Don't judge me too harshly, but - I liked it. Perhaps I'm shallow and uncouth or perhaps I poured a little too much whiskey into our diet cokes during the previews, (What? Am I the only one that brings a flask to the theatre??) but girlfriend and I laughed - alot. It was just easy to relate to the girls and their issues - from motherhood, to marriage, to menopause.What's not to love about sex talk and sexy eye-candy like John Corbett and Max Ryan?
Just this: THOSE ARE SOME SKINNY BEE-YATCHES!! I mean, c'mon - it's been how many years since the series ended, and they actually look skinnier now?
I suppose they have to be that tiny to look good in their outfits and this is the point I'm getting at - being able to wear cute outfits is one of my motivations for dropping the weight.
Sooo, how'd I do this week? Let's just say no skinny white jeans for me - yet. I was stagnant at 165. I cheated with some birthday cake on Wednesday then my brother made a chocolate cake with strawberries in the middle on Thursday so I cheated again. What can I say? I do love me some chocky cake. I guess the dream of fitting into a cute little outfit didn't quite do it for me this week.
On the upside, I did my 20 minutes with bumble bee socks girl 3 days out of 5 and the other two days I swam. I really think I still should have lost at least a pound. My scale hates me.
Maybe I should try a little "mind over matter." I should repeat to myself out loud, "I don't like chocolate cake."
Before you start guffawing and snorting, hear me out here.
There is this little trick known as cognitive dissonance. Dissonance is a lack of agreement or harmony. If we are cognitive (or aware) of a disagreement between what we know (I like chocolate cake) and what we are saying (I don't like chocolate cake) it makes us uncomfortable and we will want to change one or the other. If we proclaim that we don't like a troublesome or addicting food, and we do it out loud and often, supposedly, it won't be long before we actually don't want to eat it.
Cognitive dissonance. That's a powerful concept. If it works, think of the problems in the world it could solve - racism, prejudice, hatred. Who'd have thought stupidity could be cured just by having the afflicted walk around saying, "I am not stupid. I am not stupid."
Come to think of it, I suppose that's how brain washing is done so it can be used for good or for evil. Well, my point is, that weight loss is largely (pardon the pun) mind over matter. And that's not evil. That's good.
So c'mon girls, repeat after me, "I am a skinny bee-yatch. I am a skinny bee-yatch. I am a skinny bee-yatch..."