3/19/07

Too Lazy For A Title

Awhile back, I said that Sweety was going to start cooking for me in my effort to lose weight. Well, that went over like a lead balloon. He's been busy and I can't cook a batch of chicken on the grill to save my life. I'm just no good at planning meals.

A couple of weeks ago I went to the doctor because my blood pressure was insanely high (again) and noticed that I'd gained 8 pounds since the last time that I was there. I've decided that I really don't want to have a stroke and that I'm tired of being tired all of the time and after that visit (Okay, not right after that visit. A day or so after that visit when I looked in the mirror and saw myself hiding in the bathroom, eating a candybar and drinking milk.) I decided that I needed to reign my shit in and joined up at Nutrisystem.

Tidy little boxes of food arrived on Thursday and I started the diet on Friday and have not deviated from it yet. Staying on a diet for 72 hours may not seem like a big thing to you but it is to me.

My big problem is constant grazing (If I'm awake, I'm probably eating.) and that I have no eye for portion control or the types of foods that I need to eat. Actually measuring out the stuff that I'm eating has really made me see how I was eating wayyyyyy too much of things. Like what I was eating as a serving was actually 2 or 3. And for the past 2 nights I haven't crept out of bed after Sweety falls asleep to attack the icebox. Hopefully, this trend will continue.

I started a book today that I'm really liking. The Nimrod Flipout. It's a collection of short stories that are disturbingly funny or make me feel uneasy after I've read them. I'm halfway through the book and hate to see it end. I think I'll order everything else that this guy has written.

Oh, ouch! I just swung my hair out of the way and bumped into two growths on my neck. Fucking yuck. These bitches hurt. I don't think they are pimples. I think they are some sort of baby spider pods or something. Have you ever heard of putting toothpaste on a pimple? Sweety swears by it. I think I'll give it a try before bedtime. If these things don't go away, I may need to buy a scarf to hide them.

Speaking of Sweety - His arm and neck are still hurting him. He's starting to lose muscle tone in the arm that he can't use. This week when he goes to his doctor, I hope that they decide to do something besides waiting to see if it will get better. Sweety asked me what I would do and I told him I'd get a shot in my neck to numb it and then take a couple of weeks off of work to just lay on my back and let it get better. He just can't bear to be off of work. I pointed out that if it doesn't get well soon that he'll end up getting surgery and will be out of work for that anyway. So he may as well take the time off to just lay around and let it heal and avoid surgery.

And the drug induced conversations that I've had with him! The other night, I accidentally whacked him when I was rolling over and he woke up whimpering in pain and started telling me that my bedside manner was horrible. I got up to go to the bathroom and he yelled, "Get back in here when I'm talking to you! I'm paying $500 a day for this room! What kind of hospital are you running?!" It's a good thing that I was already on the toilet or I would've pissed all over myself.

11 comments:

The Phosgene Kid said...

Get the lumps checked.

~*Kelli*~ said...

Oooh. Let me know about the Nutrisystem. We did Jenny Craig for like a month. It was really hard, even thought the meals came. We still had to make salads and crap, and it was too much work. They need fast food diet centers.

Eww about the bumps. Are you sure they're not skin tags? I get those a lot.

Giving you a shout out in my interview on Five Minutes For Mom. Will email you the link and stuff.

Mwah

Chickie said...

The Phosgene Kid - After closer examination, I'm sure that they aren't anything that some Oxy10 won't clear up. Just unsightly.

Kelli - I have to do the salads but I don't mind doing that since everything else is already done.

Thanks for the shout :)

Joey Polanski said...

Im sorry Sweetys cookin made a lead balloon outta you.

Cissy Strutt said...

hey, Chickie, good luck with your efforts.

I wanted you to see this link, Snowy by Jim Cooper. I saw it last year when it won the $25,000 top art prize in New Zealand. Show it to BB and tell him to keep making art.

Regal said...

Good luck with the diet. You always look fine to me in your photos. I've been dieting too but I think I'm switching from Low Carb to something else. I've considered Nutri System. I'll have to check out the link.

Sounds like they need to be more proactive with Sweety. Sounds painful.

patti_cake said...

OMG you and Sweety crack me up!

So... what did Nutrisystem set you back? I've considered it but can never get a handle on what it'll actually cost me!
Probably about 6-8 weeks ought to help me lose what i'd like to.

Mybrid said...

Wow, non-Israelis are actually reading Etgar Keret! That's awesome. I may have to pick up his book in Hebrew and let you know if it's as good. ;-)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I've never tried Nurtisystem but I feel I need to do something drastic yet still eat in a healthy manner. I will be very interested in your progress, my dear..Do let me know.

You know your idea about Sweety and his neck has GREAT merit...I know that if something finally gets to be out of pain the chances of it healing are incredibly higher..because the tension caused by pain isn't there anymore and tension creates more pain....I have been treated two times in my life so far with this theory, and it worked both times....And I am talking about a long lasting numbing shot given by the doctor. And there were no drug induced hallucinations with those shots! (lol)

Liar Liar said...

In my experience, toothpaste (the white, paste-y kind, not a gel, though I haven't tried them) works to suck all the oil out after a pimple has been opened, but that's the bad part: you have to open it up first.

Hope you find something that works for your "growths," and that Sweety finds a way past this hell soon!

Chickie said...

Joey Polanski - Thank yo for your condolences.

Cissy Strutt - BB saw the picture and he wants to move to New Zealand so he can enter art contests someday! I told him he could work on it at the kitchen table for awhile.

Regal - Heh, for every photo that I post of me, there are a dozen rejects! But thank you.

Patti_Cake - It's like $300 for a month. I figure that I spend that much eating out and whatnot so it's not too bad.

Mybrid - I'm curious to know how the book is in its first language. I'm always afraid that I'm missing something if the book's been translated!

Lady of the Hills - Sweety's doctor told him today that I had a good idea too. So I hope that he listens to me soon!

Liar Liar - I did the toothpaste and I think that the growth just fed on it. I expect it to start talking soon.