Monthly Archives: December 2011

Put The Turkey Down…

Ok. I admit it. I am a turkey-holic and I need help. At least admitting it is the first step. Oh turkey, how do I love thee…let me count the ways. White meat, gravy, stuffing…cranberry sauce…oooh and mashed potatoes and corn. It is a really, really good thing that it only happens 3 times a year. Today, right now, I am still so stuffed from the turkey I have been consuming since Christmas Day. It needs to stop. Lord knows I have not been out to run / walk so I may have to venture out tomorrow and start that up again.

Damn turkey, what is it about you that tastes so good? You are all I seem to think about before, during and after the holidays. If my birthday wasn’t in the middle of summer, I would probably want turkey dinner to celebrate.
Sure, on a regular day throughout the year I consume a couple of slices as a tease on bread with a slice of havarti cheese – it doesn’t have nearly the same effect as the turkey and stuffing next day between two slices with mayo – but really, what does? Mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

Today, I have decided I need to put the turkey downnnn. Not only do I feel overly full and completely phat – I may be suffering from turkey overload. That’s when you fall asleep and instead of visions of sugarplums dancing in your head – turkeys are gettin’ down to the beat. Dancing turkeys, Jive turkeys…you don’t know until it happens to you. If it has, then I’m sure you can empathize. Other signs of turkey overload is that you want turkey when you wake up, or you need to rush home to get to your leftover turkey. “Sorry girls, I need to check on something at home”. We all know there is nothing to check on, they see right through it. They know, turkey is a waitin’ and doesn’t stand a chance when I walk through that door! Turkey cold sweats in the night that wake you up and you don’t care where it comes from, hell you don’t even care if its hot all you know is you need it…stat. Stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn? All can be cold out of the fridge with cold gravy on top and you don’t care – as long as you (meaning I)get your (my) fix.

Yes, I woke up this morning and had to put the turkey down. It is a process that seems longer and much more difficult than any other 12 step one. The only cure is to empty my fridge. So later today, after brunch with the girls I will give my left over turkey the goodbye it deserves. It is a sad day. Goodbye Turkey, we will reunite at Easter…

I am sure the greatest thing will be when my ass thanks me as soon as I put my runners on and move it. The same ass that has been planted at one house or another over the past few days. Time to get up and move and shake the turkey-itis off! Yes, I am giving myself a day of rest.

I hope all of you enjoyed your Christmas dinner as much as I did and I truly hope that you can shake the Jive turkey off with much success!

Blog soon,
PFF

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Reality Bites

I feel awful today. Terrible.
I want it to end so I can wake up and start brand new.
The year 2011 has been an emotional roller coaster and I can only hope that 2012 is better.

Right now I wish I was anyone else but me. I wish I was magically thin, looked fabulous in every outfit and was one of those amazing people that looked put together all the time. I also wish that I was a better friend and a better person underneath it all.

The road to a new me is much further than I could imagine. You may think this post is pathetic, but it is honest and hopefully it will be a little more uplifting next time.

Blog soon,
PFF

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Still Here

I promise, I am still here! Usually when I don’t blog for a week it means I have fallen off the wagon or am away in Paris or Rome…this time I have done neither – I am still here. Week 3 is about to start tomorrow and I must say, I am impressed that I am still going. It has been a while.

Today I woke up and went for a walk / run – in the rain! Yup, I got all wet but it didn’t matter. It felt great. The fact that it is December and so mild makes it easier to want to get out there. I ran a bit which was good and did 5km in 51 minutes. Slowly but surely, right? Right!

It is amazing what inspires me. Today, it was that I saw a girl that I know announce that she has lost 25lbs – which is not easy so it pushed me a bit more and reminded me of what I am trying to do and what I really hope for myself. Good for her! Actually, amazing for her! I want to be able to say that number is gone from me, so to get there and claim the same would truly be incredible. I have done it before. In fact I have done it many times over but I never let it stick. I never keep it away. It needs to go now, I am tired of it. It’s funny because when you gain weight over time it becomes the new normal. I find myself saying to myself that I’m not that much different. Then I am faced with my reflection or a shitty picture that has been taken and reality hits home how different I look. I hardly recognize myself. The funniest thing is, I always thought I was phat. I look at pics from a few years ago and I’m not that hideous. I am actually photogenic. Still had a few extra pounds but I am attractive! I am pretty. It may sound vain but I don’t want to look at pics from today in a year wishing I look like this now (because I am so much heavier). I want to be pretty again. I am working on it!
As for food, I had a little more penne a la vodka last night than I should have but I know a chef that makes it to perfection – so it was hard to put the fork down. I had salad too along with grilled veggies so a balance as opposed to a medium pizza I could finish in a 24 hour period.
It has been great so far, I have done grocery shopping 3 weeks in a row now, I have been making my lunch everyday (except when I ended up at the Thompson Diner once and Hero burger and ordered a hero 4oz slim) so all in all I have been so well behaved and eating fruits and vegetables. I have been using my new Starbucks travel mug to save 10 cents at Starbucks everyday and making my own breakfast.

Here is to the start of week 3 – so super excited and I have a walking partner tomorrow so it will be fun and a perfect start!!! I still haven’t weighed myself but when my clothes tell me they notice a difference, I may.

Blog soon,
PFF

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