Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Dirty Thirty

30 is:
  • The atomic number of zinc
  • The number of days in the months April, June, September and November
  • The minimum age for United States senators
  • The code for international phone calls to Greece
  • slang for pornography (XXX)
  • The number of pieces of silver Judas betrayed Jesus for (Matthew 26:15)
  • The number of beers in a dirty thirty pack of Keystone Light Beer
30 is the number of pounds removed from my body (as of today)! BAM!!
Today I weighed in...-1.8 lbs. So, NO eviction notice for me today from ONEderland. So I called the guy I frequently go to the movies and eat out with to tell him of my glorious news, and during our conversation I said the funniest thing (well it was funny too me):

Guy I Frequently Go Out With (GIFGOW): Oh, so you're up now (I called him around 6AM this morning as I laid down to go to sleep. Yes, I went to bed at or around 6 AM this morn....that's a whole "nother" story.)

Me: Yes. You know I weigh in on Saturdays, so I had to get up to weigh in before 12 PM.

GIFGOW: *Silence*
Me: *Silence*

Me: *Silence*

Me: (Waiting for him to ask how much I lost..) *Extended Silence and crickets chirping in the distance*


GIGFOW: I was going to ask...(I cut him off.)

Me: WHEN???!!! Whatever man...I NEED A cheerLEADER not a cheerHATER! (That was the funny thing I said).

That conversation reminded me of my haters post from a few weeks ago, which brings me to my point. I am doing THIS for ME and his approval is not needed nor required!! Man, he is so on the "kick-yo-azz-to-da-curb list" and he doesn't even know it! Bye bye Hater...see you later.

So, back to the whole going to sleep at 6 AM. Well I can show you better than I can tell you:
The right side of the table:

The bane of my existence: "The Research Proposal"

The left side of the table:
After I take the final exam today or sometime tomorrow...FINITO BABY!
ARRIVEDERCI, 再見, AU REVOIR, היי שלום , ADIÓS, ДО СВИДАНИЯ, さようなら, GOODBYE STATISTICS FOREVER (or until I start working on my PH.D...???)!


  1. HAPPY SATURDAY SHAREFEST!! I was just stopping by from SITS but I also wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS on your success! 30lbs is amazing! I know because between 1995 and 1996, I lost 100 lbs and I kept all of it off until last year. 14 WHOLE YEARS!

    I lost mine the old fashioned way - reduced portions and exercise - and I was very proud of my accomplishment. Then, I got really, really sick a couple of years ago with a very rare disease and it has caused me to be basically bedridden. I had to start taking all kinds of meds, including a lot of steroids. Those meds coupled with the complete inactivity have caused me to gain about 60lbs back. I have been completely crushed. I swore I would never gain it back, I was never going to be that 'fat girl' again.

    It is really weird, I still 'think' like I am still skinny because I gained it all back so fast. It is very weird and very depressing.

    Wow, I can't believe I just unloaded all of that here. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to rain on your parade. I just want you to know that you CAN do it and you CAN keep it all off!

    Good luck with your endeavor. I wish you all the luck in the world! I also hope you have a wonderful weekend!


    Teresa <><

  2. Congratulations on your weight loss this week!! I would have said the same thing to the guy too.

  3. You are probably one of my funniest friends! CHEERHATER!! LOL!!!!

    30 pounds! That's like a 6 year old ! woo hoo! You should get some books and weight it on a scale and see how many books equal 30 lbs! Or do like Oprah and weigh all of the meat in your refrigerator!

    I am officially freaking jealous of you! In a good way!

  4. I LOVE your blog Trina! You are so funny. Your right about not needing a CheerHATER! We need all the encouragement we can get right now! Im pulling for you to succeed! Good luck and congrats on the big 30!

  5. CONGRATS! WTG on hittin 30 GONE! :)

    buh-bye cheerhaters! lol :) LOVE IT!

  6. 30!!! What a huge milestone! Fantastic!

  7. @ Teresa...Sorry to hear about your diagnosis...that's sounds very heartbreaking. Stay strong and I will definetly keep you in my prayers.

    @ skinnysweetpea...RIGHT! THANKS!

    @ GOD'S FAVORITE SHOES...Yous crazy!LOL on the 6 year old and the weighing my meat like Oprah. I don't have crap to weigh because I need to go grocery shopping. I'e trying to find pictures on the internet of what 30 lbs look like. Like a picture of 30 pounds of fat or 30 pounds of sugar. Does that make sense? Anyway thanks.

    @Kristina...thanks for the encouragement. Even though I don't personally know you it really means a lot to have people pulling for you.

    @TJ and Nic...thanks you guys. I appreciate the support!!! Woo Hoo!!

  8. Congrats on your loss, and LOVE your blog. I followed you over here from mine - so glad!

  9. Congrats on the loss. Keep it up. Good for you on calling out The 'hater dude'.

  10. Woo-hoo! 30lbs is a great achievement - it is when people really start to notice and you begin to feel like a winner. GO YOU!

    And thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog - it really helped and I totally appreciate it.

  11. HOORAY!! That is awesome you've lost 30 pounds! Keep it up, girl!

  12. You Go! kick the hater to the curb! and good for you! HUGS

  13. Congratulations on your weight loss. I've managed to gain 4 lbs since I started my blogand weight watchers. Nothing like paying money to gain weight. Quick question, how did you customize your page? I'm stuck with the boring templates they give you to choose from. I love yours.

  14. You discovered the secret to success. Good for you! Keep on keeping on!

  15. 2 years ago after my 2nd child was born I went on weight watchers. I lost all the baby weight and another 20 pounds to get to my ideal weight and a size 6. I then went and got pregnant 13 months after he was born and put on 30 pounds of baby weight. I have lost most of the weight but have a few extra in the belly area following this last pregnancy. I haven't gotten back onto weight watchers because I haven't been in the right state of mind for it, but I have been working out 4 days a week and watching what I eat and am slowly loosing the weight.

    I am so happy for you and hope you are able to continue on your weight loss journey!

    Happy SITS day!

  16. WOO-HOOOOOOO!!!! That's me cheering...what you can't see are the archer jumps I'm attempting on my desk and the high kicks! Awesome work. I should now just high kick my way to the gym...

    Happy SITS!

    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?

  17. CheerHater...yeah, that was funny!
    I'm new here and am poking around your blog and now I'm's been 5 months since this post...didja kick Mr. GIFGOW to the curb? Did he redeem himself? Ahhhh, the mystery;)

  18. Yay for Cheerleaders-- boo for cheerhaters!!

    30 is also the age I will be this year ((shivering at the thought))

  19. Congrats on being the featured SITS blogger!! Your story about your spider picture hit me...

    I am the opposite of an anorexic. Where they view themselves as always fat... I see myself as perpetually thin. I feel thin. I feel like I LOOk thin. And when pictures told me otherwise, I stopped being in them. :( Kudos to you for getting back on track!

  20. You are doing awesome!!!! And you're right you need cheerleaders not cheerhaters!

  21. I was cracking up on the GIFGOW! Just call him that for a while! Happy SITS day!

  22. gigfow... that's the best. never heard of that, but i am stealing it!

  23. Happy Sitsday!!!

    First of all I totally understand seeing a picture of yourself and being like 'what the eff!' Its kinda what my most recent blog is about..


    but aside from the shameful(less?)plug since we're on the same topic this particular week,,,

    I look forward to following you and laughing as you laugh and growling as you growl. I'm super impressed you've hit 30lbs and I hope someday to share that joy also!:)


  24. I hope you are enjoying your SITS day because I sure am! LMBO...girl, this is good stuff!

  25. I swear, your energy actually comes through the screen!

    We would so be friends in real life.


  26. Thirty pounds is fantastic. I would want to shout it from the roof tops, too.

  27. 30 is a big accomplishment! Go you!


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