I mean really, really love food. Lately, I don't like to make food or clean up from cooking food, so I just order a lot of food. Fatty, salty, or chocolately food. And it's all been delicious. But it's time for the party rockin' to stop in this house, because there is a whole lotta wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle hey going on in my pants.
I break down the gluttony into a few nicely compartmentalized issues:
A) GIRL SCOUTS - Those little girls in green get right under my radar every year, with their deceptively sweet sales pitches and pictures of them going to camp or whatever. This year was yet another banner year in my house, with the purchase of at least 16 boxes of Girl Scout cookies. I can pack away a half box of Thanks Alot before I even REALIZE the box is open and 10,000 calories are shoved in my pie hole. Don't even get me started on the Shortbreads. Thankfully I'm not a Caramel Delights fan, but they are crack to Current Husband. We're gross.
B) FRIENDS - all of my friends also love food, and since we never have time to get together we tend to schedule it around meals. Hey, let's meet for a margarita, and a bucket of chips and a trough of salsa and maybe a vat of cheese. I love my friends, what am I going to say, NO? I think not.
C) BOOK CLUB - I love book club, and not just for the kick-ass chicks in my group, but also because they all make great snacks. So I pack away 3/4 of a bottle of wine and six handfuls of peanut M&M's and that key lime dip with the little graham crackers and the little bruschetta and some kind of delicious meaty thing ...oh, what book did we read?
D) KIDS - Because I'm almost NEVER going to say no to McD's or pizza or ice cream. When you're eating like you're 15 but moving like you're 70 and have the metabolism of a dead person, you're going to keep that Canadian Bacon pizza around your waist to keep you warm in the winter. It's like I'm one of those Doomsday Preppers, I'm just storing the food in my body because I don't have room in my house.
E) CURRENT HUSBAND - Because I blame him for everything. Duh.
So about a month ago, a co-worker was complaining about how fat she's getting and I was all, "Oh I'm getting fatter than you!" and we turned it into one of those woman "whose fatter" smackdowns. We agreed to a few simple rules to try to make ourselves stop eating the 7th meal and lose a few pounds before we had to show some calf: Weigh in on the Wii Fit, Drink 900 ml of water per day, exercise 30 minutes PER WEEK. I mean seriously, it's almost embarrassing how low we set the bar.
I go home and get on the Wii Fit Board to weigh in. First, I get chastised by the woman voice, as in "Well, is this Julie? It's been 123 days since you last checked in!" Yes, yes, save the guilt, I've been busy eating Mexican and Girl Scout cookies. I get on the board and she gives me the surprised groan, "Oooh!!??" Like WHAT THE HELL, FATTY but she can't say it because I'm the customer. I cringe and wait. "You've gained 13.8 pounds since your last visit. It looks like you've passed the deadline for your goal. Would you like to set another goal?"
Um, yeah. I'd like to lose 13.8 pounds and appreciate November Julie more.
So far, I've managed to avoid the Y entirely, because I've had pre-planned dinners out with friends, so instead of getting on the elliptical and listening to Kanye, I've been riding a barstool and listening to the sound of fajitas sizzling. I am down to 200 ml of water left from my original 900 ml from last week. I have two lunch dates and two dinner dates scheduled in the next three weeks, and Youngest Daughter's birthday is coming, my birthday is coming, and OD's musical is coming, which means people visiting from out of town to see the musical and me making fatty delicious things for the guests to eat, because I'm a giver that way. It's all about them, of course.
Unless a burqua comes into fashion in the US for Summer 2012, I'm screwed. It's all very depressing. What's an instant mood lifter!? SUGAR! I'll just eat this last Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and plot my new strategy. Like a tape worm. Or amphetamines.