Monday, April 20, 2009

Wake Up Call

IN THE NEWS: Bogus waiter tricks customers at 2 NJ restaurants. Read more HERE.

Well, I learned a very hard lesson this weekend: I am in NO WAY ready for summer clothes.

Saturday was sunny and beautiful--almost like summer. Nice, right? No. Because I quickly found out I had NOTHING TO WEAR.

Nothing fit!!

Okay. I know most of you who know me and my body complaints are probably making the tiny violin gesture with your fingers by now. But I'm serious! I can honestly say I was almost brought to tears when I found out I could barely button my favorite Capri pants.

Yes, you're probably rolling your eyes at me now. Oh, here goes Jen again, whining about her weight. But this time I'm REALLY worried. Luckily, it's cold again now, so the weather is giving me some added time. Which is good. Obviously just exercise is not enough. I'm going to have to also make adjustments to

(I can't even write it) ...eating habits.

I'm thinking a week (maybe two) of Slim Fast should do it, along with my normal exercise routine, cutting out my daily brownie/chocolate chip pan cookie, and of course cutting out the half of bag of Goldfish crackers I have before the kiddo comes home from school.

No more putting off the diet any longer.

I am officially in diet mode.
(So if my blogs get progressively grouchier during the week, you'll know why) :)


Kristen Painter said...

So you're saying your mother was right?

Chicki said...

Okay, we believe you now. :)

Most writers have to do extra exercise to combat so many hours on our butts, but giving up the cookies and goldfish will certainly help!

Marianne Arkins said...

Urgh... don't say the "D" word. Please...

Jessica said...

You poor thing. I'm going through the same thing. Last year I bought shorts in one size. This year I can't button them and there's some serious flab hanging on the back of my legs. Now I'm going to the gym but I think I just have to buy new clothes because I don't think I want to be too skinny (which I'd have to be to fit in those shorts, not sure how I did it before, grrr).
Good luck with your dietary alignment. LOL

Stephanie said...

You and I can grouch together!

Chelle Sandell said...

Hugs. Sorry way to start the week, Jen...making us all feel guilty when we eat that brownie today. *sigh* I guess I'll play soccer and run around with little man more this week. I might even make an effort to do my yoga exercises. ;)

MsSnarkyPants said...

Blah! Diets!

I've been sick for going on 2 weeks now, and I've been really slacking on my running. It's going to be so hard to start again!

Good luck!!! I know you can do it!

T. Anne said...

Read your book over the weekend and LOVED it! I'm going to lend it to a friend next week. As soon as I get a chance within the next two weeks I'm going to review it on Amazon. Good luck with the diet. I find eating half portions always works fast for me. BTW, I hate shorts.

Jody Hedlund said...

Who has time for exercise?! No, seriously I know I could really benefit from it, but I just don't know how I could squeeze one more thing into my day!