Thursday, July 7, 2011

Why Do I Do This To Myself?

Sometimes, if I'm feeling bored and looking for entertainment, I'll click on the Next Blog button, just to get a glimpse into people's lives. It's kind of like looking through front windows at night when you are driving around - a guilty pleasure of mine. Oh great, now I've outed myself as a peeping tom LOL. I should learn not to do that, though, because in the blog world everyone lives a perfect little life with their perfect home and perfect family. I have to keep reminding myself that the content people put on their blog is selective, and many people only want to advertise the positive aspects of their lives - much like a Christmas letter. But sometimes it makes me feel so inadequate. Whether it's a blog showing people who are put-together every moment of every day fashion-wise, dedicated to healthy eating, super duper crafty, or amazing photographers who chronicle every moment of their babies lives in soft focus with appropriate backdrops - I am so far from that that it can be hard not to get down on myself. It's so easy to get stuck on the "surface", and just when I think I've matured a little, I find that old, jealous me coming back. I wonder if this is my particular cross to bear throughout life? (((sigh))) Ah well, onward I trudge... For my first weight loss update since I got back on the wagon - I'm down 1.8lbs this week (still 3lbs above my low for the year). We didn't do a fabulous job exercising every morning, but we did get some days in, so I'm going to try and be more optimistic and think some is better than none. Now, for the random pictures, can I just say - as a mom, I have a love/hate relationship with spaghetti.