Saturday, May 4, 2013

No time to eat... well

Whenever some skinny girl giggles and says, "I just forgot to eat!" I pretty much just want to punch her in the face.

However, a few times in my life, I have been so extraordinarily busy that I legitimately forgot to eat.  I went all day, rushing around from one thing to another, barely having time to breathe, and food just slipped right through the cracks.  My sister's wedding was one of those days.  I realized at about 5 p.m. that I hadn't eaten a single thing all day, and suddenly I was ravenously hungry. 

But other than extreme cases like that, I ALWAYS remember to eat.  And there is always time.  However, there is not always time to eat well.  Too often, especially during the school year when I am swamped with classes, homework, regular work, church stuff, and playing with the babies in my life, I don't take the time to prepare healthful meals and snacks.  This just leads to eating whatever is quick, which isn't always the best choice.  You know what's really quick?  Pizza from Little Ceasar's.  And it's only $5 for a whole pizza.  Yeah.  I've had way too much pizza in the last couple weeks.  I'm not proud of it.  I've also eaten lots of Subway sandwiches, which is an excellent choice, but I can't have that for lunch and dinner every single day.  I mean, I could, but I think that would get old pretty quickly.

Tonight I was feeling kind of gross, and I was craving salad, so I made one.  I immediately felt better after eating it, and as soon as I'm done writing this I'm gonna go to the gym, which I haven't done in a couple weeks.  My body literally craves healthful food and exercise.  It's the weirdest thing, but I love it!  I need to really take the time to make sure my body is getting what it needs.  I'm actually really shocked that I haven't gained five pounds back in the last couple weeks, but I haven't.  And I have 16 days to lose nine pounds for the diet bet I'm in right now.  I can do this.  I need to do this. 

For motivation, I tried on the size 16 jeans that I have sitting on my shelf waiting to wear, but instead of motivating me, it just made me feel like I'll never get there.  Why are my 18s getting loose, and there's still such a long way to go to get into those 16s??  Good thing I wear a lot of dresses.  I hate wearing baggy pants.  I'm no gangsta!

I have tight shorts on under the pants.  That is not my skin showing.  If it was, this picture would be way inappropriate.  But it's not.  Because that's not my skin.  Also, that face I'm making cracks me up.

I'm gonna try the pants on again when I weigh 215 and not before, because I don't want to get discouraged.

Time to go kick my butt at the gym!


  1. Keep it going!! I love this post because there have been so many times in my life that I can relate to everything you just said! The important thing is to get back on the wagon which you're totally doing!!!

    I feel like the larger the clothing size the more pounds you have to lose to get out of them, if that makes sense! I feel like say a 16 for example fits like a 20 lb. range where a 12 or 10 accommodates only a 10 lb. range. I lost 40 lbs and only went from a 14 to a 12 and am only now beginning to be able to wear some 10's but only in certain brands and styles. 11 years ago I was at my heaviest- a 16 creeping up to an 18 and it took forever to get from a 16 to a 14 so I know exactly what you're talking about. Anyway I hope that made sense lol!!

    I just wanted to send some positive encouragement and let you know this totally resonates with me!!

    1. Thank you! I love hearing that what I'm going through isn't what ONLY I am going through or have gone through.

      You know what is helpful to think about too in this jeans-size-fiasco? I used to think I would never wear a size 18 even! But here I am!

      And you're right, I think the bigger the size, the more you have to lose to get out of it and down to the next one. Maybe they go by percentage. I suppose I could try on all different brands though and find something that fits better than my loose 18s and my way small 16s.

      I love the name of your blog, by the way! So cute!