7/31/08

Accountability


My precious family is trying to help me lose my postpartum weight. Truth be told, Abi is almost 6 months old and I have lost 30 pounds, but I still have about 25 to go. Complicating the matter right now is the fact that I am extremely hypothyroid...which also accounts for the fatigue and depression I have battled since Abi was born. But that is a post for another day...

We were eating dinner a few nights ago - our favorite...Take-out from JalapeƱos Mexican Grill (I still haven't quite mastered working from home and cooking on a regular basis). I had eaten one beef flouta and was intentionally saving the 2nd for lunch today. I started to take a bite of refried beans when my precious, loving, well-intentioned husband said, "Don't you think it is time to stop eating - since you want to lose weight and all?" Ummm yeah, cause I just lost my appetite.

My husband must be in cahoots with my daughter, because today we were on our way home from the park when I decided to jump in the Taco Bell Drive-thru line for a large Pepsi.

Confession time: Coca-Cola and Pepsi are my drug of choice. If not for them, I would either be a chain smoker or raging alcoholic. I know it is not right, nor is it healthy. But it is reality right now. MY husband HATES that I drink soda (and I drink a lot of it ).

So anyway, I tell the kids, "Mommy is just going to get a drink and then we'll go home." My 4 year old says, "Mommy, you don't need a drink from here." I replied,"Oh really, and why not?" She very matter of factly stated, " Because you can get a drink of water at home."

Ouch!

It's a conspiracy, I tell ya! No mercy!

3 comments:

Tracy said...

It stinks when the accountability you want comes at the wrong times! LOL. I might have bit my husband's head off if he would have said that to me, even though he would have been right.

Good job with the weight loss. I am trying to lose some too and the Coke has proven very hard to give up this time around. Good Luck!

Leah said...

ah man! *OUCH* hey, i'm right there with you if you need a shoulder to lean on. i just ordered my first month of nutrisystem..i plan to stay on it til i lose 40 lbs and then go to ww for the other 30--yep 70 lbs...ugh.

BarbnCharlie said...

Leah,

I'm so glad to know I'm in good company. I don't care if I never have another glass of water but kicking the Pepsi habit is hard. How awesome though that the Lord has brought you a little "encouragement" through an unexpected source. I loved the pic of Dave in his Ghillie suit. As long as he's using it for hunting & not snipering! :) Saw your inlaws a week or so ago when they were here visiting Dan & Christy. I also loved the beach pics, nothing cuter than a bare (or half bare in his case!) bottom. Here's to kickin the habit!

Barb
Ps thanks for the post on my blog