Me and Lindsey gonna be kickin it together at the Betty

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Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a great weekend – mine was okay. Lots of sex, drugs and rock & roll (and by sex, drugs, and rock&roll, I mean television, candy, and a SisterWives marathon) and abuse of the sugary kind, but otherwise an okay weekend.

For those of you who know Debby, she sent me a quick note to let us all know that she is in Kenya and doing great!! She wanted me to let all of you know that she was alive and well so we all wouldn’t worry. I think she should be back this weekend – I can’t wait to hear how the trip went.

Okay, on to the abuse mentioned above – this weekend I really abused my body. Does the Betty Ford clinic have a program for sugar abuse? There should be. I would so check myself in and then I would go find LiLo and smack her around and tell her to snap out of it and grow up and quit being such a brat. Is what I would do. Anyway, I abused my body with lack of sleep and way, way, waaaay too much sugar. Oh it was awful. Saturday all I could do was lie around and be bitchy all day long. It was not pretty. I felt awful, and yet the worse I felt, the more I turned to sugar. When you eat so much sugar that you get a headache, there’s a problem there. I was actually starting to get worried for my health, so I made sure I slept a decent amount that night and then Sunday (yesterday) I drank a lot of water and tried to be as productive as possible. I felt better, but I’m really disturbed by that binge. I think I know I have a lot of work to do regarding my emotional eating issues. I think one of the biggest factors for me is sleep – if I don’t get enough sleep, it really sets me up for a binge. I just don’t seem to cope with life as well when I’m tired. It’s a good thing late nights like that don’t happen very often. More proof that I am not 25 years old anymore.

I wanted to see where I was this time last year emotionally, so I re-read posts from last January. I sounded so happy and full of hope, not at all the way I feel right now. For one thing I was 25 pounds thinner this time last year – not that being thin = happiness, but I was working out a lot and eating so much better , and I know that lends a lot to my emotional well-being. I was just starting to work with iChange (I still miss those guys over there), I was enjoying my work outs, I was running a little bit, and I think I was just a lot happier with life in general. Who knew it was all going to go to sh*t in a few short months? Maybe since I’m in such a blah state at the beginning of this year, the rest of the year will be better than I expect? I sure hope so.

Aren’t you so glad you stopped by to read this uplifting post? Don’t you feel inspired to go out and do something great with your life? Yes, I am right up there with Joni Ericson Tada and Helen Keller in the inspiration department. So full of the optimism, I am. 😉

Anyway, I start Boot Camp tonight and I am a little bit skeered. I am so out of shape, what if I am the one person who can’t keep up? I don’t want to be the one who stands around watching everyone else be fit while I sweat like a Bikram yogi while standing still.

Workout anxiety – I haz it.

But, but but but!! My hubs just texted me to let me know that our Wii Fit came in today, so yeehaw!! I’m really excited to try it out after Boot Camp tonight, assuming I don’t die at Boot Camp. Really, how awful would that be to have a heart attack and die all because I wanted to get healthy? Ugh. Anyway, WiiFit Plus – yay!!

I’ll post about Boot Camp tomorrow if, ya know…I’m still around. 




10 thoughts on “Me and Lindsey gonna be kickin it together at the Betty

  1. I am kind of the opposite right now – Last year I was 30 lbs heavier and had all of this optomism on New Year’s Day and was convinced i was going to hit goal in 2010 (goal being -72) and literally within 4 days I was completely derailed for 2, almost 3 months. So now I am all happy, thinking okay, only 42 to goal, but what could happen today to derail the euphoria.

    Have fun with the Wii Fit! Actually using ours was on my To Do list for all of 2010. But darn it, this time I mean it!

  2. First of all, thanks for passing along the message from Debby! I’ve been thinking of her a lot and wondering how her trip is going. So glad to hear that she’s doing well. 🙂

    Secondly, does The Betty have a place for sourdough bread abuse? Maybe with all the sugar addicts. Because I went on quite the little sourdough bender this past weekend. It was just the…culinary crack topping on the, er, cocoa-enhanced white devil of the holiday season for me. 😛

    You know I hear ya on the new year’s malaise. Like you, I was feeling pretty perky out of the gate and through most of last year. But I think it was faltering at the finish that is making me feel “meh” lately. (Oh, yeah. And the sourdough and stuff.) But you’ve got your Wii Fit and Boot Camp tonight, I’ve got my hula class tonight and the weekly Wednesday class that kicks my posterior. Good luck tonight – even if you are the only one that can’t quite keep up (which I doubt), hang in there and it will feel really great afterward. (When I go through a class like that – and oh, have I! – I always console myself with, “How would you be feeling now if you had blown it off altogether?”) So we might have to fake it little ’til we make it, but we’ll get there.

  3. It always amazes me that our brains, trusted with our self-preservation, don’t seem to make the connection that we tend to feel better when it doesn’t give us these crazy cravings for things that crud up our systems. Like you, I feel ten times better when I’m active and eating right.

    Well, holidays are ovah, sister… it’s time to straighten up and fly right.

  4. Hey, how did Boot Camp go yesterday? Hula class was lots of fun – low impact, but I really felt it in my core area, arms, and legs (we keep our legs bent nearly the whole time, so my quads felt it).

    1. It was great!! I didn’t have time to write a post today, but hopefully tomorrow will be a little less busy! Thanks for checking in on me! 🙂

  5. Hey, on the pretty-darn-good plus side, you recognized the messages your body was sending, and you did something about it: water, rest, exercise. That’s great.

    While you were watching “SisterWives,” DH and I had a “Dexter” marathon.

    We had a lot of hot cocoa over the holidays. One thing I discovered is I liked the toppings more than the cocoa. My toppings of whipped cream and caramel would be gone then I was stuck with the hot cocoa. Then I thought, “If I feel stuck with it, why am I even drinking it?” So now, I just have the topping without making the cocoa. I might post about that (although it’s probably just interesting to me – oh well) — ever since the EFYS stuff I’ve told you about, I’m starting to look at food differently.

    btw – the Sister Wives live in the town next to ours, not that I run into them at the grocery store or anything, just more babbling. :p

    1. I had never seen the show before and I was MESMERIZED by them. Seriously, I could not look away. It is such a different way of life – I just don’t think I could do that, but the idea of having a babysitter on the spot is very appealing!! 🙂

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