Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Enough About Me

Nada. Zip. Nothing. That's how much weight I lost this past week. Of course, I could take a glass-half-full perspective and say that that is how much weight I gained this past week. Either way, I don't feel as though I'm getting my 40-dollars-a-month worth. And I'm hungry.

Being hungry makes me really cranky, especially when I start surfing the blogosphere in order to take my mind off food and I run into 2 or 3 blog posts in a row which are going on and on and on about doughnuts and other baked treats. Complete with pictures, wouldn't you know? Blogging can make you fat.

Manic Mommy has tagged me with a meme, or what she called a heme, as she made it all about her husband. Which may not be a bad idea....

1. My husband doesn't like jokes about exercise.

2. He tends to fall asleep in the den with his headphones on, plugged into music on the computer, which makes it awfully tempting to turn up the volume. But I resist.

3. When he sees me relaxing with some knitting for a few minutes, he thinks it is a good time to mention all the different business trips he is planning to go on in the next few months. And then he wonders why I wait until he is asleep to go up to bed myself.

4. He likes to talk to our teen daughter Anna, just to bother her. It's fun to watch.

5. He and I share the same goal of enjoying many boring evenings together once the children have flown the nest. Imagine, no crises, no teeth to be brushed (I mean, except our own), no Berenstain Bears books to be read....I'm just going to sit and knit, and he is going to fall asleep with his headphones on, and our grown children will wonder how we ever got that way.

6. He spoils Susie more than I do. She gets up extra early in the morning because she knows Daddy will give her a treat in the kitchen before I can get down there.

7. He is happy with whatever I make for dinner, so long as he doesn't have to think about it. Cooking isn't his strong point. If I die before the kids are grown, they will have to survive on nothing but hotdogs and pancakes. And pizelles (those flat eggy Italian cookies) - the man makes his own pizelles (how do you spell that?). Last night, in fact, the urge seized him; so he and I were in the kitchen at 9:30 having a mini pizelle-fest. When Brian came down to ask for some Sudafed, I said, "You caught us! This is what we do every night as soon as you go to bed - we have a baking party in the kitchen." Poor kid - he believed me. He hasn't looked that traumatized since the time I left him behind in an elevator.

G'night, all!

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30 comments:

  1. 5 does it for me, although mine wouldn't have head phones on he'd just be glued to his computer.
    Cheers

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  2. Ha! I love the heme.

    Oh, and if you are looking to lose some weight, I came across something last week that helped me lose 5 pounds in 3 days. It's called the "catch-the-flu-and-toss-your-cookies-every-30-minutes-for-2-days-straight" diet. Although, I don't know if I really recommend it.......

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  3. Well, you could have gained weight which is what I did. (I had a birthday and can't resist cake.) I know what you mean about not getting your money's worth but you will probably drop some weight next week. I am so cheap, I can't get myself to go back to WW - I know what I am supposed to do, I just don't want to do it. That is why my "goal" jeans are still hanging on the closet door.

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  4. I believe that if your Valentine's week weigh-in nets zero, you deserve a treat. Like a pizelle, maybe.

    I also believe if you can post a heme without starting a fight, you also deserve a treat. Like a week's worth of knitting evenings while your husband takes all the kids on one of his business trips.

    Not in my wildest dreams could I accomplish either of those two things.

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  5. Too funny! I wish I could've seen the look on your kids face when you told him that he caught you. We once told our kids that we had ice-cream parties every night after they went to bed. They also believed us. :)

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  6. That last one cracked me up. Yesterday Elliot found a penny in the kitchen when he was cleaning up, and said, "I'll just go add this to my coin collection." Ilsa looked faint and sad and distressed and said, "You're PAYING him to do dishes!"
    "Yes," I told her. "I pay everyone but you."
    Kids will believe anything, for a second or two at least.

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  7. "...and our grown children will wonder how we ever got that way".

    Perhaps the truest words ever spoken.

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  8. Baking party in the kitchen! Left him behind in an elevator! You are funny!

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  9. Dieting sucks. Know how much I've lost total in 3 weeks? Two pounds. And I think I've gained them back. *sigh*

    I love the idea of you guys sitting at home doing your own thing when the kids leave. We, too, envision such a future.

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  10. I believe you've spelled it correctly, and in my book, a man who makes his own pizelles is worth his weight in said pizelles, and doesn't have to make dinner. Does he do chocolate ones, too? Does he flavor with anise, though? I'm not so crazy about anise.

    Can you tell, I've made my own pizelles too? My mom used to make them when we were kids, and invariably, one of us would inhale as we went to take a bite and choke on the powdered sugar.

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  11. Your husband makes pizzelle? HE MAKES PIZZELLE?? I forgive him on his ugly ikea lounger because he makes pizzelle!! Does he sprinkle powdered sugar on top (makes them look like snowflakes) or spread Nutella on top (food for the gods!)?

    God bless, and next time you go weigh in give the woman a pizzelle...maybe she'll have better news for you!

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  12. My husband feels the same about dinner...

    I'm sorry about the weight loss thing. That sucks big time. I don't deal with being hungry very well, so I know your pain :(

    Heidi

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  13. That was so very sweet. Especially the bit about you leaving the volume control on his headphones alone. I laugh at how you torture your children...you are good people.

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  14. Weight loss is so hard. I know for me it was the points in white carbs... those points didn't add up right in my body. I cut out the white carb points and started losing weight.

    I love pizelles too, my Nonni used to make them and I need her recipe.

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  15. Weight loss is so hard. I know for me it was the points in white carbs... those points didn't add up right in my body. I cut out the white carb points and started losing weight.

    I love pizelles too, my Nonni used to make them and I need her recipe.

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  16. I always thought my parents had Chinese food after we went to bed because one time I came downstairs and they had ordered in.

    He'll remember that...

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  17. I love the comment about talkng to your teen just to bug here. Perfect. We do that here too. :) I may also have to take up knitting....

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  18. Your husband likes to talk to Anna just to annoy her?

    My husband likes to talk to Social Butterfly just to annoy her.

    And I've been tagged by the same heme.

    Spooky!

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  19. Pizelle! Wow. Send some my way.

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  20. If your husband makes pizelles, it would be wrong (just wrong) to ever turn up the headphones. Wow.

    My husband doesn't even use the grill.

    Isn't it fun to toy with the kids?

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  21. When I moved and had to switch schools in 7th grade, I swear I was the only one in the entire school who didn't know how to play vollyball.

    That is how I am starting to feel about knitting. Am I the only one who doesn't do this knitting thing?

    Sorry about the weight watcher frustrations.

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  22. This is a fun blog. Thanks for sharing these posts. Yeah, dieting can be the pits--as is trying to put on weight. Good luck, anyway.

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  23. It's funny how think about food more when you're on a diet than off. When you can't have something it just makes you want it even more.

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  24. Yeah...I'm a little bit in love with Larry now that I have heard about the Pizzele. Maybe I'm just in love with Pizzelle...sometimes I confuse food emotions with the people that make it.

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  25. What an introduction to your family for me...go ahead and crank the volume on those headphones.

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  26. Hahaha! Imagine what he could have walked in on instead!

    I can't diet for love or money. I read once about some skinny little model/actress person, who said she and her co-star used to clutch each other and cry in the trailers because they were so hungry all the time... That just can't be right.

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  27. Ooh . . . any man who makes carbs for you is a keeper.

    My guy makes me tea . . . if I'm sick and barfy and whining for it.

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  28. I love this meme!

    Weight loss, yuck. I'm stuck with quite a bit of pregnancy weight, that will have to go.. some day :)

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  29. You're supposed to lose weight? Why? My husband still loves me, even after 9 kids and the 30 pounds I still have from the last 3. If I wanted to lose weight, I should have a different job where I didn't sit at a desk and answer the phone for 10+ hour a day, 4 days a week.

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  30. So much self control not turning up the headphones! I love pizelles too.

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