Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Yeah well... so sue me

OK, I know... I have been kinda MIA for a bit... but I have been BUSY!!!! I mean, it is HARD to spend time with a husband home on R&R, continue with college, go to work, and try to keep up with the diet and exercise thing AND blog!!!!

OK, so I am a slacker... deal with it.

So this is what is up. I am on my second to my last class before I finish my Bachelors degree, then in the beginning of next year I will start on my Masters. I have lost almost 60 pounds total since I started dieting and exercise and am feeling pretty damn good about myself. My husband was even so excited about it he spent almost $1000 at Victoria's Secret on me. Him. Shopping. Online. Without my knowledge. I ended up with a bunch of TX Longhorns, Dallas Cowboys, and Army gear! He bought all smalls, but lucky for me they are all from the Pink line and all fit.

All of my kids keep growing up and having lives outside of the home without my permission and I am having a really hard time with that. My daughter has a boyfriend, my oldest son is seriously interested in someone, and THANK GOD that my youngest son is still ok with being home, playing video games, and being my little boy.

I find myself getting increasingly annoyed with misspellings, or just ignorant remarks... like one person I know just got diagnosed with PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) and:

#1 Insists on calling it Pulmonary Cystic Ovarian Syndrome

#2 Is acting like she was just diagnosed with cancer or AIDS or something

OK, I have PCOS. I have had it for YEARS. When I found out I never acted like I was going to die, I never was "in shock" over the news. I never blamed the reason I was fat on it either. I know it is hard to lose weight when you have it, but not any harder than losing weight normally (I think). When I started dieting in April I began eating like a diabetic (for the most part), I watched my portions, I watched my calories, etc, etc, etc... the weight started coming off. It was a lot easier than I thought! I just had to get the "I have PCOS so I cannot lose weight" out of my head.

I AM SO SICK OF PEOPLE FEELING SORRY FOR THEMSELVES! OK, I know this deployment is hard on the spouses left behind. I know it is hard not hearing from your spouse for days or weeks at a time. I know we miss our spouses... BUT STOP DWELLING ON IT AND FIND SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE TO DO! Also, to the women who's husbands leave for a one week business trip: I am so sick of reading about how hard it is to be away from them. You. Have. No. Idea.

I keep myself busy because I do not want to become a blubbering mess. I talk to people about anything BUT Army or my husband because I have a life away from that. Talk to me about shopping, True Blood, Game of Thrones, new movies... hell GOSSIP about other people so I can giggle, but don't be a constant downer. It is ok to have moments, but not 24/7 moments.

So yeah... whew... been a while since I had a good rant! On all of that I will leave you with this:


Mary said...

Laura, I'm SOOOOOOO proud of you! You look great!!! What a terrific job you are doing, and hey! If you run out of time for something, put it on tomorrow's list.
On negativity? Yeh, it sucks. But there are a lot of people who live in that world. I get negative every once in awhile, but try to recognize it and get back on the positive road. Really, there's nothing to gain about constantly complaining about something unless you intend to do something about it :)

Great post Laura! I apologize for my absence. I always seem to miss your posts so I am playing 'back stroke' now LOL

Anonymous said...

Awesome, I agree!!! I too can be a dweller, trying very hard to get better at that. Dealing with my son's first girlfriend, trying hard to be cool with it. I have been there, I had them too!!! AAwww life goes on, wether we want it to or not!! And just for the record.... YOU LOOK AWESOME!!!! CONGRATS ON THE WILL POWER, DETERMINATION AND VICTORIA SECRET!! I to will be there someday, I am determined to take back the control!!! -Stacey

Amanda said...

I get so tired of constant negativity too. I mean, we all have our moments, but if you're going to complain all the time, please do it somewhere else!! :D What really gets me are the people who leave comments on my weight loss posts that say, "I hate being fat, I wish I could lose weight, I know I never will because I don't have your motivation." *eyeroll* If you don't plan on every working at this, at least don't complain about your size, okay?

Okay I should stop ranting in your comment section, no? :D

Amanda said...

Way to GO on two things! First on almost finishing school- AWESOME!! Second on your new Healthy lifestyle- you look great!! I understand about the kids at home- when did they decide it was ok to leave mom at home alone all the time to fend for herself?? Not sure I am enjoying having teens during this deployment-lol Keep up all the hard work!!

Jewell said...

Yay! She's back! =) Yeah, it sounds like you were well past due for a rant, but now that that is over with lets get down to the important stuff.

Holy shit sticks woman! You look FANTASTIC!! Keep up the awesome work you are doing!

blognostics said...


First off don't get piss with my misspellings : ) I do it all the time.

Second.... Man you look fucking amazing....... I am so damn proud of you..


Keep up the good work



3GirlKnight said...

Haven't been around lately myself and look at the awesome post I come back too! Congratulations on the 'almost' degree and super awesome job on the weight loss! You look great!