Friday, April 25, 2008

The Challenge Begins

Okay, here's the skinny. Carolyn over at One Pound at a Time is putting together a challenge. I could so kiss you right now, Carolyn. Anyway, it starts tomorrow and lasts for 8 weeks (the true first day of summer - June 21st). Go check it out and sign up. What can it hurt? My goal is to be where I was last summer at this time and fit in ALL my summer pants. I will be taking pics of these too tight pants and we will watch the progress together. I've said I was going to this for about a month now and it's time to commit. In the next 8 weeks I hope to - NO - I will find my resolve, my adamant and unwavering ability to stay in control, my overall food composure and my weight loss mojo will return. I'm not calling Austin Powers. Its time to swing, baby...

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Muffin Morning Sunday

I think I'm going to start a tradition. Every Sunday (well maybe not every Sunday) will be declared Muffin Sunday. The last two Sundays I have awakened and made muffins. Last Sunday it was Oooey Gooey Banana Muffins and this Sunday it was Blueberrific Muffins. Thank goodness to Vitamuffin Mixes, so good. Anyway, check them out. They are easy and taste wonderful.

The weekend has been good and crazy. I spent the morning yesterday trying on my spring/summer pants for my "too tight pants" debut. Well, I have to say that I must not be as fat as I thought, most of the pants fit, some more snug than others but overall, not as tight as I had thought. So, why does that not make me feel better? There were at least three pair that I am going to place on my lower half and have my other half take pictures. I will post them up for the world to see. These pants did fit last summer and I wore them many times. Sigh, what happened to my resolve, my adamant and unwavering ability to stay in control, my overall food composure? Have I lost my weight loss mojo? What can I do to get it back? Should I call Austin Powers? Or, I could just sew my mouth shut. That should solve my problem.....

I have been better than usual this weekend and I intend to keep things going during the week. I ran, I walked, I cleaned and I did some cooking. The walking path is almost free of snow and I will soon be out every morning for my two mile walk. Keep your fingers crossed that Mother Nature remains in a good mood or my hopes of walking in about a week will be just hopes and not reality.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Funny Story

Well, my youngest daughter is away at school and she called me the other day and told me the following story.

There is a girl in her class that is from Persia. Well, I wasn't sure about its location. My first thought was in the middle east somewhere. Apparently its in Iran somewhere between Afghanistan and Iraq. I'm no geography major so I looked it up.

This girl and my daughter have a "girl thing" going on as both are very competitive. The Persia card is played often in class to make a point to all that she is superior. Well, my youngest daughter is, how do I say this, a little "spunky," if you know what I mean. She finally had enough of the Persia card the other day and told her this. "You know, I'm from Italy, the country that's shaped like a boot and if you're not careful I'll shove it up your a___!" In front of the entire class mind you. At first I used the pursed mother expression thinking how could I have raised a daughter who would do such a thing. Then I burst out laughing hysterically. Can you just see it, a classroom full of students and she pops up with, "you know, the country shaped like a boot ...." I asked if she was now suspended or asked not to return. She said, "No." The teacher apparently had a hard time not laughing, turned his back to the students and continued with class. The classroom was full of muffled laughs and shaking shoulders as they were all trying to hold in their laughter.

I'm guessing that my daughter has won this round but there will probably be more. What do you think?