Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wednesday Weigh In

Well, this week I gained .5, but I don't care. The information I posted yesterday overpowers that little gain.

I decided to do something nice for me today. I woke up this morning and hemmed up the capris I bought nearly a month ago. Then I decided to wear them to work today since I managed to finish hemming them up.

And just had a wardrobe malfunction. They came with this really cute silver and black belt. When I went to unhook the belt I managed to break the hook. Who puts a plastic hook on a chain belt???

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Fitness Assessment

So, it's no real news to anyone that I haven't done very well weight-wise since the beginning of February. I lose a little, then gain it back. Over and over. Today marked the end of the Biggest Winners program at work. The program I did next to nothing for really. (I probably won't do it again simply because the times never work out for me!)

Anyway. One of the things is meaurements and body fat calculation. Since Feb . 6th, I've lost 13 inches total from shoulders to hips. My arms and thighs didn't see any differences. And my body fat went down to 35.6%, that's a 4.1 drop!

That being said, I guess I can't be too upset that I haven't lost anything pound-wise. Those numbers are great! I wasn't expecting any major changes in any of them.

Frostbite by Richelle Mead

I've been in love with Richelle Mead's books for a little while now, ever since I read the first chapter of Succubus Blues online. And then couldn't find it anywhere!

However, I have also really enjoyed her young adult series, Vampire Academy. I read the first book last fall, and wasn't exactly patient while waiting for Frostbite to come out this month. And then waiting for the library to actually get it in was even worse. But I was finally able to pick it up yesterday. It was well worth the wait.

The book starts out with a prologue that gives the background from the first book. I was very appreciative of this. While I remembered everything myself, the recap was great. And it was short. I think my favorite thing about the prologue was that it really gave the world to you. Because this is a different vampire world than I am familiar with anyone else writing.

The story actually begins with Dimitri taking Rose for her interview to find out if she actually gets to do what she wants to. Then everything changes. The book sees a lot of growth for Rose. She actually does try to get past some of her problems that I don't think she even fully acknowledged in the first book.

We find out more about the link between Rose and Lissa, more about what it means to be a guardian, and more about the Moroi world in general. We also get some of that teenage angst and some good fight scenes just to round things out a bit.

All in all, I would definitely recommend this series to just about anyone. It's a great quick read for adults, and an awesome story for teenagers. Can someone remind me why there weren't awesome books like this when I was younger???

What Superheroine are you?

You Are Elektra

"You don't know how I feel. I want revenge."

Friday, April 25, 2008

I'm back, and I mean it this time...

I really am coming back to my blog. I promise. Considering at this point I've managed a total loss of 1 pound for the year, I think I need this. I probably won't be here every day, but I'm making a goal of coming and posting 2-3 times a week.

And I will be catching up with all my old blogging buddies too. I've missed y'all like crazy lately. I probably won't read full backlogs considering I've been out of touch all year, but I will be by everyone's page in the next couple of weeks. I need y'all to help keep me in line.

So I had joined Tigerlilly's walking challenge. As of April 21st I had put in 65 miles (at the end of the day). That's certianly not as much as I had hoped for, but life has been busy.

This has actually been my most stressful semester in school for a while. One of my classes is "figure it out on your own" in how we learn everything. That has driven me crazy. Between that, getting my wisdom teeth pulled, being two people short at work for 2-3 months, and beins sick a few times, I've been stressed something awful. But I'm finished with one class (hopiing for a B in it), and only have one lecture and my final left in my sociology class. Then I'm done with school until May 27th.

I donated blood yesterday. I was proud of myself for not passing out this time. Too bad I almost had a panic attack waiting for the guy to hook me up. I seriously hate needles. Anyway, the guy waited twenty minutes after I sat down to start doing everything on me. But I made it through and I was proud of myself.

Well, that's all for now. I'm going to see about doing some other stuff and maybe catch up on a few bloggers this afternoon!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

New Me!!!

Okay, so it's not really a new me, but I look a little different. I finally have contacts again. It's been over a year since I wore them. I took off a hour this afternoon to go be "fitted" for them. ie, I put them in and she made sure I could see. I have to go back in a week for her to check the fit.

Now that I'm back at work everything on my computer seems bigger. I actually checked the resolution because I thought someone had changed it while I was gone.

Anyway, I'm very happy about this new development. I'm wearing a pair of cheapo extra sunglasses right now, but I hope to buy some in a couple of weeks.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Wednesday/Week's News

I've had several somewhat interesting things in my life lately. I might actually get around to telling y'all about some of it in detail later.Right now, I've just got some higlights.

I weighed in at WeightWatchers yesterday. I had gained 1.5 lbs, but that's ok. It's still a 1.5 loss for two weeks and I'm happy with that. And considering I weighed in the week before in pjs, it evens out.

I went for an eye exam yesterday. I'll get my trial contacts in about a week. And although the doctor didn't say anything about it, I've apparently developed an astigmatism. I saw the code circled on my chart while the lady was putting the stuff in the computer for me to pay. I thought that was kinda interesting. I wonder if it's one eye or both??? I'll ask when I go back I guess.

My husband had applied for a new job, but didn't get it. They decided half-way through the interview process that they wanted something different than what they originally asked for, so Josh didn't fit their needs anymore. We're kinda pissed because he cut his hair for that interview. (He's been growing it out since right after we got married nearly 2 years ago!)

We went to the Taste of Chaos concert last Saturday in Biloxi. It was cool although the filler bands sucked for the most part. The three J-Rock groups were awesome though and the bought cds for MUCC and D'Espairs Ray. I REALLY liked them. I have discovered that I'm old though. I was perfectly content to just sit in the stands from beginning to end, except for getting the cds signed.

Well, that's the highlights. I'm off to give my eyes a break from the computer if work will allow for it! Y'all have a fantastic day!


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