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[Sep. 14th, 2006|01:26 pm]
Whole lotta labia.
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First thing's first... My darling Collette, may you have the best of days and may you find yourself unable to resist flashing that fabulous smile of yours. You'll be in my heart and in my thoughts, as always.


omg I'm going to old skool fandom hell for that tag text, aren't I? This morning I did a run to test what my 5k stuff is like before I run these two races coming up. I did a nice warm-up walk for about 10 minutes and then started over to get a good sense of the run. Turns out I can run 3.1 miles in 46 minutes. Which is in line with the times I had when I first started running and in line with recovering from August's knee-fu and a recent bout of sloth. I walked three or four minutes scattered throughout and I walked for about 2 minutes at the beginning. It's not fabulous, but the first race isn't for a month so I should be able to get down to about 40 minutes by then. That's commensurate with what my partner for that race currently runs and it's a slow pace but still faster than sitting on my ass on the couch eating cheez puffs. (omg, I love cheez puffs)

I then did a nice power-walk for another twenty minutes making for a grand total of... let's see... carry the one.. an hour and twenty-two minutes of cardio. Nice. Not an everyday splurge, but nice. And as I didn't really have time or inclination for weights today I'm glad I didn't just faff off early. The scale, as I predicted, shows me up from yesterday. But only by like .2 pounds. Which is like.. a grape.. or something. So I'm feeling ok about it. Just hitting the water and the veggies and waiting for tomorrow. Tonight, I'm with Cait. We'll eat at the mall and I'll have the good fortune of going to that salad place. I love that salad place.

Tonight I'm on my own, which is sad. :( ST is off to pack for his weekend weirdo getaway and that means I won't see him until Sunday night. And I'm bummed, I am. I don't sleep so good without him. However, it means I can just go home and go to bed.

Tomorrow is an easy day. Long gym workout, lunch at Panera with Mom and The Lifesaver, and then dinner on my own. The weekend we've already discussed. Weight Watchers says "Oh, you'll have another Thanskgiving/Christmas/Labor Day Picnic so you don't have to indulge." But if I do this whole marriage thing right I'm only going to get one bridal shower. So I'm going to be smart, drink lots of water, and enjoy the munchies. I've earned it.

And that? is that. I had my girlie doctor appointment this morning and then came into a tornado so it's 1:21 and I haven't had breakfast. Um.. badness. Must go eat.


Oh, but before I go. The dress for the rehearsal dinner came. Yeah.. not so much. I'm not sure what J-Crew thinks should constitute that size, but it's a size larger than I wear in jeans and it was still unbecomingly tight across my midsection. Steve says it's cute but.. I don't think so. I just don't feel comfortable in it. We'll see what it's like in 6 weeks. I will admit to trying it on with my corset to see if that helped. Despite Steve's protestation that it was very nice in a "hot June Cleaver sort of way", I think I'll try to find something tonight with Cait or just.. I dunno.. go with khakis. At least that way I won't feel quite so much like 10 pounds of meat packed in a 5 pound bag. It was just awful. I'd been so proud of my recent progress and one gorgeous little yellow dress managed to make me feel like a sausage... and a fat sausage at that. Khakis it is, I think. Probably make everyone else feel more at ease anyway . I don't want this to be a formal party, I was just enjoying the thought of getting to be girlie at this most girlie of events. *le sigh*


And on that thoroughly depressing note. Breakfast.
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2006-09-14 05:53 pm (UTC)
heh. your post is along the exact same track as another post i read earlier today from <LJ USER="porcelain72> who found an article on the subject. why DO we do this to ourselves!??! gr.
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2006-09-14 05:54 pm (UTC)
oh lovely. apparently i screwed up my tags or something. i'll just post the link i wanted to post... :P

http://porcelain72.livejournal.com/609216.html

porcelain72 found an article about this very topic.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2006-09-14 06:41 pm (UTC)
Y'know, I wish I were (pardon the pun) a big enough person that it didn't bug me. I wish I could just say "Look, my khakis fit ok this morning, slow and steady wins the race, and J-Crew are fascist, size-ist assholes." But I don't. I get weepy and I tell Steve I'm not having dinner and I put on the biggest t-shirt I can find. And I hate that.

I felt great yesterday morning. I felt accomplished and athletic and in control. And then I put on the dress and I felt terrible. NOthing about me changed. I wasn't bigger or smaller or rounder in the middle than I was at 9am, but that dress made me feel that way.

Blech.

Also, hi. :) I love that you have a Peanuts icon for *everything*
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2006-09-14 07:01 pm (UTC)
they ARE size-ist assholes! heh.

but yes, i've done all of the above.

i was very upset when discussing Bridget Jones' Diary (the book) with a friend of mine who said she didn't like the book because "women don't actually think that way. we're not that neurotic!"

okay, so i felt about two inches tall. my friend doesn't have those sorts of issues so she couldn't relate to the book. but when i read it? i was thinking, "holy crap! that's me!" i was glad to know i wasn't the only one agonizing when the scale was up two pounds. *g*
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2006-09-14 05:56 pm (UTC)
Will you make my day by telling me it's ok for me to wear black to your wedding. The old school says no, but the Jenn school says I don't want to buy something new when I'm trembling on the precipice of massive weight loss.

Please.

Validate me.

Does the yellow dress come in a larger size? Would a thing underneath (SPANX!) help?

Also don't forget to have really trashy lingerie on under the dress :) comfortable but trashy. You know.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2006-09-14 06:34 pm (UTC)
Wear whatever you want. *stamps your forehead* You've been validated. Go forth and conquer.

The yellow dress does *not* come in a larger size. And even if it did it would depress the shit out of me to have to buy it in a larger size so ... yeah. SPANX however is an option. I checked it out last night after I stoped sniveling and the Nordstrom's in Columbia Mall is a retailer so I'll swing by there tonight when Cait and I are in the mall just to see what they've got.

I'll wear my Supergirl thong under the dress. That always makes me feel.. well.. supergirlie.
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2006-09-14 06:37 pm (UTC)
The spanx are awesome. The best secret is to get the long waist ones, and tuck them up under your bra. Clean lines... no rolls. beauteyful!

Shouldn't you wear a SUPERFREAK thong. Cause you know, you're a very freaky girl!
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2006-09-14 06:42 pm (UTC)
Yes. The kind you don't take home to mother.

SPANX makes one now that has hooks that hook onto your bra so it won't roll down. Sweeeeet.
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[User Picture]From: traveller
2006-09-14 06:07 pm (UTC)
omg I'm going to old skool fandom hell for that tag text, aren't I?.

TRUE STORY: on tuesday i went to wal-mart and as i was waiting in line, i was looking at the little girl running the register and thinking to myself, you write harry potter fic, don't you? don't even deny it. i can tell.

i get up to the register and she says, "Hi! How are you?"

"nfgle," i answered, because i was not in the mood to converse.

she paused, and scanned my bread. "Do you like STAR WARS?" she asked.

INT: CEE'S BRAIN: WHOA WAIT A MINUTE i know i just totally judged you on sight but i do NOT look like a star wars nerd OH GOD does she mean i look old i was ONE when the first one came out that's not old WTF

"...because we're celebrating the new editions that were released TODAY and if you take this coupon over to the DVD section you'll get a FREE COMIC BOOK..."

"um. no, thank you," says i, quick at the repartee.

no joke, mellies, i was nearly faint with relief that she was only just reciting a pitch. out in the parking lot, i may have clutched my heart a little. maybe.

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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2006-09-14 06:12 pm (UTC)
OMG. This almost made me shoot stuff from my nose.

*slaps arm* Hi do you share my ubersecret obsession!!!

LOL. It's like drugs isn't it?
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[User Picture]From: traveller
2006-09-14 06:23 pm (UTC)
seriously, man. this spring i had a job interview with a woman i am SURE i met at a highlander con about 8 years ago. it was all i could do not to just blurt it out, you know?
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2006-09-14 06:29 pm (UTC)
Ok so what's really funny, is that the mellies, the way we know each other is we worked together in like 1997. She hired me. Know why she hired me,
because on my just out of college resume, it said I'd worked at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, and she was a renrat.

Seriously. It was like a secret handshake. Then we ended up as roommates for like 5 years.

oh and your icon, that happened to a friend of mine. got fired for his lj.
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[User Picture]From: traveller
2006-09-14 06:30 pm (UTC)
hee, melly and i know each other because of lord of the rings, so.

*giggling helplessly*
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2006-09-14 06:31 pm (UTC)
Yes... I know you for fandom, but I *love* you for letting me get away with that sign language joke.

*smish*
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[User Picture]From: traveller
2006-09-14 06:32 pm (UTC)
say my name, bitch.
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2006-09-14 06:39 pm (UTC)
fandom rocks. I one day I need to go to WorldCon. Perhaps I can start with something smaller. *googles 'science fiction convention'*.
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[User Picture]From: traveller
2006-09-14 10:16 pm (UTC)
my convention days are long past, and allah be praised for it. :D
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From: starfishchick
2006-09-14 06:07 pm (UTC)
Mellykins, have you received any mail from me lately? *looks threateningly at mail-delivery person*
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[User Picture]From: ravenscathedral
2006-09-14 08:31 pm (UTC)

and YOU!

Mellies My Mellies,

Thank you so much for the kind thoughts and wishes. I know I've been away but, better to not bother people that way, so when you d get me, it's a good thing... like your wedding prep, I totally am living through you, I didn't get to do all the fun stuff before hand, it was just ok, show up at the courthouse, then have a slap up party at the pub afterwards... so keep planning!!! :) I have to wait forever till Chel starts doing this,so I am savoring this.

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