Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Just call me Cassandra

Gotta love it.  Most of the time when I talk, I know what I'm talking about.  If I don't, I either keep my mouth shut or ask questions so I can learn.  I'm intuitive, I'm practical and much of what I "claim" to know, I actually have the experience to back it up.  So why the f*ck would anyone listen to a damn word I say, huh?

What has gotten my feathers all in a bunch this time is the subject of weight loss with two important folks in my life.  It essentially comes down to if they don't get a clue, they will die...and sooner, not later.

Why would I know anything about healthy weight loss?  Could it be that before I got pregnant with my first child I went from 155 lbs and a size 12 to 116 lbs and a size 2?  It took from March until August.  I was healthy, active and in the best shape of my life.  Now I've lost 40 lbs baby weight without really putting in a lot of serious effort...but I don't know jack about jack.

How did I do it?  EXERCISE mainly....that and the Weight Watchers diet.  It works...I get balanced healthy meals, I generally feel good and I don't cut out the things I adore.  If I want a pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw and fries, I have it, dammit.  I just don't eat that way all the time.  I'm too much of a sensualist to deprive myself of any of my creature comforts...but I do practice moderation (tends to make the things I enjoy occasionally oh so much better).  Oh...and I rarely go out to eat.  That shit tastes wonderful, but it'll kill you if you do it all the time.

And yes, I hear a few of you interjecting with the "sometimes you don't eat breakfast or lunch and I have to yell at you" comment.  Honestly, when I'm doing things this way...I do VERY well.  I eat what meals I'm supposed to.  REALLY.  Sh...I hear you.  I DO!  That one time I just messed up...that's all....I'm smarter now.

So...I know what I'm talking about, right?  So what do the two people I'm telling this to do...completely tune me out and continue on with their "low carb" diet with little to no exercise.  Always a great plan for people who have a family history of heart disease and strokes.  Plus, it makes your breath smell.

But yeah...why listen to me....I had a baby 4 months ago and am wearing a size 8 (and 5 lbs away from my pre-Sam weight).

And I even drink beer.



  1. Good for you! And excellent job on the baby weight. :D

    Some people don't get it, and will never get it. There will always be excuses. There will always be a reason "why" it can't happen.

  2. Ain't that the truth! If you want change then you have to just make it happen!!