31 August 2009

Summer Consequence

Oh dear God.

If you've been keeping up with the blog, then you know that I've spent the last two months of my life drinking massive amounts of boxed wine, baking and eating dozens of cupcakes, napping with the dog, and completely abandoning any semblance of a healthy lifestyle.

And it's all caught up with me. School starts tomorrow.

Tonight I went to the closet to pick out something to wear for the big first day of school. You know, something modest but nice, something that says, "I'm your bitchy teacher; fear me." (I haven't so much as looked at my school clothes since June 12.)

So I grabbed one of my 5 pairs of black pants, and put them on--barely. Uh oh. And then I tried on the other 4, and it wasn't pretty.

"But, you know, I just washed them and I just ate dinner and I'm pretty sure I'm retaining water."

Yeah, right.

I can't, in good conscience, even pretend that those are the reasons for this, shall we say, "growth." The real reason is that I've been in an eating contest with myself for the last two months, and the consequence is a body that's spilling out of my teacher clothes.

I know what I have to do, and it's not a pill or a binge diet or some other "get thin fast" kind of gimmick. Tomorrow I'm going to have to reconcile with Jillian Michaels and the elliptical machine and the Wii Fit balance board.

And I have to get back to daily plate (amazing online calorie counter!) and stop eating like it's my last day to live or like I'm in a hurry to have my leg amputated.

But, still I face the immediate question about what to wear for my first day of school, and the Snuggie may be the only thing that fits me right now.

At least they come in a variety of colors and patterns. And at least I have cute shoes!


  1. I'm thinking of trying Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred. Are you supposed to do it every day?

    Getting to the gym is always a battle for me and sometimes I win and sometimes I lose. Do you have an elliptical at home?

    Happy first day of school! I'm sure your outfit is just fine.

  2. Yeah, I think you're supposed to do the 30-day shred every day. Do I do that? Obviously not. It's pretty tough, but I'm always really proud of myself when I survive it.

    What's so funny about exercise is that I actually enjoy doing it. I feel better and look better and sleep better and have more energy. For some reason, though, it's so hard to peel myself away from the couch, bed, and computer to actually do it.

    But I'm going to do it today. Really, I am.

    Oh, and yes, I do have an elliptical at home. I bought it off Craigslist for $100.

  3. Hey, at least the Wii is soooooo much fun. Yoga rocks!

  4. Oh, I did buy 30 Day Shred. Now I just have to do it.

  5. Have you done the shred yet? It's brutal. I actually found level 2 to be easier for me than level 1. Who knew jumping jacks could be so excruciating?

    And you definitely need a Wii. Great fun.

  6. I'm doing the shred tonight actually. Level 2 is easier than level 1, what kind of logic is that??

    Do you use the Wii primarily for games or for exercise/Wii Fit stuff?



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