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Fit Friday With A Guest

Just a quick update and then onto today’s guest host.

Today’s weight:  255.00

Net loss:  6.5 pounds

That’s not so bad considering I weighed myself on Tuesday and was 250.  I am now medicated and am able to keep food down.  Thank God!!  The sedative side effect and dry mouth are interesting.  I will take that over the nausea any day!  I’ll be back to my regular pissing and moaning next week.  Special thanks to everyone who helped me out this week.  To everyone who said they could guest another time, how about February when I pop this baby out?

Today I leave you with my pal Kellie. 

Our favorite Mama is a little busy right now.  Between work, kids, a husband and a house, she’s sorta running in 32 different directions.  But, on top of all that, she’s busy deep freezing the newest addition to their family.  A pint sized version all of us lovingly refer to as “Scoop”.   Scoop is draining every last bit of Mama’s energy like a….well, like a leaky cone on a hot summer day.  Mama’s asked several of us to be guest posters.  I volunteered.  Mainly because I think Mama ROCKS and I’m all about helping my friends.  I’m hoping I can be entertaining and funny like she is, but really?  I’m not getting my hopes up.  I advise you to not get your’s up, either.

I’m not really sure what to post about.  I have a tough enough time drumming up posts for my own blog.  Tonight?  I’m feelin’ the pressure.  Please know that my craptastic writing is all my own doing and NOT a reflection of the usual charming, witty, clutch your stomach writing that belongs on this here blog.  So….now that I’ve wasted a crapload of time….let’s move on, shall we?

Um…huh….I love shoes?  No.  Not good enough.  I *fluffy pink heart with glitter* Target?  Nope.  Still sucky.  Damn.  Oooohh, I know:   Now that several hours have passed and I know the situation is being resolved, I can talk about it without hyperventilating and I can now laugh about it: 

I received an e-mail from the company I use for credit monitoring.  I pay them $12 per month and they let me know when someone has pulled my credit report and when changes have been posted to my account.   It’s sort of a waste of money, but I had some freaky crap on my credit report about 7 years ago and since then?  I take no chances.  I did enough damage to my credit all on my own and worked like a madwoman to repair it for FIVE years.  I certainly don’t need some twit in South Dakota screwing up all my hard work.  ANYWAY…I get an e-mail that changes have been posted to my report.  I wanna know WHAT.  Haven’t bought anything credit report worthy in the last 6 months;  haven’t paid anything off (DAMMIT!!) and haven’t been late on anything that was late enough to be noted on my credit report.  So, I click the link in the e-mail, put in my user name/password and tra-la…..my credit report.  It shows at the top a summary of stuff.  It shows one new loan was added on July 16th.  An original loan date of May 22nd  Huh?  I didn’t buy anything that TransUnion, Experian or what’stheirnames care about.  So, I click for more info and see:

        05/22/2007     Bank of Commerce  San Diego, CA

        Account #  XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-6970

        Original Amount:  $47,579

        Status:   Paying as Agreed

WHAT?!!  I’m mad.  I’m upset.  I’m mad and near tears.  I call the person at the credit monitoring company I’ve been “assigned”.  She tells me to chill, basically, that she’ll look into it.  She asks me some questions, I answer.  I laugh when I tell her that a) I’ve never BEEN to California and b)  Forty-seven THOUSAND dollars??!  We’re thinking it’s  a car loan.  Or a kick ass vacation.  Or some renovation work to a house.  I have to e-mail her a statement saying this is NOT mine and blah blah blah and that I want it removed like YESTERDAY from my credit report.  We hang up and I wait.  I get an e-mail from her a few hours later that confirms what I, basically, already knew.  It wasn’t me.  It WAS a car loan (for a 2007 Cadillac SRX).  The lending bank and my credit monitoring chick confirmed it was NOT my Social Security Number.  Someone at the bank or wherever transposed three numbers when entering the information.  I have to send a letter to the bank requesting them to fix the mistake and to the credit bureaus to have this removed from my credit report.

For a short, short time….I was (according to TransUnion, Experian and what’stheirnames) the owner of a 2007 Caddy SRX.  I’ve always wanted a Caddy.  An STS or an Escalade. 

I wonder what color my short-lived SRX was?  I hope it had a moonroof.  And white gloved hands that popped out of the headrest and seat to massage my neck and butt while driving.  For that kind of money?  It better come with a butler that lives in the trunk.  I shall name him Jeeves.

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Fit Friday- Unfit For Human Company

Hi my name is Bethany and I am a big, whiny baby who shouldn’t be around people for the next four weeks.

Today’s weight:  262

Down 1.5 from last week

Net gain of .5 pound

The morning all day sickness finally got to be too much.  I called the doctor.  I planned to beg, cry, plead, whatever it took to get some relief!

They are on vacation until July 23.

You want to be me, don’t you?

So I need your help.  Again.

What are some of the morning sickness cures that worked for you?  Or that you’ve heard of?  Or the number of a good shaman?

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Fit Friday Nine

Today’s weight:  263.5

That’s up 2 pounds from last week. 

Chances are I’m going to gain more than the 15 – 20 that was my goal.  Why?  I didn’t want to draw anyone’s attention to it until I took care of it.  Meaning I just didn’t want to hear it!  What the hell am I talking about?  I quit smoking.  Cold Turkey.  On Sunday.  I am eating.  A lot.  And I’m not sure I care.

I’m trying to keep it healthy.  No chocolate.  Weight Watchers ice cream bars.  Baby carrots.  That kind of thing.  I’ve been pretty nauseous this week so the gain could have been a whole lot more.  Thankfully it wasn’t.

I’ve been a bad poster and a bad reader this week.  I wish I could blame the holiday but the fact is- I’m exhausted.  I don’t remember being this tired with Ebaby, but that could be my selective memory working. 

I am off to read your blog because chances are I haven’t been there since last week.  Hopefully I’ll get up the oompf to post something interesting next week.  No promises.

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Fit Friday Eight

I am exhausted.  This has been a really rough week and all I want to do is put myself to bed!

How will Fit Friday change since I am pregnant?  Not much actually.  There are things I wanted to ponder and I can still do that.  The only thing that will change is the whole posting of weight loss.  I guess I’ll post weight gain, maybe it will keep me from porking out.  Since I am overweight, it is recommended that I gain 15- 20 pounds during pregnancy.  With Ebaby I gained 18.  Let’s hope I can do the same this time around.

So Starting weight:  261.5 (This is up 0.5 from my last weigh in but it could be the ridiculous constipation I am experiencing.  Yes, you needed to know that.)

I really want to keep it under 280, that’s just way too much for me.

So next Friday back to the Fit talk.  For now I am tucking myself in.  Who wants to read me a story?

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Fit Friday Seven Now With Random Nonsense

I guess there will have to be some changes to Fit Friday because of the whole knocked up thing.  (Thanks to everyone for the prayers and happy thoughts.)

So I really don’t know how I’m going to do Fridays now.  Frankly I was just too tired and stressed to really think about it much this week.

So instead…Random Nonsense!!  With Bullet Cones!!

  • Tomorrow (Saturday) is my sixth wedding anniversary.
  • We actually made it to six years.
  • Miracles do happen!
  • After our ceremony, the Big Guy and I walked out of the church to the theme from the Rocky movies.  You know…dah na naaa daduh na naaa, da da da da da dunnanah
  • Hey it was funny.
  • I am having a hard time getting my fingers to work properly on the keyboard.
  • Normally I’m a good typist.
  • Lately…total spaz.
  • Sis got a job!!
  • Hooray.
  • After we tortured her for weeks.
  • “If you think you are sitting on your butt all summer long, you are sadly mistaken!”
  • I think the motivator was, “If you don’t get a job, I’m leaving you a list of things to do everyday.  This house will be sparkling and I won’t do a lick of laundry all summer!”
  • She got a job the next day.
  • She is working at a farm market one mile from home.
  • Easy bike ride.
  • Her hours?
  • Monday through Friday 8:00 to 3:00
  • $7.15 an hour
  • What 16 year old doesn’t have to work weekends?
  • Plus, they are allowed to eat whatever they want when they are working, they only have to pay for it if they take it home.
  • Last night she said, “Thank God tomorrow is Friday and only one more day to work.”  (Remember to use a drama voice when reading that.)
  • Her father and I laughed.
  • And laughed.
  • And laughed.
  • Then we reminded her she only had to do it for 50 more years!
  • We are not her favorite people right now.
  • That’s it for now.
  • See you for another Fun Monday!

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Fit Friday Six

Target weight:  263.52

Actual weight:   261.0             

ON Target!

I said last week I was going to talk about the different medical “cures” for obesity but I did not have the time to do the research I wanted to so I’m going to shelve it for now.

I had a post written but I just wasn’t happy with it.  So more random crap!!

  • Yesterday was the girls’ last day of school.
  • The Big Guy took yesterday and today off.
  • We took them to the boardwalk.
  • It’s kind of an amusement park on the beach, for those who don’t know.
  • We live 2 minutes from it.
  • We never go there.
  • It’s too crowded and too expensive for the most part.
  • But since we never do anything fun…
  • And Ebaby was so upset that school is over…
  • And tourist season hasn’t quite started yet…
  • We went.
  • It was cloudy and chilly.
  • There was hardly anyone there.
  • It was great.
  • I have spawned a daredevil.
  • My itty bitty four year old wanted to go on the big kid rides.
  • Like the giant swing that goes really high in the air and swings them out practically on their sides.
  • Of course I said, “Hell NO!!”
  • Daddy said, “Aw come on, I’ll go with her.”
  • Ebaby said, “I said a little prayer and God will not let anything happen to me.  And Daddy will be there.”
  • Yeah, they won.
  • She LOVED it!
  • She then went on a fast rollercoaster with Sis.
  • She loved that so much, they went on it again.
  • Mama was stressed.
  • I carried her so I know she’s mine…
  • But what the hell?!
  • She’s four.
  • She’s little.
  • Where does she get off trying to be Miss Independent?
  • We went on the beach.
  • Went by the water.
  • It was very rough.
  • Ebaby said the water stinks.
  • It wasn’t too bad.
  • We went to a diner for dinner.
  • Then we went for ice cream
  • Our summer fun in one day!
  • We went home and Ebaby was asleep in three seconds flat.
  • It was a really great day.
  • I cried like a baby when the kids went to bed.
  • They are growing so fast.
  • Ebaby finished her first year of preschool.
  • Sis will be a Junior.
  • She has her driving permit.
  • Time is going so fast.
  • I cried.
  • A lot.
  • There was snot.
  • Sorry, but there was.
  • It wasn’t pretty.
  • I have PMS.
  • Duh.
  • I could cry again right now.

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Fit Friday Five!

Part of me wants to say, “Wow, Friday already?  Where did the week go?”

The other part wants to say, “Thank heaven this week is OVER!”

Anyway, on we go…

Target weight: 264.35

Actual weight: 262.0

ON Target

Actually I weigh the same as last week.  Want to know why?

Because of this stuff.  This is the very best caramel corn in the world! My neice went to Ocean City and brought some back for me.

The other reason:

Thanks Beccy!  They didn’t really contribute to my weight stagnation.  My sister was over with her son when they arrived.  Then the kids saw them.  Of course they wanted some.  They really saved me from scarfing up these yummy treats by myself!  Everyone loved them! 

Back on track this week for sure!

I am fascinated by all of the television shows lately that feature weight issues.  Most of them are on the Discovery Channel or one of its affiliates, Discovery Health or TLC.

Some shows feature Andover Village or Brookhaven Rehab, both nursing homes for the morbidly obese.

Some feature individual’s stories.

A new one, Big Medicine, focuses on a father/son medical practice that specializes in bariatric surgery (gastric bypass).  (Sidenote:  My mother, who is also extremely overweight, saw her doctor today.  Several week ago he prescribed Meridia.  It didn’t work.  Honestly, she didn’t do much to help it either.  They had another weight loss discussion.  The doctor told her the only thing that really works is gastric bypass.  I’m not sure I agree with that.) 

My friend, Honi, has a similar fascination and posted several times this week on these shows.  Check out what she had to say.

I watch these shows and my initial reaction is, “How did these people get so huge?”

But then I thought about it.

I thought how easy it would be to get that big.  Even easier than losing the weight maybe. 

Think about it. 

You are overweight.  Say 262 pounds.  Sound like someone we know?  You get depressed over your weight, life, whatever.  So you eat a bit more looking for comfort.  Then you are over 300 pounds. Maybe your health deteriorates.  Maybe your depression keeps you home, you are less active, you isolate yourself from a world that thinks obesity is still to be mocked.  You continue to gain.  You don’t want to.  You want to live a productive, fulfilling life.  Yet you are spiralling out of control.  So maybe you get to be 400, 500, 800 pounds.  You turn to places like Brookhaven or a surgical team.  

Instead of saying, “How did they get so huge?”  I should be saying, “There but for the grace of God…” 

Next week:  medical/surgical options

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