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its time to buckle down, get down to brass tacks, stop f-ing around, and every other cliche that comes to mind.  I got on the scale this morning and not surprisingly, I weighed 305.  Which is a problem. Since I promised that I wouldn’t weigh more then 300 ever again. I’m certainly not surpised, I conveniently forgot to weigh myself for most of the month and managed to break all the decent habits I had created over the past 7 months and even picked up some new ones.  I’m basically blaming Blogher.  Why not, right ? After all, she hates babies, strands people in airports, and  steals swag, so I’ll go ahead and dump my weight gain on her too.

After I dropped Beth off from a rather stressful drive (I kinda forgot to look at the directions and thought I knew where the hotel was, but turns out I was on the wrong side of the river), I really had to pee so I stopped at the skyway McDonalds.  Big Mistake. I got one of those fancy Angus Swiss burgers and fries. I can not tell you the last time I had a fast food burger(Redamak’s doesn’t count).  I always get chicken (sometimes fried, but usually grilled).  But it was freaking really really good.   I was full and happy for the moment and went to pick up the kids at my in-laws.  She was disappointed that I had eaten lunch cause she had made me a grilled cheese sandwich.  So I went ahead and ate it anyway cause i’m the #1 son-in-law (there are four of us so we battle constantly. well not really.   i’ll be #1 for ever since I can fix her computer.)

After my second lunch, the kids and I went home and played at the neighborhood playground so I got a bit of exercise walking there.  We got home and cooked some wholesome frozen pizza, complete with enough smoke to set off the smoke detectors. I think I ate a whole  pizza.   After the kids went down, I drank some beers and watched some UFC Unleashed on Spike, which may be the best channel ever.

The next day was not bad, after taking sarahviola to the trainstation so she could go to blogher, we went to my Mom’s for the afternoon.  I drank some beers, but didnt’ snack much.. i always hate eating other people’s food when its not offered.

That night after the kids when to bed I drank some beers and watch some terrible movies  ”sex drive” and “fight night”  – if you liked SuperBad or RoadTrip  you wont’ like sex drive because it just isnt’ that funny, except Seth Green playing an Amish person, thats pretty funny.  I also watched Fight Night (aka Rigged according to IMDB), its kind of a girl version of Rocky, but the girl isn’t nearly as lovable as Rocky.. maybe cause she’s not an idiot.

On Saturday we went to the beach with my sister and her family – I got some really good exercise chasing my son on the sand dunes, we had so much fun that I decided to go to Dairy Queen for dinner.  I had a grilled chicken sandwich (yay!) and Large Tag-along blizzard (Boo).   After putting the kids to bed I drank some beers and watched what may be the worst movie ever, American High School.  Just don’t bother.

Finally Sunday rolled around and we picked up Bethie bright and early and went to my sister’s kids’ birthday party. I drank some beers and ate pulled pork which was really good.

Then I woke up this morning and got on the scale. Bummer.  I have no idea why i weigh so much. lol.  There was a disturbing trend from the past couple days that you may have picked up on. Beer.  I think its a summer thing, it just tastes so good that I feel it necessary to put them down one after another.  I think I had about 30 this past weekend. Thats crazy.

So once again, I know what to do.  I know I can do it.  I am completely and utterly capable of doing it. There is no doubt in my mind about it, I just need to do it.  Eat less – Eat smart – Think about what your eating. or something like that.   Its not rocket science.  Speaking of rocket science I have been delving into that a little bit lately and its pretty awesome, I’ll be sure to share sometime  soon as I know you can’t wait.

I did pretty well today and I must admit i’m sort of anxious to get on the scale tomorrow to see if somehow today was a fluke.  Either way, I need a big kick in the ass so I’m glad I got on today and didn’t wait another week as I’m sure the number would have just kept climbing.

Thanks for the comments btw, I’ve read both of them and I do appreciate your kind words  !