No Excuses November
katdoeslife: I’m in! thespartanwarrior: I’m challenging you to get in 15 workouts with no excuses over the course of the mon the month of November. That’s it. It’s just 15 different days of workouts without making up an excuse, complaining or trying to squirm your way out of getting active. Who’s up for this? Oh SO done!
Now THAT'S a Monday...
Such a good Monday. Such, such, SUCH a good Monday! Work went quickly, I got a chat & a hug from Dreamy McDreamerson*, Mattie stopped by work w half a chocolate covered S’more for me, I had a great workout and now I’m home, snuggled on the couch in sweatpants with a blanket as I enjoy my sweet potato & Morningstar Falafel wrapped in lettuce. Plus, it’s a four day...
I have basically stopped drinking pop. I no longer crave it, or automatically say yes when offered it. Tonight, at Momma Janita’s house - it was offered and I said no. I genuinely wanted water. Or milk. But had no desire for soda. I wasn’t allowed it during the Game On Diet, so I stopped for that month. Had a few cravings at times - but didn’t miss it a ridiculous amount or...
Sometimes at the gym...
I forget the dance party is only in my head. At least the time passes more quickly when I’m in this mood! :) Finishing up my elliptical lovin/cardio focused/dance party bonanza workout then home to shower before meeting some friends & family for a 2 PM matinee at my theater! So excited for the laughter I’m sure will ensue. I’ve been looking forward to this show since...
I’d like a do-over. This has not been one of my better days. First, it was the puppy parade that I was going to take my friend’s little girl, Raven, to this morning - but then it was cancelled due to the snow… Then it was the gym being closed because of the water main break… Then there was the endless bickering with my father… And then finally - the dinner out...
"Due to a water main break..."
The gym is closed today. At least, that’s what the sign says. I’m convinced it’s an evil plan by the staff to get Halloween Party Saturday off. But maybe that’s just me being bitter because I’m only now regretting not having more fun weekend plans. (I’m really not big on Halloween tho - unless it involves watching my babies trick or treat in WV.) Either way,...
Frustrating Arizona Discussions
Me: I wonder what the difference is price-wise for renting a UHaul vs. Pod for moving to Arizona.
Dad: It doesn't matter, because we don't think you'll actually move back.
Me: (pause) What are you talking about? I'm moving back. So start thinking that.
Dad: Oh I doubt it will happen.
Me: Stop. I AM moving back.
Dad: We just don't think you can pull it off.
Me: Pull what off?
Dad: Actually doing it. We just don't think you'll go. You won't have enough money & your debt won't be paid off that fast.
Me: Well let me be clear - I AM going.
Dad: We don't think so.
(I go to another room, where my mom is sitting.)
Me: Let me be PERFECTLY clear - come October 2012 - I am moving back to Arizona.
Mom: Why? What did your dad say?
Me: That "we" don't think I'll actually do it.
Mom: (half listening) Well, we'll see what happens.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Dough Balls = SUCCESS!
Well. Unless you ask my mother. Who hated them. But all of my coworkers loved them - and they were ALL gone right away. Which is great, because I didn’t want to have to eat them all. I mean, I wanted to…but I can’t. Today’s an off-workout day, due to working both jobs. Early meetings this morning, back to my desk to catch up this afternoon… then rush hour traffic to...
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Dough Balls →
And even with all whole wheat flour — they turned out pretty delish! For the record I am limiting myself to one. I repeat. I am limiting myself to one. JUST. ONE. :) (According to my internet digging & calculating - they are about 150 calories each. But they are a pretty big size, so I feel that’s okay. As long as I stick to my just one.)
THIS IS THE BEST POST I'VE READ IN A LONG, LONG... →
Seriously. Thank you, Lauren, for introducing me to her. Holy crap. I adore her. Wait a minute… I AM her.
My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not...– Practical Magic
Today I woke up and thought about calling off from work. My bed was so ridiculously warm & comfy & heavenly —and the outside world was cold, dark & rainy. Secretly I’m a very (VERY!) lazy person who would love nothing more than to lay in bed and watch movies & bad reality tv the whole friggin day log. Eating & sleeping - eating & sleeping - would make me a...
One Twenty Five: It’s weird. And honestly? I... →
one-twenty-five: It’s weird. And honestly? I really have no idea where to start. How do I explain the last 3 weeks of my life? 16 other people in this world can relate, but to a reader at their computer, or my family and friends? I don’t know. I’ve seen some of the most extreme poverty of my life recently,… This is living. Well done, E. Well done.
Yesterday was the best day of work I’ve had… maybe ever. I met one of my favorite characters from Brothers & Sisters at the Meet & Greet in the afternoon (he’s going to be in our second production this year — a one man show) and then sat through the first reading. 90 minutes of awesomeness, it was. The show is ABSOLUTELY fantastic. The story is so good - the music...
“Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life - well, valuable, but small - and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven’t been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other way around? I don’t really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So...
THIS. I MUST MAKE THIS. →
Literally. It’s everything I love about life - in one soup.
Morning workout - DONE!
Now off to shower, get dolled up, and head out for Grandma’s 90th Birthday Lunch! At Applebee’s. Good Lord, I hope I choose something nicer than Applebee’s WHEN I make it to 90. But it is her choice :)
I haven’t used my calorie count on my iPhone since the Game on Diet started. I also haven’t tracked (too seriously) the number of days I hit the gym on it either. Which means I haven’t gone as much as I should have. Not that I quit going by any means… but I have skipped a few times here and there. Today, that all changes. Back on the horse, kids. It’s time to get...
I am in desperate need...
….of some new gym jams. What gets your booty shaking, fist pumping, gym sweat on?
Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf
This turned out insanely amazing. I will DEFINITELY be making it again — I even froze two servings so I have any easy-grab for lunch or dinner during the week. Next time I’ll probably double the receipe so I can have more servings to freeze. If you love meatloaf (shutupItotallydo) and are looking for a healthier alternative - this is definitely the way to go! This was also my first...
Sometimes, This Attention Is SO Needed
Coworker #1 Telling me she loved my lipgloss. Coworker #2 Telling me she ALSO loved my lipgloss. Like… A lot. Coworker #3 (surprisingly a straight male) Telling me he loved the color of my shirt. Coworker #4 Telling me she loved my necklace. Coworker #5 Telling me he loved my shoes. Coworker #6 Telling my she’s loving how long my hair is getting. ……… ...
This weekend was amazing. I had planned a surprise over a month ago to drive up to Findlay, Ohio to visit one of my best friends (LDH) for a fun weekend. She’s been living there for over a year now with her husband (who I also adore,) and I’ve only been up once to visit — and that was for Girls Weekend back in February. I hadn’t made it for some true one-on-one bonding...
Thoughts From an Air Mattress
What I love most about my friends all over the country, is the space they make for me in their daily lives when I visit. The rooms they ready, the food they make, the fun they put in place. Even when I’m trying to do something for someone else - all of my friends turn the good deed right back around to make me feel at home. There have been many times on a visit to see friends when they,...
Since I'm Up So Late...
Thanks to my stupid, accidental 3-hour nap tonight… I’m up really late and can’t sleep. Like, really late. Like… I’m going to hate myself tomorrow late. I’m up so late, I recieved the direct deposit notification in my inbox for this week’s pay. So I sat here, figuring out my bills & paying off stuff — which I wanted to do ASAP since my (own...