Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Off to a crawling start...

There I was all full of hope and determination with Gloria Gaynor's "I will survive" running through my head as I put my dieting hat on and set forth on my goal. But just as I firmly planted my feet in the "start" position, I quickly tripped over my laces...metaphorically speaking. Yes my friends...my first week of dieting has been a bust. And I'm scared my second will soon follow suit.
Being a part-time student and full-time employee has proven to be quite the challenge as I've tried to incorporate some sort of exercise into my already busy schedule. And having to eat on the go hasn't helped either. Believe me, I've tried finding a half-decent salad at a fast food restaurant but those fried chicken fingers, french fries and cream gravy sound much more satisfying!

This past week I've had extremely long days followed by greasy fattening dinners at nearly 9:30 in the evening...that's usually what time I get home. So just enough time to shove something down my throat, get clothes, school work, and lunch ready for the next day. Back to sleep. Repeat.

Yup, that's pretty much how it's been. Oh, and this weekend I had two kids parties to go to where the menu included: hot dogs, nachos, hamburgers, chips, sodas, cupcakes, ice cream and birthday cake. And...well my friends...I of course HAD to indulge in all of the fare offered...it would have been rude of me not to! ;)

So here I am...a new week and hopefully a new start. I plan on going out of my way for lunch today in order to get a very decent very tasty salad in hopes of rejuvenating my spirit.

I only hope that this week will be better!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

New kid on the blog

Well now that you know my story and my goal, and if you've read my profile you know a little bit about me...let me tell you a little something about my experience with blogging.

I have none.

My dear friend the Blond Duck so graciously assisted me with the design and format of my precious little blog, and went so far as to give it its wonderful title. (I must give credit where credit is due) She's even gone so far as to announce my little bloggie on her very established and wonderful blog. http://www.aduckinherpond.blogspot.com/ And thus has introduced her "invisible friends" to my very new, still an infant little bloggie.

So my new and dear friends, welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy your stay, and I hope you'll come back for a visit from time to time. If I was able to give you cupcakes and hugs for each time you came by...trust me I would!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The girl, the dress, the date

It all begins with me...little ol' me and my aspiration to outdo every previous birthday celebration. I've done "black and pink attire required," "burgers and beer," and yes my favorite "Totally 80's skating" (see above picture). My 21st birthday even fell on FAT TUESDAY, (the whole country celebrated in drunken debauchery with me).

But this birthday is different, this birthday is even more special than all previous birthdays. For this birthday I will be 30.

Instead of dreading the date, and pining over all of the goals I have yet to reach by this age...I've decided to embrace my age, and celebrate all of my 30 years that I have graced the earth with my presence (can you tell I'm still trying to convince myself) and throw myself the biggest bash this side of the Rio Grande!!! With a little help from one of my best girls of course. Thanks Miranda!

Now first things first my friends...any woman knows that if there is going to be a party in your honor, you're going to need an outfit. And not just any old outfit will do...oh no my dears. This has got to be an outfit for the AGES. And I found it....

There it was, right in front of me on a syndicated Sex and the City episode...my baby...my lovely...my perfect pink party dress.

Now mind you my friends, I am NO stick figure Carrie Bradshaw, and in NO way can I afford this exact Oscar de la Renta beauty. But when there's a dress...there's a way.

I searched websites high and low, I perused catalogs, and shoppers, and sales racks and high end fashion stores. Then one day, as I was helping the lovely Miranda find a birthday dress for herself...there it was. Smack dab on the Target website...by Mr. Isaac Mizrahi himself. My perfect pink party dress.

Then I was hit with what felt like a ton of ham hawks...the dress' largest available size was two sizes smaller than what I currently wear!!! For shame!

It was then I realized...it's now or never sweetie...I need that dress...I need to lose the weight to fit into that dress...I need to wear that dress on my super kick ass 30th birthday party.

So, I put down my half-eaten burger (and took a goodbye bite for good measure) and decided to embark on my journey of shedding the pounds to fit into the dress of my dreams... I wonder what shoes I'm gonna wear?