The Hamburglar Stole My Soul

So, I went to McDonald's today. I blame it on my genes. You see, here's the problem. I was born skinny. Waterkaren_2 

I was a teeny tiny kid no matter what I ate or drank.

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As I got older, I never got that chubby preteen thing. I did get a big neckerchief fetish, though.

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I was a rail-thin, if clumsy, teenager. And you should have SEEN my skinny arse at college!

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I know. We need to discuss this hair. And those socks. And I think I actually have on two watches. So I can see when I'm looking this stupid in various time zones.

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I ate anything I wanted all through my twenties.

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Drank whatever I wanted, as well. Nice.

So that is why I did not grow up learning to eat well. There were no CONsequences until, like, now. When all of a sudden I am chubby.

And you know what? The chubby thing isn't bugging me that much, probably because in my mind, I have always been a rail, so I often forget I am no longer one. The reason I am being healthier this year is because I feel like crap. I wake up in the middle of the night. I grind my teeth something fierce. I have nine migraines a month. I am anxious and get rashes and feel allergic to everything. It is not pretty.

So, it is sort of ironic that today, three days into eating well, I felt just awful. I felt dizzy, tired, and shaky. I think I just wasn't eating enough, but the answer was not to head to McDonald's. But that is what I did.

Fortunately, tomorrow is another day. I am going to make a dress out of curtains and carry on.

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June

At one point, I was sort of hot, in a "she's 27 and probably a 7" kind of a way. Now I'm old and have to develop a charming personality. Guess how that's going.

22 thoughts on “The Hamburglar Stole My Soul”

  1. I agree that you may need to eat more between meals and I recommend halved walnuts. Just a few and my hunger is gone for quite a while. And they are good for you (in moderation, of course!)

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  2. You mean, butterfat isn’t a major food group???
    Love the pics (I’ve got similar – yikes)
    I can relate. I was a rail, really and then I hit 40. Okay, that wasn’t so bad. Started walking more, kept things under control. Um, then 45. Okayyy, I’ll just exercise a bit more. Then 50 is looming. If this keeps up, I’ll have to walk 50 miles a day, just to fit into my “fat” jeans.
    But, I absolutely refuse to give up good food (and you can eat healthy and still enjoy butterfat. I just have to not put the whole stick of butter in the pasta…)

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  3. You crack me up! I have the same problems! I was born skinny and ate junk food my whole life, and then I got an “office job” and turned into a chubby blob.
    I grind my teeth like crazy and have terrible anxiety too! Dizzyness is often part of it!
    Keep at your dieting and make us formerly skinny people proud!

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  4. I say if McD’s is as bad as you got – you’re not doing too bad.
    Besides, you should be allowed an extra indulgence for posting those awesome side-zippered jeans for all of the internet to see. Oh, the 80s, how we loved you…

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  5. LOL! I don’t know whether to start commenting on those hilarious pictures or on the hamburger. Let’s go with the hamburger. YUM. You probably needed it. Drink a bunch of water and get back on the wagon. You’re doing great!

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  6. I was thinking along the lines of what Catherine said. Dizzy, tired, and shaky are all symptoms of detox. So be encouraged! Your body is just ridding itself of the yuck.
    Love the look of the new blog, by the way.

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  7. Hi, I too an on a healthy eating phase, beginning with 1/1/08, trying to rely on whole foods, not bad, so far I have been very happy with my choices and I feel fine. My problem is finding cereal without any sugar. The only thing I could find was Shredded Wheat, not my favorite. Any ideas? I am appalled at the amount of sugar in so many products, either pure sugar or fructose or some other form of sweetener, even in deli turkey!

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  8. Hi, I too an on a healthy eating phase, beginning with 1/1/08, trying to rely on whole foods, not bad, so far I have been very happy with my choices and I feel fine. My problem is finding cereal without any sugar. The only thing I could find was Shredded Wheat, not my favorite. Any ideas? I am appalled at the amount of sugar in so many products, either pure sugar or fructose or some other form of sweetener, even in deli turkey!

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  9. Great pictures! And I have the same problem. I don’t think I even weighed myself until I was 29. Clothes would fall off me.
    Then, I hit 42.
    Dammit.

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  10. I would also recommend taking a good multivitamin. And a B complex might help the anxiety. I also want the jeans in the first picture! You were so Ann Taylor! I’ve NEVER been skinny and I bet you just lost half your readership with that admission! Just kidding we love your funny skinny arse too much to jump ship! You have us hooked!

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  11. I have been detoxing from sugar since after Christmas, and I also feel a bit dizzy. I think my body was working so hard to deal with all those sweets that it needs some time to adjust to healthy eating. Of course, it’s possible that you’re not eating enough, but I am. It’s just all healthy stuff.

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  12. I ate at McD’s yesterday for the first time in AGES! It was horrible…and now oldest girl is requesting SLOPPY JOES for dinner, YUCK!!!!!!!!! UGH! LOVE THE PICTURES! I used to wear as many watches as I could on my arm!!!

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  13. You know one of the things I like about the weight watchers program .. I quickly backspaced and made both of the w’s lower case so it wasn’t seeming like I was endorsing a weight loss centre .. oh yeah .. back on track .. one of the things I like about that centre that starts with a couple of w’s is that every day you get to begin again .. new bunch of points a new list of food a new chance to succeed at your diet if you blew it the day before. At least you only had a hamburger and a diet something to drink .. right?
    You know those jeans you are wearing in the first pic .. they are now back in fashion. :o)
    See you lighter June. :o)

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  14. Sure, steal my story! Same thing, skinny as a rail all my life until I hit 40, then yikes! In fact, the rail needed a diet next to me. But although I was so thin I always had a booty, now, bigger than ever, along with the rest of me. Sigh. I never had that hair though, did you show those pix to MarvinGardensPants before you married? I believe in full disclosure, you know.
    And in the spirit of full disclosure…I was eating low salt potator chips while reading your blog. Do I get any credit for the low-salt part?
    Mary Ellen

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  15. I have never been skinny either, but lost a chunk of weight (24 lbs. A lot for a fatty!) I followed Fat Smash, which by the time you go through all of the phases you are eating pretty much the way your friends eat. I “fell off the wagon” for the holidays, and am jumping back on now. Woohoo!
    My MIL went through something similar to what you are going through. She was skinny without effort for her whole life. In her early 40’s she started gaining weight and when menopause smacked her upside the head she gained a lot. Like 75 lbs. She is having a heck of a time taking it off, and he doctors blame hormones and the fact that she never learned to eat right.
    What a fun ride!

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  16. June, please contact me anytime if you need diet help — I am an expert!
    My first piece of advice is to always know what you are going to eat 24 hours in advance.

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  17. Alright it took me three days to get to your blog. I was all enthusiastic and said I’ll do it with you. Well I do plan to be healthier. I am starting with how I think about food and what I eat. I am listening to this book on tape which talks about change in attitude before any diet actually works. It is worth a shot because I usually feel guilty when I break down and eat that Big Mac. Anyway you are not alone in this. By the way loooove the 80’s pic. If that is not bravery I don’t know what is. 😀

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  18. You’re right, you probably aren’t eating enough. You need snacks between meals. Almonds, a piece of fruit, yogart or a small piece of cheese, something that will help you keep your blood sugar on an even keel. Are you eating protein with your meals? That will help you as well. You know beans like pintos, navy, kidney can be a substitute for meat/protein. I sure hope you feel better.
    LOL I’ve never been skinny, not even as a child. I think I’ve always loved cornbread way too much.

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