This picture makes me cry!

This picture makes me cry!
Thought it was time to change my picture

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The Happy Halloween Dance!

Hello I have been missing you guys! Sorry that I've been MIA for a whole freakin' week...........crap! Thanks for all the check ups and messages - I am fine, no I am FANTASTIC, but I'm also incredibly busy......somedays I feel like I meet myself coming and going. I am currently planning a kids, murder mystery birthday party (this shit was supposed to be easy - yeah right!), renovating my house, working like a mad woman and trying to get ready for my Breast Cancer Walk. Oh yeah, don't forget the birthdays, holidays, weddings and other assorted fun times that are coming up..........I'm tired just thinking about it! Enough about how insanely busy i am - let's get on to the fun stuff!

So I weighed in and I'm still just maintaining........I'm not discouraged though because I feel amazing. I also have been tracking (thanks to my new SIZE 6 friend - Swizz) all my calories and know something??? I am working damn hard at being healthy so F' the scale and what he says. I also see definition in muscles and my Ken has made mention, on more than one occassion, about the firmness of my backside!! So I'm happy with what I'm doing - exercise is way better than anti-depressants, which by the way, have been flushed!! I am finally through the detox/withdrawl crap and feeling really great! I'm still totally digging my exercise regime and have now incorporated some weight training and HIIT training!

So my NSV - for the first time in my whole adult life I am going to a costume party.......I know - sad, huh? But really what does a 400 pound woman dress up as??? So Ken asked if I wanted to go and I said, rather sheephisly, okay. I started doing some investigating online and tried to find all the cute couple know the indiscreet plug and socket costume, the washer and dryer duo or the ever famous farmer and wife..........yeehaw!! I seriously considered something non-Trixie and reserved but then I thought SCREW IT. So for the costume party/wedding shower (another long story - we have strange friends) I have decided to "hooker" it me I won't be out of place. I finally decide that I'm just going to have to go to a costume shop to find something so off I go on my quest - it was a rather dreary day and slightly drizzly........pretty fallish but not much fun for shopping. I pull up to the dimly lit costume shop - shit should have brought my mace - and head in...........WHOA, I had no idea that there was so much stuff for Halloween. I timidly walk over to the fairy, witch, pirate costumes........hmmm, cute, okay, maybe??? No, these aren't going to work......I continue browsing through what seemed to be a maze of raging lunatic parents and their screaming children, costumes, creepy shit falling from the ceiling and aisles of make-up/false body parts........suddenly I spy the "Trixie" section - oh yeah!! I have the girl pull down a few costumes for me and I'm looking them over......hmmm, stewardess, swiss miss girl (cute but I couldn't get my hair into braids), leprechaun....all are cute but I finally decide on Lady Lustice.....picture short cop outfit with lace up top and short skirt, vinyl jacket, choker collar, hat, fishnet stockings and thigh high boots..........I love it - I know that sounds sick and twisted but I can't believe that I can actually wear it and not look horrid!!! I sat in the homeade dressing room (seriously it was smaller than a port-a-potty) and cried.......why - don't know??? I sat there while a zillion children stood in line waiting for there turn to try on there scooby doo and minnie mouse costumes. Amongst the impatience of the children and their parents, I hid behind the homeade door ala table cloth and did the freaking happy dance!!! Then I thought - what kind of wacked out "grown up" am I.........really, I'm a grown woman that is making children wait while she tries on a hookerish halloween costume - I am an adult that is so insanely excited about the prospect of showing off her legs in fishnet stockings - I am an adult that bought her costume before her son's.........I kind of chuckle to myself even while I type this because I don't give a shit..........I can finally wear a freakin costume - WOOHOO!!

When all was said and done (15 minutes later) I lurked out of the dressing room and followed the stares and sighs of parents......knowing that they were probably wondering to themselves what the hell I had been doing in there and why I had mascara streaked down my face - I didn't care. I walked up to the counter and proudly said "I wanna be Lady Lustice - I'll take it"!! In fact I was so excited that I rushed home and ripped it out of the poor hubby thought I had lost my damn mind, well until I came out in my costume!! He really wanted me to write him a ticket - LMAO!!

Okay girls - gotta get my butt in gear. I have a ton of catch up at work and in blog land. I promise that I'm doing the best I can to hit you all and send some comments but it may take a couple of days!! I missed you all so much.......Barbie isn't Barbie without her Barbie buds!! (((HUGS!!!)))


Candace said...

So nice to see you, Steph. I'm crying as I read your post and can only imagine how you felt. I'm sure you'll have so much fun and am glad you found a 'happy' costume.

Swizzlepop said...

WOOHOO for Officer Trixie! I wanna see pictures! Have fun at the party! Is ken gonna be your bitch, oops, I mean prisoner? ;)

WeightBGone said...

WOW! I sure have missed you! I am very happy to see you back.

You are gonna be one hot Officer thats for sure. Ken better keep his eye on all men at the party. They will be begging for you to put the handcuffs on them and give them some punishment. LOL
Make sure to get some pictures.

Have a great week my Barbie friend!

MMalloy said...

I am so glad things are going well, I was starting to get a little worried when I hadn't heard from you in a week!
You are doing so well and you should say F' the scale, seriously we shouldn't let that number get us down.
I am so excited for you, I want to go out and find a costume now.
I will be thinking about you on your walk, you will do so well though, with all the workouts you have been doing it will be like a walk in the park! Congrats!

Colette said...

Wow thats a hot costume. I have been looking online for mine....last year I was a nun and this year well lets say I am going to be the nun's slutty sister!! woohooo
Halloween is such a fun holiday and I am looking forward to it too. Keep up the good work. You are so rocking it in the gym...and it will show big time!! F' THE SCALE!!!

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

I don't blame you- I'd cry too if I could look hot in a costume like that! What's KEN going to be???

Kate said...

Your posts always make me laugh!

Congrats on finding a good costume, now you have to tell us what your going to dress Ken as. I say a prisoner, striped suit and all!

Scale Junkie said...

I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am for you. I know what its like to be trapped in a fat suit and wear that for your costume every day. You have EARED that sexy Officer Trixie, you strut it with pride!!!

WeightBGone said...

Hope all is well with you Steph! You are missed!!