Club Half As Small As You: Week 6

November 24, 2008 7:00 am

Wow, we’ve made it six weeks already, great work guys! If you’re not sure what HASAY is, you can read all previous HASAY-related posts here. I haven’t been my usual stalky self this week since I’ve got two sick kids to tend to and they don’t appreciate Mommy stalking on the computer when they need attention in real life.

I did hold up my end of the exercise bargain this week, doing my exercise video and lugging around two heavy kids. This week is Thanksgiving so as the HASAY warden, I’m declaring Thursday HASAY FREE! That’s right folks, feel free to eat your asses off without the fear of me coming after you. Even you Canadian weirdos can cheat on Thursday, it’s only fair. On Friday, it’s back on so make Thursday count. I figure we’re all in this together and it collectively sucks to have to stick to a strict diet on Thanksgiving. One day isn’t going to kill us, right? Have a great time with family and friends and keep the drama to a minimum if you can. We’ll meet up next week to get back on track.

Today’s guest post is from Lindsay at Rock and Roll Mama. I have only known Lindsay for a little while, she stumbled over from Steenky Stalker’s site and I’m glad to have her. From what I’ve seen so far, she’s pretty kickass!
In some ways, I feel like I’ve been an invisible member of HASAY- I slack off putting up updates because I’m mortified that I’m in this position, again. I know it’s stupid, I know beating myself up doesn’t help the fact that I have exactly 2 pairs of pants to my name that will fit.

You see, this isn’t the first time I’ve looked in the mirror and decided something has to change. In fact, like most women in America who aren’t blessed with supermodel genes, it’s like the eleventy twentieth. But the part that really irks me about this time is that…I already did it. After my third baby was born, 2.5 years ago, I went on Weight Watchers. I started when he was six months old, and I lost 35 pounds. It took a year. I went to meetings, I weighed in, I worked out. I told myself it wasn’t a diet, it was a lifestyle. I made that utopian goal, Lifetime, after maintaining my goal weight for six weeks. I rejoiced, I was a single number size, which I have never, ever been in my adult life.

Then slowly, stealthily. almost unnoticeably, the pounds began to come back on. Pants were a little tighter- well, it’s that time, I told myself. Or, well, it’s Fall. People always gain a few pounds around the Fall. Also, around this time I lost my best friend to a betrayal of trust. There was an integrity issue that would not allow me to carry on our friendship…so my calorie counting conscience, workout buddy, and comrade who had lost 60 pounds to my 35 was no longer in the picture. I know, I know, I can’t blame someone else. But in distancing myself from that friendship, I did find myself turning to food quite a bit, and thinking how we would have NEVER gone out to eat four Krispy Kremes together. But I could do it by myself- because “the kids” like them.

So this time around, I weigh two pounds less then I did the last time I started Weight Watchers. There’s no baby to blame it on…unless it’s the one whose Daddys are named Ben and Jerry. It makes me so, so mad at myself that I let it get to this point-again.

But at some point, that becomes counterproductive. No matter how much I want to stick my lip out and say, “No fair, I already did this,”
clearly I already undid it too. So right now I’m working on consistency. Consistency of habits, consistency of thoughts, consistency of exercise. It’s hard, because I want a quick fix. I want to wake up tomorrow and have all my clothes that only fit me for three months fit me again. I managed to get myself on the Elliptical last
night- that’s my goal for this week, cardio every day, and weights 3
times- and I had my little Ipod shuffle on. I heard one of my favorite songs, Fugazi’s “Waiting Room”, from the classic 13 songs. And it gave me hope- it made me remember that this is not brain surgery.
Sometimes, you just put one foot in front of the other, and stop thinking about how you FEEL, and, as the Nike folks say, just do it.
So I’m trying. Here’s what Waiting Room says:

But I won’t sit idly by
I’m planning a big surprise
I’m gonna fight
For what I want to be

And I won’t make the same mistakes
(Because I know)
Because I know how much time that wastes (And function) Function is the key Inside the waiting room

I can’t tell you how much I appreciate knowing that you all are here, fighting your battles in your way. ROCK ON. We can do this.

xoxo, Lindsay


And now, the contestants. Check out Leslie from Captain Crazy, she’s new this week! Also, please stop by and encourage everyone else. Leave them alone if you catch them cheating on Thanksgiving, they have a free pass…

Leslie at Captain Crazy MONDAY UPDATE here.
Christy from Heavy On The Caffeine
Kimberly (Sheildmaiden) from Dispatches From The Northern Outpost Monday Update here and Friday update here.
Keely from The Un-MOM
Lisa from Boondock RamblingsTUESDAY UPDATE here.
Kristy at Mommy in Pink
Ali over at Aloicious: Life in the SLC MONDAY UPDATE here.
Jen at Coconut Belly
Kat at Mother Fonker
Heidi at The World According To Heidi
Kiki from Kiki’s Corner
Lindsay at Rock and Roll Mama
Laufa from Morgan Madness MONDAY update here.
DeeMarie from My Life In A Nutshell
Carrie from Colepack Sunday update here.
Cellobella from Redsultana MONDAY UPDATE here.
Jenboglass from Steenky BeeMONDAY UPDATE here.
Jen from Sprite’s Keeper Monday UPDATE here.
Heather from Geez Louize!!!MONDAY UPDATE here.
Mrs Bear from Outnumbered Two To One MONDAY UPDATE here.
Debbie from Buzzin By … With Thoughts On The Fly MONDAY UPDATE here.
Beth from Drastic Measures MONDAY UPDATE here.
Elisa from Fairy Flutters MONDAY UPDATE here.
AnonyMOM from Simply AnonyMOM
Brenda from Seriously Mama
Cape Cod Gal from Diamond in the Rough



  1. KatOlivares@MotherFonker

    Really???? Week 6? What did I missss???

    I thought we were just in week4 or something.

    Dang. *slap my forehead* oww

  2. Michele

    You guys are all doing so well. I love following your progress. Big pats on the back to each of you!

    Micheles last blog post..Concerts Past and Future

  3. Sprite's Keeper

    Great post, Lindsay!
    We’re all fighting this together!

    Sprite’s Keepers last blog post.."Mommy’s Here"

  4. cyndi

    Great post, Lindsay! I have yet to make the full commitment, but I am inching my way closer and closer 😉 Great job, ladies and gents! {thunderous applause}

    cyndis last blog post..The Jack

  5. Rock and Roll Mama

    Thanks, guys. I love reading about what everyone is doing- just got off teh elliptical and heard Waiting Room again. Woot! My new anthem. OK, actually since I was 15, but re-discovered.:) Thanks Casey!

    Rock and Roll Mamas last blog post..Girls Rock! Pre-Holiday De-Stress Party

  6. Petra

    Awesome post, thanks for sharing!!

    Petras last blog post..The Wise (*Young*) Mommy: The Early Years

  7. mrsbear

    Inconsistency is my biggest downfall. And I find myself having those childish bursts of impatience where I want results NOW. Right. Now. Obviously, the Krispy Kreme donuts don’t help. I’m not admitting to anything okay. Shh. But every day is a new chance to fix it right? Except for Thanksgiving. All bets are off. Thanks for the free pass BTW, Casey.

    Great post today. I think I just read Lindsay’s article in Brain, Child too. It was also very good. You’re like famous. 😉

    mrsbears last blog post..Snoozing With Dinosaurs Live

  8. Toni

    Sorry the little ones are sick! Hope they get to feeling better soon!

    Tonis last blog post..Meet My Friends Monday – An Introduction

  9. Brenda-SeriouslyMama

    Awesome post L. xoxoxx

    I’m a little too scared to go all out on Thanksgiving. I have worked so hard for these 30+ pounds that I just can’t do it. For those of you that are going to go all out, enjoy some for me too! 😉

    Brenda-SeriouslyMamas last blog post..My Love Man

  10. Debbie

    I think I lost a half a pound just by reading your goals! My goal today is NOT to go downstairs and get a chocolate bar. 😛

    Debbies last blog post..It’s Not Fair!

  11. steenky bee (jenboglass)

    I heart, nay, I big pink puffy heart Rock and Roll Mama. And the Nike quote thing? I am THIS CLOSE to being inspired to run laps around my office. I’m so not going to do it, but at least I was inspired!!!

    steenky bee (jenboglass)s last blog post..Fattie: Week 6 Money Can’t Buy Skinny, But Sometimes It Can Buy The Truth

  12. Lydia @ On The Verge

    What a great post!

    Lydia @ On The Verges last blog post..An Amazing Award From The Painted Veil

  13. Kia (Good Enough Mama)

    Gee, thanks. thanks a lot. You’re all making me look fat AND bad. This is so uplifting. Sigh.

    Kia (Good Enough Mama)s last blog post..I Called My Shrink And It’s a Rap! (Yes, I know it’s spelled wrong. It’s a play on words. Yes, this is the world’s longest blog title. Shoot me.)

  14. goodfather

    Awesome post! Go, Lindsay! Yeah, I think consistency is The Hardest Part of dieting and/or exercise. I totally want to work out now, after reading this. I wish I had younger knees.

    goodfathers last blog post..Roll call

  15. Kristy

    That was a really great guest post! I’ll hopefully have my update for HASAY tomorrow!

    Kristys last blog post..Meyamo Personalized Baby Gear Review…

  16. Anndi

    Maybe when I stop coughing up a lung…

    Enjoy Thanksgiving and family time!

    Here’s hoping the kids are better by then.

    Anndis last blog post..ah yes, I remember it well

  17. Christy

    Sorry–I’ve been out of town & no internet, so I haven’t updated (I haven’t even updated my blog!) But I’m down 2 more pounds! Yeah! I need to get on the exercise wagon when I get home though–that’s next!

  18. carrie

    Awesome post!! Keep up the good work. I am with you. I really can not blame it on the babies any more but I am working hard.

    carries last blog post..Orange Belt and Board Breaking…… (24/30)

  19. Katie

    Sorry the little ones are sick, that’s no fun at all 🙁
    That was such a good post and I can totally relate. The consistency (or lack of) is what kills me every time.

    Katies last blog post..Here’s your "I VOTED" sticker

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