And we’re back with the updates! Hello, everyone! I’m trying to pull this blog out of hiatus kicking and screaming and staying engaged. Doesn’t everyone feel when they stay engaged they stick with it? Let’s stick with it!
And now let’s get to it!
I’ve been waffling a little bit, but I’m now down 28.4 pounds! WOO! I gained some here, lost some there, gained a little here, but it is still totally possible to make my goal by GRL! It’ll be close, but holy crap I just have to lose 1.6 pounds and I made it. I can do it. I just have to believe I can. But you want to know the really freaking crazy part? Since my cruise in January where I weighed an even 260, I’ve lost 33.6 pounds! So, I’m actually at my goal, but when I joined Weight Watchers officially I was at 255. I want to make it official on my little report card. I’ve roared with determination about it. I’ll spare you from it in the text version.
All in all, I can go to GayRomLit knowing I made the goal. I’ve relaxed about it considerably knowing it’s all okay now. But dammit it’s the principle of the thing to get that 1.6 pounds to drop off.
Stress, Stress, and MORE STRESS
Between health issues with my extended family, the government shutdown, and the possibility for a hurricane, it’s taken a pretty big toll on my family. The shutdown put my Dad out of work for a week, and now that he’s back at work, there’s still a wonder if he’s going to get paid. I come from a family of comfort eaters, so whatever we could find to eat, we did.
The most adorable and endearing part of the experience was Dad went to McDonald’s for a burger and came back with a couple cheeseburgers instead of a more expensive Big Mac. A Big Mac by itself is 4 bucks. The cheeseburgers are a dollar and some change a piece. While it wasn’t a big deal, it was a big enough thought that we needed to pinch where ever possible.
We had a feast of Taco Bell one night. Because at Taco Bell everyone orders half the menu. I haven’t had Taco Bell in so long I forgot what was on the menu. I got a Mountain Dew slushie thing. I haven’t had Mountain Dew in probably a decade. First, it tasted like sugar-water. Second, I was hyped up on sugar for an hour, and then crashed so hard I took a nap for three hours. They’re not kidding about the sugar slam dunking you.
We’ve got extended family drama coming out our ears, and while there’s nothing we can do to change it, we just hope for the best. Just the shift in the dramatic story this time is so unbelievable and insane, it has all of us questioning what we knew. And in worrying over that, food, food, and more food was the answer.
Tropical Storm/Hurricane Karen on the other hand was so laughable because it never made landfall anyhow. But for a week, that was pretty stressful too.
Silver Linings In Everything
The good news, and there is, GayRomLit is on the horizon! I’ve been looking forward to this trip since February when I booked it. I’ve freaked out about it, thinking I couldn’t do it. And now to quote Zombieland “It’s time to nut up or shut up.” I’m feeling pretty good about it. I’ll just be thankful if I meet any fans at all. Meeting new readers will be exciting too.
Because it has all too quickly come to my attention NOTHING IN MY CLOSET FITS BECAUSE IT’S ALL TOO BIG Mom and I had to do some emergency clothes shopping. I picked out clothes once upon a time I’d just look dumb and silly in. I was quite shocked that they looked nice. I bought Jennifer Lopez jeans. Who am I? I don’t know me anymore.
I got the email yesterday that Cap and Gown ordering is today and tomorrow. Yes. Yes, dear readers, I’m graduating college. Technically. I still have two classes left, but I’ve been given the go ahead to participate in Commencement. I can’t believe this moment is finally mine. It still hasn’t sunk in yet. There will likely be lots of tears, and lots of screaming victoriously, and maybe throwing myself on the floor.
Make it rain! Yeah booooooooy!
Till next week! Be excellent to each other!