Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Breaking my own rules. And other stuff.

Happy Random Tuesday, kids!!

  • Anyone remember last week, when I said I had a new self-imposed rule which only allows me to place small, less-than-$50 orders from Amazon, and only after the last bill has been paid off?  A mere 24 hours after telling you about this… I broke my own rule.
  • That’s right.  I placed another Amazon order.  When I haven’t yet paid off the last one.  Bad. Bad, Jillian!!! BUT – it was for good reason.  I have my new dish & receiver set up and working, and all I needed was an external hard drive to turn it into a PVR.  After all that work, I just couldn’t wait another two or three weeks to put the last puzzle piece into place.  Plus, the hard drive I had wishlisted went on sale.  I mean, c’mon.  It was destiny.
  • Oh, and also, maybe, a little bit of the reason for the rush was because I watched the finale of Season 4 of Dexter on Sunday morning and it left me just WTF-ing for half an hour afterwards.  Waiting a few more weeks for Season 5?  Um, no.  Just… not possible.


  • According to the website tracking report, both the hard drive and Dexter Season 5 should be in my hot little hands by this evening.  And then, I will put the rule back into effect.  Swears.
  • Tonight is an exciting night for another reason, as well.  And that is because Project: Paint The House is finally getting under way!  Woo Hoo!!  It will just be patching and getting ready tonight, but I’m so excited that it’s finally happening!!
  • Another cause for excitement in my life:  I’m getting ever-so-close to the “magic number”.  *squeeeee!!!*  When I first decided to try and lose some weight, I set smaller goals for myself that were more attainable, but all the while, in the back of my mind, there was a number.  A weight that I’ve always kind of considered a dream-goal.  This I’ll probably never get there, but man, if I did, it would be awesome number.  And I’m now only 4 pounds away from it… :) :) :)

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  • Despite my growing excitement at the possibility of reaching that magic number in the near future, I am well aware that it still won’t be easy.  There’s a part of my brain that’s going, “4 LBS. 4 MEASLY POUNDS!!!  THIS IS SO FRIGGIN’ DOABLE!!!”  But then, there’s the other, more practical part of my brain, which keeps saying, “Dude.  Turkey.  This weekend.  Don’t get too excited.”


  • Some of you may be wondering why I’m not just telling you the “magic number”.  And that is because of this:  I’ve realized since making my weight loss journey public, and the further along I’ve come, more and more people are crawling out of the wood-work saying things like, “Don’t lose too much, now!”  or “I think you need to start eating again, you’re getting too thin.”  Which I personally think is ridiculous. I’m nowhere near tiny in size, I’m eating very well, I’m feeling better than ever, and there is definitely still work to be done.  (If you don’t believe me, believe my spare tire that still resides firmly around my waist.)  But those people are still out there, criticizing me and issuing grave warnings.  I realize it comes part-and-parcel with being so public about it all, and that’s my own doing.  But that’s also why I’m now holding my numbers  a little more closely, and not so willing to share them anymore.  These are exciting milestones for me, and I don’t need anyone’s negativity or judgment clouding these personal victories.
  • Fact of the matter is, I will never be rail thin, and that is because I love food too much.  End of story.  I have visions of turkey and stuffing and gravy and pumpkin pie just swirling in my head this week.  And though I’m ever-so-anxious to hit that “magic number”, I’m definitely not willing to give up my Thanksgiving dinner because of it!  The “magic number” will just have to wait.

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My friend Susie & I at a long-ago Tubrave

Well, that’s all the random I can come up with for today… hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far!

Linking up with Stacy Uncorked for Random Tuesday!!



VandyJ said...

Enjoy your thanksgiving. Ours is a month away. Good luck on the magic number. I really need to get my butt in gear and start exercising again. Sickness sort of derailed my next to nonexistant motivation.

Nicole said...

Enjoy but don't over do it! Remember, moderation! :). Our nutrition teacher a few years ago said not to skip, just do a serving (one spoon full) and you'll satisfy but also not over do. Just a suggestion but you're doing awesome and such an inspiration and screw the rest :).

Stacie said...

Psshhh, you do you, don't worry about the Debbie Downers. When you get where you want to be, you will know it!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny how people think they can a.) tell you that you should lose a few pounds but also b.) tell you when they think you should eat! That's insane!

Emmy said...

Don't like the haters get to you! There will always be some not worth it, I am so proud of you. Sometimes things just can't wait to be bought, especially if they are on sale.

Jo said...

Sometimes you just have to break the rules! ... Enjoy Thanksgiving! and forget about the haters, you know what they say: 'jealously makes you nasty' and they are just proving it.

HickChickBritt said...

Your guys PVR and DVRs that we have down here must be different. It is all one box here. I am so excited for you being that close to your goal weight. It is so crazy to me that people are putting you down through this. But maybe I am not seeing the whole picture, maybe you are a closet drug addict that is keeping it from all your sweet bloggy friends!!! hahaha soooo just kidding.