Like many couples, Oingo Boing and Jersey Belle (whose name I may change to Ginger Belle because I love targeting all my ginger jokes at her) do this awesome thing every single night when they go to bed. No, not each other. Rather, they have a lovely custom of saying a lovely string of things to one another. There’s a really lovely bit in there about their love for all things British and our upcoming trip to the UK – where we’ll proceed to sight see, eat our faces off, drink too much, and someone (probably me) will end up vomiting.
God Save the Queen, 2013
Skinny England. It’s the reminder that we are less than thin by UK standards. Let me in on a little something – this I know from personal experience – if you’re a size 14 in the US, you’re a size 16 in the UK. Do you have any idea what it’s like to be a size 16 in a sea of size 6’s? Not awesome. And know what else? Somehow, every single time I go to the UK, I try to remind myself that I need to drop at least 15 pounds and I end up gaining 10 just before I go. My muffin top digs traveling.
In preparation all my travels later I’ve vowed to drop at least one pant size – seeing as how I’ll probably go up 2 when I start binging while I’m overseas. For the last few Monday’s I’ve woken up and said, “Today’s the day. Skinny England is on!” Take today for example. Packed my breakfast and lunch and vowed I’d eat a good dinner when I got home.
- Fish tacos – good
- Fruit – good
- Bagel with cream cheese that I took over the granola bar I’d packed – bad
- Ham and cheese sandwich on whole grain bread – not too bad, except for the fact that I buttered the bread
- Potato chips – really? What the hell is wrong with me…
- Banana – good
- Coffee with non fat milk – OK
- Coffee with cream and 4 sugars – seriously?
- Handful of M&M’s – I just can’t
- Three MASSIVE chocolate cookies – I give up
So, instead of just starting all over tomorrow, I’ll just go ahead and say this week is shot and go ahead and gain the two pounds I’m destined to gain this week. Tomorrow? Margaritas!! And probably some pie.