Thursday, July 30, 2009
Ok I'm back. Crystal's interview seemed to go very well. I hope she gets this job. We should know something in a week or so.
Louisiana was very nice. I love visiting there, just don't want to live there again....ever! LOL
K.. more later... gotta study... blah
Friday, July 24, 2009
A friend of mine, Kim, has decided to go Vegan. Kim's lost weight doing this but she says that is just a nice bonus, that she is really doing it for health reasons. She read about the people in Okinawa, Japan who have crazy long lifespans and are very healthy and they are Vegans! So I've been looking into Vegan dishes so that I will be prepared when she comes over for our dinner and game nights. I have to admit that the recipes are actually yummy sounding! I don't think I could ever go fully Vegan though. This country girl HAS to have her side of cow now and then! So what I am considering is being a "Flexetarian" ( did you know they even had a name for this???) LOL! Basically I'm thinking of have 4-5 days of vegan/vegetarian meals and 2-3 days of meat dishes. Kim says this sounds like a great compromise. What do you think?
I've also got a couple of internet diet buddies from my PsychicSparkers Team! We're setting goals and determined to make it work!
And on that note, my plans for the weekend? Well I'm off the the unhealthiest state in the USA. That's right! Louisiana!! So I'm figuring healthy eating is out till Tuesday! (80s band reference un-intentional but funny!) And why are we going to Louisiana you ask? Well.. that's the hard part. Crystal is taking a job over there. She will be moving to Louisiana until she can find a job here in Texas. We don't like it, but a job in Louisiana is better than no job in Texas right? So we are doing what we have to do. Did I mention that recessions suck? But we have faith in ourselves and faith that this is not going to be a long term thing.
Ok so that's that. I'm off! Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Yesterday was an extremely hard day. My oldest and dearest 4-legged friend, my darling Nala Kitty, passed away. She was 13 years old. We knew it was coming but no amount of preperation can really stop the pain when you love someone as much as I love her and then you lose them. We've been through so much together. She has been in my life since she was 2 weeks old. We found her covered in grease and oil, barely alive. We bottle fed her and loved her back to health. She got the name Nala because she would pounce on my daughter's Simba stuffed animal just like the character Nala in the movie The Lion King. She was a great pouncer! Back then, She would curl up on my shoulder, all snuggled in my hair, and sleep. We could talk to each other. She would sit and intently listen as I read books out loud to her. She would hug my neck, sleep on my head, sit at my shoulder or on my lap. She'd steal my food and smile about it. We'd share ice cream. She had a way of knowing when I was sick and she'd stay right by me till I was better. She helped me feel strong and could always make me smile. And I believe I did the same for her. She truly was my best friend with a Calico fur coat. I'm still heartsick and terribly sad. I miss her intensely. It will take time for the hurt to pass, she was so loved and she loved me back just as much. We had a wonderful full life together and I know I will be able to hold her again some day.
5 minute walk
Built a sweat probably more due to the heat and humidity than anything else. Felt good though.
Since my treadmill is making funky noises I have decided to take the advice of a SP article I read and go for early morning and night time walks. Tonight was my first of these walks. I know this sounds small but I did a brisk 5 minute walk up my sidewalk and back. It was enough to kick my cardio up and get my blood moving. I think it was a good first time. I know my walks with be super short at first but they will bet longer. I don't care much for the fitness tracker on SP so I'm going to blog my walks here instead and include what the weather was like during it. I will probably do more evening walks that morning or daytime though. But we'll see!
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