Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I Heard The M&M's Call My Name

You're not hearing much from me because I am nearing the end of my contract year again and, as always, I am way behind.  Also?  The children keep asking for things like food and clean clothes.  Pesky little people, they are...

It refuses to snow here, which is putting all of us in a bad mood.   We even hid the Christmas sleds up in the attic (while proclaiming loudly, "I guess we won't be needing these this year!") in a pathetic attempt to trick the weather fates.

And? I'm back to Weight Watchers.  Why?  Because I kept gaining weight.  I'm pretty sure that all the chocolates and cookies that have been infiltrating my abode have something to do with that.  Although, as Larry doesn't mind pointing out, I don't HAVE to eat them.

He's wrong.  I DO have to eat them.  That's precisely the problem.  Men don't understand ANYTHING.

I have a pesky cough which I am pretty sure is a sign of something deadly.  Please, Lord, don't let me be an overweight corpse.  Give me a few months.

Larry won't understand THAT, either.  Are men more well-adjusted than women?  Discuss. 

[Sled image: Sled Warehouse]


  1. You do have to eat them. You only don't have to eat them if they're not there. And one good way of making them not there is...

  2. I started on weight watchers too. It's slightly depressing. Not as depressing as the fact that I have given up all sweets because I AM AN ADDICT. So yes, if there is anything in my house, I will eat it.

    My husband is definitely LESS well-adjusted. He's can be kind of a nutjob.

  3. Look on the bright side, you probably haven't caught the stomach bug that's going around. It's not the way to lose weight, I can testify.

  4. It's my fault it's not snowing. The kids all needed new snowpants so I bought them in Target in October, because I knew by the time I figured out if we could get some via hand-me-downs or swapping, I wouldn't be able to find them in the stores for love or money. Three pairs of snowpants in October=no snow. Money well spent, in my opinion.

  5. My husband doesn't get it, either. He also tells me I don't "have" to eat things. They are IN MY HOUSE. If I don't eat them, eventually they'll go bad, and that mustn't be allowed to happen. And in order for me to lose weight, I have to get rid of the junk food first so that it does not exist in my house. They really don't get it.

  6. No. Men are more screwed up than women. I married a guy who eats a triple cheeseburger WITH DIET SODA.

  7. "You don't have to eat them"? What planet is he from? Self-Control? Pu-leeze.

    I'm still trying to get rid of the last of the holiday pie and cookies. They're around my waist. Pa-dum-dump!

  8. Husbands are clueless. If you don't eat them, they will go stale and that would be either a waste of your money or a waste of whoever gave them to you's money. Silly silly men. My DH thinks that ice cream can stay in the freezer indefinitely too.

    1. I think everyone here would agree that we definitely shouldn't eat our spouses, no matter how clueless they may be.

  9. I really love the comments on here today --especially Diana's: if you don't eat your clueless husbands, they'll go stale! :)

  10. agree 100%..been on WW a yr and have a net loss of 4 lbs....LOL...back on the wagon...I recommited and then got these cookies from my SIl who has 3 young boys and in Nursing hubby isn't a "sweets" guy and the cookies were a "family recipe. HIS family(now mine by marriage)..of an aunt who passed away long before I was i couldn't "not eat the cookies"..the kids didn't care for I scarfed all the cookies myself because of all the sentiment and time she put into them...aye ye ye

  11. I should probably rejoin weight watchers even though I could lead the class. Nothing like standing on a scale in front of someone to keep you accountable. Sucks.

  12. Why are men incapable of understanding the siren call of sweets? Mine keeps wanting me to step on the scale, but I know it will only report what I already know: 5 of those 40 pounds lost by Christmas managed to find their way back home. Ugh.

    My dh shops with me so I cannot bring home treats from the store (I swear they are crying out in pitiful voices, begging to be purchased) but when I cleaned out a pantry shelf today, I found an open bag of chocolate chips. What? What would YOU do?

  13. My neighbor got home just as I did today and I was so grateful to hand off the leftover brownies I was carrying (from a class party) to her sons. Because if they'd come in the house . . . well, you know the story.

  14. What do you mean by "well-adjusted"? Relative to one's self? Family? Culture? If "well-adjusted" means ability to live one's life so that they are content overall, then the divide is not along gender lines but I can't say where that line is . . .

  15. I think the calorie count goes negative if you give one to your children, one to you, one to your children, one to you.

    It seems to work for me.

    Of course, maybe because I am eating LESS of them!



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