I am Ė heís HOT! But Iím....well, Iím not the gym-every-day-hard-body woman. Iím not the girl I was at 20 who was built like a brick shathouse and was only self-conscious of the size of her freakishly small feet. What I am is a 31-year old woman whose body has wrinkled and matured and expanded only to shrink again and expand more. I donít have a flat stomach, the flesh between my thighs touches, my arms have wings and my breasts arenít as perky as they used to be. But that body has been the intense desire of men who couldnít keep their hands off of me. This body gets me out of bed in the morning and keeps pushing forward even when my willpower has waned. My body is beautiful; my brain needs a little bit of work.

Next weekís focus:
- Eat more fiber
- 30 minutes of cardio Monday, Wednesday and Friday
- Dust off the old 2 lb weights. Put them out where I can see them.
- Get my freakishly tiny hands directly on those pecs. And the arms. And maybe the...........brain. !!!!
- Stop obsessing about naked man-parts so much
- Bahaha like thatís going to happen!

Cíest tout!

  
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PRETTYPITHY 2/3/2013 12:11AM

    Congrats on your weight loss. Also, emoticon .

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MARY1313 2/28/2012 12:56PM

    Two pounds is 7,000 calories that either didn't go in your mouth, or your butt wiggled enough to burn them! Either way, that is AWESOME!!!! Now back to my fantasies LOL!!!

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SNOWFILLY 2/23/2012 7:12PM

    Yay for you losing the 2 pounds!!! WOO HOOOO!!!!!! I love your blogs, you have such a great way of wording things. I LOVE IT!!!! You are so funny!! Your new guy sounds wonderful!! So happy for you that he has a big,................. brain. I am also glad that you set goals for next week, goals are very important, you have to let us know how you do. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Happiness, Goals, and How I Finally Got Bendy!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Well, here I am. Back again after another lengthy hiatus from SP. Iím proud to report that the past 7 months (ish) has not seen a return of the Cookie-Monster/Master-Justifier-OmNomNomVW
BugGooood version of me...the one who two years ago wouldíve devoured China while rampaging through Corporate Canada in fire-engine red pumps and elastic waistbands stretched to the max. Iíve lost two dress sizes and almost 20 pounds! (booty shake!) It didnít take a fad diet, I didnít log calories at all, I havenít run since June 2011...all it took was a few small changes that led to one big lifestyle habit: HAPPINESS.

I quit my old, vampiric soul-sucking job. Remember, the one I complained about, the job that ruled my life and prevented me from being there when my nieces were born or going to Vegas for my 30th or having a real, committed relationship? Yep, kicked that to the curb. Upgraded for something better. Iím a Manager now, an Assistant Controller for a privately owned Canadian company. Uber perks. Less stress. Less overtime. More professional accomplishments that are readily recognized. I donít eat to make the feelings go away anymore.

And...get ready for it...I got BENDY! With a REAL MAN! Many, many many wonderful boot-knocking times. Hello Calorie OBLITERATOR! He made me happy. Insanely, wonderfully, fireworks and all that mushy stuff happy for so long. But yeah, I said ĎMade me happyí back there. Two months ago we broke up. Neither of us wanted it to happen, and frankly I donít really want to get into it. All Iíll say is, he had too much baggage. But thatís OK, because it was worth the pain in the end. I was Happy, I got me some (OK, I got me A LOT!), and Iím totally open to having a relationship again. Until he came along, I never realized how closed off Iíd become emotionally and how much of an impact that was having on my life in general (besides just my appetites hehe). Iím moving on and dating again (went out with a wonderful man this past Saturday night in fact!) and remaining hopeful and happy.

I look at those two things as the most significant changes in my life, though there are many notables: I went off the BC pill and am managing it shockingly well. I bought a brand new car (Suzuki SX4 Ė like a mini SUV!), I gave in and am going to be a Bridesmaid at my sisterís wedding (ugg), and Iíve made some wonderful new friendships over the past several months.

So here I am. Iím motivated to lose 30 lbs (or more!) by July 31 in anticipation of looking super Hawt in the dreaded Bridesmaid dress. 100% shallow and I donít give a damn, because Iím going to rock that thing like itís a freaking Givenchy at the Emmyís! Which means:

- Logging food. Every day. I started up again on Friday and missed Saturday but am good for yesterday and today. Interestingly enough Iím not eating ENOUGH calories right now...and yeah, itís Ďcause Iíve been conveniently Ďforgettingí about breakfast. Changed that habit starting this morning.
- Cardio and weights. Bought myself an elliptical machine last week, puzzled over the horrible destructions last night but finally got the thing put together. Did 15 minutes and almost expired on the spot because Iíve never been on an elliptical before and holy crap itís a totally different set of muscles than running! Going to rotate 30 minutes of cardio thrice weekly (baha) and strength training twice a week.

Iím already covered for water intake; I pretty much gave up Diet Coke 6 months ago except for the occasional one or two. Iím going to start incorporating green tea back into my workdays and I bought some of those SlimFast snack bars so I have something handy in the event of mid-afternoon hunger. And thatís about it for now Ė just a simple plan with an attainable goal all centered around my own personal happiness. Pretty sure I can handle that!

  
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AQUAJANE 2/20/2012 12:10PM

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STILLFLYIN 2/14/2012 2:19PM

    Good for YOU! Rarely do things happen all at once and you are moving right along with a WONDERFUL LIFE!


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MARY1313 2/13/2012 4:17PM

    CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP!!!! You are rocking!!!! Dang maybe I need to get bendy! LOL

uh we are going to need pictures you know???

Mary

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LILABBYNORMAL 2/13/2012 3:33PM

    Love your writing style! Good luck and welcome back.

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There Is No 'Weight' in Sexy

Monday, July 11, 2011

Lately I've found myself struggling with a negative self-image and low self-confidence. I zip around SparkPeople reading motivational blogs and articles about nutrition, all these great things to help get my butt off the couch and eat well...

...and then I step out of the shower, naked, and face myself in the full-length mirror that covers my bathroom wall. And every blog, every article that I've read about motivation and healthy eating and exercise ceases to exist in the face of that reality. The folds of fat around my middle, the girth of my hips and lack of tone in my arms all scream out to me: YOU ARE FAT.

Therefore, you are ugly.

WTF. Right?!?

One of my primary reasons for losing weight is to feel HAWT again. I want to rock the body I had when I was 23, I want to wear hooker boots and size 6 skinny jeans and totally conform to every socially acceptable idea of sexy. I had a light flirtation with a very nice, fit, good looking man in the grocery store not too long ago. I joked, he laughed, and the little devil on my shoulder whispered in my ear: ďYou are too fat for him. Thereís no way a good looking guy like that would ever go for a fat slob like you!Ē Girls, I put the vibe out, I could feel it. He wanted to ask for my number and my body was screaming STOP, BACK AWAY! to the tune of that unmentionable song by Nine Inch Nails (you know the oneÖ). Looking back, I canít blame him Ė my hormones were saying yes but my self-image was getting in the way.

According to dictionary.com, sexy is defined as (adjective):
1. Concerned predominantly or excessively with sex; risquť (CHECK Ė definitely have that one covered!)
2. Sexually interesting or exciting; radiating sexuality (!!!!!!!!!)
3. Excitingly appealing; glamourous (think sexy red convertible)

Huh. Nothing about weight; in fact, nothing about the shape or size of a personís body at all. Can a person radiate sexuality without being a size 6?!

HELL YES. Perfect example: my younger sister is HAWT. She weighs about 40 pounds more than me and sheís sex appeal on two legs. Sheís tits and ass and great hair and long eyelashes. She can snap her chubby fingers at any guy she wants and get him.

Because Sexy is an ATTITUDE. Sexy is confidence, itís appeal and mind-set and self-assurance! And THAT is hawt!

Don't wait to be sexy, don't think that sexy will come after you've lost --- pounds. Know that you are hot NOW, just the way you are, and you will radiate sexiness!

Iím drawing my line in the sand and gathering my resolve Ė because I AM sexy. I am sexy enough for any guy, and I donít need to lose 60 pounds to prove it!

  
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SARAHSSUNSHINE 8/28/2011 10:24PM

    You have no idea how much I needed to read this. I was JUST talking to my roommate about how, in spite of having lost 85 lbs, I still feel "fat." I only have about 20 or 25 left to lose, but when I look in the mirror I don't see a size 10 girl. I see loose skin in my inner thighs, loose skin by my armpits and over my elbows, and I groan audibly at how unattractive I feel.

But you know what? You're right. This struggle, for me anyway, is mostly with how the opposite sex views me. Although I feel confident some days, I still feel that I'm repulsive to men because I have yet to be honestly approached by one (aside from one guy who wanted to have a friends with benefits relationship with me :P). So, when I put myself out there, I think there is ALWAYS going to be someone prettier, smarter, sexier, more alluring, and THINNER than me that can attract the guy I'm interested in in a heartbeat. But I never for a second believe that that girl can be me.

You've really given me something to think about and reflect on. Thanks for that. :) I think I'm going to try my hardest this week to give myself a little credit where credit is due.

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GEMINIGEM6 8/28/2011 9:53PM

    Well this rocks. I need to read this over and over again b/c I do not feel sexy at the weight I am. Very seldom. So thx for posting this. :)

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FITMRSKAYTE 8/28/2011 5:31PM

    What an amazing blog post! I always need to remind myself that if I am not sexy, why is it that I can't apply a tan-in-a-bottle and let it dry without my fiance attacking me? Lol!

You bring up such a good point. Sexy IS a frame of mind and people can tell when you believe you are a hottie- hell, they are attracted more to the attitude than the bod sometimes. don't we all know someone who is physically the most accepted verision of beauty but annoying and waaay too self-depreciating? Yeah. I'd rather be me with all my lumps and curves than that girl.

Thanks for the mood boost! :)

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AQUAJANE 7/21/2011 10:48AM

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MARY1313 7/12/2011 12:55PM

    You are so right honey! Sexy is an attitude! I think you are hawt!!! I love the way you look, you are so beautiful!!!

Mary

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STOPTHECRAVING 7/12/2011 11:27AM

    Shut the barn door! Amen to that!

I woke up this morning in a very "fat" mood. I know from past experiences that this is only a mood and moods are fleeting.

And, I was right. I am no longer feelin' FAT. More like PHAT!

Fabulous blog, as always.

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KIMBANN 7/12/2011 10:03AM

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CAALAN23 7/11/2011 4:42PM

    Sexy is being comfortable in your own skin. Like that faded pair of jeans that just fits perfectly. They can be any size, mind you, but you know when something makes you look good. You can feel it.

Sexy is walking tall, shoulders back, hips forward swagger. Anyone can strut it.

Sexy is looking through one's lashes and thinking that thought and knowing that other person knows just what that thought is.

For the record, schweets, you have always been HAWT. Stop looking in the mirror at some momentary snapshot of you just standing. You are vivacious, salacious and hungry and no amount of standing in the mirror is going to show you that moment, that snapshot of life that the guy in the grocery store sees.

Hell, I'm pretty sure you can lose 60 pounds when you work the sexy right. ;)


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JADE465 7/11/2011 4:06PM

    Yes, yes, yes! We are sexy. This post has made me very happy. Thank you.

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FORTUNATEFOOL74 7/11/2011 4:01PM

    AMEN!

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NDTEACHER1 7/11/2011 3:50PM

    I think it may be one reason many people are overweight. We try too hard to conform to what society thinks is sexy, so when we can't do it, we stuff our emotions with food. Why is sexy the term we use to describe a fit body, I am sick of sexy. Hollywood and the fashion industries often perpetuate very unhealthy ideas and too many people are influenced by these people who have not one ounce of common sense. We need to boycott these ideals and just be happy with being healthy and wise;)

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MISSVOLUPTUOUS 7/11/2011 3:48PM

    This is amazing!! I never looked at sexy this way before. You are freaking sexy, I am freaking sexy, and even though we both have 60 pounds to lose (well, 63 for me), we're freaking sexy no matter WHAT our weight.

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LYSS-AH 7/11/2011 3:48PM

    You have a great point!
For what its worth, this is a motivating thought. I've just printed this and it'll be going up on my bathroom mirror.

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Street-TV, Friday Style

Friday, July 08, 2011

Itís Friday! In honour of the coming weekend as well as my hectic workload today, Iíve decided to do a boring point form list of the minutiae that is my life right now.
(Warning: My lists consist of sentences. Many sentences stringing themselves into what is known as a paragraph. Possibly violating the basic rules of point form lists? You be the judge. I donít really care.)

Therefore, I give you:

{Drumroll please Maestro!}

emoticonFRIDAY FLUFF emoticon

emoticonI have mosquito bites on top of mosquito bites. My butt no longer exists Ė itís just one massive painful welt which I am obligated to cover in Benadryl cream every night in order to avoid having to sleep on my stomach. Because Fric and Frac do not like to be mashed into the mattress unless it involves chocolate and getting bendy. And given the swollen state of my already oversized bum, well letís just say, even if I was 60 pounds lighter I still wouldnít rock any short shorts right now.

emoticonDoes anybody else really find the word Ďmosquitoesí extremely irritating? I mean, mo-squi-to. WTF? That should be some sort of Mexican dish! Or an alternative name for ketchup. If I was a hillbilly Iíd probably spell it Ďmiskeetowí, which is almost as bad!

emoticonI have the dubious pleasure of being allergic to miskeetows. (Heh) When they plunge their microscopic blood sucking nose into my skin it HURTS. And then it swells up to the supersize of HUGE. The junk in my trunk is sore. My legs are sore. My feet are sore and hey, two of them even got me on my eyelids! I looked like Joan Crawford after a bad botox injection for about 2 hours. I think somebody spiked the miskeetow juice with steroids; they are immune to OFF and can stick their bloody suckers through a layer of cottonÖand a lawn chair! Unfortunately I am allergic to commercial miskeetow sprays and find myself stuck between a rock and a hard place: miskeetow = ouch/itch/swelling/discomfort. OFF = sneezing/itchy-slash-watery eyes/eczema/some relief from miskeetows. Iíve picked the hard place and generously apply as much DEET as I possibly can. I did find an all natural miskeetow repellant which Iím going to try but I have my doubts. I try to be as chemical-free as possible; I use non-toxic, natural sunscreen, all natural toothpaste, non-toxic environmentally friendly cleaners and hand soaps and shampoos/conditioners and so onÖbut I just donít know if all natural bug repellant is possible. Thoughts?

emoticonWhile weíre on the subject of eco-friendliness and non-toxic stuff, letís talk about menstrual pads. Because Iíve decided to take the plunge and try cloth menstrual pads. Iím a fair hand at sewing and have made a few out of flannel, and I also ordered a kit from a company called LunaPads (which arrived at my door last night). While I havenít had the opportunity to try them yet, Iíve done some intensive research that suggests that the benefits of reusable menstrual pads far outweighs the ICK factor. I have endometriosis and am a total germ freak. The thought of carrying around used pads causes an irrational EWWWW response in my mindÖbut tons of women have said that their endo side-effects decrease with cloth pads. And they are cheaper (and I am a cheap miser so OK, thatís a pro!) and SOOO much more environmentally friendly. Still, the EWWWW factor kinda gets in the way for me. So I found a nifty little wet-bag to tote the period paraphernalia in (unlike mosquitoes, I love Ďparaphernaliaí Ė itís written poetry in a word!) and I plan on trying them out during my next periodÖthough possibly only while Iím at home.

emoticonI am determined to weigh myself tomorrow. I havenít stepped on a scale in several weeks Ė it might grow fangs and bite me. (hopefully itíll take a big chunk out of my ass!)

emoticonItís summer. Iíve been active A Lot thanks to the awesomely hot weather and the miskeetows that Iím forced to run from. Iíve also been eating whatever I want, whenever I want, with little thought for moderation or caloric content. Iím betting all the air in my left jean pocket that I have probably gained a few pounds. Iím having so much fun that I donít really care!

emoticonRemember the job that wonít cover my insulin pump supplies? I gave my notice a few weeks ago and my last day is July 14. The day before my 31st Birthday. Fate? Anyway, I have another job lined up Ė itís a temp position with a very well-known, large oilfield company that will look great on my resume while also allowing me time to find my dream job. And as a little side bonus, itís in the Manville capital of central Alberta. Men everywhere.

emoticonUm did I mention, Iím not on the BC pill anymore (hormones hormones HORMONES!). I had my first official TMP appointment about 2 weeks ago and was told to stop taking the anti-baby juice. I now have a moustache. Thereís some serious comedic irony buried in there. Life is beautiful.

And that ends my first installment of FRIDAY FLUFF. Stay tuned for more Ė critics say itís like Street-TV at 4 am in a Retirement Community!

The End.

  
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TIFFANY_SUZANNE 7/11/2011 2:33PM

    I came. I weighed. I left.
*EEK* It wasn't pretty.

Tina, I had to BLEACH my moustache. Let me tell you what a pleasant experience that was. While bleaching I also discovered dark hairs on my CHIN. O. M. G. I feel rather hag-ish today. It's kinda fun actually - I might find myself a big old wool sweater, let my cat roll around on it, and sit on my front porch yelling at kids. Possible new career move. May require tobacco.

OMG garlic supplements...FORTUNATEFOOL, that is brilliant. Must try.

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LADYFOLDER 7/8/2011 10:13PM

    Have you tried basil plants?
When I have several plants around my yard, I rarely see the little buggers.

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FORTUNATEFOOL74 7/8/2011 2:28PM

    You have me rolling over here!
As for the bug problem, have you tried garlic supplements? I hear that it is effective on the critters! I have to say, I have forgotten how a mosquito bite feels, I haven't been bitten in 15 years, since I was pregant. Apparently, you must be super sweet!

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MARY1313 7/8/2011 2:16PM

    No honey, if you were a hillbilly, you would be saying "skeeters" or "Queeters" that would be proper hillbilly terminology! Since I live withing "spittin' distance" of hillbilly country, I consider myself an expert.

When my Grandson was but a tot, I would give him a squirt bottle and tell him to go out on the porch and squirt the mosquitoes. He came running in one day and said:

"Grammy, I can't 'quirt those queeters anymore I'm quared of them" HAHAHAHAHA!!! one of my best memories. (quared = scared)

Mary

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CAALAN23 7/8/2011 1:30PM

    Now normally I am immune to your humor as I've become acclimated to your "point lists" and randomosity.

But the irony of the moustache did indeed make me snort my water. In Manville, no less! HAHA! (sorry...no not really.)

Really, it is all very good news and glad to hear it. :D

Now get on the scale. :P

Tina

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