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Monday, June 16, 2008

{Life Lessons and Muffin Tops}

I've learned a lot in my life.

I've learned that if I wash my jeans and then stick them in the dryer, I will regret it the next time I go to put them on. They will shrink just enough to make me miserable all day, no matter how many lunges I do to stretch them out again.

I've also learned that if I take my jeans out of the washer and toss them in a damp heap on the floor, I will regret it the next time I go to put them on. They will have more wrinkles than the little old ladies on the back pew at church.

But this last lesson is most important:

If I go on vacation to Arizona and eat 90% of my meals at fast-food joints, stuffing my face with food all day, eating Dippin' Dots™ and Red Brick Oven™ pizza and Chic-fil-A™ sandwiches and Arby's™ Beef n' Cheddars and QT™ Taquitos and Carne Asada Burritos like nothing else matters, then, invariably...

My favourite Canada t-shirt will no longer fit. I will have a muffin top (or spare tire, [call it what you will--it's a thing of Satan either way]) big enough to feed a third world country. And my arms will be very, very flabby.

Life lessons, people. It's all about the life lessons.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katon, Goukakyu no jutsu.

June 16, 2008 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Alice said...

I don't know what it is about Dippin Dots, but I love those things. Maybe it's the novelty of it all.

ps. None of my clothes fit except the elastic ones.

June 16, 2008 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger Loralee Choate said...

Um...You do realize that you, um, aren't fat like AT ALL, right? (Of course, when you have weighed 300 lbs, everything else tends to look small.)

June 16, 2008 at 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, you do lunges to stretch jeans too? I feel so much better! ~A

June 16, 2008 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger afton said...

i was thinking the exact same thing as loralee! as in you're not fat, like AT ALL! and even if you do feel bigger lets be honest the beef n' cheddars, taquitos, and carne asada burritos were totally worth it. i mean you live in canada! you've got to live it up while you're here.

June 16, 2008 at 4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i LOVE this song!! and ya, you are TOTALLY not fat. but i know the feeling when you eat a bunch of crap for a couple weeks and then feel like you're inflating.. not fun. but the food is still yummy:) anon10

June 16, 2008 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger Jami said...

camille I know how you feel. I just get so carried aways with fast food sometimes. There is nothing like going to wendys at 11:30 at night and getting a jr. bacon cheese burger, some nuggets, fries, and a frosty! I have no ablity to diet AT ALL! And the thing is, I would rather be fat and happily full of good food, than skinny, and miserable!

June 16, 2008 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger RPH said...

ditto on loralees comment.

anyway, no one is gonna be looking at your shirt when you have a rockin' hairdo. it looks great!

June 16, 2008 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger Mikelle said...

Ya, you look good! And you have an awesome hairdo.

June 17, 2008 at 6:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't believe any of those comments. You are fat, fatter than a skeleton anyway. :)

June 17, 2008 at 2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


That really sucks.

June 17, 2008 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger Melain said...

I am also currently battling the muffin top plague. It's an ugly, ugly war, and I have been consistantly losing each battle. But I'm gonna take em this time! THE DIET STARTS MONDAY!

June 17, 2008 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Zach said...

Haha. I know what you mean! I am having a hard time keeping the weight down since I've been eating out every meal with my work. How is my little (but taller) sis? Miss ya!

June 17, 2008 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

Yeah, that does suck. But just be glad that you get to start trimming down after October 24th! Haha

June 18, 2008 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger The Lowry's said...

Your hair looks amazing. That is the thing I noticed the most, not your body so no worries. :)
I can't blame you though. When we went to Arizona, oh how I loved all their Amazing! fast food down there. So good! Much better than ours at home. And the authentic Mexican. YUm! Just enjoy it while you are there and work on things when you get home.

June 19, 2008 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger The Lowry's said...

Oh I was also going to say, I totally understand the jeans shrinking thing. No matter how many lunges etc you do they just don't seem to get bigger once they have been put in the dryer. I made the unfortunate mistake of putting mine in the dryer just before we were getting family pictures done (because they weren't dry yet and we had to leave soon) not thinking that oh they might shrink. Well they did, but I wore them anyways.

June 19, 2008 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger kayleen said...

i love that you managed to keep your shades on in the first two pics. too cool for school.

June 20, 2008 at 8:59 PM  

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