Monday, March 17, 2008
Happy St. Paddy's Day! Erin go bragh and all of that.
Here in Boston, where there are more Irish folks than anywhere else in the US, it's all green, all the time -- and today I'm resisting homemade Irish soda bread and scones. A nice sentiment, to be sure, but no thanks. 'Sides, I am anything but Irish -- I'm a nice Jewish gal with origins in mostly Eastern Europe, plus a little Spanish to add, er, interest. So, ĦArriba!
I also learned today that I'll need to deal with making my own lunch for a training class on Friday, because the only choices will be pizza and more pizza. Oof.
But enough of the bad news. The good news is that I had another week of losing more than 5 lbs.! Right now I'm at 27.6 lbs. off, AKA 46% of the way to my late September Bar Mitzvah goal. Looks like I will make that goal, or close to it. I'm not only happy about that but I'm also pleased that I seem to have a decent handle on my pace. Therefore I feel that the goals I have set are reasonable and I can definitely make them.
Speaking of goals, my next goal is to get a stability ball and learn how to use it. The more variety I have in my life, the less likely I am to hit a plateau and/or get bored.
PS The clip is for some Irish rock. Of course the ultra cheese factor of the video made it today's logical quirky choice. Enjoy, my cheese-loving friends!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Actually I'm only adding the link because I worked out to it yesterday. Nothing like doing preacher curls to the Swinging Blue Jeans' only real hit.
Once again, I am a sucker for a cheesy video.
In the meantime, we're going computer shopping this weekend. And maybe, just maybe, I'll get a stability ball. Dunno yet.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Today's cheesefest video is brought to you by the fact that I tried on my trenchcoat last night, and it's about 2 (or more) inches too big around the waist and stomach, after buttoning.
I need new clothes!
But I try to be frugal so right now it's discount land for me. Today I ordered a few tops and a blazer, ostensibly for autumn though I may be wearing them earlier than that. They are 3 sizes smaller than the clothes I am wearing today.
PS I'm a sucker for a cheesy video, particularly from the '80s. There will be more. ...
Friday, March 14, 2008
It's been a long, cold, lonely (well, not really, but it's in the lyrics) Winter.
And I'm freakin' sick and tired of it!
But it's getting better. Today started off sunny and not too bone-chillingly cold. Then while I was on the bus, the cloud cover started to turn from slate to sky to a color kind of like persimmon. There were horizontal striations; the whole thing looked a little like what it might look like when you look at the sky from the surface of Jupiter. When you're looking at the Jovian sky, that is.
I'm very sick of Winter, and so is everyone around me, and it doesn't help when, week in and week out, at least half of the nights go down to below freezing. Per the Weather Channel, it's colder than the norm so this isn't all in my head.
But -- and I risk jinxing things by saying this -- it hasn't snowed in quite a while. Perhaps next week I can finally shed my glove liners, and maybe my scarf if I'm really feeling ambitious.
I feel like ice is slowly melting.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Another cheesy hit.
And another round of stuff that's going to be gone from my life for good. Soon.
Right now I'm holding out until the weather is consistently good. Since this is New England, that could be never, but I'm counting on mid-April. And then -- man -- Goodwill is going to have a happy day. About all I'll hold onto are two jackets (because I need to have a jacket for next Winter, when I'll still be a transitional size, and I really don't want to spend serious money on in-between sizes), the long navy coat, some long underwear and a few sweaters. Other than that, it'll be gone.
Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, good-bye.
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