Victory, Defeat, and the 7 Dwarfs of the Apocalypse


This is the last time I’ll blab about it, but I had a big job interview a week ago…remember?  Lots of excitement, a little a stress, and I was so glad when it was all over.  I forgot to tell you something:

Remember the suit I wore that turned out to have the Hot Mess Hubby’s jacket instead of my own?  Well…I didn’t realize it at the time, but the suit pants were a size smaller.

S M A L L E R!!!

I didn’t realize it until I got home, changed clothes, and saw the tag.  SMALLER!

This got me to thinking about how much smaller I’ve gotten, so I finally whipped out the measuring tape.  I haven’t done that since December 15th.

How much smaller?  8 inches, that’s how much.  I’ve lost 8 inches off my bod in 2 1/2 months.  Go me!




I didn’t get the promotion.  It’s okay, though, really.  In fact, it’s so okay that I don’t even think it’s right to put this under the defeat category.  I did my best, I got the hiring managers to notice me, and ended up feeling great about the whole thing.  There are some amazing possibilities in my future at work and I can’t stop smiling about it.  So technically it’s a defeat, but…who cares, right?

There’s another defeat I need to talk about, though, because I’ve been defeating myself.  I have allowed myself to slack on exercise again – which is horrible because I know I would lose even faster if I would just move more.  It’s not possible for me to move more until Sunday (keep reading, you’ll understand) – but when I get to Sunday, I am hitting the treadmill for 7 days in a row.  It’s time to kick start a better exercise habit.

Not long ago, I tried committing to 6 days of exercise.  I gave myself the choice of either getting on the treadmill or gett’in down with my bad self to “Dance on Broadway” on the PS3.  I got on the treadmill some.  I danced on Broadway twice.  I spent the rest of the week like this:  get home, turn on laptop, check email, remember my promise to myself, pick up the PS3 controller and look at it, hear BLEEP from laptop & check Twitter, listen to Hot Mess Hubby talk about cars, switch the PS3 controller to the other hand, let Kirby gimme some paw…  Needless to say, there wasn’t much boogying getting done by the end of the week.  I didn’t do what I said I was going to do and it’s bugg’in me.

When it comes to anyone else in my life, I do what I say I’m gonna do.  I try my best not to let people down but I don’t do the same for myself – and I’m not going to succeed in the long run if I don’t grab this bull by the horns right now.  So I’m gonna dumb it down for myself:  no more PS3 for now.  I’m removing the power of choice and going with the treadmill for 7 days straight.  Once I do that, I’ll have a rest day and do it again.  Lather, rinse, repeat.  When I’m comfortably in a new habit, I’ll bring the choices back.

It’s a plan.


The 7 Dwarfs of the Apocalypse

Bloaty, Crampy, Queasy, Bitchy, Craving, Clotty, and Sleepy have arrived in town and set up camp in my uterus.  Bastards!

Today was horrible and tomorrow will be worse.  Saturday will be about the same as today, and by Sunday I should be fine.  I’ll be curled up in a ball for the next several days, popping ibuprofen and clutching the heating pad convulsively.

I’m so glad tomorrow’s Friday.  What about y’all?  Anyone wanna do 7 days of exercise with me?  Hhmmm?

15 thoughts on “Victory, Defeat, and the 7 Dwarfs of the Apocalypse

  1. I will join your challenge!  I currently do 3 days of a bootcamp workout and I have been doing 3 days of interval training on the treadmill for 15-20 minutes.  I also have created my own motivation marble jars so thanks for the idea!  It’s a struggle, but you just have to take it one day at a time and I dont have to force myself to the treadmill as hard as I used to.  It is kind of a new challenge to me to see how high of a speed I can kick the intervals up to.  I made it to 6.3 mph for 30 seconds for a couple of my intervals last night!

  2. YES ! I will starting from today i promise to exercise 7 days in a row…..I currently weigh 325 pounds, was that a gasp, don’t worry i started at 345 on January 2nd 🙂 and have dropping pounds since then 🙂
    My exercise consists only of walking…for now :)A friend pointed me out to your blog and you have a way of writing that caught our eye !

    1. Jacquie, check you out…already started!  “Only” walking?  You should give yourself more credit, girl…it’s more than you were doing before, so in my book you are an ass kicker!  🙂

  3. You go girl. I am so proud of you regardless of the exercising!
    Continue the good work, I will join you in walking.

    1. Thanks Amy!!  Glad you are joining…I am looking forward to a cramps free walk tomorrow.  🙂

  4. I will join your challenge!!! 7 days of exercise! We can do this!!!! Plus I had a little trouble with a kidney stone yesterday so I have to add in a challenge of drinking at least a gallon (YES A GALLON – 128 oz) of liquids per day.  
    CONGRATS!!! on the smaller size and getting rid of those 8 inches!!!

    1. thanks Ruchelle!  I need to work on the water thing myself…too much Crystal Light.  LOL   Hope you’re feeling better soon – never had a kidney stone before and I don’t think I want one!!

  5. Hi , couple of days behind in reading your post but I reckon I am up for seven days of exercise – here goes

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