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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

VSG surgery Feet and Ground

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Wow! I just did some rithmatic in mah head and I've managed to lose 8.2 lbs since March 31. Now that's what I call winning!  That's a lot of weight, especially since I am so close to my goal.

I've been so busy that I've been having to make time in my own schedule for myself, but I guess that's part of being a grown up.  I've been penciling my own self in, but I'm expected to stop what I'm doing for others? Mmmm....No......Another part of being a grown up is learning to carve out boundaries for yourself. It's a process, but I am starting to learn that the magnetic poles of the Earth don't suddenly realign just because I say "No!" I'm a wife, a mother, a blogger, a spy for the Guamian  government  (not to be confused with Guam), Boris Kodjoe's part time lover, full time hand model,  I am one busy gal! Nobody is going to look out for me (or Boris' secret, "yes mama" spot) but me, so I gotta put my foot down, stand my ground and say "No."

Today my neighbor told me that she was coming over to my house so that I could help her find a new place to stay and find a venue that held 500-600 people.
"No you're not. My house is a mess and I need to get it together before I do anything else." PERIOD! And that's exactly what I did....and I didn't feel an iota of guilt about it. In fact, it gave me a tingly sensation in my loins, but I think that is a topic best kept hush-hush. This is a family blog after all.

Say it with me, "NNNNNNOOOOOOOO"
I think I'm just gonna start saying no to erthang!!
You feel like shopping for curtains?...No

Can you pick me up from the bus stop?... No

Would you mind if I used your wifi?...No...(well that doesn't really work)

Can you take me to the emergency room?...No!
Really I'm about to black out...No!
Can you help me....please...I'm losing blood...No!
Ambulance Driver-Ma'am can you move out of the way?....No!
Police Officer-I'm gonna need to see your id...No!
You're obstructing justice, have a failure to render aid, and you didn't yield to the ambulance..No!
What do you mean no?....No!
Ok, I've had enough, put your hands behind your back...No!

And now I'm a millionaire! Oh yeah, I skipped the part where Al Sharptongue and the ACLU came to my rescue, I was on CNN, and I sued the entire country of Guamia and WON!.

Just say no, people. Just say no.
Not to reproduced without my written permission. This is high art and I put a lot of time into it.


12 comments:

  1. You know...I'm learning this more and more daily. Today, this guy from another department asked me to pull together something for his interviews. i told him that it was consultant work and told him NO...unless he paid me. I don't give my services away for free. i just don't.

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  2. First: You're a dented woman.

    Second: This is valid. Fortunately, I don't have that issue much. Probably because most of the time I look the part, hair all over the place, eyes lookin' all wild, children hangin' off my limbs, don't you DAY-AH ask me for a favor!

    Good post, a great reminder that my #WLS was one of the few decisions I've made that was all about ME, and I wanna keep it that way.

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  3. Thanks for my daily dose of laughter.

    And saying NO is huge...there is victory in being able to put YOUR OWN NEEDS before those of others!

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  4. Duh, winning!! Way to go, girlie, and I loved this post. :)

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  5. I must say this is a daily challenge for me. It is a short, simple word, however it is very difficult for me to use it. Unfortunately those around me know it and play me like a fiddle. I have to keep this in the forefront of my mind or I over extend myself and end up angry at myself. In my case, I feel my culture has something to do with it, I am not supposed to put my needs before anyone else or it is considered "selfish"...

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  6. I've had to use this more and more recently. I clean homes for a living and people ask for extras all the time. "Can you sweep my drive way?" "Can you do my laundry?" "Will you make my kid lunch?" I just tell them that I will drop off an addition price sheet and that usually squashes all that jazz. I wonder if these people go in for a pedicure and ask for a free mani. I doubt it! OOOHHH and my Sister-in-law that wants me to give her 800 for property taxes on my in-law's home. The one that her and hubby were going to clean out but she wants to sort through and keep every little thing for over a year. DON'T THINK SO! If it were up to me we'd turn that trash heap up over a dumpster and shake the shit out of it. I'm not paying cause you want to savor your my little ponies from 1980. Ugh, I'm on a rant roll today.

    Southernsleever

    Southern Sleever

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  7. @Angel, I dont give anything away anymore. I am taking a stand right now! PT, you gotta pay what you weigh, homebody. lol

    @Sheila, it is a huge victory indeed

    @FreeJulie, Thanks :D

    @Amelia, I hope that in all things you do you are able to find your balance. As women, we a nurturing by nature, so its hard to do something different *hugs*

    @Southern Sleever Does your price list include a Rub-n-Tug *wink-wink*

    @BBM I think the only thing that I would ask you to do would be to STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM ME! lmao

    @Jenn Thanks, hon! Cracked up is FAR better than cracked out...ask Whitney

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  8. HEHEHE this was too funny! Dont go getting arrested please! We need you here lol.

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  9. @OtherJenn I be arrested for long. Its for the greater good

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  10. i am a staunch no'er. i'm serious, ask me to do something and i'll say no. have the audacity to ask me "why" and you'll hear "b/c I don't wanna"

    sometimes (all the time) you have to choose YOU

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  11. @deeds. Thanks for commenting on this post. I think I needed a reminder to start out this new week.

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