i've been counting down since last Dec 26 ... are you ready? me neither!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

saggy baggy elephant

in march of 2006 i was lamenting my impending birthday (30th) and the fact that i am no longer the fit, perky, cute 18 year old that i imagine myself being ... i titled it "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"

last night i had a flashback ... i was brushing my teeth in preparation to get in bed. i looked at myself in the mirror and thought 'holy elephant' [because 'cow' just wasn't big enough]. Andy was perched on the throne painting medicine on his foot, he looked up at me and chuckled.

"what?" i asked accusingly.


"what's so funny?" as i adjust my top to cover the 3 miles of saggy cleavage.

"i'm not laughing."

"yes you did, i'm a saggy baggy elephant and you think it's funny."

"you are not an elephant."

we went on with the banter for a few minutes until i finally walked away and laid down. i have an appointment with the personal trainer at the Y on saturday and that will be the first day of the rest of my life. when my birthday rolls around next year i will be at least 20 lbs lighter and on my way to the 'fit and cute' that i remember. as for the 'perky' ... i don't know that i'll ever get back there ... tube socks are a family trait and i feel that i am doomed. but a good bra makes a world of difference.

wish me luck in my endeavor ... and i'll check in with my stats - you can hold me accountable!


Super Angie said...

You can DO it Em!!!

Jennalee said...

You can SO do it!!! go go go!! It's a lifestyle change...you don't have to kill yourself to get back there...its work but you can do it!! do you need daily affirmations from jennalee? :) you know I'll do it!

iamjennycook said...

I'll make you a deal. I will talk you down from the christmas candy isle if you talk me down. I am only a phone call away from an intervention!

You can do this! I love ya big!