Shannon Stacey

Tongue twisters at the crack of dawn

First, despite the magnificent salad/freaking ravenous incident, I weigh three pounds less today than I did on Monday. Woohoo! If I can do that again, my weight next Friday might start with a 21-something rather than the 22-something it’s been since I had the Short Kid. (Actually, looking at some pictures, I suspect around the time he was three I was hitting 23-something or more.) And, no, it’s not comfortable discussing my weight, but I’m not alone and maybe somebody will follow along and lose a few pounds, too.

I picture those three pounds like the little bit of snow you pack in your hand to start a snowball. It’s going to keep rolling and rolling, getting bigger and bigger. Someday, instead of those pounds being on me, they’re going to be a big-ass snowman I can keep at a distance.

Anyway, moving on because I don’t intend for this to become the Diet Blog of Doom, this morning the Short Kid needed a little help with his spelling homework early this morning. (Yes, he had Wednesday evening, but he gambled on the snow day, then he had all of yesterday to do it. He gets his procrastination skills from Mom, apparently.) The assignment? Use spelling words to form tongue twisters. He’d already done a few, but he was stuck on the last one.

This is what we came up with:

Nonvenomous nefarious nematodes nick nifty knickers.

(Nonvenomous being the word from the spelling list.)

Me: “Your teacher’s probably going to guess I had a hand in this one.”

SK: “I’ll probably be the only kid with underwear-stealing parasitic worms.”


6 comments to “Tongue twisters at the crack of dawn”

  1. Lori
      · January 13th, 2012 at 10:28 am · Link

    First, yay for you!! Keep up that great work!

    And laughing at SK’s tongue twister. Love assignments like that.

  2. Tracy S
      · January 13th, 2012 at 11:06 am · Link

    LOL on the tongue twister!!

    I weighed 2 lbs less today than I did last Friday! Here’s to hoping we both keep moving in the same direction! I love it when weighing yourself you fall into a new “tens” category! I went from 19-something to 18-something.

    Now, when my sister celebrated going from 13-something to 12-something I didn’t think it deserved the same cheering, but then I stopped being jealous (we are the same height so…..) and realized that over the last 15 years she has worked HARD for this weight. She is not “naturally skinny”-you know those people that have freakish metabolism and don’t have to do anything to stay thin-so it was hard work for her to get there so hell yeah, celebrate!!

    All that to say–celebrate the minuses no matter where the number started or stopped.

  3. Chrissy
      · January 14th, 2012 at 5:24 am · Link

    I wish I could say I was actually working on my New Year’s resolution to lose weight, but alas, I am still lazy. Good Luck, awesome on the 3 lbs and keep up the good work!

    I laughed really hard at SK’s homework. That was some good stuff!

  4. MJ
      · January 14th, 2012 at 8:11 am · Link

    Awesome! I’m right there with you. I’ve been exercising and I feel so much better. The weirder thing? I’m not as hungry. Usually I come home and snack. Now I come home and exercise, and I’m not starving by dinner. Keep up the great work!

  5. Jean
      · January 16th, 2012 at 8:34 pm · Link

    That’s wonderful. You’re on the right path.

    At the moment, mine starts with 26*. Back in September I was on the verge of seeing 24-something, but I must have gotten scared, and it jumped back up. But it’s a new year, and I have work to do, so I’m doing it.

    The key is SK knew what his tongue twister meant, and you having a hand in it didn’t matter at that point. Mission accomplished. Good for both of you!

  6. Shannon
      · January 17th, 2012 at 10:40 am · Link

    I actually have seen 21* a couple of times. But I immediately went back to my 225 comfort zone. This time, I’m Chuck Norris roundhouse-kicking my way out of the comfort zone.

    This coming weekend I’m going to take a couple of hours and get my treadmill unburied and I’m going to put it smack dab in the middle of my office.

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