Monday, January 5, 2009

A Conversation

Yesterday morning, as I was preparing the smallest slice of whole grain toast on the planet, my husband Squazz sat reading my blog post.  The following lovely exchange ensued:

Squazz:  Squazz*, you cannot have a drink for 10 days on this Sonoma Diet????
MPM:  Nope.  But remember that South Beach Diet is two weeks without any booze, so this one is lots better.  Don't you think?
Squazz:  Can you do this?
MPM: (inhaling the intoxicating aroma of her dry toast) Of course I can.  That isn't very nice, Squazz.
Squazz:  I know you can do it, Squazz....I wonder if Tige's condo is available.  Maybe I should go to Florida for the next week or so.
MPM:  (staring longingly at her next course: 2 hard boiled eggs) Fine.  Go.  It may be a loooong ten days, but I am going to do this.  By the way, look at me; I am wasting away already.

*Yes, we call each other Squazz.  Don't ask me what it means or why because I have no idea.

34 comments:

Flea said...

Wasting away, huh? Maybe the diet has already worked and you can be done?

brneyedgal967 said...

Let the countdown begin...

asthmagirl said...

I'm sorry you're wasting away already. I'd be more worried about getting those hard boiled eggs down that when I could drink wine again. I love eggs, but hard boiled, not so much. Can't you eat poached?

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

LOL...well at least you can have a conversation with squazz about your diet...Rock is just too polite(scared) to mention anything diet related.:)
POWER to the BLOG DIETERS!

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

You go, girl! As for me, I embrace my double chin.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I'll be watching this with great interest - you can do it.

Once I had a boyfriend and we called each other the same name, too, only our little nickname was "bubba." No lie.

Kacey said...

Well, there you go, an advantage to dieting. You could get your house all to yourself for a week or so...

Of course, when I diet even *I don't want to be around me...

TSannie said...

GB left today - I do think the next 10 days WILL be easier.

Aren't men the most understand lot?

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

This reminds me of last night when Little T asked,"Mom, whatcha drinking?" When I said water, he said, "Oh". What's up with that?
I think I am dazed and confused!

Cool Breeze said...

I understand completely. BHE went to the gym yesterday afternoon and apparently got on the scales while there.

Needless to say, but it was a bit tense around the casa last night without any vino.

Mary said...

My husband says that PMS stands for Pack My Suitcase. I wonder if there is a supersecret man acronym for DIET...

Hang in there. I'm feeling your pain!
xoxo,
Mary

Snooty Primadona said...

I don't even know what to say. My hubby's reply is always "Do whatever makes you happy". Yeah, right! Maybe we all just need to meet up for a 10 day ban on alcohol. Oh, wait. I'd be the first one to go buy the wine, lol. Nevermind...

Caution Flag said...

I do believe that "diet" is one of the worst words to invade our language.

Good luck, Mental P!

Deb said...

Good for you there! Each day will be challenging but....you will do it. Who needs alcohol anyway? Oh, that just doesn't sound right...

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Squazz, you ARE wasting away already, I can just sense it. But think, you're like 10% done. :)

Treasia said...

You can do it, you can do it. Maybe it will be easier if he does leave for a bit. Besides each time you are hungry get up and get busy doing something. Sounds good in theory.

Trisha said...

What support!

Sassy said...

Wasting away???? Maybe this works better than W.W....hmmmmmm

Keetha said...

Think how smug you'll feel in ten days. And drunk.

Lisa said...

Oh please don't waste away. That would be such a shame to lose yourself like that. You know, he really might be wise to go away for a few days....just a thought.

Big Hair Envy said...

I have a better idea. You and I should go to Florida, and leave all of the nay-sayers at home. I see that CB is already trying to pawn me off on you - why don't we at least go somewhere that we can sit on a warm, beautiful beach an commiserate?

Glad to hear you are feeling good today! I am as well - with the exception of lack of sleep....thanks to a certain teenager...another story for another day!

Magpie said...

You know, my husband & I call each other by the same nickname too...

Meg said...

Good luck with your diet! If you're wasting away already, I'd like to try it. :)

Decadent Housewife said...

Mama, sometimes if you just over-toast a tad, it tastes a little bit like beer. Just trying to help :)

Daryl said...

It sounds like the original WW diet to me ...

bernthis said...

I don't know how you do it. For me, working out is the only way as it has so far prevented me from doing the toast, now two eggs, okay now a pound of oxygen diets.

imom said...

Better you than me! I already can't eat wheat or dairy, no one is taking away my wine! Good Luck and I'll be tuning in to see how it's going!

Chere said...

My hats off to you for starting a diet. I have got to get started. My honey and I are going on a cruise with the Georgia Rectors next week. I have put off my diet until my return. I will be there feeling your pain. Just think you will be back with something good to drink.

Chere said...

Oh forgot to say that fat faces have less wrinkles. That is one advantage.

Krysta said...

i wish i could waste away after one day on a diet... you could make a lot of money selling this plan.

Living on the Spit said...

I totally know what you are going through.

Does the snow help any? It would definitely help me.

Marlene

Debbie said...

This makes the birds Squazzettes?

You go girl! We're pulling for you. I'm contemplating situps as I type and watch TV.

Country Girl said...

I am not trying to kill you. And I am sincerely sorry about posting that picture of the beer on my PictureA Day site. I didn't think you liked beer. Please accept my sincere apologies. I promise it will not happen again.

noble pig said...

Dry toast and hard-boiled eggs? I bet you a waif already. Tell us more woman!