Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Jamaica, mon

(Before I get started, I posted my "WTF Happened" blog up here at the top to sort of tell people what happened when I fell off the blog-dar 3 years ago- sorry if the timeline is confusing!)

Did I mention I am going to Jamaica? In TWO MONTHS?!? It's only because I'm extremely lucky and have the best mom in the universe (no offense to your super moms, but, as in Highlander, there can be only one), and she is paying for my sister and I to go to my brother's wedding. The bitter in the bittersweetness of it all is that she just had a stroke over Christmas and isn't cleared to travel, so we will be going without her. Bitter bitterness, indeed. She's doing much better now, but she has blood clots- the cause of the stroke- and is on blood thinners that require her to get blood tests every three days. So on one hand, I'm excited to go to this amazing island, but on the other, no mom. I also have to leave my fiancé behind, so it will be my sister and I in a romantic tropical setting. The funny part is my brother booked a couples-only hotel, so you never know, we might even get mistaken for a creepy look-alike lesbian couple. NOT THAT I AM COMPLAINING. God, no. It's so cool we get to see my little brother get married.

Of course, heading to a tropical island does evoke a small amount of anxiety over having to expose more of my pasty flesh to the world. I have been telling myself for, oh...about six months now, that I need to get my ass in gear and lose some pounds before Jamaica. I had this little internal countdown going. If I start today, I'll have six months to lose weight! If I lose 8 lbs a month, that's almost 50 lbs! Yeah! Then it turned to, if I start today, I'll have four months to lose weight. I can lose 40 lbs in that time! Now I'm down to two months left. Not sure how much I can lose in that time, but I'm certainly going to do my best!

I'm still doing the low-carb, low-glycemic thing, and I love how I feel doing it. I think that low-GI might be the way to go for me, rather than low-carb. Although, I'm thinking they sort of amount to the same thing.

Pretty soon, I'll be off the restrictive Dr. Oz plan and I will start moving my ass with some exercise. My friend sent me this arm work out video that I'm keen to try.

I'm hoping I might get a few people reading my blog again. I'm trolling for new blogs to read since I realized that 90% of my old flogger buddies are all gone from bloggerland. Anyway, if you are joining me and have few spare moments, you can check out my old posts and see the skinny me that I want to be again! I miss that girl. Sigh.


Beginning Anew said...

When I started my blog back up about 6 months ago I found the same thing - a lot (about 90%) of my peeps had stopped blogging. so like you I am trying to tune in to some new folks and very happy you tuned into mine! You are soooo lucky miss Jamaica but I hear you about your mom. The nice thing about cool mom's though is they take great joy in seeing their kids do fun things, especially when they get to contribute. Sounds like you have a very cool mom. Bring her back something special! Glad you are back!

Tammy said...

Yay! My first comment! And how super-awesome are you to be back for six months and still going strong. :) I've had a couple false starts over the past three years, but nothing has stuck. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! :)

Jack Sh*t, Gettin Fit said...

Glad to see you back blogging, Tammy. Keep it up and I'm sure you'll be back where I am, with dozens of readers each month. :)