Mamavation Monday: Tripping Down Memory Lane

Call it a New Year's cop-out. Call it a self-imdulgant trip down memory lane. Or just call it funny and laugh it up. I've come a long way since starting my blogging/writing/weight loss (attempt) journey, but my outlook (or snark output) hasn't changed. And 2011? I'm ready. Bring it.

From the Bookieboo archives....

I can't look at a Twinkie without tripping over a blog post or a tweet about New Year's resolutions, and with the holiday right around the proverbial corner, it's very appropriate. But since most of the online mentions I am seeing about said resolutions are about weight loss and getting into shape and healthy, healthy, healthy...well...let's just say me and my Oreo Cheesequake Dairy Queen Blizzard are just gonna sit this one out tonight. Now don't get your yoga pants in a bunch. I haven't fallen off the wagon. I've just got it parked in my garage for a few days and stepped off with all of my faculties intact. I knew that the stress of family holiday drama, combined with the stuffing and birthday cake, was going to take a toll on my weight loss efforts. And that bodybugg I just bought?'s sitting in my purse waiting for me to put it back to work. I know what you are going to say: "But Pauline...there are so many healthy options for holiday meals..." Or "Pauline, why not get rid of some of that stress by taking a turbo-kick class?" Or "Seriously? You just consumed 820 calories and 35 grams of fat in one sitting and you're bitching about your thighs?" So let's address the points one by one, shall we? 1) Yes, there are plenty of options for healthy holiday meals. I just chose (and that's they key word here, people) not to make any. The trick is moderation and maybe next week I'll post about how I should've employed a little more that tactic... 2) Yes, I could have gone to the gym more while said Family Stress was visiting, but well...I basically screwed the pooch on this one. Call me a masochist, but I figured missing three days at the gym was well worth spending time with relatives I'd rather not see on a daily basis who live some 2,000 miles away. We had some laughs, I had plenty of arguments in my head, and everyone survived Christmas. Yay for no prison time! 3) Yep...I did, in fact, just consume a blizzard and am still going to bitch about the size of my thighs, the rolls on my stomach, and the cellulite craters on my ass. And you know why? Because it's human. Because I know I'm not the only one who wakes up each morning with the best of intentions and the ass-end of follow-through. Because tomorrow *is* another day. And well, damn it, because the day I stop bitching is the day I've officially given up and accepted that this is me and Dairy Queen becomes a daily staple in my diet. News Flash: that ain't happening any time soon. Sound your battle horns, ladies...I haven't given up yet. So call me your "Every Woman" in this weight loss battle. The "Wanna-be." The "Real Mom of Calorie County." Whatever you want. If you can relate, we should do lunch. If I can't be honest with you, I'm sure as hell not going to be honest with myself. And I'd say honesty is a key component with all this food and calorie tracking that I'm going to be doing again next week when I dust that wagon off and pull it out of the garage.