Archive | May, 2010

So it’s Monday…

24 May

… and I guess that means I have to fulfill my promise of updating you on how the 30 Day Shred is going.

It’s going.  Though I was actually down in weight on Tuesday, I’ve since gained a pound.  I blame Disney World for that – we went this past weekend.  I was unable to do the Shred on Saturday or Sunday because of that.  That’s also why there was no Recipe Sunday yesterday.


Day 1 of the Shred was intense.  It’s fast paced and I had to stop halfway through because I thought I was going to pass out.   I laid down for ten minutes then got up and finished it.

Day 2 I was able to do the whole thing without stopping and Day 3 – 5, it got easier every day.   I don’t know if that’s because I was getting better at it or because I was getting lazy at it.

Back at it today, more updates next week.


Picture Friday

21 May

I’ve got a doozie for you today.  Where I’m originally from we don’t get weird people in our Wal-Marts.  They’re all standard looking people.  But yesterday, after we couldn’t find them anywhere else, we had to break down and go to Wal-Mart to find a sunshade for the car.  And Chris found this:

Took a wrong turn looking for the Kentucky Derby... sixty years ago.

It has been submitted, so we shall see.

Technology Fail

19 May

I was going to post that sweet video of the rain flood today.  I used a card reader with the camera’s SD card because the cord it came with randomly stopped working.  But I forgot to put the card back in the camera after uploading pictures of my awesome cupcakes.  The few pictures and five second video took up the entire internal memory.  And I don’t know how to get them off!

Here is my artist’s rendition of what happened:

What to blog about?

18 May

Since it’s not Monday yet, meaning I can’t update you on my sore muscles, I have to come up with something else.  I have blogger’s writer’s block.  You can add that to my novel writer’s writer’s block.  I got stock in the first chapter.  My creativity has dropped significantly in the past six years.

So I googled and found this, 12 ideas for blog posts:

  1. Respond to something elsewhere on the web. Ok, so now I’ll google “something elsewhere on the web.”  Nothing exciting there.  Click images.  I give you this: Naturally I picked the lolcat image.  This cat is eating bologna, which is pretty interesting to me.  I haven’t had bologna in a while.  I should get some.
  2. Suggest an idea.  We’ve already discussed my lack of creativity.  Obviously that means I have no ideas, either.  Except for a giant dome surrounding the earth providing comfortable climate control all year round.  Except Christmas because that deserves snow, dammit.
  3. Interview someone. There’s no one here but my cat.  Don’t think I wouldn’t stoop to interviewing her, but she’s sleeping and I don’t want to wake her up because when she sleeps she is not meowing.  Amen.
  4. Blog an event. I have not attended any events recently.  I went out to dinner with some friends the other night, which was nice.  We had a waitress in training who needed a little more.
  5. Ask a question. According to this article this only works when you have an established readership who likes to comment on your posts.  I have neither.  Nevertheless, riddle me this: What is your favorite day of the year?  Leave your answer in a comment!
  6. Pick a fight. Suggestions: a popular blogger (to increase your traffic) or a company or brand.  I choose: Starbucks.  Often when I order soy milk in my coffee they give me whole which is bad, bad, bad for my lactose intolerance.  I’m still mad at them over this.  I sent them an angry letter and heard nothing back.  And they refuse to ban guns in their stores.  Jerks.
  7. Reflect on something. When it rains here the area outside our front door floods.  It was silly having to roll up our pants and take off our shoes in order to wade to our front door, but I took some pictures and video of it because I actually thought it was kind of beautiful.  More on that tomorrow.
  8. Do something visual. Sweet, a reason to noodle around with Picnik some more.  From our Honeymoon:
  9. Review something. Memory Almost Full is not Paul McCartney’s best work.
  10. Write a how-to. How to watch TV: Find a comfy seat.  Put it in front the TV and sit in it.  Turn TV on.  Watch something.  Now you know.
  11. Let someone else post. Well, there’s no one else here right now.  Maybe Mittens would like to say a few words?  No, she’s still sleeping.

I’m going to do it!

17 May

Current weight: HA, I’m not telling.
Lbs lost:  n/a

Today is Monday and that’s as good a day as any to make a resolution.

I was wandering through Target last night with the hubs and I found Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred in the workout aisle.  I don’t even know why I went down that aisle.  Anyway, it was only nine dollars (score!) and I’ve heard really good things about it, so I thought, “eh, what the hell.”  Chris is starting school today so he’ll be out of the house and I’ll have time to shred.  Because we have tile floors here I needed a mat and I found a pretty pink one for nine dollars, too!  Double score!

Now I hate Jillian Michael’s, but if she can help me lose the weight I can forgive her for being a mega-bitch who never apologizes for squat.  I can’t stand watching her on the Biggest Loser, which I rarely watch anyway, but I watched through the first workout last night (so I wouldn’t stumble through it today) and she wasn’t too bad.  I’m pumped to get this going.

I’m also starting to use The Daily Plate again.  I had a croissant before I popped in the shower and that ruined my calorie count for today.  My weakness is Dinosaur Eggs Oatmeal and that killed me for lunch today.  I didn’t realize each packet was 190 calories… and I ate two.  I’m eating straight up lettuce for dinner I guess, because I only have 301 calories left for today.

Every Monday I’ll be back here with an update.  I think that will keep me somewhat accountable for whether or not I actually unroll the mat every day.  I have some Nestie friends who are going to do this with me, so hopefully we can keep each other on track.