March 17, 2010

Weigh-in Wednesday - Spring Fling Week 3

Sisterhood Spring Fling Challenge

Its weigh in day ladies!

Don't let the exclaimation point fool you - I'm tired.  I sucked last week.  And I'm cramping like a mo fo.  I can fake perkiness with exclaimation points all day long but the truth is I just want to crawl in bed and go to sleep.

Only if I went home I'd feel obligated to work on the house.

Then I'd want to beat the snot out of Jay for assuming I have time to do his laundry on top of everything else on my list.  You see we've kinda got household policy where we each are responsible for our own clothing.  We each have far too much enough clothing that I can fill a load with my clothing alone.

Actually, let me clarify.  I've said that we should each do our own.  He thinks that since I have the female parts and he has the male parts I should do his.  So I do my own.  He lets his pile up until his mother comes to visit then they commiserate about what a shitty wife I am while she does his laundry for him.

Sorry folks, I warned ya it wasn't a perky, delightful day.

You guys know how overwhelmed I am with the house.  I mean I've only mentioned it on just about every post since before the move.  Jay is either oblivous or doesn't care because last night he just set his laundry basket in the kitchen for me to take care of for him. 

Okay so this blog is going down hill fast...let's just get to the point.

Goal weight: 120
Last week's weight: 124.8
This week: 127.0

I suck.

There now that we're all in agreement I'll defend myself by saying I have PMS.  Aunt Flow is due to arrive tomorrow morning and I'm fairly certain this gain is competely due to bloat.

I looked at my initial Spring Fling weigh in post and I had lost 3 1/2 pounds that week.  Unheard of for me.  BUT it was the week after Flow packed up and left, so I'm wondering if this monster bloat is just the way things are going to be.  Which is totally fine if I always follow up with a good loss.

Also, a friend of mine and I have a new plan to help stay on track with calories.  I'd tell you all about it but since I'm such a bitch today you've probably already stopped reading.  I'll explain it next week and let you know how it went.


  1. Wow, aren't you feeling chipper today?! Sorry about the gain, but I concur with your analysis. As for the house and husband woes, I've got no answers, only commiseration.

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  3. (that was me above. I noticed a grammatical error and it bothered me too much to leave alone!)

    Suckiness happens. Specifically around THAT time every month!! You're forgiven.

    I suspect you're putting far too much pressure on yourself to accomplish EVERYTHING. YESTERDAY! You're one woman. Yes, you can accomplish much when you put your mind to it, but that doesn't mean you're necessarily always responsible for everything! It might not be your job at all!!

    Maybe you should consider specifically scheduling some relaxing time. Goals are great, but when they take over all aspects of our lives, they become a little obssessive and unhealthy. And add far too much stress. Your house isn't going anywhere. Turning it into a home is a labour of love that will last a lifetime. Slow down so you can enjoy the process.

  4. Ugh, poor Brooke! :(
    I'm sorry you're having a shitty time of it, I hope you start feeling better soon.
    As far as the gain goes, we all have our crap weeks, I had mine last week... for the same reason as you. Don't let the stupid beyotch that is Aunt Flow bring you down... she'll be gone soon! I'm sorry you're feeling overwhelmed with house stuff. It sounds like a spa day is in order for you, my friend!

  5. I'm sorry you're having a bad day. That totally sucks. It also doesn't help with everything you're piling on your self. I'm sorry about the gain. It is very frustrating when that happens. Keep your head up and maybe you could take a nice long bubble bath tonight in your great big tub. Will that help you relax? Maybe just a little bit? Cheer up, you are an amazing person and its completely normal to have days like these.

  6. OMFG! I started today, and I'm the granddaddy of all bitches right now. Just got off the phone with my friend Amanda, and WHOA! I'm sure she's glad she called! HA.

    Let's get over our bitchiness (and stupid gains) together, hooker! WE CAN DO IT!


  7. Oh, take care of his laundy all right - toss it outside. That'd get the hint across pretty fast. And...and, no court of law would convict you as you were PMSing at the time.

    Sorry you're having a bad day but things can only get better! Chin up!

  8. Et tu Brute?

    Great minds think alike, and apparently have their vistors at the same time of the month, ha ha.

    Leave Jay's clothes sitting right where they are and let his mom do them. And then ask her to do yours, too.

  9. oooh i'm sorry girlie, i am sure it's monster bloat. you don't suck. you rock. and i love you for it. i also love the new system you have in place and i just might take you up on it! no worries, kick aunt flo to the curb and get your head in it for next week. love you! you're allowed to have those days, ps.

  10. you do NOT suck.

    if it makes you feel any better, i gained 3.5 pounds when i was on my period a couple of weeks ago. 2.5 of those pounds came off easily the following week, the other pound came off by yesterday. so my goal now is to lose another 5 by the next period so that i can be in another weight "decade" by the time it's over!

  11. Ummm, I believe I will be adding "cramping like a mo fo" to my vocabulary. Right now.

  12. girl, we've all been there. I have to say, I'd probably just leave the laundry basket there until he figured out that, hey! women don't just magically appear to wash your clothes when they are dirty :) prob. a good thing I'm single, haha!

  13. (1) You so do not suck. You ROCK!!!

    (2) Freaky. I'm beginning to suspect that the blogosphere is like a big ol' college dorm, because everyone seems to end up on the same schedule! :-)

    Sorry you're having such a sucky time right now. (Glad to read elsewhere that spin class helped's rather cathartic, isn't it?) Not sure I have the answer, either, but I suspect it would be something wise like LaughingLady and funny like Mommy Mo. Try to not let the mammoni get you down. Besides, who was the winner in the Mary vs. Martha story? ;-)

  14. You don't suck! I'm so amazed by your self control. The loss will show up next week.

  15. You are so awesome, so amazing and so inspirational. You do not suck! And I like Lisa's comment - let Jay's mom do clothes for both of you. ;)


  16. It sure would be nice if Aunt Flow didn't always bring a few pounds along with her!!

  17. You crack me up, I was up this week too. We can suck together!

  18. Gaining weight sucks but WE DO NOT!! Stress SUCKS but WE DO NOT!
    I think Aunt Flow needs to take a pill or something and get over herself...why oh why does she come and torture us monthly?? Hope you are feeling better by now!


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