Club Half As Small As You: Week 11

January 5, 2009 7:00 am

Welcome to week 11 of the HASAY challenge! Not sure what HASAY is? Read all about it here. It’s not too late to join so if you’re looking for some online motivation and ridicule, here’s the place to start. I’m pretty sure a lot of us are starting over this week with the New Year so things should get interesting around here!

Today’s guest poster is Jen from Coconut Belly. When she sent me her guest post, I emailed her back to let her know she was classing the place up a bit. NEVER before has a poem been published on HAGAY, this is a first. I love poetry, I just can’t write it. Thanks Jen for filling the void!

Stay tuned for the list of HASAY contestants at the bottom of the page.

wow!  a guest post from someone that has updated their own hasay progress in weeks!
how exciting!  for the record … casey asked me if i was back on the wagon with her this week … and then she took off … i was running to catch up … but happened to see an open box of christmas candy … and got sidetracked.

but this week … she’s actually letting me guest post!  so i guess that means i’m officially on the wagon again.

oh yeah.  and i should mention … at my site … i write without purpose or thought (most of the time).  here?  i froze like a shy high school student in front of her public speaking class, with her unwavering love of her life sitting in the back seat.

in other words, i could NOT think of ANYTHING!

until i remembered a poetry class where i was assigned a poem to compile.  and had no idea what to write.  (notice a theme here?  assignments are my downfall …) this is what i could remember … with a wee bit of tweaking here and there.  (i mean, this isn’t a high school poetry class … right?)

hasay guest post poem …

there is a guest post due on monday …
and i don’t know what to write.
today is sunday …
so i’ve only got tonight!

i’ve searched and searched
from my toes to my brain …
to find a topic
that i can explain!

i could talk about
triglycerides, trans-fats and such …
but to get a whole post?
that would just be too much!

i decided to ask around …
see what i could find.
ask a couple of people
if they could help me sort things out in my mind.

so i went to my best friend …
a dietician, no less!
but amongst pizza and beer(s), i forgot!
wouldn’t you guess…

my husband was sitting there …
next in the line.
but he didn’t understand why i’d be blogging …
somewhere other than mine.

my mom, my sister,
the guy down the street.
i asked EVERYONE
that i happened to meet.

finally mr. google …
i thought he would come through.
but all he gave me
was a list or two (hundred).

including the top three ways
to stop being fat …
drink more water, eat less, and exercise …
imagine that …

and so here this brings us
nearing the end …
to all of you,
strangers and friends…

i’m sorry that i wrote a post
about not knowing what to do …
and following this (pathetic excuse for a guest post) …
you’ll find hasay updates that are new!

Recent additions:

New Wednesday: FoN from Kids and Daiquiris. Wednesday update here!
New Tuesday!! Amy from Amy’s Annotations. Tuesday update here!
New Today!!! Michelle from Michelle’s Blog. Monday update here!
New Today!!! Tina from Teeny Thoughts with her Monday update here.
Kirsty at My Life For The World To See.Sunday update here.
Sandie from Sandie Simply Says Monday update here.
Cyndi from The Adventures of HarryJack Monday update here.
Lisette at My Life As A SAHM Monday update here.
Leslie at Captain Crazy Thursday update here.
Christy from Heavy On The Caffeine Monday update here!
Kimberly (Sheilamaiden) is from Your Basic Dare To Be Great Situation Tuesday update here.
Keely from The Un-MOM Sunday update here.
Lisa from Boondock Ramblings Sunday update here!
Kristy at Mommy in Pink Friday update here.
Ali over at Aloicious: Life in the SLC Friday update here.
Jen at Coconut Belly Guest poster this week and Monday update here.
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
Cellobella from Redsultana
Jenboglass from Steenky Bee Monday update here.
Jen from Sprite’s Keeper Monday update here.
Heather from Geez Louize!!! Monday update here.
Mrs Bear from Outnumbered Two To One Sunday update here.
Debbie from Buzzin By … With Thoughts On The Fly Tuesday update here.
Beth from Drastic Measures Monday update here!
Elisa from Fairy Flutters
Brenda from Seriously Mama
Cape Cod Gal from Diamond in the Rough Thursday update here.



  1. K

    Love the poem.

    Good luck. I hope you (and all the others involved) meet your goals.

    It’s great you guys have support.

  2. Sprite's Keeper

    Alright, Jen! Love the poem!

    Sprite’s Keepers last blog post..HASAY: Weak Week

  3. Tina

    I am here! Week 1 for me!

    Tinas last blog post..HASAY–I am a Beginninger

  4. steenky bee

    I’m a sucker for the poems, just ask Jen at Sprites Keeper. Loved loved it! My Hasay, up later today is such a stretch. Case is either going to be proud or ticked. I can’t tell which. Missed you, my dear Jen! And Case, Woot to you!

    steenky bees last blog post..I’m Back…Not With a Vengence or Anything, But I’m Back.

  5. Christy

    That was awesome!! I think that wagon is more than a little wobbly b/c we all keep falling off from time to time…keep on keepin’ on! 🙂

  6. Michelle

    Nice! I’m biting the bullet and joining in… be gentle 😉

    Michelles last blog post..Club HASAY: New Year, New Goals…

  7. Lydia @ On The Verge

    What a great poem! Good luck ladies!!!

    Lydia @ On The Verges last blog post..Damn You Billy Mays!

  8. Irish Gumbo

    Hey, a poem! Sweet!

    Uh, I just cracked the wrapper on a chocolate and bacon candy bar. Is that bad?

    Irish Gumbos last blog post..Last Page of The Book

  9. mrsbear

    Very admirable poetic efforts. I’m officially inspired, now if I can just muster the urge to exercise…

    mrsbears last blog post..In The Breakdown Lane – HASAY Update

  10. phhhst

    Loved the poem. Best to all of you in 2009 on your goals.

    phhhsts last blog post..2009: Walking the High Wire

  11. Beth

    Thank goodness we all have Google to provide such innovative suggestions as drink water and exercise more! Great poem..

    Beths last blog post..Fair Warning to HASAY Participants

  12. Petra

    Nice poem, I could rhyme worth a damn, but alas, I cannot so I am destined to write about dildos and boobs for the rest of my life…maybe they will give me a job at Hustler; they have some really good articles…

    Anyway, good luck with HASAY! I am on Day 1 of hardcore weight loss myself and I am rocking so far. We’ll see how it goes…

    Petras last blog post..He Blogs, She Blogs: Farts, Sex and Boobs–Oh My!

  13. goodfather

    Awesome poem! I’ll try to work some of the stanzas into HASAY cheers 😀 .

    goodfathers last blog post..Getting serious

  14. Keely

    Awesome poem! I feel the need to dance and chant some calories off now.

    Keelys last blog post..4 pictures that pretty much sum up my New Years Eve

  15. cyndi

    Great poem – thanx for the inspiration, now if I could just find the motivation 😉 GL, ladies and gent!

    cyndis last blog post..’cause I’m a country boy

  16. Heather

    Love it that a dietician is eating pizza and beer! That’s my diet plan too!

    Heathers last blog post..Go back to Laa Laa Land…..for all I care!!!

  17. Kirst

    Okay I posted my first Hasay post, I’m in, my first post today!!!! Do I need to email you my weight?

    Kirsts last blog post..Hasay wagon here I come! Do-dah, do-dah….

  18. DeeMarie

    I’m a Hasay loser. I promise to do some post-worthy stuff this week and actually update soon!!!

    DeeMaries last blog post..Tuesday Trains of Thought!!

  19. shonda

    I really want to join. I just hate goals because, well, I never met them.

    shondas last blog post..Auld Land Syne in 2009

  20. Amy Cassady

    I HATE goals and I am the biggest procrastinator. If I’m accountable, I’ll do it! So here it goes for me,week one! Love reading the posts!

    Amy Cassadys last blog post..HASAY… Something New…

  21. Lisettext to

    Hi. My update is up and ready to be read here:

    Could someone also change the blog that is listed next to my name. I started doing the HASAY updates on my other blog after the first week.


    Lisettext tos last blog post..HASAY Update January 5

  22. FoN

    OK, I’m in! I’ve gots three chin! Sorry…just inspired by the poem. I won’t rhyme anymore. Or use the word ‘gots’. Is there a secret handshake or password or something I need to learn?

    FoNs last blog post..Fat Chick vs. Food – Week One

  23. Amber

    I love the poem! I gotta get some motivation. Dang it!

    Ambers last blog post..Spin Cycle: We’ve Got Nothing to be Guilty Of.

  24. Katie

    Good poem! That ain’t easy.
    I am on a HASAY mission, even though I’m more of a leech than a member. The deadline is Sat, Jan 17th. That is the day our airplane flies away and in my suitcase there will be packed a bikini.

    Katies last blog post..Once Upon a Medieval Times…

  25. Cat

    Ok, so that rhymed well and all, but the meter was a little…not good at all. You get an A for effort though! (loser)

    Cats last blog post..One Fortune, Three Months Late

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