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I’m Fighting With The Scale Again Jul 28

My bathroom scale is wrong. Totally wrong. What happened to all of my weight loss? Why is my number holding steady? Why is my number INCREASING???

It’s the damn Peanut Butter MnMs. And the Carvel ice cream cake that was left here after a birthday celebration. And the fact that my least favorite monthly visitor requires me to eat all day long. Or… I could be making excuses because I have to justify my sweet tooth. My weight problem is my fault and no one else’s, but that doesn’t make it any easier to solve.

The husband and I started a campaign of sorts on January 4th to lose 15% of our body weight by December 1st. We’ve both done GREAT! He’s actually lost his 15% and is hoping to lose more before he moves to a maintenance diet. I’ve lost about 10% and am REALLY struggling to lose the last 5% and the extra couple pound past that that will finally put me back at a healthy weight for my height.

Does anyone have suggestions for how to curb my sweet cravings? How about ideas for lazy people to lose weight?

I’ve heard high protein diets are good in general, but there are a LOT of calories involved in most of those plans and the lazys out there need low calorie intake. After all, weight loss is a math game. If calories in is less than calories out, weight loss will occur!

Resurrecting Old Interests? Jul 15

My last post about my upcoming high school reunion made me stop and think about the interests that I had then and now. I’m surprised to see that there is little change in the activities, but a big change in their priority in my life.

Then, I was all about computers and crafts, with cruises, theme parks, and video games in the mix as well.

Now, it’s all about my daughter, followed by video games, computer stuff, theme parks and cruises. I can’t wait until Aly gets older and can cruise with us, then maybe all of my interests will be fighting for the top!

The more observant of you may have noticed that crafts wasn’t on my now list. This saddens me, but I don’t have the time or space for crafts at the moment. I’m one of those crafty people who has to have all my materials ready in their craft spot and sit down and DO it. I can’t pick it up on a whim and make anything that I’m proud of. So it has been very difficult for me to keep up with this hobby when my daughter requires my time and, even when she doesn’t, she notices when I’m not available to her.

Life is all about balance. How do you achieve it?

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It’s THAT Time Jul 06

It’s official, I’m getting old. Plans are finally underway for my 10 year high school reunion. Where has the time gone? It really doesn’t seem like it’s been 10 years. I’ve changed a lot in that time frame, but I’m still pretty socially inept and still don’t think I’d be truly accepted by half the people in my graduating class. I’m also not sure I even want to see half the people in my class.

I’m not trying to be mean. I just remember that I had a group of friends that I cared about and still do care about. I’ve kept in touch with most of them and gotten back in contact with a couple of them. But what about the others? I was friendly with a lot of people because I had varied interests and could keep my mouth shut. Looking back on some of these acquaintances, do I WANT these people back in my life? Do I even share any interests with them now, as opposed to sitting around reminiscing on the rare occasion we get together?

I’m curious enough to at least consider going to the reunion, unlike my husband who says he keeps in touch with all the high school people that he wants to, thankyouverymuch. But it’s awkward for me, and I really think it will be like the school functions from 10+ years ago. In this stage of my life, that means it would be a waste of my time.

But what if it’s not? What if I miss out on something fun and important? My mom also has a high school reunion this year, and she’s always excited for them. It helps that she was more popular in school, and that her class was half the size of mine. Her reunions always seem like a lot of fun too, and so far the only plan that’s been finalized for mine is a night at a bar in downtown. I’ve never been a bar or club goer, I’m far too introverted to enjoy myself. (Although there was that weekend in South Beach…)

How do you feel about high school reunions?

5 Question Friday! Jul 02

It’s time for 5 Question Friday! Wanna play? Head over to My Little Life and link up!

1. What is one thing you miss the most about childhood?
The carefree days when my biggest decision was whether or not to ride my bike to the convenience store for candy. Basically, doing whatever I want to do just to bring a smile to my face. 🙂

2. Are you still friends with your friends from high school?
A couple, yes. There are a couple more I hear from on occasion, and a couple that I wish I did still hear from. I’ve also turned a couple acquaintances to friends since then. Facebook, Twitter, and other social media have come in quite handy!

3. Is there a catch phrase, cliche, or word that just drives you bonkers every time you hear it?
I hate the word vacay. I also hate the word panties. There was a phrase the other day that drove me crazy, and now I can’t think of it. That’s how it goes!

4. What is one thing that you think symbolizes America…besides “Old Glory”?
The Statue of Liberty? It’s the only THING I can think of. Diversity comes to mind, since so many countries created who we are today. Also, the first glimpse most immigrants had of this country was of the Statue of Liberty since everyone used to have to be processed through Ellis Island.

5. What are your 4th of July weekend plans?
The usual Saturday night Rock Band shindig, then more food and some kind of festivities Sunday afternoon for the holiday. The party is always at my house, although it’s a little harder to have an extravaganza this year due to some financial issues. 🙁