I guess I run now

or I’m trying to anyway.


I keep my promises…unless I made them to myself!

One word to describe moi: fatter.

Two words: need help.

Three words: lifestyle gone wrong.

Four words: back to square one.

Oh, I could do that all morning, but I’m not gonna. I’m here to get motivation to get on that treadmill or do some pilates…ANYTHING!

The job searches have ended & ended well. We hired two lovely new faculty who will join us in the fall. They were our top two choices, although all of the candidates we brought to campus were amazing & we’d have been fortunate to get just one of them.

During that time hubby & I (and a third editor) got our book to press. We were trying to get it out before this big conference next week & all indications are that we succeeded. But that meant that in addition to the jo search, which tacked a good 25-30 hours onto my work week for the last two months, we were also copyediting chapters, then proofing, then writing the marketing report (ick), then picking out covers (not as fun as it sounds). It was something new every week, so that we’d catch our breath, say “there, done,” and some other task would roll down the pipeline.

But those things are DONE now. I’m caught up on my classes, although not so much on grading, & all I have to worry about for the next week is writing my paper for the conference & nagging hubby to get his written. I worked all day yesterday on class prep, so I’ll have time to work out & now it’s time to exercise, right? Yeah, that’s what I thought too, but here I sit with my coffee & laptop, writing rather than moving.

Clothes are fitting tighter, I don’t feel as strong as I was after the last bootcamp, and my diet is CRAP! It’s turnaround time AGAIN! I’m so sick of this I could scream. I keep thinking that if I get down to my goal weight, it’ll all be so easy to maintain, but then it seems like I can’t even maintain my fattest weight. CRAP! So I’m re-setting the ticker & getting off my fatter ass now.

Wish me luck!

Filed under : General
By bigprof
On March 3, 2009
At 7:50 am
Comments : 3

3 Comments for this post

getupnow Says:

OMG!! YOU’RE BACK!! I was afraid you had gone the way of periwinkle. I am so happy to see that you are still with us. 🙂

Lifestyle gone wrong is at least not as bad as girls gone wild. Although, my eating lately has been rather scandalous. 😯

Congrats on all that you have going on. WOW! You will have to tell us about this book someday. How cool is it to work on something like that with your husband?!

Maintaining…ugh. Didn’t go well for me. Gained like TEN pounds. Stupid, stupid, stupid. 😡

feathers Says:

Your title today rings so true for me. I’m always last on my own list, too.

Have to agree with getupnow about your achievement with the book. You’ve done great work, and fantastic news that even in the bad economic climate you’re putting people ON. That is wonderful.

Thing is, you know that when you put your mind to it, you can achieve. The hard part is, this is the body you have to live in. Keep reminding yourself that it’s th only body you’ve got and you have to take care of it.

tiny2b Says:

I refer to this constant struggle as THE CIRCLE OF LIFE, as sung by Elton John, and IT SUCKS, as declared by me. BACK AND FORTH, BACK AND FORTH, ROUND AND ROUND WE GO. And still? I keep on believing that if only I were thin, it would all be better. Sick, huh?


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