Monday, August 6, 2007

Sunshine Day

First of all, Atlanta is hot as Hell today. Temperatures nearing 100F all week. Yuck.

Today was really fun, despite the heat. It was the first day back for teachers. I got so much positive feedback about how good I'm looking. Lots of comments. Lots of questions. The most interesting question was when people asked how much more I want to lose. That seems quite invasive to ask, but since I've been very open since the beginning, I answered pretty honestly. I don't think they intended to overstep boundaries at all. I think that helps me stay responsible. I've said (out loud) what my expectations are for myself. Everyone will know if I fail. On the good side, though, everyone will know when I've made progress. I loved it today.

My relationship with Max is progressing. We had our first tenseness/argument/problem. Turns out he found one of your blogs in the history of his computer, couldn't resist temptation, clicked around until he found mine, and read the damn thing (really just the parts about him). First, I've been very careful to make sure everything is deleted from his history, but I must have messed up once. Now, we've had some long discussions about some of the things I said about him (like when I said he was a little 'rough around the edges'). That's a conversation (or three) I could have done without. I'm hurt since he specifically knew that he wasn't allowed, but I have no question about his devotion to me at this time. First, he fessed up immediately when he saw me. Second, there was total fear/sadness/mortification in his eyes when he thought I might break up with him over this. I know he will not make that mistake again. I wasn't sure if I should blog about this, and your comments won't make me bring it up again with him. I promised myself that I would get passed this, and at this time, I think I have. He's done his penance in my mind.

I'm going out for a yummy dinner with my best friend at my favorite restaurant in Atlanta (Kyma Greek food on Piedmont Road). Points be damned ... I only go there once or twice a year. We've decided to go all girly and wear dresses, so I've got to go do my hair now. Opa!

P.S. A big shoutout and thanks to Spidey who mentioned me as this week's Weight Loss Winner on his blog. I didn't know there was such a thing. Thanks Spidey! Can't wait to see who wins this week! I hadn't read his blog before, but it's awesome. Check it out.

P.P.S. I was also in first place for my team the Fit and Fabulous this week on Kim's Weight Loss Challenge. I'm so glad to be contributing finally, and I hope to make a good effort with Wednesday's weigh-in also.


angelfish24 said...

Way to go on your recent weigh in! Heard about it on Spider's blog. That's a decent loss. I wish mine would be bigger lately but I'll keep trying.
I haven't been following your posts as of late but it would be awkward to have someone I cared about read my blog. I don't think they do. I have been trying to not write anything too personal as when I do I feel like taking it down so others will not see (family) what's going on in my head and it's private! But I guess there is no such thing as private when it is in a public forum such as this. That's hard.

Hope you have a great week!

Chris H said...

OOOO akward moments for sure! I blog only what I can bear the thought of my family reading! Which is pretty much everything... though some things are taboo ( my love life with hubby, finances, and some family hasseles). Hope things smooth over and he doesn't keep reading!

TrixieBelden said...

It's great to hear how you are doing. I'm sorry Max found your blog, but I am really glad he fessed up to it. I don't know what I would have done if one of my friends would have sought out my blog, but I hope I would have handled it as rationally as you have.

I love that you and your friend got all decked out for your evening at the Greek restaurant. You gotta do that from time to time. I wore a skirt to a party on Friday night. Very unlike me. I hope you had a great time!

Christine said...

Hey! Yeah, awkward with Max for sure. My hubby doesn't read my blog - but yet I guess he could read it if he wanted to. Perhaps I should be careful with my words. ;) Give a sweet ol' kiss to Max and tell him you need your blog to clear your head - and if likes your bootie, he'll understand. :) Take care!

"The Captain" said...

Good job on your weigh in!!!

gaga said...

Uh oh. Well. I can only offer my opinion and that is I would consider this a major red flag. It's not like he just happened to find your blog as he was surfing the net - he dug for it knowing full well you didn't want him reading it. That is sneaky and dishonest (even if he did fess up) and tigers don't change their stripes. If he did that what's to stop him from digging through your purse or reading a hard copy journal? I'm kind of surprised how much this pissed me off on your behalf!

Candee said...

I read about your weight loss on Spider's Blog and I wanted to pop in and congratulate you! Your pictures made me wince a little, as I am a teacher too. They reminded me of my school pictures and how you are really able to see weight gain from those yearly pictures! Good idea to post them ~I think the pics will help you stay motivated!

jodi said...

ugh, what an awkward situation but i'm glad you guys talked things out - communication in the beginning of any relationship, is SO very important... the only person close to me, that reads my blog, is eric and that's it...

the greek dinner sounds yummy! :o)

Meow Meow said...

Good going on the weight loss.
I am glad things seemed so HAPPY for you back at school. It took everything I had to get out of bed this morning. I am moving s-l-o-w-l-y today. I have to get myself back on a schedule ...I like to stay up late.

I know the positive comments have to help. I know they did when I was losing...(i need to get motivated)

Sorry about the Max fussy ness. I hope it passes soon for you!

Here's hoping the rest of the week goes really well for you!

Christie said...

That is wonderful to get to enjoy so many nice comments about your progress from coworkers. Definitely enjoy it!

My boyfriend knows about my blog and knows not to read it... he asked once if he could and I explained it's a place for me to talk about everything, including him, to my friends and not have to deal with scrutiny from anyone. It's my place to be free and say what I want.

He understands that and supports it and says that he would never read it. But sometimes I have to wonder if he does. I mean he has helped me work on my blog templates and stuff so it's not like my web address is a secret from him really, and he's *seen* it, but has he read it?? Who knows.

I don't know how I would feel if he told me he read it. I think I would be disappointed that he didnt' respect my privacy but at the same time I do understand that the internet isn't totally private, obviously! LOL. I think I've been a lot more careful not to talka bout really personal things about me and him just because I know he COULD read it if he wanted to.

OK, sorry, I'm rambling. LOL. I guess I could just relate! I'm glad you talked it over and feel you can trust him and move on. That's a great place to be!

Spidey said...

Congratulations on your progress and that you have nice work friends who actually notice that you are changing your appearance! Sometimes that can be too much, but it is always good to be noticed for positive reasons!

Sarah said...

Sorry I missed you when I was in the ATL this past weekend. It was a really quick trip. We should try to meet up when I am there in September for DMB!

Zach and I had our first spat on Friday night. I need to blog about it...Max was very honest with and that is a big plus.

Congratulations on all your WL success!