Sunday, May 4, 2008

I'm Winning!

I would like to take this opportunity to tell my Smelly... "I'm Winning!" For those of you in the dark, I'll have to tell you a little story.

Once upon a time, something like 4 years ago, I made a bet. My best friend and I were both getting a little on the chubby side, so we decided that it would be easier to slim down if we made it a competition. It wasn't. Neither of us really went anywhere. He blamed it on work and other stuff. I just didn't really give it a good run. Surprisingly, we have both on occasion renewed the bet. (oh yeah, the winner has to take the looser out for dinner.... counter-productive? So what?!) One of us always claims to be winning every time we talk, although usually neither of us are.

Fast forward to a year ago. I got married, gained more than I had ever lost, am not happy with it. This time around I have actually decided to do something about it. On a side note, my husband is tall and thin. read:very fit! When we got married he ended up loosing more than I had gained. We decided to get back in shape together. He started going back to the gym ( having quit shortly before we got married) and so did I. Now I cook 95% of meals and even pack lunches! Yeah, he's gained back about half the weight and I've lost the same. I've decided not to stop at getting back to where I was... as that's when the whole bet started. I've got a loooong way to go, BUT!!! I've already lost a quarter of the total I want to loose!!! That's right, I'm 25% done!

So Smelly.... you better get to work if you want to catch up!

In other news, it was Layla's birthday yesterday. She got a new toy and treats. The Hubby wanted to know how that made it different than any other day... I pretended not to hear.

Also something sad. My mom came out for a visit this afternoon which was great, until she told me about Fritz. Max and Fritz were my sister and my cats when we were little. We went to the SPCA and picked them out ourselves. Max (my cat) got sick a few years ago and had to be put down. Fritz ( my sister's) seemed to be doing really well until last year when he started having seizures. He didn't have them too often, but his health really started to deteriorate in general. They had to take him to the vet to be put to sleep on Thursday. He was almost 20!

On to happier topics. This time tomorrow I will be relaxed and have pretty toes! I can't wait for my massage!

Three things:
1. Pedicures and Massages in one afternoon!
2. Visiting with the Fam.
3. No rain so far today :)


DeeDee said...

Way. To. Go! I've made similar bets with people like my dad in the past but it always seems to fall through. I finally decided a couple of months ago that I didn't need to rely on somebody else. I'm working on it and I'm seeing a difference but it's just so slow!!
Keep up the good work!!

By the way I found your blog through DadGoneMad. I posted a list of all the bloggers who left their blog link in a signature after his Big Big Stars post. It's over at my place. Come on over and check it out. I promise not to bite...that hard anyway!!

Heather said...

Good luck with the bet, sounds like a great idea.