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Clean Eating Weeks 2 and 3

So weeks 2 and 3 of P and I’s 6 week clean eating challenge have come and gone.  We are both alive AND I am here to tell you it is not the end of the world if you cut alcohol, sweets and other junk out of your diet.  Boy, it sure seems like the end of the world though. Ugh.

As far as the scale goes, I have lost 6 pounds and P has lost…

18 pounds!!!

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God I hate men!  Why is it so easy for them to lose weight?  Why?!?!

Let me just table my anger about the fact that life isn’t fair and focus on the positive changes I have noticed over the first few weeks.

  • Energy rising.  Like a phoenix from the ashes, I feel like a new lady when it comes to life.  Cooking more, cleaning more, and being nice to my husband…weird.  I feel like a 1950s housewife.  Just one that drops more F bombs.
  • Maybe she’s born with it.  tumblr_mf28lgwIkP1rlyreko1_500My skin feels better and looks better (thanks for noticing Channing). For the first time in I don’t know how long, I didn’t break out into my normal acne ridden face when Aunt Flo came to visit…weird.
  • Tapping into my genius.  If you read this blog even on a semi-regular basis, you know that I am a gal who LOVES mindless TV (i.e., Real Housewives of Insert Any City Here).  Over the last few weeks though, I have recently started watching documentaries and…wait for it…science shows…weird AND WTF!!watch-out-we-got-a-badass-over-here-meme

Yes, P misses his beer and I miss wine and chocolate and pizza and wine (had to list it twice since I miss it so much), but we feel good.  Is this what being sober feels like?

Here is hoping the next 3 weeks run as smooth as my baby soft skin!

Thanks for reading, and have a cocktail for me tonight!

Ang

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A Very Real Love For The Real Housewives

53217536Though it has only been a handful of weeks since we made the decision to cut off our cable in order to save money, it feels like months at times. Especially when I know that one of my Real Housewives shows on Bravo is on and I am now out of the loop when it comes to all of the drama of these ladies.

My husband always asks what it is about these shows that I love? He legitimately gets upset about me watching these women cat fight it up. He says things like “You are such a smart, brilliant woman who is so out of my league on all levels but I can’t understand why you watch these women. Do you idolize them? Do you want to be like them? Why, just why?” 

Why?  Here is my defense for the love I have for these housewives.

It is a way for me to unwind and shut off my smart and brilliant brain.  rs_560x415-140310114344-1024-real-housewives-of-orange-county.ls.31014I work 40 hours a week where I read.  ALL.  DAY.  LONG.  I read code.  I edit.  Find issues/conflicts.  Then read some more.  My brain is fried each night and wants to be done thinking at the end of each workday.  Enter The Real Housewives of Orange County, The Real Housewives of New York, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Real Housewives of  New Jersey.  I didn’t mention the Miami housewives because a girl needs to have standards.

All of their drama and materialism makes my tired brain strangely happy.

Do I admire these women?  No and yes.  Let me explain.

The Real Housewives of New York City - Season 6When it comes to money and materialism, no.  If I were ever in the financial position to be able to afford a $12,000 handbag,  I would hope I would find a better way in which to spend that $12,000.  I would never wear furs or snake skin shoes.  It is also very evident that some of these women live far BEYOND their means.  For all of these reasons, it is an affirmative no. I don’t admire the real housewives when it comes to their spending.

When it comes to how some of the housewives use the show as a platform to promote their brand, company, or cause, then yes.  I do admire them.

293.Frankel.tg.083011A good example of one of these housewives is Bethenny Frankel, one of the original housewives of New York.  In seasons 1 and 2 she is constantly hustling and mentioning the Skinnygirl Margarita.  She was the first housewife to realize that the show was a stage for her to strut around and preach to millions about her product.  Fast forward a few years and she ended up selling her Skinnygirl cocktails to Jim Beam for a reported $100 million.  Watching a woman who was one of the “poor” housewives turn herself into a multi-millionaire is something that any person should admire.

Lastly, I  want to make one more argument for why I love the Real Housewives franchise.  Their drama is not mine.  As a woman and an owner of a vagina, I crave drama!  All of us women do, and this is the best case scenario.  We get our drama fix without feeling the need to go out into the world and stir the pot.  So to my husband, you should be so thankful for my addiction to these shows.  Without them, I fear I may  have the urge to start creating drama in my real life.

Andy Cohen, if you could make all of the episodes of the Real Housewives available for free on http://www.bravotv.com that would be just lovely and a real marriage saver!

Thanks for reading and join me back here tomorrow for an all new blog in my #93daysofblogging challenge!

Ang

93 Days Of Blogging

My blog has been non-existent as of late (80% of life giving me one huge bitch slap and 20% simply not making the time to blog).  So this summer I pledge to have new content on my blog every single day this summer.  It’s a commitment, but I can do this.

Starting this Saturday June 21, marks the start of 93 blogs!  93…ugh, that is a lot…but, I already said I was going to do it, so giddyup!

I will mostly try to keep the content financial BUT 93 blogs is a lot.  I may have to resort to writing about my dog, my cat, taking a picture of what I had for dinner, posting inspirational Maya Angelou quotes, and ranting about various Bravo shows.  For any lackluster blogs I write, I do apologize in advance.

See ya back here Saturday and the 92 (gulp) days that follow!

Ang