Friday, May 19, 2006

Good News & Bad News

First the good news.  I have now lost

   >>> 40 lbs !!! <<<  YEA!!!!!!!ME!!!!!!!!

Goodbye and Good ridance to those giant hanging gutt globuals!  Now they are just smaller.  hehe.  Yep.  Still got a gutt.  But now it just looks like a 20lb bloated pouch instead of a 50lb humongus, pregnant with twins looking, blobby, swollen with gas, beach ball growth. 

Some pilots told me I look 10 years younger than last year.  This young, thuggy looking rapper with gold, spaced teeth uttered  a low, growl "bye Baby," when he deplaned yesterday.  Now THAT was FUNNY!  Flight attendants and psgrs can't believe I'm going to be 59 next week.  It's very gratifying.  I've lost that matronly battle axe look!!!  Which is not to say I'm not still a matronly battle axe 35,000 ft up anymore because I am....  I just no longer LOOK like one! 

Nor do newspapers, Bloody Marys or water glasses go flying out of people's hands as I charge thru the aisle with my ample butt banging left & right for seat belt checks during turbulence.  Well, maybe sometimes that still happens, but now it's only because those folks are leaning outward.

Okay, so much for the wierd visuals.  But I must say I am back to feeling more comfortable in my body.  At least for today!  And I thank God for this miracle, for Devine Intervention because it's truly impossible to do this myself.  Not to mention Weight Watchers & the moral support of the meetings & some of the highly effective leaders.

Now for the bad news.  I have to put on new brakes & rotors ($400) & fix the emissions/engine light ($500) to pass inspection on my '03 PTCruiser.  And my warrenty has run out so I'm up a fucking shit creek & over a barrel. It's beyond belief & I'm being taken for a total ride.  I went into shock and took out a Good Year credit card that gives me 3 months to pay this off. sigh.  I know, I know.  I should be stronger & look around.  But I have to go back to work, and I've just gotten off flying 4 days.  I'm exhausted & have been really sick with either allergies or a damn cold the whole time.  (How the HELL do you tell the difference, anyway????) 

I simply Can not work anymore than I already am.  I am making myself ill.  I thought maybe for June I would not pick up so many extra trips for overtime & give myself a summer break, just fly my regular line.  But after today & this new money dilemma, I really don't have much of a choice.


nfluxus said...

Wow. Seems like it took you forever to get to 34 and now here you are with 40 lost. That's fantastic.

Sorry to hear about your car trouble. Brakes are a bitch but you gotta fix 'em. It's a total rip off they charge so much to fix front brakes. It probably takes them all of about 15 minutes to do it.

Hang in there! At least you lost your inner child...that bitch is heavy! I'm trying to lose mine.

wordsrock said...

Congrats on the weight loss!  I wish I had such discipline.

As for colds versus allergies, the only way I can really tell is when the symptoms improve when my location changes, i.e., if I'm outside and sneezing then go inside and stop sneezing.  Either way, it sucks.  Sorry you are suffering!