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Honey's main interests are online dating, long distance dating, and long term relationships. She met her boyfriend on MySpace and they have been exclusive since their first date over three years ago. Currently they live in Tempe, Arizona. Honey graduated with her PhD in Composition and Rhetoric in May 2009. You can contact Honey via email here or online here.

TGIF In Honey-Land

I hope everyone has a great Friday!  Now that my three-part Revelations series is complete (check out Parts One, Two, and Three) I can give a brief update on what’s been going on lately.

First of all, I mentioned in mid-June that I was starting Weight Watchers.  I’ve lost about 14 pounds and just this week was able to start wearing my size 4 pants again.  This makes me officially skinnier than I was when Jake and I started dating.  I remember when we started dating I’d always bring my laundry over to his place (I didn’t have machines in my apartment, which was a duplex so I’d been going to a wash and fold) and he’d do it all for me…

One day I came over to hang out and he said that when he did my clothes he looked at the label and could barely contain himself: “My girlfriend’s a size 6!!!”

Well, last night we went out for a couple of beers and when I told him that my jeans were a size 4, he said that he didn’t think he’d ever dated a girl who was a size 4 before.  It really turned him on!  I’m currently at 133 or so.  When I started, my original goal was 120.  I’m not sure I’m going to be that ambitious, largely because I’m currently a D cup and I think my boobs will deflate if I lose too much more.   I would like to get below 130, which for someone 5’3″ is pretty good.  I have a fancy scale that calculates all sorts of things in addition to your weight and it says that I still have a little fat left to lose before I’m in a healthy range.  Though again, if it’s boob fat I’m keeping it :-)

In other exciting news, Monday is my 30th birthday!  I’m super stoked.  Since Monday also happens to be the first day of school (lame) my co-workers and I are going out for margaritas at Z Tejas today after work.  This weekend Jake and I are going to see District 9 with a friend or two, I think.  Then, Jake’s taking the whole next week off (I’m so proud of him for taking the time to take care of himself, finally!).

He’s taking me to Restaurant Medizona on Monday for dinner – yum!  Then on Thursday one of the senior folks at his office is taking us to Silverleaf to thank him for his work on one of the summer projects – this is a country club so exclusive it’s like $15,000 to join and they won’t even print the menu on their website because they don’t advertise.  Imagine, a place so exclusive they try to dissuade people from eating there.  I can’t wait!

I’ve also decided to rejoin the campus gym, largely because they added a yoga and pilates membership that you can opt into.  Even with the super-premium membership, it’s about half as much per month as the yoga gyms that I was pricing, plus I can go to the regular group exercise classes and use the weight room.  Having lost 14 pounds through diet alone, I think that this is the perfect time to start working out – even if I don’t lose any more weight, I imagine I’ll tighten up considerably.  Excellent!

What have you been up to lately?  Give us an update in the comments below, and then read these excellent posts:

  • http://tsquest.blogspot.com T

    You GO girl!

    I LOVED using Weight Watchers to lose weight. It really taught me the power of eating in moderation. I eat whatever I want now and I’ve been maintaining my weight for over 3 years now!

    Yoga helped me a lot too. I also cycle and I’ve started triathlons this year. I’ll be turning 40 in December so its never too late to try something new, right?

    It sounds like you have a wonderful birthday weekend planned.

    Have fun and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    .-= T´s last blog …Things to remember =-.

  • http://honeyandlance.com Honey


    thanks! I’m pretty excited and have learned a lot about what portion sizes are right for me.

    I used to be a yoga model and practiced 5 or 6 days a week and even taught a little bit. It’s actually what led me to become vegetarian. At the time, I thought the yoga would last but the vegetarianism wouldn’t…turned out to be the opposite. I’m super excited about it, as I’ve felt really unbalanced lately (obviously).
    .-= Honey´s last blog …TGIF In Honey-Land =-.

  • http://tsquest.blogspot.com T

    Awesome Honey! I’m happy to see you getting back to something that meant so much to you at one time. Keep up the new lifestyle and you won’t have to worry about your weight well into your 30’s and 40’s!
    .-= T´s last blog …Things to remember =-.

  • http://casualencounters.com/blog/ Janak

    All positive developments, Honey. You’re sounding a lot happier than you were a few weeks ago.
    .-= Janak´s last blog …Weekly Roundup – Top 10 Casual Sex Links from Around the Web =-.

  • http://dadshouseblog.com dadshouse

    How great that your boobs are adding that much weight! I’m weighed down by something big, too. And I ain’t a woman. (Ha)

    Happy 30th! I’m sure you’ll have a great time.
    .-= dadshouse´s last blog …A Woman Walked Out on Me in a Bar =-.