Thursday, October 01, 2009


All I can say, is it's a good thing my flight doesn't leave till 3:10PM this afternoon.  I have been up since 7AM yesterday and I am still far from being through packing for my birthday trip to Europe!  I've tried on everything and am not happy with my wardrobe.  Actually, it's my body, I would like to exchange!  Oh, well, too late for that now - even though I have lost fifteen pounds in the last six weeks, it's not enough to make a major difference.  I will just have to keep at it - though Rome, a cruise and Barcelona will certainly tempt me from adhering to my diet.  I am determined to try to keep things in check so so that I don't have to start from scratch when I get home.

I found this poem I wrote awhile back which is going through my mind this morning.  I'll probably not blog every single day while I'm away but I'll check in from time to time to let you know what's happening on my journey.


I'm a girl of big proportions,
So I hate to shop at all,
The clothes they make to fit me,
Are the worst things in the mall.

In my youth, I was quite different,
Slim and quite the girl,
I wore the cutest outfits,
Which gave the guys a whirl!

Now I look for baggy clothes,
That hide my ample frame,
I can't wear stylish outfits,
So I hang my head in shame.

I look at sexy lingerie,
And think of way back when,
When Victoria had no secret,
I was really thin.

My sons encourage exercise,
And tell me not to eat,
They say that if I listen,
One day I'll see my feet!

Now I shop for earrings,
Since whether thin or fat,
They will always fit me,
Thank my lucky stars for that!

Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c) 2007 by Carmen Henesy
All rights reserved.


  1. Your humor if contagious! Yeah, it's easier to shop for earrings! Teehee. Your trip sounds exciting! Europe, Rome, wow! WE hope to hear about your trip whenever u get the chance to blog...and the photos, please!

    Have a nice trip, RNsane...

    advance Happy Birthday! *hugs and kisses*

  2. ms. carmen, you made me smile. please have a safe flight, and a wonderful holiday. come back in one piece.

  3. This poem has got me laughing as I can so identify!

  4. Tes, cherie and steviewren - glad the poem brought a smile to your faces. While I have been home from Europe for two days now, I have avoided getting on the scale - waiting till tomorrow. I tried to eat somewhat sensibly but I fear I added a few pounds to the fifteen I time again!