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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Surviving Gattiland with Pictures and Weigh in Tomorrow!

<--NOT ME(this will make sense later though.) We actually had a great time. I got to get out of the house and visit with another person FACE TO FACE!!! How amazing is that? I did have moments where I was struggling a bit, but I noticed that most people were way busier with their own lives to bother gawking at me so I actually enjoyed myself. When I came home, I noticed that I was in a great mood too! I think it was more than just "getting out" though. I think when I allow myself to stay cooped up, doing nothing but working, sleeping, taking care of T and literally never leaving the house it adds to my depression because it makes me feel like such a failure. Who wants to live their entire life within the confines of their home, no matter how great it might be? It truly is like imprisoning yourself.

When I took the plunge and got ready, putting on make-up for the first time in MONTHS, and actually got out in the sunshine and around other people, it had such an effect on me. Incidentally, when T and E got home yesterday from getting haircuts and saw me all prettified and made up, T said "Wow Mom! Where'd you get all that makeup? You look like a Goddess" Only he said "Goddess" with almost as much disdain as "Harlot" so I think he might might have had a communication breakdown in his word choice because I don't think he meant it as a compliment :( I had to go check in the mirror to see if I had overdone it at all. Even E said that I looked "so different" and he didn't remember me having so much "dark" around my eyes lmao. I was like "uhhh, its called eyeliner and this is how I've done my makeup for the 20 years we've known each other?"

Anyway *rolls eyes*, I took some BEFORE pics that I will post tomorrow with all the other before pics I've taken over the last decade so you can tell me if I look like a harlot or not. I'm really hoping that it was just because they hadn't seen me in makeup for so long. I'd hate to think that my makeup skillz are already outdated; perhaps I should send back that book "Mimi's Makeovers" I got for Christmas?

So, I'm contemplating heading to the Y tomorrow to see if I can get a trainer to start me out on a program no matter how measly it might be at this point. I want to take Tanner tomorrow afternoon as well and see if they can get him started. He's killing me with wanting fast food all the time, but it's my fault I suppose. I'm hoping getting him more active in the local Y will motivate him to commit to our new healthy lifestyle.

So, tune in tomorrow for some pics of me starting with my skinniest adult pics. Trust me, you are going to want to tune in just to laugh at my hair. What I lost in weight I made up for in hair product. I'm from Texas, It was the early 90's....enough said.

Unfortunately, also NOT ME but a great example of Texas Hair.(that's for you nick ;)

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Carlos said...

I love your blog... sounds like getting out and about was just what the doctor ordered

Super Squared said...

Thanks carlos :) I've just spent the better part of my sunday reading your blog lol. I love the honesty and the comedy and will definitely become a regular!

Ashley said...

My mom used to do my hair like that when I was a little girl. My hubby laughs at me and says it looks like I had a mullet :(

Good luck at the Y tomorrow. I hope you can get a really great program to get you fit! And by the way, I'm sure you didn't look like a harlot and you really did look like a goddess!

MizFit said...

you might really love it.


Jessica @ Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget said...

I am so glad you got out of the house and had a good time. I to find myself staying in the house rather then facing people but as soon as I get out I realize how much I have been missing and I ussually enjoy every moment of it. I think I just let myself get depressed about my weight and I don't want everone to see how much I gained so for some reason I convice myself to just stay inside and be miserable. I'm not sure why I do this but I have noticed that the longer I let myself stay cooped in the house the harder it is to get myself back out.
I think the Y is a great idea and the personal trainer would be great. I have been thinking about doing that myself but not sure if I want to spend the money. You will have to let me know if you think it is worth it.
Have fun tomorrow!