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Things I Pose With

I’m taking a rest day today, which I need, but it’s killing me. I want to work out. But that may also have to do with the guilt from the mass consumption of bunny-shaped graham crackers dipped in frosting for dinner.

I wanted to remind you all that today is the last day to enter my giveaway. So please do so if you haven’t already. I’ll post the winner tomorrow (evening probably). Smile

While going through some pictures the other day, I realized that I have a problem. I see things. I pose with them. Now it’s time to make my problem known to the world. And by world, I mean my 10 awesome readers. So I give you…things I pose with!

The mall.

The honeymoon.

I have been looking for that silver purse in my hand for a year now. WHERE ARE YOU?

Atlantis in the Bahamas. This one worked better in my mind. I do not look like a gold, flying Pegasus. Or do I?

Goats

Seattle

Man, I wear these jeans a lot.

Looks like I’m not the only one with the problem…

I also have a hugging random stuffed animals issue, but we’ll leave that for another post. I’m sure you are all feeling a little dumber just from reading this one. Winking smile

By the way, I was just supposed to be doing my taxes and I blogged instead. Awesome.

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Food Confessions

Workout: Ran 2.1 miles on the treadmill, walked .9 miles

That’s day three of waking up in the morning and working out. This waking up thing really sucks and I considered going back to bed. I didn’t want to feel like a loser so early in the morning (usually I reserve that for the afternoon), so I forced myself on the treadmill (in a completely platonic way).

I’d do more than 2 miles, but honestly, I don’t want to wake up earlier. It takes all I have to get up 30 minutes early right now.

Three days down, two to go.

Even though it’s only three days, I’m noticing a lot of changes:

  • I have way more energy all day.
  • I’m in a MUCH better mood.
  • I’m eating a healthier breakfast than normal. Usually I’m not hungry right after a workout, so I’ve been drinking a protein shake every morning instead of eating a PB&J English muffin and cheesecake. (I wish I was kidding about the cheesecake.)
  • I don’t eat as many sweets throughout the day.

You’d think with all these benefits, I’ll keep doing it. But I probably won’t. I’ll revert to bad habits, but for now I’m enjoying the benefits.

With all these GOOD things happening, it’s making me remember all the bad things I used to do. Or maybe I still do them. But unless you stalk me in person, you’ll never know.

So with that, I give you…my food confessions!

  • When I was in middle school, my mom always had cream cheese frosting in the house. So, when she wasn’t looking, I would lick 2 huge spoonfuls like a lollipop. She would notice the frosting was missing. I would pretend I didn’t know what she was talking about. Eventually she noticed I never touched the chocolate frosting, so she got wise and only bought chocolate so I wouldn’t eat it all.

  • I eat cheesecake backwards. Graham cracker crust? Umm…best part! My hubs hates this because by the time he gets to it, the crust is gone. That’s what he gets for eating cheesecake like a normal human. Sucker.
  • Food that I need to stop eating to avoid eating every other sweet in the house? Graham crackers. In particular, Goldfish Grahams or graham crackers with cream cheese frosting on them. (I’m seeing a pattern here.)
  • I just bought a box of graham crackers (that I didn’t even want) because they were shaped like bunnies. < —- 12 years old

  • You know how they say if you have one indulgent meal that you should just get “back on the wagon” for the next meal? Well, I can’t do that. Once I’ve eaten crap for one meal, the rest of the day is shot and I will eat anything put in front of me. Well, not poo.

By the way, I completely blame my mom for my love of frosting. She told me that when I was a baby, I wouldn’t take a pacifier. So, she would put lemon frosting on it and I would suck on it for hours.

I’m pretty sure she doomed me from the start.

What’s YOUR food confession?

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Fee *Pho* Fo Fum

Workout:  Ran 2 miles on the treadmill (9:05 pace) and walked a little bit for a warm up/cool down

By the way, those miles were logged THIS morning. I don’t do morning workouts, so that’s pretty hard core for me and I might be feeling a little bad-ass. I also have an hour scheduled with the personal trainer tonight. And I might do 2 more miles after that if I’m feeling spunky.

Speaking of the personal trainer, last night the hubs and I headed over to Linda’s house for a small dinner party. There is only one thing you need to know about Linda besides the fact that she has continuously kicked our butts with her workouts for almost 2 years.

The girl can cook.

She makes the most amazing pho soup…evarrrr. She was running a little behind when we arrived, so I offered to help. A quick lesson later, and I was rolling summer rolls with Linda’s neighbor, Tammy.

The Hubs can take a rockin’ picture of me, no? I particularly like the way my eyes are half-closed and how the stripes on my face match my sweater.

My first two summer rolls. I was so proud. I think I’m giving them the “double guns” here for being awesome.

Linda also gave me the job of putting the onions and cilantro in the soup. You don’t have to say it. I know. I’m quite the helper. Only the big, important jobs for me.

I discovered I love lots of lettuce in my pho. I could have dumped that whole plate into my soup. But it was too pretty, so I took a picture instead.

Linda also makes her own peanut sauce that will make you declare your love to it in haiku.

I love you so sauce.
You make me happy and fat.
Get in my belly.

Sometimes my talent for poetry can’t be controlled.

Soup’s on!

Still steaming.

Linda also made an awesome dessert but I didn’t get a picture because it was consumed so fast it broke the sound barrier.

We’ll call that Detour #2 on no sugar week.

How many of you are nerdy enough that you actually counted the syllables in that haiku?

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Weekend Recap

This weekend has felt short but it’s been fun. It started out with a little visit from my friend Kristianna on Friday afternoon.

Yep. That’s me. As a blonde.

We had a nice relaxing afternoon and watched a movie I’ve been wanting to see for awhile – Love and Other Drugs. (Yes, On-Demand’s favorite customer is back!)

Wow, there was a lot of nudity in that movie. Did not expect that. And I just don’t understand the poster for it either. If you watch it, their body language in the poster makes no sense with who their characters were in the movie. But whatever. Jake is half naked, so I shouldn’t be complaining.

Anyway, we all (hubs included) liked the movie. Something happened to my tear ducts toward the end, because an unidentified liquid started coming out of them.

I looked like this.

Saturday night, the hubs and I met up with my bestie and went to Shaker’s Lounge, a Bennigan’s turned night club in Casselberry. We aren’t into the club scene at all, but we meet up there every now and then because the place has the craziest mix of people for a club, so it’s just fun to people watch. Plus, they have awesome martinis and if you get sick of the music inside, you can chill at the tables outside.

Lisa is often in awe of what I’m saying, as evidenced in this picture.

For me just extending my arm, that is an awesomely centered pic.

They had a pole dancing contest that night, and the bouncer told me I should enter because, “I’m not ugly.”

Thanks? I think.

This morning the hubs and I hit up the Sweet Tomatoes breakfast buffet with the in-laws. Now I’m off to do some chores and buy some weed killer. I’m starting a new project called “Make-my-yard-look-less-crappy.” Right now it looks like this.

Maybe I can even get a run in later tonight. *fingers crossed*

Does anyone like gardening out there? Do you want to do some at my house? I’m really good at killing plants and forgetting to water them, as evidenced by this photo. It’s a good thing I don’t have kids because I’d probably forget to water them too.

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