Friday, April 27, 2007


I always love Fridays. Last day of the work week. Unfortunately, tonight I won't be home to see Painkiller Jane (unless something happens). Tonight we will be gaming again. But I'll be able to catch it later!

One of my coworkers got flowers from her hubby. She's having troubles at home (not helped by the flowers). So, everyone keep her in your prayers please.

I saw my best friend Dee today. I don't see her outside of all our friends very often, so it was cool when she came to see me at work about a computer problem. Which is hopefully taken care of now. She's attending a meeting of some sort at work today because she has been accused of not doing her job. She works security for a local plant, and they had someone on site threatening to shoot someone a few weeks ago. They don't have any special step-by-step plans for this scenario, so she's gotten in trouble for doing what any sane person would do. Apparently some lady with HR didn't want her to notify the security company she actually works for OR the plants corporate office. She finds out today if she still has a job. She's not to concerned about if she will or not, she's just ready to find out and get it over with. I'll be semi-patiently waiting all night for word on it.

I'm ready for things to be over and finished with the school semester. But that's normal for me.

It seems like this month and this year have gone by quickly. I kinda hope it continues to do so, but then again I don't want it to. Kinda wierd.

I can't think of anything else right now. I'm sure I had some great thing planned to write today (yeah, right!) but I forgot!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

It is now official...

I cannot count. I was sent some staff council election ballots to count and I had to count the things 5 times because I kept getting different figures. I decided that the lady can have my fine counts and decide what she wants to do with the darn things.

I signed up for the Woman Challenge after seeing it on someone's blog today. I can't believe that I can't remember whose blog it was. Wait, I can't count, how am I supposed to remember something like this! Anyway, it seems like it will be pretty cool. I'm taking the Gulf and Caribbean Route, and can't wait for it to start.

I've been thinking about goals for May, and have decided that I will step it up a notch this month since I will be out of classes for most of the month. My final is on the 4th and classes don't start until the 28th, so I think I can try to do a little more this month. Maybe I'm not doing better at this whole weight loss thing because I haven't been challenging myself ENOUGH. (Although I did have another person today tell me that she could tell I had been losing weight!!!!)

-Walk to work at least 3 days a week (This give leeway for bad weather and if I need to drive for other appointments)
-Track my points at least 5 days a week
-Take my multivitamin every day
-Get a minimum of 28 activity points a week
-Eat AT LEAST one fruit and one vegetable every day

I think that is plenty for me to work on. And I think it should be enough to keep me challenged. I'm going to try to do each thing every day, but I know that I will get seriously disappointed in myself if I challenge them all for everyday and then miss one. There's no sense in setting myself up for failure, and I'll feel even better about myself if I surpass my goals.

I have some books I want to post a bit about because they were really good. I'll try to do that this weekend if nothing happens. Hopefully nothing will happen. I probably won't do any major reviews because I'm not really good at those (I'll leave that to the major book bloggers) but I would like to share some stuff I've enjoyed reading lately.

Y'all have a wonderful evening and Keep Moving!!!

Thirteen Habits I Have To Work On

1…. I decide to work out at home instead of the gym, then don't. It has nothing to do with not wanting to go to the gym. I usually get sidetracked by something else.

2…. Not getting up when the alarm clock goes off. I don't hit the snooze, I just don't get up for another hour or so.

3…. I need to take strength training more seriously.

4…. I need to walk more. I enjoy lots of other cardio as well, but I really need to walk a lot more often than I do.

5…. I need to remember to take my multivitamin. If I'm lucky I remember to take it four or five times a year.

6…. I need to eat more fruit.

7…. I need to eat more veggies.

8…. I have tons of cookbooks that I never look at. I need to start using them and planning meals ahead of time.

9…. I need to vary my diet more than I do already.

10…. I need to start tracking my food and activity again to be sure I'm eating the right amount.

11…. I need to call my sister more often. We don't talk enough.

12…. I need to quit procrastinating on my schoolwork.

13…. I need to think about things before I do them. Then I might not have so many setbacks and extra lessons to learn over!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Mid-Week Update???

So, I'm trying to get back on track here. It may not be easy, but it's going to happen.

I went to water aerobics last night. And before long the class will end because of the end of the semester. But I'll figure out something good to do in the interim. I might take up my tae bo videos again for a few weeks.

I ate out again last night, but it was because I was out of groceries and it would be a REALLY late meal if I cooked after we went shopping. I didn't do horrible, but could have done better. But, I'll make up for it.

My amazon book order is supposed to be delivered today. They tried to deliver it on Saturday, and I called yesterday to tell them to deliver it. I hope they do. I tried to use the USPS's automated system, but the thing gave up on me. I was constantly repeating myself, and apparently it couldn't figure out my Southern accent. I could have told it that.

I showed a gain at my weigh in, but I didn't have any clean slacks and am wearing jeans today. Since it was only a pound, I'm going to call this week a draw. I weighed, but I'm just not going to think about it. I'll move forward, this will be an on-track week, and that's all there is to it.

Taking that into account, I have a specific goal for this next week. Track every day. Exercise every day (excluding a rest day!). Drink enough water every day!!! And if I can do that this week, then I can do it next week. And the week after. And so on and so forth....

Ok, time to get back to work. I'm sure there is something around here that I need to be working on, and if there isn't, then there's a book I need to be finishing! :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Tuesday's Hell Beginning

The girls have started moving into the office. There are two full-time girls and two student workers. Complete with their phones that won't quit their obnoxious beeping. Ok, so only one of the two beeping phones has moved in so far. The other will get set up later this afternoon probably. It's enough to make me want to cry. :)

Oh well, that's life. I promised the hubby I would try not to take it out on him. I HATE things that beep. I hate them so much that I don't even have an alarm clock that beeps. But at least there is a door to their office. I have no problems closing the door on them. The evil coworker was talking earlier about how it was going to get even louder in here. In the past I've had to put people on hold and scream "shut up" to coworkers because I couldn't hear. I hope I don't have to again, but I might. We'll just see in the coming week.

Otherwise, I'm having a pretty good day. I have to go grocery shopping tonight, which I dread, but that's just part of life. We have to eat! I have water aerobics tonight, and I'm really happy about that. I want to play in the water for a while. :) I think that will go a long ways towards making me feel better.

Well, I hope that everyone has a wonderful day. I'm going to go lose my sanity now!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Just another week...

I was sick all weekend. Still not 100%, but definitly better this morning. I probably won't be doing any cardio tonight, but I am going to hit the circuit training room at the gym. Because I really do enjoy that. And I usually get to do some chatting with some girls from The Biggest Winners program.
Since I was sick, I spent a lot of time sleeping and a lot of time reading, and just a little bit of time watching tv.
I watched the second episode of Painkiller Jane on SciFi, and I'm hooked. This chick is awesome. She kicks ass, and she has just enough of a mental problem for me to fall in love with the character. If you haven't checked this out, and like action with a hint of scifi, you should really catch an episode of this.
I read the Raven duology by Patricia Briggs this weekend. I got turned off of it for about 30 pages fairly early on, but it caught me up again. And I couldn't set it down again. I'm SO GLAD that I had found both books at Hudsons. I would have had to make a trip to BAM sick or no if I hadn't had the second book.
I've also finally gotten caught up in A Game of Thrones. I took long enough! I was hooked after about 5 pages this time when I picked it up. And I remember what had been going on when I last put it down so I don't have to go back through those 70 pages. Sometimes you just have to be in the mood for a book!
I missed the mailman on Saturday since I was sick. So I don't get my book shipment until tonight. As much as I have been wanting to read Dark Legend, I'll probably wait until I finish A Game of Thrones.

Our boss has changed his mind again about where he is going to put everyone in this stupid office. And hasn't thought it through apparently. Of course, he's running from the law, so he isn't here to see the problems with it. AND, they are talking putting people in the breakroom that we've never had to solve the issue. Of course, that leaves me again with no place to eat lunch. This is so stupid. I change my lunch to 11 am to accomidate everyone, and they don't even have the decency to leave me a place to eat lunch. Oh well, I'll get used to it. As it is, I refuse to let it affect my day!
Y'all all have a wonderful week and I'll get caught up on blogs later today...probably...

Edit: My day just keeps getting better. One of my classes for the summer was cancelled. So, now I have went back and chosen new classes. I now have a night class in the summer and the fall, AND the evening walking class in the summer and a morning lecture in the fall. I HATE college...

Friday, April 20, 2007

The test is finished, although I'm not happy with my essay. I'm ready to go home and see what the weekend holds in store for me! Hope it's fun, hope it involves sleep, and getting to read a good book or two.

Y'all all have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Feelin' Better!

Well, I still have twinges of my headache from yesterday, but it's definitely a lot better now. I went home and went to bed. Didn't even wake up to finish fixing dinner for Josh. I had started crockpot meal at lunch, and was supposed to add some stuff to it about 30 minutes before he got hom from Aikido. I didn't. And still slept unil nearly 6 this morning.

My evil coworker isn't here this morning. No one knows what's up because it isn't marked in the calendar. Our boss is out (warrant out for his arrest becuase of some divorce stuff, he's getting the short end of the stick there) so he might now, but didn't check in this morning with anyone.

Ok, I jut got a good laugh from one of my friends. He's apparently having major software issues at work this morning and wants to kill someone. While I hate that he's having issues, his response is amusing to me.

I forgot to make a snack for work this morning, so I'm starting to get hungry. But I promise not to hit the vending machine. There's not much in there I like, and nothing that I have enough change for!

Well, hopefully today will be a good day for everyone! (I'm reading at work, so how bad could it get? Just the big boss walking it, but that never happens!)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

It's Just Another Day...

...but I lost those 2 pounds from last week!!!

Ate lunch at home because the hubby and I are flat broke after covering a friend for lunch for the past week. Boy needs to quit spending so much money on DnD Minis...

Made $5 at work today. Some guy whose computer I worked on insisted on buying me lunch, so he left me the money. That's awesome. I can afford to get coffee if I really want it.

I picked up a few books the other night. Our local Hudson's had a book stock in at 75% off. Most of the stuff I found that would interest me was stuff I already had. But I picked up a few books I wouldn't have otherwise and I've enjoyed them so far.

I went and eat at a new pizza place the other night too. It's a new place in dowtown that was pretty awesome. I still could only eat a slice though!!!

I have a test again on Friday and I'm totally not ready for. And I don't think I'll be getting ready for it today because I've recentally developed a killer headache. I hope it fades a bit, but we'll see!

Y'all have a great day!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Monday Update!!

I'm a bit hyper today, but not too bad. As long as I can keep it up through the afternoon and take it to the gym I'll be doing great! And hopefully I can, because I want to do an extra workout at home too.

I quickly read some good books over the past week. I need to slow down and read them again. That way I'll know what's actually there. I read The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason, and Moon Called and Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs. They are good books, and deserve for me to really concentrate on them. Which I didn't really do this past week. Maybe next week I can manage that.

Work is about to get more hellish. I can't say much (made a promise) but let's just say that I'm about to get an overdose of estrogen. Just what I need, and I hate being around women much.

We had some interesting times this weekend. As I was leaving the gym the campus tornado siren went off so I had to go straight back in. When they finally let us go, I drove through some deep water to get back to the apartment. And my husband had the nerve to tell me I should have gotten home before it. I almost tore into him, but had already said that some of our friends were coming over (they live in an old trailer) so I let it go.

Now official, 2 full-time women and a couple of student workers are moving into our office. Please pray for my continued sanity.

Friday, April 13, 2007


When you were a child, which crayon color was your favorite?
I really liked black and green.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest), how likely would you be to change jobs if it required you to move?
5 It would really depend on where I would be moving.

Take all the numbers in your birthday and your phone number and add them up, one by one. What’s the total?

Main Course
Have you ever “re-gifted” anything? If so, what was it and who did you pass it on to?
I've regifted a few wedding presents I didn't return. I gave some basic kitchen items to a couple at work.

Name something you need from the store.
IcyHot. My husband is nearly out and he has to use it after almost every Aikido night.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

I was entirely too bored to come up with something really good for my Thursday Thirteen. And I've been thinking about it all day. So...check out my desk below! I picked a combo of boring and slightly interesting items.

I picked up The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason last night. And read it before bed. I read it fairly quickly though, more quickly than I intended. So I will be reading it much slower sometime in the near future. It was pretty good though.

I WILL be attending water aerobics tonight. Then going to sit at home somewhat bored. Wonder what I'll do??? I'm sure I'll think of something.

I had gained 2 pounds yesterday. But that's ok. I'll lose it again. I also got my measurements done and have lost a lot of inches apparently. That or they don't teach these people how to measure. I think I'm going to start asking my friend Dee to do measurements on me. That way it'll be the same person each time and that should keep it fairly accurate. Once I can get copies of my sheets I'll let you know the actual numbers.

I've picked out a couple more books I want to read in the near future. But I don't have money. Maybe the local library has them. Then I'll just have to actually get there. Possibly Saturday.... I'm still trying on A Game of Thrones, but I'm not getting anywhere yet.

My friend Brandi gave me some pants yesterday. White dress pants. I decided to wear them to work today. I can't decide if I actually like them or not though.

Can't think of anything else at the moment. I've been reading some blogs today, and will probably continue to do some when work allows. We've been just a little busy this morning. I just hope the afternoon flies by!

Thirteen Things on My Desk at Work

1…. A ferris wheel picture frame that I've been two lazy to update the pictures in for about a year.

2…. My laptop and various accessories. The wireless mouse is probably the most important.

3…. A bottle Advil. The other people in the office take more of it than I do.

4…. My desk fan. It's essential!!!!

5…. The Greyhound. It's a ship and it's facecard from the Pirates game.

6…. A medium copper dragon that I got for participate in DnD day. Only here because I don't play DnD Minis.

7…. A Maxine daily calendar that I have been very disappointed in.

8…. A stress apple that I got from my insurance company at a health fair.

9…. A black and gold pom-pom because I have to show school spirit (it's hidden under the counter overhang!)

10…. A USM Student Clinic cup with a Forrest General Hospital bandaid dispenser in it. Also from the health fair.

11…. A stuffed dog, a stuffed rabbit, and a stuffed ostrich. I feel the need for toys at work.

12…. Bottle of water!!! A requirement for a good day.

13…. My Avaya phone and Plantronics headset base.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Hump Day!!!

I don't feel good about going to weigh in. I really want to have lost at least a half-pound so I can get to the 15 pound mark, but I don't think it happened. I'm pretty sure I've gained over the holiday. But, I don't skip weigh ins. I occassionally have to go at a different time, but I do it every week. And lunch today is the time. And I have no real reason not to go. So I go and see the bad news, then go eat at Pizza Hut. But I won't drown my sorrows in pizza. Promise! I actually don't eat pizza much anymore. I attack the salad bar, then have a couple of breadsticks and I'm done.

Even though I don't have news of weigh in, my friend Tee had some terrific and not so terrific news from her meeting. Check out her whole story here, and congratulate her on losing over 5 pounds!!!!

I didn't work out yesterday. I went to the campus post office in the afternoon and hobbled back to work on a knee that nearly made me cry from pain. I decided that working out would not be conducive to me feeling any less pain, so I went straight home from work and went to sleep. Seems like I'm constantly either sick, headachy, or suffereing from pain somewhere. Something has GOT to give.

I do the post-program data collection for Biggest Winners this afternoon at 4. No matter what gain it says I have from the Easter holiday, and the fact that I'm weigh in 9 hours later than normal, I will claim ten pounds lost for the program. It will be cool to get the measurements though. My friend Brandi tells me that she can really tell I've lost. I guess we'll see what the inches say this afternoon. I'm not going to be disappointed no matter what though. I did this to make me get up and start going to the gym, and it's worked. That's the most important thing. I know I would have done better if I had really worked hard on my diet, but I need to handle one thing at a time. Later this month I will seriously start on my eating habits. So I should see some really great changes over the summer.

Well, that's all I've got right now. After lunch I'll update the weight tracker up top. Let's see how far done the 14.5 falls!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Better Days!!!

Well, today I feel much better than yesterday. I just hope it stays that way.

I went to the gym and did a round in the circuit training room, then hit the ab and lower back machines again. I tried to do a cardio workout after I got home, but got sick again. But at least I did something. I've logged enough visits to the gym now to earn a water bottle, but they are out of them right now. I guess I'll get it towards the end of the week.

I'm slightly surprised to feel as well as I do today. I didn't eat last night becuase everything tasted awful. But I took some meds, and they were great. Slept until 7 this morning. I think I'll make it through work today, and then through water aerobics.

I may start babysitting on Wednesday nights. Not really looking forward to it though. One of my friends needs someone to keep his kids on Wednesday nights so he can go to Aikido with Josh. He has a babysitter for Monday nights, but not Wednesdays. So I'll have to start running home for the gym to get there and start watching the kids in time for him to get to his class. Not easy. My class ends at 6:20 and his starts at 6:30. But we'll manage something. :) And I guess I'll learn to live without that evening alone. If it all comes to pass anyway.

Of course, with the possiblity in the air I need to seriously clean the apartment, not that I didn't need to before. And I'll need to start keeping more stuff around the house. (snack-wise) Crap, this almost sucks. But oh well. At least we have a lot of video games that the boys can enjoy playing!!!

I took a look at Kailana's blog today, and found something I HAVE to get my hands on. She had a post up about Colleen Gleason, and her book The Rest Falls Away. I took a look at Gleason's page, and I just HAVE to read this book. I love historical novels, and vampire stories. So a book that basically puts Buffy the Vampire Slayer in a historical setting is a must read for me. Feel free to check out either of their blogs for some more great info.

Well, I'm off to do a little bit of actual work today. Hopefully it will go well. If not, I'll just pretend that it did anyway! Y'all have a great day!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Another Monday...

I'm not feeling so hot today, but I decided that I had to work anyway. I've read a few blogs this morning, but I'm not really capable of great comments at the moment. Hopefully I'll feel a lot better in the morning. (Or maybe this evening so I can work off some of these holiday pounds!)

Jackie has posted a bunch of great pictures of the girls. There are two posts, one of Easter pics and the other has some older pictures. Feel free to check out the girls. They are adorable.

I think I'm going to go eat with my husband and hopefully make it through the rest of the work day. Y'all have a great one!!!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! I've done a little catching up on blog reading, but I'm no where near finished. So, don't be upset if you don't see a comment from me yet. I'll get there. Promise!

I had a great time at my parents' house, even if I didn't get to hold my new neice this trip. We had a house-full of relatives on Saturday. The girls were cute on their easter egg hunt. Both Ashleigh and Jayden (my little cousin) decided they would rather pick flowers. I picked up a ton of movies from Daddy, and a Walk Away the Pounds video from my sister that I am excited about. I'm going to try it sometime this week. I also got some cute nailpolish and lipstick from Momma, as well as some cute ponytail holders.

Josh and I came on home last night because we are eating with his mom's family today. We ate at Logan's last night. I finally tried the Roadies (little burger's on their sweet rolls) and they are delicious. I know that probably wasn't the best food choice I could have made, but I wanted a burger. I couldn't finish the three roadies after I ate a salad. (There's the good food choice of the evening!)

This morning I had some cute presents from Josh. I got a cure stuffed husky (one of my favorite dog breeds). He is adorable. I also go way too much chocolate. But I LOVE chocolate. I got a Dove bunny, a big Merlin's hollow bunny (my favorite) and two packs of cadburry cream eggs. Now, just how do I manage not to pig out? I think some of this will end up in the fridge and I'll be eating on it for a while. Cause I'm NOT pigging out on it even if it is Easter.

Well, I'm off on my way. I still have to get ready for lunch and pack a bag because I might work on my essay if things get boring enough over there. It's 2-4 pages, due tomorrow, and I STILL haven't started.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Feelin' Good!

My coworker still isn't talking to me, but she did fix the temp. Still hot as Hades in here though.

Talked to the president today. She is one sharp lady. It was really great to get to meet her. And she's a USM alumni AND a Hattiesburg native. (I don't think I stuttered!)

My really cool looking dress shoes rub blisters on my feet. I have to soak the footsies tonight to take care of that. At least I brought my old worn out crocs today so I don't have to wear those until I get home. I would probably go barefoot instead (which I'm actually doing in the office now!).

I love the little fan I bought myself last summer. It comes in so handy, and sits nicely on the counter!

I got an awesome Thank You comment from Susan. Y'all should check out her blog and read some outtakes!

I have an evening of sitting at home ahead of me, even if I do have some laundry and packing to do too!

I have three days off work. I get to sleep late tomorrow. I get to do all the family visitin' and movie gettin'!

Yeah, I think I'm feeling good about things right now! :)

Happy Easter Weekend! (I may not be online again before Monday, or I might be. Just have to wait and see!)

Thirteen Things I'm Thinking About

1…. Wheither or not I will stutter or stumble over my words when I talk to the prospective univ president.

2…. Will I actually lose any weight this next week?

3…. If I'm going to cuss out Cellular South when I call about my voicemail again. It never works.

4…. If my coworker is going to start talking to be again. She was fine when I ran to the clinic earlier, now she isn't talking to me.

5…. How I'm going to fix the skirt I'm wearing today. One of the front seams is coming loose. And I refuse to give up the skirt so it has to be fixed.

6…. The essay I have to write for Business Ethics. I haven't even started and it is due on Monday. And I can't wait until Sunday this time because of Easter.

7…. How to approach my best friend Dee about charging to make clothes. The lady working at the gas station this morning wants quotes because she loved the tunic I'm wearing today.

8…. While my cholesterol have gone done when I get my test results back next week? I hope so!!!

9…. What I will eat for lunch. It's almost time and I don't have a clue. Other than that I'm going to get something and bring it back to the office.

10…. How to approach my coworker, the one not talking to me, about the thermastat. It is entirely too hot in this office, but she stays freezing and isn't going to want it changed. At least I have a fan. I may just avoid the subject. (It's set on 78 F)

11…. How to not gain a ton of weight over the holiday weekend. Momma's on weight watchers again now, so that should help. But what about the other family dinner and the lack of exercise since I will be spending forever in a car!!!

12…. What book should I read next? And where will I get it? I've read everything I've got (other than A Game of Thrones which I'm still having troule with). And I have no money.

13…. When will Susan Helene Gottfried ever get published because I really want to read Trevor's Song!!!

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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

April Partners!!!

This month at the Challenge we are doing cheerleader groups as opposed to pairs as we have been doing previously. We got our group assignments today!!! I'm incredibly excited to hear who I got teamed up with.

My team is full of motivation and successful examples for me. Amber, Christy, and Meghan have all lost a lot of weight. That reminds me that I can do it too! Meghan has lost an amazing 57 pounds!!! These are some amazing people to know and cheer on in April.

Everyone drop by and visit them if you have a minute and check out the awesome work they have been doing!

The Goodness!!!

Ok, this morning was not so much with the goodness but days can get better.

1st off, I had my first WW weigh in of the month. -2 pounds!!! That is awesome, I was convinced I had gained.

2nd, my boss finally got toner for the copier at work. Totally awesome that. I put the toner in so I could make copies. I'm now waiting for it to decide to print those. I give it twenty minutes before I try to kill it.

3rd, I was able to pick up gym clothes during lunch (my sports bra wasn't dry this morning) so I can go to step interval after work tonight if I want to. I'm just not sure if I'll be doing that or hitting the circuit training room. We'll just have to wait and see. Or I might even hit beginner yoga. I haven't done that in a while. I'll let y'all know what I decide to do! I probably won't decide until I actually get to the gym...

4th, I actually made it to my "beginners kickboxing" class last night. She decided to do a cardio variety thing instead. Only four people showed up, but we had a lot of fun.

I've really enjoyed my core training so far. I really like that I've gotten so into activity, even if it is a little bit of a pain sometimes. My sister has decided she's ready to really get into exercising to lose weight again. I'm going to loan her a bunch of my videos since I'm using the gym so much right now. She wanted to borrow my belly dancing videos (not an issue, I don't mind!) and I'm going to take everything with me when I go home. That way if she likes the looks of something else I have, she can borrow it too. I'm even going to loan her Yourself! Fitness since the brother-in-law has an X-Box. You can pick it up cheap right now, so if she likes it she can buy it.

Y'all have a wonderful day, a wonderful holiday (just in case I go crazy and don't post tomorrow), and keep moving!!!!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

I came to work...

...But I barely worked! Today has been meeting day for me. It's pretty rare for me to even HAVE a meeting, much less have the two I've got to day. This morning I had a staff council meeting. 9:30-11:00. We didn't have time to actually cover everything on the agenda. Our potential new univ president (meaning WILL BE, but we'll let you meet her first!) will be on campus for interviews on Thursday. I volunteered to ask a question at one of the closed interviews. It's going to be fun (NOT!) I can't believe that I actually did that. I don't like bringing myself to the attention of people quite that high up the ladder! But, nothing I can do about it now. I just hope I have a nice shirt that fits. If not I might have to go shopping tomorrow night.
This afternoon we are having a departmental All-Hands meeting. It's going to be about 70 people, in a room not designed to hold nearly that many. But we have them every so often. It's from 3:30 until 5. So, after I take an hour lunch, that only leaves me working 5 hours today. And I had some weird stuff to work on, so I spent the first hour of that mostly sitting and waiting. And there will be nearly an hour of the day devoted to walking to these meeting, so about 4 hours WORKING, and a little over three of those ACTUALLY working. It's kinda neat.
I'm going to the gym tonight for beginners kickboxing again. I'm excited. I really enjoyed the class last week, so I hope it is just as good this week. Too bad it won't be continuing. BUT, it interfers with water aerboics (just too much for one day) so it's just as well. I really hope I make it to step interval tomorrow. I didn't make it last week, and I do really enjoy the class.
Biggest Winners comes to a close at univ next week. I think my progress has been abysmal. I have lost 8 pounds, but if the guy yesterday at my DEXA scan told me the number from the same column I had been told at the beginning, I have nearly 4% higher body fat than when I started. And I think my measurements might have changed a little, but I don't think they have changed very much. Which is really funny to me considering I have clothes that actually fit now. But, that's just the state of my head. It doesn't HAVE to make sense in there, it just is. :)
So, I'm really excited about April still. I'm convinced it is going to be a good month, even if I have to drag myself kicking and screaming into happiness over it. I will be active, I will eat some really good meals, and I WILL have at least one wonderful evening that is just the hubby and me. Those simply don't come often enough.

Everybody have a great rest of the week!!!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Starting a New Week...

I always hate the start of the week. It's always disappointing. There's lots of work to do, I didn't get enough time off, I need some more rest... They just suck!

Today isn't much of an exception to that. We're short a guy at work (the one that covers the overlap in lunches at the front desk), we're incredibly busy today, and I didn't do so well on the test I finally got a grade on. It will probably take more than a week to get the grades from last Friday's test.

I do plan to hit the gym today, but not for very long. I'm going to go hit the circuit training room for a trip around, then go home and do an ab video. I refuse to do an ab class at gym. They look like torture! And then I will clean. I have cleaning to do because the only housework I did over the weekend was laundry. Of course, we had a LOT of laundry.

I'm really excited to have challenged myself to ab work this month. I've spent today being very consious of how I hold my abs when I'm sitting and walking. And I've noticed something rather interesting. When I walk I tighten my upper abs, but have a tendency to stretch out my lower abs. This is something I'm definitely going to be concentrating on every day.

I'm also going to try once again to read A Game of Thrones. I have tried it three times now without getting hooked. It just keeps switching characters too often on me. If I can't get into it this time I may just give up and give it back. There are too many good, enjoyable books out there to be read for me to spend a lot of time reading something that doesn't grasp my attention.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

And the Challenge is...

Core Exercise!!! After rolling the die I have been challenged to work on this portion of my body for the next month, and am quite excited about it. I have a tendency not to work it very much, but that will now be changing. For the next month I will be working this area 2-3 times a week. Some days I will do my Billy Blanks Ab Video, and others I will probably just do a series of ab exercises on my own while watching tv or something. That should give me some good variety. I'll also be keeping up my gym schedule, just because I love my classes. And I shouldn't ignore the rest of my body with this challenge.

I want to give a big THANK YOU to my March cheerleader Janice over at ThinkSlim because she has been wonderful. I couldn't have gotten along without you Janice. And congratulations on keeping up your running schedule. You did wonderful this past month.

I find myself excited to go into April because it means the semester is much closer to ending at school. I have an essay and only two tests left, and I'll be finished with my class on May 4th, although I probably won't get my grade until the 16th or so. But that's ok. I can live with that. Now, if only she would post the grades from the past two tests... I'm dying from suspense here!

I hoep that everyone has a wonderful April, and I can't wait to hear all about your experiences this month!


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