Monday, June 23, 2008

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I'm guessing it's really not that big of a deal to some of you out there but today when I stepped up on the scale it said.....136.5. That's right. It may not be that big of a deal to some but to me that's frickin' awesome!! Of course the scale was fucking with me a little bit and dipped down to 135 for like a split second. Just long enough to get my hopes up but it decided to settle around the 136.5 to 136.6 mark. Meh, I'll take it.

That means I'm within 11 pounds of my ultimate goal and I can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm already starting to feel so much better and it doesn't hurt my eyes as much as it use to when I would look in the mirror. I was watching this show last night by Dr. Oz (read: Oprah's bitch) and he said that women need to strive for a waist that is no larger that 32 inches in order to be healthy. Men need to strive for 35. He was working with four people trying to get their weight under control. It was pretty interesting. Of course the husband and I had to immediately break out the measuring tape and see where we fell.

I was right at 32 with sucking in because that's what he made them do and the husband was at 34. He's lost a lot of weight and looks good in his clothes. I can tell they are no longer cutting him in half when he tries to button them up and some of them are actually falling off of him. I'm pretty proud of him for all his hard work. It's actually motivated me more than he knows to get up off my lazy ass. I can't let him be better than me at something. That just wouldn't be right! Right now I've got on a pair of size 8 Old Navy Bermuda shorts that I haven't been able to button in a long ass while and they went up and on without any problem at all. I can even stick my fingers in the waistband. Yay, me!

Ok, I'm done tooting my own horn for now.

Went home for the weekend on Friday and have to say we had a very fun time. My parents wanted my boys and my nephew to stay with them for the weekend alone so they could all bond and do fun stuff without us breathing down their necks. It's the first time A2 has ever spent the night away from both of us and only the second time I've even spent a night without him. After we all ate breakfast and went our separate ways they took the boys to the zoo, to play putt-putt, and to ride go-carts. After they got home they all made S'mores. How cool is that?

While all of this was going on the husband and I had nothing to do so we decided to go to the movies after doing a little window shopping and looking at houses in the area for his brother. We got to the movies at around 3:15 in the afternoon and didn't leave the movie theater until 2:20 in the morning. Yep, you read that right. We spent over 11 hours at the movies!

We watched Indiana Jones at 3:30 - It was pretty good. I was hoping for a lot more adventure but since Harrison Ford has got to be pushing 80 he did alright for his age. The story was a bit predictable but I enjoyed it. After that I got my way and we went to see Sex and the City. The husband was one of only about five men in the whole theater but he liked it. I thought they did a really good job. I was a little disappointed that they didn't give Stanford that big of a part but the rest was pretty good. There were some very funny parts. It would have been about 10 times better if they had thrown in a little bit of Aidan for me to look at but oh well. I was just thrilled to finally get to see it. It's on my To Buy list (read: Can Someone Please Buy This For Me?!) as soon as it comes out.

After that we went and watched Ironman. Let me just say that I have loved Robert Downey, Jr. for a very long time. I fell in love with him in Less than Zero and even though he went through a rough spell with all that drug stuff I still loved him. Crack heads need love too. After seeing this movie, I'd give up room in my closet for him if he wanted me too. Hell, I'd let him have an entire shelf on my side if he wanted it. He rocked as Ironman. Good story, good acting, good looking, just plain good. Those big brown eyes of his gives me goose bumps. After I got my feel of lusting over him in that movie we decided what the hell, we'd hit one more. It was only midnight and all we were going to do was go back to the house and sit around anyway.

It was between Get Smart and The Incredible Hulk so we went to see The Hulk. I hated the first Hulk. It was stupid and the kid who played it, Eric Bana, just didn't do it for me. I thought Jennifer Connelly was about the best thing that movie had going for it. That girl is hot, I don't care what you say! The new Bruce Banner/Incredible Hulk was Edward Norton and even though he has this nerdy quality about him he's pretty hot himself and pulled it off pretty well. The story was decent and the fact that they brought in another creature to fight him was pretty good. Also Lou Ferrigno (the original Incredible Hulk 'case you didn't know) made an appearance in this one and that man doesn't look like he's aged AT ALL. Added bonus: Robert Downey, Jr.'s character from Ironman makes an appearance at the end for a little bit of a cherry on top.

We ate nachos and popcorn, drank our weight in Diet Coke and I devoured an entire $3 box of Milk Duds by myself, except for one that I grudgedly let the husband have, and had a blast. We'll definitely have to do it again. Especially now that I know A2 and myself can make it through the night without being stuck right next to one another. I can't remember the last time the husband and I have spent that much time alone together.

We got home yesterday afternoon and as if the movie diet wasn't bad enough we ordered Papa John's and it was yum-my! Needless to say I had to drag myself downstairs to the treadmill but after going for 3 miles I felt great. I was given the first season of I Love Lucy for Christmas this year and decided to crack it open last night while I was running. After watching the first couple of episodes I learned something about myself that is somewhat disturbing.....apparently I'm pretty whorey because I have to say I would have let Desi Arnaz bang out Babaloo on my ass cheeks and thoroughly enjoyed it. Have you ever really stopped to consider the fact that he was a pretty damn good looking man and was pretty damn good with him hands?

One last thing: Found out today that George Carlin had died over the weekend. Very sad news. That guy was funny. If you go over to YouTube and type in his name a lot of funny stuff will pop up. You don't have to agree with him but if you have an open mind and just listen to him he'll have you rolling!

Here's his infamous Seven Words:

Edited to add: What the hell is up with Blogger going down and wiping out my entire post before I can even save it?? I swear the post I wrote before this one was full of smart sassy wit and brilliant insight.

Since it didn't get saved and I had to start over from scratch this is the best you get under the circumstances.

Days without making an Old Navy or any other clothing type purchase for me or A2: 23


MadWoman said...

Sounds like a good time was had. I used to love going to hang out at the movie theatre all day. Now of course, it's a little too pricey to do that most days, but still fun.

Congrats on the weight loss!! I am slowly but surely travelling my own road, but have not had quite the success you've had.

Blogger sucks ass today. I've had to start typing up my posts in wordpad and then copying it into Blogger. My most recent post was erased twice before I got to publish it too. A total waste of wit when that happens eh?

Heather said...

You know I usually type up lengthy posts in Word and then copy and paste to Blogger. I'm anal that way.
I was sorry to hear about George Carlin. I guess it shouldn't have been a surprise, but it's still sad.

mysecondjournal said...

Son of Bugger..blogger just deleated my comment

mumma boo said...

Congrats on the weight loss! If I had any energy after peeling my children off the furniture all day, I'd work out and be further along to my goal, but, oh well. Lifting a 25 lb toddler 40 x day has to account for something. BC (before children), Munky and I used to do marathon movie days, too. We never made it to more than two in a row, so kudos to you for doing 3. Kind of gives you a brief glimpse into what life may be like in a few years when the kids are grown, doesn't it?

Danielle-lee said...

Mmmmmmm, Milk duds.
Yipeeeeee for you and the weight loss! I'm way happy for you!

Yeah, I lost a cute blog that was short and sweet a few minutes ago. Damn it. You just can't RE-CREATE a masterpiece like that one. Sighhh.

Heidi said...

YAY for the weight loss! That's so cool! I can't wait to get back to that size! :)
That's a long time a the movie theater- I can't even last through one movie! SATC is on my to-buy list too, along with the book which has the BEST photos from the movie in it!

moonspun said...

Good for you for working toward your goals!
Thanks for the George Carlin link. It's been years since I've seen it and was a good reminder of how funny it is. Classic humor.
Your movie adventure with hubby sounds fun!

Jo said...

Well done you on the weight loss - that is fantastic news! :-)
And sounds like you had a brilliant time - you should make a point of doing something similar on a regular basis!

Brian said...

Mmmmmmm...milk duds.

THopgood said...

Oh, and I Love Lucy is my favorite show EVER. I've been contimplating getting a box set of the episodes. I used to fall asleep every night watching it on Nick @ Nite...but they don't play it anymore. Although, I gotta say, I've never had any fantasies of Arnaz. LOL! I'm also a Mary Tyler Moore Freak.

THopgood said...

Well what the hell happened to my first comment...oh said something to the effect that we have a lot in common...weight, treadmill, Robert Downey Jr, George "When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops"....I don't feel like retyping it...but you get the idea...=)

Mandy said...

Congrats on your weight loss achievements! That's really wonderful.

Blogger routinely dumps my posts. I think I'm going to write in Word and cut and paste in.

for a different kind of girl said...

This post made me laugh so many times, and I say yeah for tooting your own horn! Good job!!

I envy your movie marathon. I've not done something like that since I was in college and a group of friends and I would go to the dollar theaters for the second runs and kill off an entire day. These days, I can barely stay awake in a dark room for more than three hours! Perhaps the Milk Duds would keep me jacked.

Finally, I'll have to ask Robert Downey Jr. if he's ready to go spend some time at your house, because I'm expecting him here to hang with me at any time, and I plan to take advantage of that!

Miss Grace said...

That sounds like an excellent movie watching adventure.

And congratulations to both of you on the weightloss!

alntv said...

Holy crap! 4 movies in 1 day?!?! You are a movie SUPERfan!!! LOL
I agree with you on Ironman and The Hulk. And congrats on the weight loss! :-)

RhoRho said...

Ok i am new to your blog and dont know how tall you are--- you better be 5'2" cause i am 5'6" 140 and standin'. cant lose 5 no matter what it seems. my goal is about your weight (135).. even tho pre-baby i was 128...anyway i dont call myself fat just...not skinny. ! come see me...

Shina said...

Long time chica!

Happy Fourth to you and your crew!

Love and Miss ya!

Along said...

Yeah for the weight loss!!

Yeah for Ironman and Robert Downey Jr!!

Yeah for Edward Norton and his geeky hotness!!

Scary Mommy said...

AMAZING!!! I would kill to see those numbers on a scale. Really, I think I would.

Blogger drives me nuts too. I've started typing everything out in my e-mail and pasting it...

MadWoman said...

Where ARE you? You've disappeared. I miss hearing from you!

Where's some more of the funny chic who knows just how to toot her own horn??? C'mon!!

Zip n Tizzy said...

I'd have to say that's awesome!
What a fun marathon... eleven hours just the two of you. That sounds like a perfect vacation!