Still running for the cheese (or why this blog still exists)

As my regular readers can tell, this has been a dry year for me. Just look at the number of posts this year vs. 2008! Awhile back, I had considered either shutting down the Maze, or starting a new blog that would more accurately reflect where I am in life now. Truth be told, sometimes I come here, look around, and feel distinctly hypocrytical about the things I want to write. I'm sure I'm not the only one to ever be in that kind of place.
As the time in between posts has grown longer, I came to realize something. Without the past years' material, where I am now makes very little sense. What good is the destination without the journey? As Christians, so much of the best stuff that happens to us is in the times God is molding us to His image. To throw away the evidence of that process would somehow cheapen the result, I think.
So, here we are, dear friends. I think my little mousie may just have rounded a corner finally. Some things will change around here to reflect the changes in my heart. And you know what? That's ok. As much as I typically rage against anything changed in my life, I'm learning to accept the God-given ones. My prayer is that some of you may be encouraged by what you read here. Hey, you may even be challenged. And of course, if you know me, then you know you always stand a good chance of being offended too. Not intentionally, to be sure! Just know that what you find as you wander this Maze with me may surprise you as much as it does me.

All that to say this:

Welcome to

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Say wha?? Or Dieting Fail 101

Being ghetto, I've had to shop at Aldi's lately. I'll probably continue to shop there even after our finances improve though. That said, there's a problem to having cheaper food items available.
That would be the dieting FAIL. Oy, have I failed. Between skipping the gym due to my carpal tunnel issues (ok ok so admittedly, part of that is a cop out...I'm afraid of falling on the treadmill if I can't grab the rails Blushy 4 ) and snacking much more than I should, I've gained 10 pounds. Bleh.
I primarily blame these things:


Clancy's Crispy Crunchy Corn Chips. Great googly-moogly. These things are so crazy addictive! I could eat a whole bag myself. And as you can guess by my pic, I have eaten a whole bag by myself before!
But you know what? Let's just call a spade a spade. Here's what these things really are:


I swear, Mr. Clancy is running a crack ring for us fatsos! Even my kids call these things by their true name now. If you don't believe me, go try them yourself. You'll see. But don't say I didn't warn ya.

Til next squeak,

4 Squeaks from the Maze:

Laurie said...

Thank you for my biggest dose of laugh-out-loud today!

The Lazy Vegan said...

Hey, Mrs. P, I shop at Aldi. ;-) Great place to get some staples. I don't let myself have the junk food often, though. Just a treat now and then.

(Psst, if you crave salt and crunch, and you can have 'em, try dill pickles instead of chips. They kill the craving without most of the "bad" stuff -- except the salt, of course. )

Mrs. P. said...

Laurie! OMGoodness how are you? Eeeeeeee! It's so good to "see" you! ~big hug~
Thank you for brightening my day by stopping by!

Mrs. P. said...

TLV, oh the pickle story. Lordy. WHen I was preg with MonkeyMan, I had a moment where I binged on garlic dills and black olives. We had just begun to wean the litter of kittehs we had to hand-raise then. Mr. P. and my mom had just cracked open a can of wet litten food, and ~YARK~. Oh the smell! Not that the pickles or olives were sitting well in my stomach to begin with. (doh) The whole while I'm heaving, Mr. P. and Mom were just howling with laughter at me.
To this day (almost 8 years later) I still can't stomach pickles. Bwah.

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