Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Keeping on, keeping on...

Where does the time go??  Geeze.

I had a super nice weekend.  It was mostly relaxing so that was great!  On Saturday, I picked up Debi and we headed to Waco.  Road trip!!  We met Angela, Andrea, Ronnie & Dawnya at Ninfa's and we proceeded to have a blast.  What a fun group of girls!!

After lunch, we headed to the mall for some retail fun.  At Dillard's, we found the most awesome shoe sale ever.  Did I buy 5 pairs of shoes?  I might have.  They were 40% off 65% off...they were practically giving them away!!  My only issue is that they are all very high heeled platform style shoes, so it is hard for me to wear them all day.  I wore one pair yesterday and another pair today, so I think my feet and ankles hate me right now.  The things we do for fashion!

Saturday night and Sunday, I mostly relaxed and did laundry.  It was delightful!!

Work has been very busy still and this week is no exception.  Last night one of my coworkers gave me a suite ticket to the Mavericks game.  Several people from my office went along with some consultants and lawyers.  I had not been in a suite at the AAC and it did not disappoint.  However, at halftime, I checked the CrossFit WOD and it made me realize that I wanted to go.  So I left at halftime like a responsible girl.

This morning I got up with the chickens as my dad says.  We did 2x5 deadlifts and I'm up to 165#.  Woohoo!  Almost as an afterthought we did 150 sit ups.  Who would have thought 150 sit ups would just be a little something extra for me?  Craziness!  We were also supposed to do 150 double unders, but you can imagine how that went for me.  :)  I do have many nice whip marks!!  CrossFit Souveniors!

I want to leave you with my picture from my dinner last week.  Are we adorable?  I have on some of my platforms so again, I look like a giantess. 
Oh, I almost forgot!!  Debi convinced me to get a Fitbit!!  It should be delivered today and I'm very excited.  I'm hoping it is what I need to get back on track.  Also, I may have bought an iPhone.  And some other things...

Okay, I'm taking a page from Cat's book and I'm cutting myself off for March.  This is crazy!  I will allow myself to buy the boots I have earned if I find ones I want and I will buy items from Cole's auction if I win anything.  But that's it!  Probably.  :)

Hugs!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Hey guess what? It's Friday!

So, today I feel the best I have all week.  I'm not sure yet if that is because whatever I was getting is gone or if it is because it is Friday.  :)  The pollen count is still ridiculous, so I know it isn't that.  I probably should go get a shot, but here I sit, not doing it. 

It was a CrossFit morning:
  • 2x5 + 1 max rep, back squats
  • 2x5 + 1 max rep, press
  • Double Unders & Sit ups
I was happy with my back squats.  I went up 10# to 105# which is a personal record.  But in all fairness, I haven't done a lot of back squats.  I maxed out at 12 which I thought was good.
In the press, I tried to lift 75#, but I just couldn't get it done so I stuck with 65#.  I maxed out at 8.  I think these are so hard because you can't use your legs to get any momentum.
This video is a GREAT illustration of the difference between a press, a push press and a push jerk.  The press is the hardest because it all has to come from upper body strength.

At the end, we were supposed to do 25-20-15-10-5 Double Unders & Sit ups.  But since my body acted like it never saw a jump rope this morning, I did 10 DUs, 25 Situps, 10 DUs, & 20 Situps.  The cut off was 5:00, so that's all I got in.  Stupid double unders.  Good day though!

The CrossFit games start this week.  The first workout is 7:00 of burpees.  Heh.  Crazy people.  There are even form rules where you have to jump up and touch something 6" beyond your standing reach for it to count.  I'm not even sure I could do one.  :)  I know a few people participating, so it will be cool to see how they do.  Right now everyone does the WODs locally and submits information and video.  Then the best will participate in regional competitions.  I need to find out when and where because I would love to go to one. 

I will leave you with a pic.  I got another new dress from Mod Cloth yesterday and I just HAD to wear it today.  I have to wear it with the jacket to work, but I almost wish I had a date or something after work.  :)

Hugs!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Hazy Dazy

I feel cloudy.  Or rather my head feels cloudy.  I'm not sick, but I just can't shake this feeling and it is driving me bonkers. 

I had a busy day yesterday.  CrossFit in the AM (more on that later), then big work meetings through to the afternoon.  By 3pm, I was feeling kind of miserable.  BFF was super sick and wasn't going to be able to go see Bring It On The Musical with me, so since I wasn't feeling great either, I gave my tickets to a coworker.  She said it was one of the most fun shows she has ever seen.  As bummed as I am that I missed it, I'm glad that she enjoyed it.

Instead, I went to church and then home.  I had thought I would snuggle up and watch the IU game, but it didn't start on TV until 9:30.  Since I crashed at 8:15...I thought I might try and watch it tonight if I can avoid finding out the results today.  Even with all that sleep, the clouds remain.  Hopefully, it will just run its course.  Or I will finally get sick.  One or the other...

My fill has been going really well.  My hunger pains have really gone away and I can survive on appropriate portions again.  The problem I'm having now is that I can't eat A LOT of things and most of what I can eat is not good for me.  So I'm not really doing any better calorie-wise post fill.  That is something I need to work on.  I have to say though, it is nice not to be hungry ALL THE TIME.

One step at a time, I guess.

As for CrossFit yesterday, we did the same WOD we did on 1/10.  The box had sponsored a Paleo Challenge and it wanted a benchmark for those who participated.  I didn't participate in the challenge, but it was still neat to see.  The WOD was 1 minute of front squats (as many as possible) then immediately a 1 mile run.  I lifted 75# for the squats both times.  On 1/10, I did 16 squats and ran the mile in 11:39.  Yesterday, I did 21 squats and ran the mile in 11:28.  Not bad!

Hope you are all having a great week!

HUGS!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Quiet Day

Very rarely am I at a loss for words.  But here I sit with nothing to say.  I actually think it is a good thing.  :)  I'm content and have nothing to gripe about.  There is nothing super exciting in the close future to talk about.  I just Am.  It is kind of nice.

CrossFit was great, as usual.  We did Good Mornings, this morning.  5 sets of 5 at 75#.
I can tell I'm getting stronger because these were rough on my back to start and now, even with 75#, they weren't an issue.  Then we did 10:00 (on the minute) 5 Toes to Bar (which I can't do, so I basically hung from the bar and lifted my knees as high as I could) and 3 Dead hang pull ups (with a giant green rubber band). 
This is what I mean by a banded pull up.  See how the band gives her some spring?  She is doing a kipping pull up (using momentum) where we did dead hangs today, but you get the idea.

That's all for now, folks!

Hugs!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday

Happy Monday!!  I'm so happy to finally have my groove back that even a Monday (and one that could be a holiday no less) isn't going to get me down.  Today is weigh in day and I was kind of surprised to find myself only down 4 tenths, but hey it is the right direction!  Plus, today I'm wearing a shirt with jeans that just two weeks ago, I couldn't have worn together.  So yippee!

Friday night, BFF & I went to dinner at the Company Cafe.  I found it by looking for a gluten-free friendly place in Dallas.  It was so cool!  Everything on the menu was gluten free, so BFF could order whatever she wanted.  Unfortunately, I got stuck on my first bite of chicken risotto...bummer!  I knew better than to eat that bite of chicken first.  In fact, I had ordered a side of mashed cauliflower just for that reason.  I knew that if I ate a few bites of it first, I would be good to go.  But they forget to bring it at first, so I just forged ahead.  So dumb.  Anyway, I did have a bite of gluten free cake and it was DELISH!  The show was fun, as usual and we even ran into an old friend. 

Saturday was a lazy, lazy day.  I slept in and alternated between reading and watching tv both on the couch and in bed.  It was ridiculous and awesome!

Sunday morning, I got up early and went to meet the fabulous Ronnie at Fair Park in Dallas to do the Color Run.  The idea for this unique 5K is that each kilometer has a color station where you are pelted with a different color.  We thought it sounded fun and signed up.  We looked so pristine before (fyi...I'm sporting the AWESOME gear my Secret Santa Lyla got me):
And the after...not so much!

It turned out more of a walk than a run, but we were moving and that was the point.  Andrea & Fluffy were around in different groups, but unfortunately we didn't get to meet up with them.  Afterward, we hit Starbucks for a post race coffee and then I dropped Ronnie off at the train.  Overall, it was a lovely morning!!

The rest of the day was filled with errands, chores and some laziness.  It was the first weekend in a long while that I didn't have a jam-packed weekend and it was nice.  Next weekend isn't too busy, but Saturday is our TX BOOBs Waco meet up.  I'm definitely looking foward to that!!

Before I get to that, I have my monthly dinner on Tuesday and more theater tickets on Wednesday.  Plus at least five workouts!  :)  Oh, and Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent...  I mentioned last week that I'm going to be writing letters each day during Lent to different people in my life to let them know how much I appreciate them.  I can't wait to get started!  I have made my list.  I think I have decided that I'm going to draw a new name each day so there is no "order". 

Hope this week is a great one for everyone!!

Hugs!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday rules!

As I sit here slightly stuck on my Flinstone's chewables, I realize I'm blessed.  I don't like it when I'm in a funk and wallowing in my self pity.  Self pity is like quicksand and once you let yourself step into it, it is hard to get out.  There is just something oddly comforting about that sinking feeling.  You know it isn't good for you, but getting out is just too damn hard and the longer you wait, the harder it gets.

We all know that I like to be happy, so no more quicksand.  I CHOOSE to be happy!  I have been choosing it every day until finally today, I just am.  Fake it 'til you make it!! 

CrossFit this morning was great.  I snatched 70# which is a personal record for me.  I have never snatched over 55# even in a power snatch.  We haven't done full squat snatches in a long while and it was evident that I had gotten a lot stronger in that time.  Cool!  (This is a snatch in case you are wondering.  It's not me, obviously.  Ha!)
Then we did a 10:00 AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) 15 Wall Balls & 200m run.  I used a 14# ball and I finished 4 full rounds and a 5th set of wall balls.  You know how much I love running!  But I powered through. 

This stupid vitamin.  Wonder when Fred is going to go down?  I drank my coffee and it went down, but there is very obviously something sitting there.  Ugh.  I want to eat my oatmeal!

I was so thrilled with all the compliments on my dress yesterday.  I really love it.  If you do too, you can find similar things at modcloth.com.  I may have bought two more things last night.  But I feel sure that they are going to be way too small, so they will be goal clothes!  :)

We have theater tickets tonight and I'm looking forward to that.  It will be nice not to have a super busy weekend for once!  Hope you all enjoy yours!!

Hugs!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Feeling groovy!

It is amazing how getting control (and letting go in other ways) can make a person feel better.  I'm on Day 3 post fill and I feel like I'm really back on track.  I have been eating like a bandster again (hard!) and I'm focusing on the rules.  Additionally, I have been fighting in my head with people again which ALWAYS means that I need to adjust MY attitude.  Last night, I let it ALL go and I'm back to my happy self!

I just did not want to go to Jazzercise last night.  I didn't want to go anywhere.  I just wanted to go home and watch the IU game and go to bed.  But I went, because that is what I do.  And I felt SO much better when I was done.  Of course, because that is how it works.  When I got home, the IU game hadn't recorded.  That's when I just started laughing.  Time to stop getting wound up in the stupid stuff.  Time to focus on the blessings.

Which brings me to Lent.  Last year I gave up chocolate for Lent and even though it was hard, I stuck with it.  Unfortunately, I think I replaced it with so much crap, it really didn't do much for me healthwise.  So this year, I decided to do something extra instead of giving something up.  I decided that I will write 40 letters, one each day and actual letters (not emails) to people mean a lot to me and have changed my life for the better.  It makes me happy just thinking about it!

Today, I'm wearing my first Mod Cloth dress.  Remember last week when it was a scosh to small?  Yeah, well as of today, they both fit!!  One is a little too Spring"y" yet, but this one is weather appropriate.  I could still stand to be a little smaller and I think it would fit better.  One step at a time!!

I had my oatmeal this morning and everything seems to have gone done fine.  That's good!  Time to get this monkey off my back and move toward my goals. 

Hugs!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Renewed Vigor!

It has been 6 days since my last post.  Damn it.  Work is still very busy but I'm NOT complaining because I actually love it this way.  I just have to figure out how to live in my new normal.  Since I have a lot to say today, so here we go!

Fill

Yesterday, I got the most aggressive fill I've gotten in a very long time.  I have been talking with Debi this morning about how we get back on track.  I haven't been following band rules now for quite a while.  I have been living loose (that sounds funny!) and working out to compensate.  I weigh the same as I did back in April.  Now, don't get me wrong, I look different than I did in April.  Working out over 210 hours in a year will help with that!! 

But even for the short bursts of trying, it was more like my pre-band kind of trying.  "How much can I eat for XX calories" kind of dieting.  I chose that over "band" dieting because I knew that I wanted to cheat when I wanted to.  This is embarrassing to say, but it is becoming very clear to me.

I told Debi this morning that we established quite clearly that we SUCK at dieting.  :)  If I was great at it, I wouldn't have needed a band.  So, it is time to use it again.  I was on liquids all day yesterday and at dinner, I would eat one spoonful of soup then let it pass through.  Then I would eat another and let it pass through.  Many of you are saying to yourself, "yeah, so?  That's how it works."  But not for me...not for a LONG time!

I would eat mostly what I wanted and then work out 6 or 7 times a week.  Honestly, for maintenance, I don't think that is going to be a horrible plan.  But I really don't want to be in maintenance yet.  I had made a goal with some friends (some of the best, most amazing people on the planet) to reach my goal of 165 by 2/29.  That would have required losing 34 pounds in 5 months.  5 pounds a month?  That should have been doable.

For the first month, I really "dieted" hard and I lost 6 pounds.  I was on the right track!  Then I just let it go, I think.  I mean I would "try" but I didn't really commit.  Even when I went to get a fill, I asked the doc to be very conservative because I knew I didn't want to give things up.  I kept telling myself that I could do this on my own even though I CLEARLY can not.  Since my Leap to Goal challenge started, I have lost 8.2 pounds.  That isn't bad because it is in the right direction, but it is far from what I had wanted.  And they were pounds that I had lost then put on again...

I will work hard for the next 2 weeks to do whatever I can.  And I will be happy with that.  Mostly, I'm just happy that this challenge brought me closer to people I care about!!

Today, I came to work armed with soup, cream of wheat and sugar free pudding.  I'm going through a 2nd day of liquids/mushies.  I'm going to baby this fill and really try and make it work for me like it did the first year I had the band.  I know it works and why I have been putting off using it, I just don't know.  Well I do know...I'm just ashamed to admit it. 

Instead of weight goals, my new goals are going to be size related.  My current goals are to fit comfortably into my new Mod Cloth dresses and my Levi size 10 jeans.  I have been wearing my Cato size 10s, but they are a little roomier than the Levi's.  I will keep you updated!!

CrossFit & Jazzercise

Even though I have been faltering with my food choices, I have been steadfast with my fitness goals!!  Through last week, I have AVERAGED 6 hours per week of working out in 2012.  That has to be a record for me!! 

I have noticed a lot of differences at Jazzercise.  I'm regularly using 10 pound hand weights when I used to use 8 pound weights.  When we do push ups (girl style, but S-L-O-W which is harder!), I can straighten out my body as much as possible to make them as hard as possible (without doing big boy push ups...can't do that slow-like yet) and I can keep my form through the sets.  During planks, I can hold them the entire time needed whether they are front, back or sideways.  I can raise and lower myself to the floor during planks and I can lift my feet off the ground while keeping my booty off the floor.  Both things I couldn't do well before!!  My goal now is to be able to raise and lower my legs while in a a plank (either forward or sideways)...still haven't conquered that yet!

CrossFit has me doing all sorts of things I didn't expect I could do.  I would really like to be able to do an unassisted pull up.  I'm setting a goal of doing that (just one) by my birthday on June 7th. 

Olympics

It has been an roller coaster ride lately as far as the Olympics are concerned.  I have a lot of GREAT tickets to events, but the ones I was most excited about turned out to not be what I thought they were.  I still get irritated when I think about it, but it is such a small blip on a trip that is otherwise coming together perfectly.

I had wanted to see the USA Volleyball team before London.  I think I mentioned before that normally World League play calls for 3 weekends in the US each summer.  Because of the Olympics, World League has been condensed and there is only 1 weekend in each country.  I have been waiting (not so) patiently for them to announce where and when it will be so I can try to make travel arrangements. 

On my day off Monday, I was browsing the interwebs and found that the cities have been announced.  The US weekend is at the end of June in...Dallas!  Wha-what??  But that's where I live!  No days off needed.  No plane ticket.  No hotel.  Sigh.  Perfection!  The only thing that is a bummer is that BFF is out of town that weekend. 

Book

Last weekend I took my nephew (who visited me by himself and is just an AWESOME kid) to the Sixth Floor museum.  That is the museum dedicated to the history of the JFK assassination which happened in Dallas.  It is a cool museum if you are ever in the neighborhood.

In the lobby, I saw a Stephen King book called 11/22/63 (which is the date of the assassination).  I LOVE Stephen King!  I read a bit of the jacket and it seemed to be about time travel and a man's attempt to go back in time and try to thwart the assassination.  I went home and downloaded it to my Kindle and I love it!  For those of you that read and are interested in this genre, you should check it out.

Hugs!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Checking in!

Work is super busy today (which I love), but it means there is no time for an insightful and well thought out blog.  :)  I'm sure it would have been stellar otherwise!

But I promised myself I would not step away from blogging, no matter my busy level.  I'm staying on track and ready for my fill next week. 

Back to work!!

Hugs!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Getting there!

I have on my sassy skirt and teal tights...I'm feeling a comeback.  :)  I wouldn't say I'm at a 100% but I do feel a little more "me". 

Part of it was the killer CrossFit WOD this morning.  We had five different stations.  There were 2 people at each station at any given time.  After 1:00, you would rotate to the next station for 1:00.  After all five stations and 5:00, you would rest 1:00.  We did that 3 rounds, with these stations:
  • Pull-ups (I'm still using the big green band to help me, but I'm getting better!)
  • Push Presses (55#)
  • Hang Power Cleans (65#)
  • Burpees
  • Ground to Shoulder with the Atlas Stones (73#, 47#, 73#)
It was super tough, but I kept moving.  I was so wired when I got to work this morning that I don't think I stopped talking for 45 minutes.  Poor guy outside my office got a whole lot of yapping!!

I bought a couple of new dresses and they arrived yesterday.  I bought size 12s, so I was really nervous whether they would fit.  They both zipped up, but I think that they could look better with a little more room.  My goal is to wear the looser of the two in two weeks when I go see the musical version of Bring It On!  Once they fit, I will post pics!

My nephew is coming to town to visit me this weekend.  He is 14 and it was my birthday present to him.  It is going to be a super fun sports themed weekend.  Can't wait!

Hugs!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Chugging along.

I feel a lot better today which I think comes from the morning workout.  But I'm still not feeling great about myself.  I didn't even realize it until this morning when I realized that I brought jeans to wear to work for the 2nd day in a row. 

I typically wear jeans on Friday...maybe one other day.  But mostly I don't.  I like to dress up and make fun fashion choices.  In fact, I didn't even get bothered when the guys at work razzed me for my knee socks (see January picture).  I LOVE my knee socks and I want more of them.  :)  But I would be bothered today.  If someone made a joke about my outfit today, I would feel bad about it.  So I'm just keeping things simple until I feel like my badass self again.

Random:  Did I tell you I saw Air Supply last weekend?  That was so ridiculously awesome.

So, I have been thinking a lot about my London trip.  It is less than 6 months away which seems crazy.  It sounds like a long time from now, but it isn't.  And there are still so many things to do.  I had mentioned before that I wanted to do something special to really remember this trip. 

I have decided that I want to find little tiny notebooks (with thicker paper) and have people I meet write their name, country and the word "live" (my 2012 word) in their native language.  I thought that when I get home, I'm going to select the picture or pictures that mean the most to me and I will have them framed in a large frame (kind of shadowbox idea) surrounded by these pieces of paper. 

I'm still working it out, but I'm hoping the general idea will come together as I find the right materials.  If you creative people have any ideas to help me, please let me know!

Hugs!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Wow. Being hungry stinks.

So, I'm about halfway into my day and it is just now occurring to me how far I had let myself get off track.  It is easy for me to say that I was eating "mostly healthy".  But now that I'm back to logging everything, I know I wasn't. 

I had oatmeal for breakfast and then a piece of cheese for my morning snack.  For lunch, BFF game me some leftover healthy gluten-free pasta dish she made over the weekend.  She gave me two servings, but I was very proud of myself for only eating one of the them.  So far, so good.

It hasn't been two hours since I ate it and I'm genuinely hungry.  I'm going to have some hummus and wheat thins shortly.  I guess this backs up my decision to have a fill, but I wish I would have paid attention to the warning signs sooner.

Bad decisions I have avoided today:
  • I really wanted 2 packs of oatmeal, but I just had the one.
  • I wanted to eat a bunch of spiced nuts I made over the weekend, but I didn't and instead, brought them to work and left them in the kitchen for my coworkers.
  • I wanted to eat all of the pasta in one sitting, but I didn't.  I waited until I determined I was still hungry.  Or hungry again, rather.
  • I have gotten into the habit of picking up a piece of candy or two randomly throughout the day which I have avoided today.
I did not realize how bad I had gotten at grazing and portion control.  I guess that it is good that I have figured it out and I just have to power through until my fill next Tuesday.  I am so thankful to my band.  Truly.  I have worked really hard to lose this weight, but I know I couldn't have done it without this band.   

Hugs!

What did I think was going to happen?

When you see a pattern emerge, it is rarely coincidental.  But it isn't always easy to determine cause and effect since sometimes it is a little more circular than linear.  As you may or may not have noticed, I have taken a little break from Blogger. 
  1. I haven't been blogging. 
  2. I have gained weight. 
Those are two facts and I 100% believe they are related.  What I honestly can't tell you is which one causes the other.  I don't know if I'm busy, so I stopped keeping up with blogger/blogging and with that I was too busy to focus on my healthy eating choices.  Or did I consciously stop blogging so I wouldn't have to account for my poor choices.  I'm embarrassed to say that it could as easily be the latter.

Well, I'll be damned.  The more I put it into words, the more I think it is actually that.  I guess in the end it doesn't matter, the outcome is the same.  If you notice my daisy ticker at the top...it is now almost negative 5 pounds.  Holy crap.  I created that ticker to show more progress, but instead I went backward.  I can't blame it on bloating.  Hell, I have been working out, so I can't even blame it on lack of exercise.  It was bad eating and too much eating.  Simple as that.

Okay, so what am I going to do about it?
  1. Scheduled a fill for 2/14.  The timing is no coincidence.  I think my Band doc is the perfect V-day date!  I've been hungry a lot lately and I make poor choices when I'm hungry.
  2. Start logging again.  I did so well for several weeks, logging my food and drink.  Then I just stopped.  Time to start again.  If I don't write down what I'm eating, it only takes me about 2 days to get to the point that I stop paying attention. 
  3. Quit using "I'm busy" as an excuse.  We all know that we have time to do the things we want to do.  So, I will start blogging again every day.  Additionally, I will start reading YOUR blogs each evening because, honestly, I need you.  When I hide from you, I lose myself. 
  4. I will continue to workout at my current pace.
As truly pissed at myself as I am at the moment, I want to remind myself of a few things:
  • The "fat pants" I am wearing today are a size 12, not 24.
  • I am 7 pounds from my lowest, not 17...or you know, 70.
  • This is how it works.  You lose sight of your goals for a bit and then you put yourself back on track.  That is why I got a Lap Band.  Time to remember the past and what I'm fighting against.  I'm not there, just working to keep myself from ever going back.
  • I am still 13.80 pounds and about a size and a 1/2 under what I weighed in on this day last year. 
So, I have beaten myself up, set some goals and reminded myself that this isn't the end of the world.  I just hit a warning zone and it is time to take significant action.

I will let you know how the day went tomorrow.

<3 & Hugs!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy Bloggerversary to Me!!

I couldn't let today go by without acknowledging the enormity of today's significance.  One year ago I started my Blogger site and started to meet all of you.  I can no longer imagine my life without this community!

I will circle back when things are a bit slower to reflect a bit.  But for now, it is back to the numbers!

<3

Hugs!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Here I am!

Hi!  Miss me?  I sure did miss all of you.  I'm an accountant and this is the busiest time of year in my schedule, so I had to take a break from some things.  But normalcy is settling back in a bit, so here I am!

I had to laugh last night because the only goals that I'm sticking to (after only about 4 weeks...) are the ones related to fitness.  As annoyed as I am for being cliche, I'm a little happy too.  Almost all my adult life, those fitness goals would have floated away during this busy time too.  In fact, they used to be the first to go.  But, things sure have changed.

(Red Solo Cup is on the radio right now.  Hee!  I'm not a Toby Keith fan, but Freddy Mac kiss my ass!  HAHA!!)

Lots happened last week.  I saw The Descendants and got depressed.  I saw some of my Texas bloggers Saturday night and that really made me happy!!  Angela, Ronnie, Debi & Dawnya all look so fantastic, I just can't even tell you! 

Sunday I performed at halftime at the Mavericks game with about 275 of my closest Jazzercise friends.  It is such a fun event and it benefits the Pink Ribbon project so it is for a good cause.  We had a blast! 

Hopefully I will get to check in more in February!  I'm looking forward to Air Supply (yeah, that's right) this weekend along with the Super Bowl.  Go Manning!  It may not be the one I prefer to cheer for, but he will do.

Hugs!!