I feel from the comments from my last post that there is a need for me to clarify a few things.
First, the cake in question that Carmella turned down was Publix cake. So, can you really blame her? The child has taste buds and is not fooled by bright colored icing. And, for the record, I didn't have any either. Then again, I also don't go so crazy for cake. Now pie, well there is something getting excited about. Especially lemon pie (but not meringue--meringue is gross). . .
And okay, oh boy! Charlie. Chris. Stick. I am excited! I promise to sign up for Country Music Marathon this week. The more I read about this race the more excited I am-- well except the hills. Not too excited about trudging up hills again. But marathons are like a long exercise party. And lord knows I love parties and love me some exercise. I can't wait!
Lastly, I feel I should clarify that the woman I pushed out of the way at ING was NOT the one in this picture. Nor was she that big. That woman in the picture had at least 80lbs on me (I know this because when pregnant with Carmella I gained 60lbs and was no where near that size. Also Ryan weighs 70lbs more than me and is not that size). Besides, no way could have I shoved her out of the way. The girl I shoved out of my way was taller than me but closer to my size. She was just a clueless walker who got in my way at a crtical moment.
And, for what it is worth, I am VERY impressed by that woman in the picture with me. Yes, all those people annoyed me because they were in my way but I knew then that it wasn't their fault. They were trying to finish their race too. It was the race organizers that used poor planning in their finish line logistics fault. That woman impresses me because I remember after I had Carmella and had 30 extra pounds on me how uncomfortable running was for just a few miles. So in my book that woman is one tough chick to get up and out there and run/walk a half marathon. I am ALWAYS impressed by people who have the courage to meet a challenge. Not so impressed by those that sit around and make excuses why they can't-- or worse, criticize those that do have the courage to get up off their butts and do something.
I take serious issue with the people who are mean to me while I am making efforts towards being fitter and healthier. And, if I am being honest, I do suppose I find it a little more annoying when those hateful remarks or actions come from a person who could absolutely benefit from a little exercise themselves.
So just to be clear, NOT a hater of those that struggle with weight issues. Just a hater of people who are ugly to me. I think the world would be a better place if everyone got up off their buttocks and went for a run, bike or swim. And then, coming back to the subject of cake-- you could have it and eat it too.