Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Seriously!? Why do we insist on asking questions that we do not want to hear the answers to? Why do we choose to punish ourselves in such a way!?

(Last night while lying in bed next to my husband.)

ME: "Honey, how much more would you love me if I weighed 110 pounds?"
HIM: "I have no idea."

Okay, really. Could he throw me a freak'in bone here?

I asked. He answered.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

One Size Fits Most

I happened upon this expression, yet again, while purchasing a cloth brace for my sore foot. When I noticed the "disclaimer" I couldn't help but wonder what went down at that meeting table during the politically correct conference that so cleverly developed this saying.

I imagined what a few of the discarded, deemed non-politically correct, rejects might have been:
  • Warning: If you have ever worried about breaking, or have already broken a chair, this product will not fit you.
  • One Size Fits "Normal" People
  • If you are considered overweight, obese or morbidly obese, this product may not fit you.
  • If your foot is sore due to weight problems, this brace probably will not fit you.
  • In the event that this product feels too small, please do not return for refund. Contact your local chapter of Weight Watchers instead.
  • Warning: do not purchase if your pants are too tight.
  • One Size Fits Most People Who Do Not Have an Extra Stomach Roll.
  • If you are worried about his product fitting, it won't, put it back.
  • If the use of this product cuts off circulation to vital limbs, you are too fat.
  • One Size Fits Most* (*If you notice this disclaimer, this product will be too small for you.)
  • If you cringe at the thought of amusement park rides, water parks or an invitation to go canoeing, this product will not fit you.
I would love to hear some of your non-politically correct disclaimers, let's hear 'em! We can always use a good laugh.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Another Loss :(

The title says it all. But, unfortunately the loss is not a good one. As it turns out, I became pregnant again right after my miscarriage. It was greatly unplanned, but I felt that the Lord had a plan and assumed that lightning would never strike twice.

It did.

Now that I have had two early miscarriages, I am starting to wonder what is wrong with me. I am hoping that unlike last time, I won't gain 7 pounds in one week. I am hoping I can keep all of this in perspective.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Solo From Sodium

Well, today will mark my fourth day without adding extra salt to my food. For YEARS, I have dosed my food with salt to the point where my husband would tell me it looks like it had snowed on top of my food.

I decided Thursday, enough was enough. I placed all of our salt in a grocery bag and told my husband to hide it. I have always heard that it takes at least two weeks for your taste buds to reset, but let me tell'ya- I was noticing a HUGE difference on day two.

Not only have I lost 3 pounds already, but for the first time in as long as I can remember, I actually taste my food! I enjoyed a salad the other day and my brain went crazy- there were black olives to taste, onions, cabbage and carrots even the lettuce! I usually only taste really salty-salted dressing and every bite tastes the same.

I have noticed that my food cravings have depleted dramatically, and my consumption at meals has also been reduced. It's almost like my brain is finally receiving enough feedback and feeling satiety for the first time. Instead of one flavor -salty- I am experiencing a whole new phenomenon of tasting hundreds of flavors at every meal.

I was talking to my dear friend Kate earlier, and it all makes sense. It's kind of like sugar- the more sugar you have- the more you want. Why wouldn't salt be the same way? If you have a bowl of sour strawberries, with no sugar, you probably won't eat too many. BUT, if those sour strawberries are smothered in white, sugary goodness, you are probably going to eat them all...and probably want more! It's the same way for me with salt.

Friday, May 1, 2009

"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place."