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04 January 2005 @ 10:22 pm
Diet? What diet? ;)  
One of the gifts that Mark & I got for Christmas this year from his folks was a digital scale for our house. I can't believe that we never had a scale at home before - all throughout our diet we were guessing at whether we were losing weight by how our clothes fit (and finally ended up going to the in-laws to use their scale). :P However, now that we're not on a diet, the scale seems like a bad idea. :P I really don't want to see how much of the weight has come back, especially after I had to work so hard to lose it. :P As of right now, I haven't gotten back on my diet - I keep telling myself that it's pointless to start now, especially with my NYC trip just a week away. I'll be sure to start it up again when I get home from my trip, I promise. :)

On a different note, my boss' daughter got braces today... I remember getting braces back in my freshman year in high school and then again as a freshman in college because my teeth refused to remain straight. :P Back then we had no choice and the braces were silver brackets that they glued to the front of our teeth which were connected to the wires with tiny rubber band-like things. It wasn't until I got braces in college that I could actually choose to have the clear brackets. :P And even after all of that - my teeth are still crooked... :P I felt really bad for my boss' daughter though - she'll probably have to survive on miso soup and jamba juice for the next few days... Which, now that I think about it, might not be such a bad idea for me and my diet. ;)

And on a VERY happy theatre note - I can finally say that I'm seeing a production with David Burnham again!! :D If you've been reading my journal for a while, you've probably heard me say "I wish I saw David in this or that..." a lot because he never seems to be in shows while I'm in town... UNTIL now! :) Woo hoo! He's just been cast in Kevin's new show "My Way!" I'm SO excited!! :) Kevin, Nick, and David Burnham working on the same production? It really can't get more perfect than that! Huge *SIGH* :D
Current Mood: giddygiddy
Current Music: "Unworthy of Your Love" - Assassins
Care: smilecareleswhisper on January 5th, 2005 10:14 am (UTC)
I need to go on a major diet!!! You on the other hand, don't need to lose another pound. :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 6th, 2005 04:08 pm (UTC)
That's so sweet of you to say, Carrie - but you haven't seen how much weight I've gained recently. :P And you don't have to diet at all!
BOOM! goes the dynamite!: also stolen from teamousemslauren2930 on January 5th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
scales are evil, although I do weigh myself when I go home. other than that, I tend to use the "do my clothes fit" way of judging weight loss. I need to lose a few pounds myself (I'm about 5-10 pounds heavier than I should be for my weight) but I tend to think more about being fit and exercising than dieting, and I think most people should do the same. if you're active, you'll lose the weight, and even if you don't, as long as you're active, you'll be a much healthier person. (so I say from my little soapbox)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 6th, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC)
I agree with you - I was never really into scales and knowing my exact weight. It varies so much anyway and a heavier person could be much more fit than one who weighs less (and might be the case all other things equal) I'd much rather be fit. And for the record, you don't need to lose weight at all!
irisheyes77 on January 5th, 2005 05:06 pm (UTC)
We don't keep a scale in the house. I don't think that I'd want to go back to having one, either. I weigh myself every so often over at my Mom's, though.

I got braces when I was 10 and kept them until I was 12. I feel like gagging after reading your entry just remembering that stuff (plaster?) they put in your mouth to make the mold and how much it hurt getting them removed (the back ones with the bands, not the front ones with the brackets).
karmastyxkarmastyx on January 5th, 2005 10:30 pm (UTC)
EWWWWW yes the impressions were so nasty tasting. They said they had different flavors, but it still tasted like crud. LOL. The back bands did hurt when they came off. :|
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on January 6th, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC)
I never had different flavors! :( Our was just that pink awful stuff that I thought would go down my throat each time they made an imprint. :P
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on January 6th, 2005 04:13 pm (UTC)
Oh that mold goop is SO awful! I hated it too! :P When the metal palatte thing got pushed against my teeth to make the impression of my teeth, I thought the goop was going to go down my throat! :( And I had those bands around my back teeth too and they did hurt when they came off. :P *shudders at the memory* :P
karmastyx: heartkarmastyx on January 5th, 2005 10:33 pm (UTC)
Oh man I don't want to even think about when I had braces. We had the so called "mini" bracket braces. They still looked like the regular ones, because our teeth were so small. I hated the stupid rubber bands they used. GRRRR! I couldn't imagine having them twice though. YUCK!

I don't keep a scale in my house period. I am afraid I would get so discouraged. I'm sure you didn't gain much weight back. :)
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on January 6th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
The rubber bands were awful too! I hated those. :P And the second time I had braces wasn't too bad - but I'd never do it again! :P

I got discouraged when I got on the scale after the holidays. :P And I've gained A LOT of the weight back! I'm in for some serious catch up after NYC! :P
Smithasmittenbyu on January 6th, 2005 08:49 am (UTC)
I didn't mind braces so much. I just didn't smile much the three years I had them in middle school. Once I got them out no one could stop my ghastly ear to ear smile where I showed every tooth! :P I guess unconsciously I didn't like them all that much. It felt so constraining!

And ran into this you might have a good laugh! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 6th, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC)
I don't think I smiled much when I had braces either. :P I think, though that once I got used to having something on my teeth, when I got them off my teeth felt unbelievably smooth! I couldn't stop running my tongue over my teeth after I got them off! ;)

Haha! That's a cute cartoon! :D
ex_angeldove677 on January 6th, 2005 09:35 am (UTC)
Prolly that's just about right.

Feel it according to how your clothes fit on you. Sometimes a scale in the bathroom can be very depressing specially AFTER the holidays, you found out you've gained 3 lbs. by eating and eating...so leave out the scale, you're fine without it. ;-)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 6th, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC)
You're totally right, I don't put much stock in scales. :P And it is pretty depressing to see after the holidays - I'll probably not touch that scale for a while - it'll just discourage me. :P
Rachelreelcowgirl on January 6th, 2005 06:18 pm (UTC)
Sheri, I'm so sorry I couldn't comment on any of your entries sooner. I hope you have a great time in New York! I can't believe it's so soon already! :) I'm sure you'll get back on your diet in time ;) Have fun,

Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 7th, 2005 06:55 am (UTC)
Ah, Rachel *HUGS* please don't worry about not commenting! I've missed you! Hope all is well with you. :)