Thursday, April 23, 2009

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I am in a F-U-N-K, funk.

Right.

I suppose I should explain that I've started spelling out certain words in front of Allison -- words that would make me look like a stellar parent if she started uttering them in public -- and it's carried over into my normal adult life. Now I'm spelling out everything all the time.

Apparently it's like potato chips. Once you start, you can't stop.

Anyway, back to the F-U-N-K.

I stopped working out. I could care less about coordinating my outfits or bothering to accessorize. My attempt to grow out my bangs and former crop cut look like someone unleashed a lawnmower on my head. And I haven't even filed my hideously uneven nails or taken off the remnants of polish left on my toes from, oh, Christmas.

Not to mention my unhealthy attachment to one particular pair of sweatpants that has a hole in the crotch and green paint drips down the left leg. Frankly, I need an intervention.

I am the epitome of a "before" picture, only Oprah isn't lining up behind Clinton and Stacey to give me a makeover and a new wardrobe.

Until this wet, gray weather dissipates, I have no motivation to do anything other than deepen the butt groves on my couch, stuff the remaining pastel bunny m&m's in my mouth and lament about how I need a vacation.

Or even just some S-U-N.

16 comments:

Nikki said...

That doesn't sound good! =( I suffer from seasonal depression. The only cure? Moving to Texas! I know it's not the most awesome state ever, but there is a lot of sun. I'm happy year round now. Not that this is a possible option for you though... My doc back home (in IL) recommended using a sun lamp or tanning bed to get some rays during the dreary months. Just a thought...

Yen said...

I second the suggestions of the person above. I lived for 15 years in Indiana and the weather always made me very moody. Since I've moved to Arizona (the state with 3 cities in the top 10 list with most days of sun a year) and I've become a new person. I'm more emotionally stable and level, or so I'd like to think. They do make lamps that are specifically made for treating SAD (seasonal affective disorder).
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/seasonal-affective-disorder/DS00195

Jennifer Suarez said...

Keep on spelling things out, cause the moment you stop, you're 2 year old will be saying F-U-C-K-I-N-G. Oh wait, that's the story of MY life. *bang head*

I'm sorry you're feeling the blues. I think better temps and some sunshine will help for sure.

And if not? You can always try vodka.

Fit Mama said...

We should be spelling out words at home too.. Our little one is suddenly talking...

I get SAD, especially because I live in Pittsburgh. Some winters I can pull through without any problems. Some winters I take St. John's Wort to help. A few months ago I realized this was a bad one, complete with random crying and picking fights with my husband. So I went to my family doctor and got some meds to get me through the winter. It probably takes 6 weeks for them to actually start working, but even the placebo effect made me feel better. And then I weaned off them once April hit. I think I'll try to get on them each November from now on. I can't handle Pittsburgh from Nov-April....

PS: 80's in Pittsburgh this weekend! Hope you're having some of the same!

aj said...

hahahahaha

It'll be okay. You need a nice day outside to motivate you for a walk, and then go from there! Also...you and Jer should totally go out on the town. Get dressed up, dance a little. You deserve it.

Ray said...

I agree with those above that it could be seasonal depression. But I think you owe it to yourself to not wait until the gray weather dissipates to get out of the funk. I think you should do it now. Go to a spa. Pamper yourself. Go shopping for some new summer clothes that will not only brighten up your wardrobe; but it'll brighten up your life too. When you look good it also does something to lift up your mood. Also if you don't like your hairstyle: Go to the salon and get a cut that you love. Maybe dye your hair to spice things up. But please do treat yourself to something nice because you do deserve it.

Here’s to Spring soon approaching because I’m waiting for my mood to lift up as well. ;o)

Ray said...

Ooops: I meant here's to the weather getting better because it's already Spring (even though it doesn't feel like it unfortunately).

Maria said...

I'm in the same funk too, and watching 'What Not To Wear' just makes me feel even worse because they're not going to come fix me.

Crista Johnson said...

I totally feel you!! I too have been in a funk...but I think as the weather gets nicer, you will feel more motivated! Best of luck!

Oh and the whole "Fake it til you make it" addage works!

Love ya
Crista

Anonymous said...

I ma in the exact same funk. I worked out for like 2 weeks, every day, and lost no weight. I gave up and ate 6 doughnuts lol, am getting back up on the bandwagon though.

Let us know if spelling thing out works :P

Kristin said...

yuckkk.
I'm in one of those, too >.>
cold weather fucking blows.
I just want it to be nice out so I can go to the damn beach >.<

-KrIsTiN-

the_plainsman said...

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Aw H-E-L-L I give up. The inherited C-A-T just walked across the keboard! Find the wipes. Throw wipes container at cat. (Not really.) Anyway, after reading your post, I just thought of the scene and favorite dialog in the old movie "Moonstruck." Cher to Cage: "Snap out of it!" But if it were only that easy, eh? Don't know, the weird choppy weather we have had in the northeast this "winterspring" might play a bit part. You guys need a real vacation, too. But absent that, try to pick up on just one thing you have been passing on and see it though. With results other stuff will follow. Mostly laugh at the "Twitnotes" here, but not the feel dumped one! Anyway, at least Toby is not walking across your keyboard!

Maryum said...

LMAO OMG!!! I HAVE PJS THAT HAVE HOLES IN THE CROTCH TOO!!!! WOW! I thought I was the only one. Awesomeness.

Fit Mama said...

it will be a beautiful weekend! enjoy the sun!

Erica said...

Yuck, I hate funks. Take advantage of the weekend and take a lovely walk outside.

Allison said...

We have to spell words and we only have dogs. Sometimes I fear they're smarter than we are.