Posted by: Nadine | January 2, 2009

New Year’s Resolutions….?

Yesterday I decided to step on the scale. I know I’ve put on weight- not working, not exercising, eating like mad, etc etc. The last time I weighed myself was right after I gave birth to Willow, and was delighted to see I had not put on any extra weight. No need, as I was already 172 pounds.

I was absolutely horrified to see the scale tip at 180.5 pounds.

Isn’t that backwards? Aren’t you supposed to gain your weight during pregnancy, then lose it afterwards? Have I really gained 8.5 pounds?

Holy fucking fat, batman.

So I decided to make it my new year’s resolution to lose weight. I’ve always had trouble with this, since I love junk food of any sort – in fact, I think I’m addicted to it – but THIS time I was going to do it. I told Ryan I was going on a diet, and started out the day great. A nice healthy breakfast and lunch.

Then Ryan and I sat down to play some video games, and what does he bring with him? A nice big bag of chips. He sits right down beside me, opens the chips and mows down on them.

THANKS. Thanks a lot.

He offers me one, and I politely decline. Good for me. Big pat on the back.

Then, he goes and gets the box of chocolates he got from his boss for Christmas. Opens that puppy up and again, offers me one.

What the fuck?!?

Just have one, honey. It’ll be okay.

Do you see where this story is going?

I didn’t just fall off the wagon, I CARTWHEELED off of it. Chips! Chocolate! Junk food galore!

That diet lasted a matter of hours. I’m so pissed off. I don’t want to be SKINNY, I just want to look good in a pair of jeans.


  1. Dude.. cartwheeled off the wagon.. maybe the funniest thing ever!

  2. The good news is that this CAN be the fattest day of the rest of your life.

    Isn’t that awesome?? I read it on another blog and stole it.

    Jillian from Biggest Loser says about screwing up “it’s like when you are driving down the road and you get a flat tire… you don’t get out and slash all the other tires”. Meaning, don’t throw the rest of the day away when you mess up. Track it and move forward.

    Do you follow my blog? There is a list of people’s blogs that I follow. Escape from Obesity is probably my favourite.

    Check it out!

    Mine is

  3. Magda – it was a very enthusiastic cartwheel. Woohoo! And Dee, I’ve definitely read your blog. I like how you write about food being fuel. I never really thought of it that way. To me it’s comfort.

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