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Day 365: A year ago today…….

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on December 5, 2010

A year ago today I started writing here. I weighed about 248lbs and was a wobbly bowl of jello.  Its been a year now and I am sitting at the 200 mark (depending on whose scale I ask) and although when you poke me I still have lots of fat you can now feel my muscle underneath it all.  I used to be breathless from walking up 2 flights of stairs with a basket of laundry, I now do this just fine. I used to be breathless from running to the end of our little driveway (2 seconds) and now I can jog to the end of my street and back before being winded.  I used to wear a size 22W and now I am a size 15. I used to be very unhappy with  how I looked secretly but now I take pride in what I have done so far and value my accomplishments.

It is a year today and I look forward to how things will be in a year from today.


Day 364: I hate You!!!

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on December 4, 2010

So there will actually be a multiple of posts in a row. Not because I have had time on a daily basis but rather that I did a bunch in a day and posted them over a period of time. I suspect when this one comes live I will hopefully be asleep someplace in my friend’s house!

So I have always had a love hate relationship with scales.  When I started this whole weight loss thing almost a year ago I invested in a weight watchers digital scale thinking that this would be a great scale. Wrong, this scale is more touchy than a women suffering PMS in a room full of men without chocolate bars!

One day I weigh 205 then a mere 24 hours later I weigh 209 again. WTF????? I mean I know that I did not gain 4 pounds overnight while sleeping happily, sure I may have retained some water but I doubt it was 4 lbs of water. So I have concluded that this scale sucks and I think I want a plain boring one like my mom had when I was like 6 years old.

I’m often advised not to step on the scale on a daily basis but I have found it useful. I am a numbers girl at heart and I know that it will go up and down. So this rant is not about me being pissed about an upward spike (I weigh 200 on my MiL old school scales) but rather about the inconsistency of my scales in general. If the move but an inch on the tiles it can throw your weight totally off.

So if you plan to purchase scales get the style without a digital readout!!!

Day 363: Yeah! Like thats gonna happen

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on December 3, 2010

Ok so today I bring  you some of my wit and humor in this short but sweet post.  I really wish that I could make the time to write here daily but it appears that my life this winter is a little more hectic than it was last year.

So todays entertainment is bought to  you by the Ontario Hydro Commission and the letter S.

Yesterday I went out to my mailbox to collect the mail. I like getting the mail although usually all I find are overdue notices for bills. It seems as  you get older the weeks blur together and time moves at a new pace, thus you just get a bill and then another one is arriving before you’ve even paid it!

So I received a bill from the hydro company. We are good pals and they understand that they will always get paid once they send a disconnection notice no fail.  You send the letter and I pay the bill!

Well I opened my letter and let out the usual sigh I do as I see a 2 month balance instead of a 1 month balance. Oh well I guess this weeks pay goes to hydro. Meaning I will pay off LAST months balance as I surely don’t have the money to pay for 2 months at once at Christmas!

On further inspection I become confused. 1 month plus one month does not equal what they say I owe. How odd. Oh wait, they have decided to tack on a $600 security deposit. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

I mean what idiot came up with this idea???

It appears that Mrs Smith pays her bill late all the time, she always pays it eventually but it’s usually late (so we make a few extra bucks off her foe interest)  I think that since she obviously is tight on funds I will ask for a $600 security fund at Christmas. HA HA HA HA HA.