That’s a movie… The Attack of the Killer Hormones… it’s a sequel to the much loved movie, Attack of the Grumpy Women and the Men Who Love Them!! Nonscar Awards all over for those babies (the evil and embittered cuzzin of the Oscars)! The last few days I’ve pretty much had the disease not logging thy food numbdumb eating marathons. I blame it 2% on hormone woman hoarding week/boredom/irritation/annoyance/burn out and the other 98% on lamebutt excuses like the previous 8000 I just listed. I don’t beat myself up anymore when I go through a rough spot… that’s not helpful at all… just causes that neverending circle of emotional roller coaster eating that won’t end. So, I made some mistakes this week… that didn’t cause me to gain 217 pounds back. Nope… it didn’t. I’m well aware that a lifestyle change is never going to be perfect and I’m okay with that. Perfect people aren’t learning… imperfect people and all their flaws have a lifetime of growing to do… that’s what I’m here for. That and to eat as much chocolate as I can in the span of a lifetime. There best be a Guinness Record for that because I aim to have my name on that page!
So, through my flawsy week, I’ve kind of felt like that blueberry chic girl from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory:
Funny… If I were to go and put on all blue right now and paint my face… we could totes be relations!! In the meantime… I cannot even look at those Oompa Loompas… childhood nightmares!! It wouldn’t be so bad if they all didn’t have the exact same singing voice, weren’t green haired and robotic, and weren’t wearing starfish-shaped trousers! Roll me out the door, freaktastic little dudes! I think it’s important to step back and learn why I numbdumb eat… gives me better ammunition to control it the next time I start walking around and blindly stuffing whatever is handy in the pie hole. So, I like to ponder what’s been going on in my noggin when I have a bad stretch.
Moving forward. Time to update progress on the ole Mission: Uncage the Singing Bird goals. I can’t say I’ve been gung ho on getting much done. Just sort of doing my regular, “wait until the very last minute and then pounce on it” spiel. But, I’m advancing some. For example, for my first goal (Make a CD of me singing and sing more in general), I have a singing gig in church on Sunday. The first one in 2011. I’m nervous already and have my song selection narrowed down to 25 songs… pretty good if you ask me; it used to be 26. I realize it’s Friday and Sunday is like 2 days away, but that is what Saturday night at 11:59 p.m. is for. That and washing my hairs (yes… hairs is the appropriate word when you have like 2 hairs to your name by now!) So, I have that down and I’ve also been singing in the shower more. I charge admission for anyone who wants to come to my shower concert… oh, and I only sing one song and only know the words to one verse, so it’s actually a pretty boring 15 minutes of concert. I think it’ll be good, though, to warm up my voice. I haven’t sung much, so the higher notes (for this Alto) aren’t as smooth as they used to be when I sang all the time. As for the CD… I’ve officially added versions of Oh, Holy Night and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas to my list of must have CD songs.
As for the 2nd bucket list item… that is still hanging in the balance. I’m still doing it, but when you are horning in on someone else’s vacation, I’m pretty sure it’s rude to just up and plan everything by yourself! I think we’ll go to the porcelain doll monument and tiny teacup convention for the whole week… how’s about that, family? 😛
I was watching the idiot box last night when this commercial came on. When it was over, I immediately pressed record on my DVR and rewound it to watch it again. I kind of wanted to jump into the commercial and be like those people. It hit home for me and was quite inspiring and motivating for what I’ve been preaching to myself on this here blog for all these months. I uploaded it to share with y’all. Jump in, friends… let’s all take flying lessons! 🙂
Question of the Day: How is progress on your bucket list items coming? Are you an emotional eater? How do you combat that?