Monday, October 03, 2011
So I know you guys want to know how my birthday went. First I want to thank you ALL for your birthday wishes and goodies etc...I had a great birthday!!
I had to work that day but planned to go to dinner with Frank and my girls and my sister. When I got to restaurant, this is what I saw:
A bunch of my friends and family! Frank had planned a suprise party for me with about 30 people, including my best girlfriend, Lisa, whom I have known since we were 9 years old.
This is a picture of me, her and her hubby.
This is my daughter, Kelly
and my daughter Kady
Me and my neice, Sami, tasting the cake
and one last picture of me and lisa (she looks the same as when we were teenagers. I hate her). lol
Then Thursday morning, we headed to the race track, got the tent up,
set up the trailers, unloaded all the food, the trophies, the raffle prizes and cooked dinner for the masses (about 125 people). Big costco hotdogs, nachos and chili and birthday cake! So many people brought me gifts and cards, it was overwhelming. But the best present was Frank got one of our drivers (he does Elvis weddings) to dress up for me for my birthday!!
Then the party began and Kady came and made adult smoothies for everyone
ANd this was my friend, Spanky. Lucky it wasn't me!!
Here are some of the raffle prizes and trophies....
Friday we cooked over 200 peices of chicken, cut it all up and put in pans with BBQ sauce and served over buns, potato salad, green beans with onions for 250 people.
Saturday, we cooked 180 pounds of tri tip, Baked beans, green salad and rolls for 300 people!
We did a special memorial for Frank's dad and his whole family came and we gave his mom a plaque. 66 dwarf cars lined up on the track. It was really cool.
All in all it was a great weekend, I am loving being 50 but I have had enough distraction from myself and I am ready to get back to taking care of myself. I have had a lot of events, a lot of cake, a lot of alcohol.
Now it is time to get strong, prepare for the upcoming holiday and food eating situations that derail me.
It is time to get solid
It is time to get strong
It is time to get fit(ter)
It is time to quit messing around.
I am posting some mini challenges for anyone who needs a little help getting back on the rails, who needs a little spark in their spark and a reminder and some support for those of us who may have strayed a bit from our path.
This week is about hitting our nutrtional goals for protein. This is not a balls to the wall challenge. This is about basic strategies that work and a gentle nudge in the right direction. This is about friends and reminders and a tentative foothold on which to build. Everyone is welcome and it is completely informal.
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Alot of us are struggling. We are stuck or have regained weight or are unhappy where we are. So I was thinking about a small, manageable back to basics challenge among friends.
So this week, lets focus on protein. All you have to do is eat the amount of protein your tracker recommends. By the end of the week, try to get to at least 10 more grams than your minimum. That's it.
Lets support each other, be good to ourselves and remember the basics. That is what works and we know it.
If you have suggestions for next week, lets talk about it and make a plan so we can be on good, solid ground before the holidays.
Who's with me???
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Tomorrow (Wednesday) is my 50th birthday. How do I feel about that, you may ask?
I am STOKED!! I am excited to be 50, I am excited to be me, at this age, at this weight, as this point in my journey.
I am still losing weight and getting healthy. I am not DONE and and I am NOT done working it, trying, fighting, being motivated, inspired and challenged.
I am going to be better that ever in my 50th year.
I am going to be better to myself in my 50th year.
I am going to be better for my family and my friends in my 50th year.
I am going to make my 75, 80 and 90 pound loss in my 50th year (maybe more, we shall see).
Thank you for the friendship, the support, the encouragement. Thank you for the birthday wishes and goodies, the laughs, the compassion and for letting me be part of your lives. It has been the best gift I could ever ask for and it means the world to me.
Friday, September 23, 2011
I wasnt gonna blog about this but I think I need to just to release it.
We have some racing friends, we have known for years but in the last 4 or 5 years have become closer to. They have a son (are we seeing a common denominator here???) who is an excellent driver and last year, Frank rebuilt a car (it was practically new) and the kids dad gave us a motor and we all agreed for "R" to drive it at 4 national events. He did drive it and did ok in it (motor was problematic) but we took it to all the races, he showed up and drove and it didnt cost him anything. He paid the entry and he kept any money. (the advantage to us was to promote our chassis that we build and get it in the winners circle).
In this division of racing, the cars we build DOMINATE and are usually the winners although there is good competition from a few other brands. Anyway, at the end of the season, it wasnt feeling like it was working out, so we sold the car and gave the dad the money for the motor. Even steven.
Come to find out, the kid is badmouthing us to several people that we didnt give him a NEW car but a rebuilt car (um, we dont owe you sh*^, butthead!) and now is coming to our race next week in a chassis from a competitor and did not even have the respect to tell us he is coming at all and is planning on just showing up and "surprising us". His parents did not let us know either so it strikes me as sneaky and certainly not how a friend would handle it. I dont care if he drives another car, although some loyalty would be nice. The problem I have is the badmouthing.
I just am furious and want to tell him and his dumb parents off but you know what? I CANT becuase of my position!
1. Franks wife (oh it is jealousy about the chassis)
2. Secretary of the club (gotta be nice to everyone)
3.Not gonna give them the satisfaction of knowing it bothers me
A friend told me once, Hey, maybe WE are the A$$holes! And we always joke about it but I am starting to wonder. I just dont see how giving someone a car to drive makes us one so I have to veto that line of thought in this situation.
Thanks for listening. I will get over it and I will handle it with grace and dignity, things they will never have.
On another note, leaving to go to the inlaws today for my nephews wedding. I will take cake pop pictures and have a good time (I hope).
Hope you guys have a great weekend.
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