Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gobble Gobble Babble

Heya, lovelies!  I'm sorry I've been scarce around these parts.  I've been slammaroo'd lately, but hopefully after the 10th (when the final book is due - GULP!) I'll have more time to devote to my beloved OOBH.  To be perfectly honest, I'm getting sick of the sound of my own internal "voice." 

I've noticed a bit of an overall slow-down in the bloggyverse though, so I guess I'm not alone. It's a busy time of year for all of us! I hope you're all keeping your wits about you and trying to enjoy yourselves this holiday season.

Me want cookie fix!
I'm still recovering from Thanksgiving. My diet started yesterday because I've reached the point where I have a decision to make: become okay with being chubby and buy all new pants, OR stop snacking and drinking wine like it's water. So I've chosen the latter - I'm just not ready to be the confident chubby girl just yet.  Trouble is, I HATE DIETING.  Yeah, I know - nobody likes dieting, but I'm like, morally opposed to it.  Still, it can't be helped.  Damn my crappy genetics and love of delicious food!  Curse you!

Speaking of food, I'm starting to regret buying such a big turkey. I feel like Bubba from Forest Gump, only instead of shrimp I've been eating turkey non-stop for days! So far I've made Turkey Tetrizzini, Turkey Pot Pie, Turkey Soup, and yes, I have a turkey sandwich in my lunch bag as we speak. Ugh.

Not cool.  Ya' know what is cool?  This animated gif I found of every movie role Bill Murray has ever had (except Garfield).  I *heart* it.  A lot.

Okay, enough of me babbling.  It has taken me a few hours to write this disjointed mess of a post because I've been interrupted a dozen times.  So let me just ask you these things, because misery really does love company:

- Anyone else trying to lose weight during the holidays?
- Anyone else about to sprout feathers and a (bigger) waddle due to overdoing the turkey consumption?
- Anyone still reading the OOBH?  My comment section has had tumble weeds blowing through it these last few weeks!

The Bev loves you.  Have a good day.


CaliforniaMG said...

I'm still here! To answer your questions...Yes, I am trying to lose weight this holiday season, and I plan to hike Runyon Canyon every week, as well as actually use my free gym membership (it's free 'cause I work there). I don't eat turkey, so my butt has come to resemble the mashed potatoes I've been eating since Thursday, with some very attractive corn dimples and popover saddlebags. And YES, I am still reading!!! I love your blog!!!!!!!!!!!

MJenks said...

We only get a small turkey breast for Thanksgiving. However, we get the biggest ham that we can find and then enjoy lovely pork-based foods for days afterwards. Which is not a bad thing because if there's one animal out there that is damned tasty, it's the pig.

As for overconsumption of pork having an affect on me...*shrugs* Now, rip that blouse open and show us those lovely, jiggly turkeys, Bev! And a little ass would be nice, too.

(get it...because I'm becoming a pig?)

Liz Tee said...

I'm here too, just following my mammalian heritage and going in to winter hibernation.

I've been through the wringer several (!) times with the weight thing, and as a benevolent much-older bossy (cyber) pal, my recommendation is to cut yourself a little slack. The general rule through the holidays is "Don't let it get any worse!" If you happen to drop a few pounds, all the better. Cut out the stuff you can and cut portions on everything else. If you're going to eat it, make sure it's worth the calories!

I'm at an all-time high weight and finally gave up and bought pants I can breathe in. Doesn't mean I've given up, just that I know I'm not going to be able to solve the problem in the winter. All I can do for now is no more harm.
(Boy, that last sentence sounds awkward..)
p.s. Congrats on the book! Can't wait to see it!

Rich Girl Red said...

We went out for Thanksgiving so no leftovers. I'm not having too much trouble with food lately. Food and I had a "come to Jesus meeting" about a year ago and we are getting along SO much better. Plus I exercise 5-6 days a week so that really helps.

I'll be around a lot more after the 14th -- my last final. Woo Hoo!

Frank Irwin said...

Slowdown in the bloggyverse, Bev? Au contraire! I've actually made 3 posts this month!

Like RGR, I ate turkey at someone else's house, so no turkey leftovers for me. I did cook a pork butt on Saturday, so, like MJenks, have been pigging out.

Samsmama said...

I'm here! *waves*

Yeah, I've got a bunch of weight to lose. May sound silly, but there's a FB app my friend is using and she says it's helping her quite a bit. I'll send it to you.

I'm sick of leftovers. I made an executive decision that we are going out to eat next year. Besides, I'm in charge of stuffing and green bean casserole, and as you know those are hubby's two least favorite side dishes in the world. Not even worth it anymore.

Bev said...

MG - Awwwww, thank you, love! Sorry about your mashed potato arse, but I SO hear you. Last night as I lay in bed I could have sworn I felt my thighs expanding.

Jenks - OMG, that made me laugh really, really, really hard. Thank you, Piggy. :)

Liz - thanks for the advice! I know what you mean - but for me there's never just an even middle ground. I'm either losing because I'm working hard at doing so, or I'm gaining because I have given up. It's frustrating!! I think I shall do as you say and just eat smaller portions. I've sworn off chips again, which should help. I swear that I gain 3 lbs every time anyone even opens a bag of Lays in my vicinity.

RGR - I want to hear more about this "Come to Jesus" meeting. How can I get one of those? Good luck on your final final!

Frank - Heh heh, you said butt. Pork Butt. Heh heh. Heh.

Smama - *waving back* HI! Looking forward to seeing that app. If FB can help me lose weight now I might have to find Mark Zuckerberg and marry that geeky little shit.

I love stuffing. Hmmmmm. Stuffing. *drools*

Mala said...

Mom always cooks the bird and now I'm fighting the urge to cook a turkey myself. I know, what's wrong with me? Leave 'em wanting more has never been my motto - no, I must consume until I despise.
Which leads me to answering your other question.. yes, yes I do. I have trips planned and this extra luggage ain't coming!

So Smama, what's this application? I think the only one that would work for me is one that destroys Facebook and forces my arse to the gym.

MJenks said...

I'm going to assume that, with all this laughing, there was a lot of jiggling going on?

Extra details would be nice...(squeeeee....)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Just dropping by to say happy holidays. Hang in there with it all.

I'm not trying to lose weight, just to not gain too much.

A New England Girl said...

I'm still reading! :)
Like you, I'm trying to lose some weight over the holidays... bah humbug. I hate the idea of cutting back on wine, but aw heck... I don't want to buy new pants. ;)
I'm hoping that by watching the Victoria Secret Faashion Show tonight that it will spark some new gym addiction and the problem will right itself.

Elliott said...

Busy month, yes. The whole drama with the daughter has occupied much of our usable brain matter. However, I'm excited to be a grandpa, despite some of the circumstances involved.

And while I've gained a fair amount of weight this year (about 20% - that's right, percent, not pounds.), I'm hoping to take care of that soon.

Notwithstanding that effort, I'm planning on the monthly special sandwich at Melt tomorrow night. Can anyone recommend a cardiologist?

Bev, I expect to see you here Saturday for the Lebowski promotion, too.

And on top of that, I'm actually posting again. Yay, me.

Bev said...

Mala - I agree, that IS the app. Facebook self-destructs and suddenly you have all this free time to exercise and whatnot. Of course, I'd choose whatnot over exercise any day.

Don't bother dieting too much - you'll always look thinner next to me! ;)

Jenks - Oh yes. When I laugh my bosoms positively quiver! Like bowls full of jello. Delicious jello.

RObyn - Thanks for stopping in! Happy Holidays to you, too!

NE Girl - HI! Welcome back. Missed you. *kiss*

Grandpa... er, um, Elliott - HOLY crap, that sandwich is all kinds of evil. Yummy, spectacular evil, which is my favorite kind. I would SO be at the Lebowski thing. That looks like my kind of pub!!

And yes, so glad you're posting again! Now I just need to get over there and read it.

Heidi Renée said...

I'm here, just distracted. And lazy. I wish I could say that my reason for not being around was all the time that I've been spending at the gym, but... HAHAHAHAHA.