The Road to Slim City

One girl's journey to finding herself, losing weight, getting healthy, and living life... one shenanigan at a time.
120 lbs down, 20 to go. Welcome to my world

I may or may not have decided to play hooky from the remainder of the work day.  I’ve just had enough of catty garbage and complaining.  

Wine and besties are better than numbers and snarky bitches any day.  

Word.

I may or may not have decided to play hooky from the remainder of the work day. I’ve just had enough of catty garbage and complaining.

Wine and besties are better than numbers and snarky bitches any day.

Word.

The Overshare: 21 Facts About Me

What’s this? Me thinks I have a little influx of followers today? Hola lovelies. Pleased to make your acquaintance.

1. My name is Melody and I’m 34 yrs old.

2. I am 5’9

3. I weigh 147 lbs.

4. I used to weigh 274 lbs

5. I will always be a person who struggles with weight and exercise and I’m ok with that. I’ve learned this isn’t a “found the gold at the end of the rainbow” situation, it’s a lifelong process.

6. Selfies make me feel awkward. I post a few so people remember what I look like, but I tend to shy away. Probably some deep-seeded issue with confidence. Sigh. Oh well. Add it to the list.

7. I was married once. He was a complete and total ass who told me I was unlovable because I was fat. I left him in the dust. End of Story.

8. I have 2 little girls Livia 12 and Emilie 10. Intelligent with sarcastic sharp tongues and butter soft hearts…. my favorite kinda people.

9. I am in a long-term cohabitating relationship with this guy. Chris is pretty much the most patient and generous person on the planet. We love him hardcore.

10. I have a bestie. We’ve been besties for 24 years. We are bound to each other forever by blood oaths, disgusting secrets and scary closet skeletons. She’s my soul mate.

11. I have a 6 year old birman cat who I like more than most everything. Her name is Khaleesi and she is the ruler of our home.

12. I live in Kentucky.… The founding home of Derby, Bourbon, Cheeseburgers, Corvettes, George Clooney, and Johnny Depp. Basically all good things.

13. I play ukulele and guitar and occasionally sing in a local rock band.

14. I can be instantly cheered up from almost any bad mood with Disney cartoons, baby elephant gifs, Amy Pond with the Doctor episodes and absolutely anything Harry Potter.

15. I have two tattoos.

When I was 17 I went to Daytona Beach on Spring Break and the last thing my mom said to me before I walked out the door was “Don’t come back with a tattoo.” don’t think I need to finish the story.

16. If I could afford it, I’d eat seafood every day for the rest of days. Forever. and ever. ever.

17. I am ALMOST un-offendable. I figure life is too short to be pissed all the time. If I took all the stupid things people said to heart, I’d just want to punch people in the face 100% of the time. That’s no fun. Exception: bad, slow, or self-entitled drivers. Wooooo that shit burns me up.

18. I don’t like cake or peanut butter or ice cream.

Please don’t kick me out of the Tumblr club. There are exceptions to this statement, but extremely few.

19. I despise cold weather. The hotter it is outside the happier I am.

20. I have almost died 3 times.

my body likes to keep things exciting.

21. I am obsessed with the beach, but have a severe phobia of shark attacks (traumatic childhood experience) so I don’t get in the water.

*eep panic*

Me in a tiny, neurotic, but mostly loveable nutshell. Glad you stopped by and can’t wait to see more of you :)

Love, peace, and dear lord hurry up and finish typing cuz that gif is freaking me the fuck out….

♥ Mel @theroadtoslimcity

I was really excited about eating today…. basically, a gigantic pile of healthies.  
It may not be extra fancy, but it was extra delicious.  
2 oz. smoked salmon
1 Roma tomato
1 whole cucumber
1/2 avocado
1 cup fresh pineapple
Drizzle of basil olive oil
395 cals, 20g of good for you fat, 16g of protein, 9g of fiber, 104% RDA vity C. + 100% fullness.  Gold.

I was really excited about eating today…. basically, a gigantic pile of healthies. 

It may not be extra fancy, but it was extra delicious. 

  • 2 oz. smoked salmon
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 1 whole cucumber
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple
  • Drizzle of basil olive oil

395 cals, 20g of good for you fat, 16g of protein, 9g of fiber, 104% RDA vity C. + 100% fullness.  Gold.

Hard lessons learned the hard way
written by: me
Otherwise known as: 5 miles and a blister.


Lesson 1:  
Shoe replacement procrastination leads to no goodness and worn through painful ass predicaments 3 miles into your lovely run.  

new Brooks… full steam ahead

Hard lessons learned the hard way
written by: me

Otherwise known as: 5 miles and a blister.

Lesson 1:

Shoe replacement procrastination leads to no goodness and worn through painful ass predicaments 3 miles into your lovely run.

new Brooks… full steam ahead

Melody and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

It happens to all of us….. The Ominous Bad Day. The day when you just want to tell the entire world to “suck it” and live solely off the fantasy of being able to crawl away from everyone and everything in the everywheres.

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  • Maybe you got yelled at by your jackhole boss
  • or maybe your kid won’t stop screaming and you’re verging mommy insanity
  • or you could feel like you’re drowning in an abyss of financial hell.
  • Maybe you got audited by the IRS,
  • or someone embarrassed you in public,<—pants’d been there.
  • or your ridiculous ex-husband refuses to allow you to lead a normal life without dragging you to court every 3 months for a $2 reduction in his child support because he’s decided to not work and be a complete loser and he insists on calling you 12 times a day to talk about it <— oh, did you guess? that one’s all me

Regardless of your official reason, all of those things plus about a million others can make every piece of you feel overwhelmed, lethargic, and just plain terrible….. AND on top of all those icky feels, nothing stalls food and exercise motivation more effectively than a very bad day. Believe me… I’m the poster child.

Soooo….

Because I personally have had a shit storm of a day today and all I really want to do is buy 2 LIttle Debbie chocolate pies and a four pack of Brother Thelonious and sit on my couch, eat, watch Frozen and cry, I am going to NOT let my feelings and overwhelmedness get the best of me this evening. I’m gonna do some shit to reset mentally and make myself feel better.

STEP 1:

Allow the escape.

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Run away for awhile.

I’m going home, changing clothes, and getting out to run (or walk) in the last few hours of sunshine. Yes, it’s technically exercise, but it’s also pretty scenery, fresh air, and alone time.

STEP 2:

Treat yourself to something nice.

three words: HOT. BUBBLE. BATH.

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If you have money and time, get a massage or hell go shopping. If you’re like me and have neither, a hot bubble bath with some good music and a locked bathroom door are just what the dr. ordered

STEP 3:

SLEEP.

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Everything always looks a little brighter in the morning. I, on average, get about 5-6 hours of sleep a night. It’s never enough. I’m going to bed early and getting at LEAST 8 full hours. You should too. We’ll feel more positive and happier tomorrow with a well rested brain.

Sounds too simple to be true, but a touch of self-TLC really does go a long way when you’ve had one of those awful horrible days. It’s time to feel better.

Operation bad mood exterminate starts now.

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