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Blog Envy…

… I’m guessing is much like how a woman envies the size of another woman’s shoe collection…

or

… how a man envies the size of another mans……boat?

I have no interest in either of those subjects…but I do know this… I’m an envious Blogger.  There I said it ! …I’m not proud of it, but I’m saying it how it is.  When I started writing here I was sure that it would be just for ME.  For my own accountability ..a place to vent..somewhere to empty me.  But damn it, it’s easy to get sucked into the whole blogging realm !! You start peeking over here and there wondering what others have to say about the same subjects that you write about.  THEN you start linking off of links and jumping from page to page, and after the hours have passed you have no clue where you even started. … But you might have discovered a few more interests that you didn’t even know you had.

Something that starts as a journal for your self….quickly turns into a Stats war.  Am I alone  here? Am I the only one who is constantly checking their stats? Wondering why one day I get minimal hits, and another day they’re through the roof ? The one day that I had a record number of hits…one of my tags was ” head in ass” .  Do that many people really go looking for info on heads in asses?? What are these people looking for ? Hmmm…maybe I just had a brilliant moment!!! … What if I put a ” bad” word as a tag for everyone one of my posts? Do you think my stats would benefit ? I know the point isn’t to have the largest number of followers, but really….who doesn’t enjoy seeing their stat numbers rising?

It’s hard not to wonder if some of these people have jobs.  You go to their site and it’s constantly changing and bustling with activity.  There are contests to be won with free give-a-ways, sponsors, Clothing lines, cult followings of comments in the hundreds! Crazy though….with all of that excitement happening and how it perplexes my mind.  My most favorite blog is the most simplest.  Standard white page, simple words and simple thoughts.  Never a picture to derail your thought…just simple messages.  I first wanted to copy Leo’s style from Zen Habits .   WHO outwardly says in their writings… ” Copy anything you want from here.  Share anything, you don’t need my permission. Nothing is copyrighted.” ?? … Leo does.

But then I thought more into the simplified site.  How could I not give my fans what they crave ?? Who am I to deny them pictures of meatballs ??

So what IS the key to a good blog? Simplicity? Give-a-ways? Pictures of meatballs ? Dirty words ? < ( Dirty word of the day= Blog )

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Please say “yes” to the meatball..

Plan ” Bend Over and Remove” .. is in full motion !

I have fully realized with my previous post that I really need to get my act together.  I’m not falling back into old cycles of .. ” I will do better…starting on Monday.”

I went back to basics.  Dug out my tiny belly manual and reread everything.  I started with getting more water in.   We all know that water is good for us, but I seem to forget really how important it is.  After all Water is the spice of life. Or the key to happiness. Or the miracle drug. ? Whatever…it’s Important.

So I haven’t gone as far as to actually measuring my water input, but I will.  I have lost my fucking mind  gone as far as putting a 12:00 cut off time to my coffee drinking. Not even a small slice of heaven on my way home , aka = Skinny Vanilla Latte !  No real  good reason besides I know that if I allow myself to drink coffee all day… that’s exactly what I do.  I sip alllll day on coffee, which means no sipping of the water.  And obviously…I love to torture myself.

Second.. I went down the list of all my supplements and restocked on what  I needed. Even made out a schedule of when I will take them throughout the day, so there’s no thinking needed. Done.

Lastly.. ( so far ) I went to my first Support group meeting last night.  As we waited for it to start, I honestly felt out-of-place.  Everyone around me was …well ….Fat.  I obviously don’t have issues with that…I will be a fatty in my head until I die.  But I wanted  others that I would be able to relate with.  Most of the people there , were either thinking about the surgery or just recently had it. Right before it started a few more wandered in that were further along, but none past a year like me.

There was a big guy…450lbs…Italian ..from Boston sitting across from me.  He was one of the one’s thinking about getting the surgery.  He said he was a newly wed and just quit smoking after 30 years.  We all clapped.  The way he talked about his new bride and how he wanted to walk on the beach with her thinner made me smile. He loves her…but he announced that he also loves food.  He said  ” I’m Italian.  I cook and we eat.  That’s what I do.”  ” Will I be able to eat those things that I love so much?”

The blonde…overly excited about weight loss surgery, 7 months out .. chimes in.

” I’m known from Everyyyyyyyyyyyonnnnne as the go to girl for cooking and wonderful recipes.  <<< ( oops …insert super high squeaky voice )>>> I loooove to cook.  And I realized after my surgery….that I can still do this.  I can still cook.  It’s just that now all of my most magnificent dishes, I make in healthier ways.  My meatballs…are sooooooo good. Just yummy! But now instead of whole eggs, I only use egg whites.  Instead of ground beef, I use ground turkey.  And you know what ?? They taste just as Yummy !!! And I realized…I’m still a great cook.”

Just as I’m thinking…Is this girl for real ?? The big Boston Italian almost screams ..

” But am I going to be able to EAT the goddamn MEATBALLS ?? ”

Yep….definetly going back ..

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