Thursday, February 25, 2010

Another Email that is Too Much for Me

I know y'all probably hate it when I do this and Im really ok with that. I got this email today and just thought it was too sweet. I am a music lover for many many years and this really brought a smile to my face.

An elderly couple walked into the lobby of the Mayo Clinic
for a checkup and spotted a piano.
They've been married for 62 years and he'll be 90 this year.

Check out this impromptu performance . . . It's all attitude .

Oh Bless Them....

Celebrities have so many problems I cannot contain myself.

First let me start with I was having a great morning. I got to sleep a little later than normal because I didn't have to be at the office early for anything. I could help all of my customers in my panties eating breakfast watching TV this morning.

Well I just happened to be watching The View, or as I like to call it, The Skewed World View. They were doing a show this morning on Having a Baby and infertility of couples, men, women, and both. It was actually really interesting. They were discussing invetro, IV...everything. Some were things I have never even heard of.

Well they interviewed Giuliana and Bill Rancic. Both in their 30's and trying to conceive. Apparently they have a reality show that I didn't even know about but she is having trouble getting pregnant. I don't understand that trouble, I have never been or tried to be pregnant and I understand that can take a major toll on a womans body and can be harmful to a relationship. I am not trying to take away from that at all. My problem came later in the interview. Giuliana said at one point during the interview that she was told to gain weight to get on a normal cycle.

From netdoctor, "Weight also influences hormonal balance and menstruation. If a woman is underweight, her hormones will stop working properly and her periods might stop altogether. "

She was having a really hard time with this concept, she said that she was on TV everyday and that her stylist had clothes picked out for her, and excuse excuse excuse.... I'm sorry but if having a baby is something that you really want to do, even later in life with the odds are always against you, why would you not just put on an additional 5-10lbs. This is absolutely crazy in my opinion.

That being said I do wish them luck getting bout an extra serving of pasta tonight?

I spend most of my time trying to lose weight and hopefully encourage others to do the same but this really was just too much for me this morning.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Let's Be Fair!!!

Ok...Here goes again.....

I'm going to take a little time to get on my soap box today.

When did the change happen that we no longer compete to win, but yet we starting playing so everyone can be equal and nobody ever loses. I am so tired of going to watch my nieces and nephews play ball, ages 5-15, just to hear about how its not fair. This team is better or that team is better and we need to move kids from team to team so it can be equal and fair. BLAH BLAH BLAH!!!!

I competed in sports from the time I was in kindergarten until college. When I played it was always to win. We practiced more than the other teams to be better and to WIN. Now a days, we don't keep score cause we don't want to make anyone feel inferior or heaven forbid LOSE.

I think it is very important that if we are going to put children we allow them to understand the glory of winning and also the disappointment of losing. Now when we lose over and over and over it because we are in a district that is over our skill level it is said to be a "character building experience" but the same program that wants to build character will take the younger programs and mix up the teams in the middle of the year because one of the teams is better than the other. You know what, when you practice, you become better than the other teams...why would you penalize the children for that.

I am 100% against the idea of competing to be FAIR...don't get me wrong, I think rules are in place to be followed, but you cannot change them from week to week to give others an advantage. And you cant very well say on one level that loosing is a character building experience and its not on another level. FREAKING PICK ONE ALREADY. Is it only character building if you are 15?

I could go on and on with this all day long. In my opinion we should always keep score, we should strive to be the best, and always want to win, if NOT we are wasting our time and should no compete at all.


I don't want to take anything away from the Olympics but they are killing me....for 2 weeks now I have been on Biggest Loser sabbatical (and not by choice) I just want my Biggest Loser back.

Commercial Madness

As I have said before I like TV well I really like TV. I have been watching the Olympics for the last 2 weeks, which has bumped the Biggest Loser (AH!) and they keep playing this McDonalds commercial. You know the one where all the Olympians are eating at McDonald's Well lets just be real, how many Olympic athletes do you think really eat Chicken McNuggets at McDonald's. I know they are good, in a processed chicken compaction kind of way, but really do you think they eat there....

Secondly, this whole AT&T and Verizon debate. I have wanted to say something about this one for a while. Guess what, AT&T has great features for their phones, surfing while talking and aps and quicker downloads...that is great but if there is no service to the phone none of that great! stuff works so seriously with the commercials. Oh these things are driving me bananas. I'm fixing to start watching all my TV online so I can quit with these commercials.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

To Buy or Not to Buy

I need some advice...

I have been watching this video for a while and dont know if I should buy it or not. I love her videos but I am not sure if I want to get this one or not. Eh......

What do you think, should I just part with the $10 and take a chance. (For those of you who don't know, I am quite possibly the cheapest person ever) I think I need a guarantee that it will work or something.

Funny Lunch!

Today I was eating lunch today with people from work...that's not really new, I eat with them almost everyday. Today the boss man and his wife both had a fried pie, I don't really like these things so I wasn't temped or yearning for it. As he finished he said, "oh that was so good." And out of no where one of the girls in the Weight Loss challenge here at work said, "Nothing taste as good as skinny feels."

It took me about 2 minutes to realize how funny that comment was...

But just FYI, there are some things that taste better than skinny...chocolate, Hello! Even though I can think of things that taste better I'm going to start using this as my Mantra every morning.

Monday, February 22, 2010

21 Things About Me

Ok, so I was this thing on Facebook when I was cyber stalking some friends and thought it was a really fun idea. So here goes...these are 21 things that you may or may not know about me. There are a lot about food and exercise because...well you can guess why!!

21. My oven does not work and has not worked in about a year, and I haven't missed it.

20. I don't understand why some electronics have to be charged all the time and others will stay charged for days.

19. I think ketchup should be considered a food group, a veggie, and a fruit. And I think it taste good on everything.

18. I have traveled to 32 states and 5 foreign counties.

17. I would rather go to bed early and wake up early.

16. I don't like Cream Cheese or Cool Whip and I didn't really know the difference between the two until I was in High School.

15. I played basketball for years and tore my ACL playing racquetball.

14. I eat breakfast in bed every morning, and usually leave my dishes on the bedside table until I straighten up my house at night.

13. I blame the fact that I have to wear clothes on Adam and Eve.

12. I drink milk out of a wine glass for dinner because it make me feel FANCY!

11. I know I am stronger than most men but I do still expect them to open doors for me.

10. I love kickboxing, but I would much rather just fight with someone.

9. I think the soundtrack to Hairspray is GREAT!!!

8. I would rather watch TV than read books. But magazines, I love reading those. Hello, SELF is the greatest.

7. I hate facebook and really only use it to stalk friends and look at other peoples pictures. The more pictures the better.

6. I think the worst workout ever is riding a bike, actually I don't enjoy that for a workout or for fun. I don't enjoy having a bike seat stuck up my butt.

5. My bathing suit does not fit, it is too small and I still wear it.

4. I don't enjoy driving unless I can do it with the windows down and the music up.

3. I sang the National Anthem at an LA Dodgers baseball game.

2. I would rather run on a treadmill than outside.

1. I want to have a whole litter of children someday, but I'm scared that I will have one and think, "I'm done with this crap."

This is a really fun thing to do, trust me you should try to just write 21 facts about yourself, its actually harder than you think. Hope you enjoy getting to know me a little better.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Happy Hair Cutting Day!

Well I said I would give you a picture, before and after...

That is nothing but a hot mess on top of my head!!!!

I wanted to stop here I thought this was a good look, but I was advised against it.
And finally, blond and short. I am so pleased. Now I just hope I can fix it myself.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

So Wonderfully Sweet

This is one of the sweetest things I have seen in a long time...Its funny and sweet. It made me laugh out loud and then say "awwww" all within a minutes time.

You can also listen to the full tape by going to

Hope you enjoy!

The Absence

Well I have always been told that absence make the heart grow fonder....Have you missed me?

I'm just kidding of course, but I did want to explain to you all why I have not been posting. Basically, if you are writing a blog about weight loss and you have no intention of losing weight you don't get to post about it. All I could have taught you in this last week is how to successfully pull the peanut out of a pack of Peanut M&M's this week.

Last week, on Monday, I had a little bit of an emotional break. I was frustrated and overwhelmed with all the jobs and crazy sleep schedule, and the fact that even though through all of this I was eating good and working out and still not loosing weight. My stress level peaked and I had to do something, anything to relax just a little bit.

With that said, I cannot quit my jobs so the diet took the hit. I decided to quit for 2 weeks. My figuring is that it takes about 2 weeks to see results from a diet so maybe after two weeks off I will see results again. This was a true give up moment. I have not worried about one thing that entered my mouth, or made an effort to get to the gym. I just accepted the fact that my weight would be up at the end of this two weeks but I am OK with that. Hell, it was up anyway.

So now being labeled a quitter, I will be back on the game on Sunday. Hopefully this time I can better manage my stress level and be reasonable in my expectations. I think I just wanted all the results for every goal in my life at the same time. I have now readjusted my thinking and hopefully I can find a good balance.

I am still going to run my half marathon in April, 2 weeks off didn't help that training at all, but it did help my feet. I am also going to get my hair cut. That is one of those things that I said would happen at 100 lbs. Well its been like 8 months since I said that and I am further away from 100 now than I was then. But this nasty mess on top of my head is coming off tomorrow. Ill get it cut again at 100lbs.

So I am sorry for not posting to let you all know about the strike from my blog and the diet/weight loss program...but I am unapologetic for the break in general.

Hope you all understand and continue to follow me on this journey.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Half Marathon

Well I do want to share with you all, I am officially signed up for my first, maybe last and only. I'm so excited to do this, I hope I can, and I am so scared at the same time...

So basically I am still doing my cross training and a lot a lot more running. WISH ME LUCK.

Originally I was going to do the Nashville but this one is closer and cheaper, only a half, and hopefully less people.

Weigh Ins

Well today I am happy to report once again that I didn't lose anything this week. It was great! Although I didn't gain this week, absolutely the same. And I actually ate good this week.

Same thing this week eat good workout, and hopefully I just wont gain.
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