Back it up, Dove!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hey there. See that rock over there? I've been hiding under it. It was a good rock. I felt secure and safe. Safe from all the attention one of my blogs received by being featured by SP. Silly isn't it? That success and accolades would drive one underground. But that's what happened. OVERWHELM!

But now I'm back! (insert dramatic music of your choice here).

I will be wearing a bollywood outfit this evening as I type this blog. Why? Because let's face it - Bollywood has some damn fine outfits! So I choose to (virtually) wear one. One something like this. Because I can. (Can you tell I haven't let my imagination out to play recently??) It's green! Gotta love it!

Now that I'm properly attired - onwards to my alluring blog title...

Sequence of events:
1. Blog got featured.
2. Blog got tons of wonderful comments.
3. I got overwhelmed.
4. I got mired in perfectionism (must thank all commenters, must write other "deep" blogs. How? I'm just not that deep!!! OMG - run away. RUN AWAY!!)
5. Hid under rock - waiting for "deep thoughts" to make presence known.
6. Filed nails.
7. Flipped through outdated magazines.
8. Nothing, nada. Absolutely NO deep thoughts.
9. Panic! Decided "intuitive eating" would be a good thing to do to make up for lack of deep thoughts.
10. Didn't go well. Apparently I have no intuition for eating.
11. Shame. Didn't weigh in one week for the first time in 7 mos.
12. Determined to track food again the next week. Did. Went to weigh. SHOCK - lost 7.5 lbs.
13. Was dubious but went with it. Entered it into SP's weight tracker. Dove icon leaped forward to just shy of 260 lbs (down from 324). YAY!
14. Nagging doubt at the veracity of the scale. I weigh on a scale designed for wheelchair access - did I accidentally lean on a support rail? Only time will tell.
15. Another Monday rolls around. Have been good with food, exercise, you-name-it.
16. BAM! Hit by a 2.7 lb gain! First reaction is a question - should I freak out? Wallow in the drama of it all? Throw in a little thrashing about for added umph? (and calorie burn?)
17. Entered weight on my WL spreadsheet (Yes - I am that nerdy. Actually - I am WAY more nerdy - but I leave that for another blog).
18. I added up my WL, divide by weeks. Lo and behold. My average WL per week is 2.1 lbs. That's pretty darn good.
19. Motivation for drama and thrashing averted.
20. Entered weight into SP - watched as my little dove icon backed up a wee bit. (who knew they could fly backwards??) Sighed contentedly.

All's good in the world.

And I don't have to have deep thoughts to post a blog. In fact, if this blog is any testament, I barely have to have a SANE thought.

Peace my Spark buddies. Don the garb of your imagination and have a wonderful evening.

DOWNTOWNJEN swishes out in a sea of lime green sari and sequins....
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  • AZCHICA2006
    I am notorious for weighing myself multiple times...just to see if there is any change haha!

    Great blog!
    3706 days ago
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    Is it easy going Green? emoticon
    3708 days ago
    I love this - Bollywood makes everything better

    Spark on!
    3711 days ago
    emoticon I think you are headed for ANOTHER featured blog award if my giggles are any indication, so you better find that rock again! SERIOUSLY, you are HILARIOUS!
    And I love Bollywood, that outfit is gonna make me get out my Bollywood Dance Workout, swish swish!
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    3711 days ago
    I love it. So, you are human. I would have probably done the same thing. I love the outfit and I might think about doing the same. I would have never thought of it. Good idea. Hang in there you are doing well.
    3711 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8628660
    I was wondering where you went! Great blog, love the outfit!
    3711 days ago
    You really are doing good....believe in yourself.....

    Have a great Easter
    3712 days ago
    You have a wonderful way of writing Jen and it's lovely having you back.
    You're gain will soon be history

    Keep on sparking emoticon
    3712 days ago
    This is why SP works for me! Friends who write and read and understand. emoticon
    3712 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5233545
    Way to go lol emoticon
    3712 days ago
  • JILL313
    So Happy to hear your Happy!! I do understand how one could feel overwhelmed by all the luv and support from your friends who do adore you and your fabulous witty self--but I'm glad your back at least most of you. You must look fabulous in your green Bollywood outfit--I suppose you'll be belly dancing for fun, yeah!! You are the Best!!


    3712 days ago
    You have a unique knack for writing blogs that make people feel good. Love your blogs, love your outfit, too. I'm going to have to get a Bollywood catalog.
    3712 days ago

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    I have to agree with KERSTIN814, who said "LOLROFLMAO" [laughing out loud rolling on the floor laughing my ass off.]

    Thank you for entertaining us so brilliantly, making us laugh, and your valuable between-the-lines advice.

    And I am starting to think we should ban weight scales. Better to go by how your body feels, and your clothes fit. Of course, I haven't trashed mine yet. Just don't consult it very often.

    Eagerly awaiting your next trip out from under the rock!

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    Comment edited on: 4/20/2011 11:47:59 PM
    I wondered where you were! BTW you look fabulous in that new green outfit!! I think mine is pale yellow. You don't need any brilliant ideas my dear. You could talk about the girls out back and I will always be happy with you!

    3712 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/20/2011 11:11:29 PM
    I love you just the way you are, whether you are 'deep' or 'shallow,' profound or inane, sane or, ummmmm, maybe not so much - sorry you got overwhelmed but I can understand!!

    HOWEVER - don't think you have to 'thank' everyone or reply to every comment or even every email - I'd go crazy if I did that for sure!!

    Anyway, GLAD you are back!!!!!

    3712 days ago
    good job! maybe you did lean on the rail, but overall it is still a big win! Keep up the fight!!!
    3712 days ago
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    I really enjoyed this blog. You have an awesome sense of humor and it was just a joy to read.

    Congrats on all your success! emoticon
    3712 days ago
    Awesome! I love your easy breezy blog! Here's a big giant hug to welcome you back to blog world.
    3712 days ago
    Oh great, Thanks Jen, now I want to wear a sari too!!!

    Was giving you space just hoping all was well. I have missed you!

    Terri =)
    3712 days ago
  • KERSTIN814
    3712 days ago
    I have a spread sheet too! And 2.1 loss/average is superstar range! Great job!
    3712 days ago
    This was a great blog and so well said. I can really relate to it a lot. So many of the same thoughts and feelings. Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us. Sometimes we just need to take a step back and regroup for many reasons. We'll find our way back again because we really want to do it.

    You have done so well (really fantastic) and I know you're going all the way. Love that Bollywood picture. Great motivation!.

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    3712 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/20/2011 9:34:19 PM
    This blog just wasn't up to par - seem a little - um - ha just messing with you.

    I track my weight in a spreadsheet. I have 3 columns - A tracking column showing where I should be to be on target, an actual column of what I have lost and a pace column which shows what I'll weigh each week in the future if I continue to lose weight at my current average. If that's not nerdy enough - the graph is!

    FYI - You look great in that outfit - Paul
    3712 days ago
    I'm in my fabulous Mickey Mouse sweatshirt and jeans with cuddleduds underneath. Hey, it's cold even in my imagination here! I am having a terrific evening and wishing you the same!

    3712 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3011801
    I am so happy you are back.We all get freaked out so dont worry.You will have those 2 ounds gone in no time.
    3712 days ago
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