Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Why My Cats are Scoundrels: Part 1

Sometimes I eat my dinner in the car in the garage.  Why you ask?  Because of my cats.  They are so demanding and annoying when I get home and meow meow meow until they are fed.  It takes me a few minutes to get their food prepared so sometimes when I am really hungry and have take out, I sit in the car in the garage to eat it before going inside so I can eat in peace.  Trust me, you don't want to make these two mad.

The Best of the Oscars

The winner for best everything goes to...Jennifer Lawrence!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Weight Watchers Week # 7

Oopsie.  Looks like I let my birthday celebration last too long this week.  I only tracked one day out of the seven.  I went out for dinner and drinks one night and had a cupcake and chocolate covered strawberries on my birthday.  I tried to reign it back in the last two days of the week, but it was too little too late.  I gained 0.6 which I know is not terrible but I have basically stalled the last two weeks.

Week +0.6
Total -7.0

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

First World Problems

I have been wanting a pair of Christian Loubitan shoes, you know, the ones with the red soles, for quite a while.  I decided for my 40th birthday I was going to treat myself and get a pair of classic black pumps that would last for years.  Unfortunately, the shoes just do not fit me at all.  They said they run small so I tried a size up, but it was the width that just too narrow for me in the front of the shoe.  I could not spend that kind of money on a pair of shoes that hurt my feet so I had to walk away.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Look Who's 40

Today I am 40 years old!  Somehow I thought I would feel a lot older when I arrived at this mythical age.  My mind is still young, but I do admit that things are happening to my body that are either out of my control or caused by things I did for years and years.  I can't say I would want to go back to my early twenties but late twenties or early thirties would be nice.  I am still learning things with age so I am curious to see what the next ten years bring! 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

My Valentine

This year Manny is my Valentine.  He is so sweet and such a good sport about taking his medicine.  I have to trick him a lot into thinking he's getting a treat, but so far we've been doing well.  He has to take anywhere from 6 to 9 pills a day.  Poor little guy. For that reason, he is my Valentine.

Here he is as a kitten.

And look at the amazing fluffy tail he used to have.

2013 Grammys

A dress code memo?  No flesh?  This is the Grammy's!  It is supposed to be the best outfits and best music of the awards season.  I thought both missed the mark.  Or am I just too difficult to please these days? 

My favorite moment of the show was J.Lo's entrance with the massive slit.  Then her comment about how she "got the memo" and then the other guy said she "inspired the memo".

Did anyone else notice Beyonce's reaction to J.Lo?  She was like "whaaaat...I could have worn that?".  Instead she chose pants...yes, PANTS...to the Grammy's.  I realize Middle America Mothers Against Leotards (MAMAL) did not appreciate her Super Bowl attire, but there is something in between a PETA hating snake/iguana skin leotard and a pants suit that you would wear to lunch.  It's called a dress.

My other beef with the Grammys, and music in general these days, is what happened to the rock stars?  Ugly, skinny guys who know how to play a guitar???  I can't say I'm in love with any of the music this year.  Johnny Depp was the only guy there who actually looked like a rock star...except for the bad self tanner.  Ok, maybe he's part pirate, part rock star.

Most beautiful goes to Carrie Underwood. She looked better on TV than in this picture. 

I did not enjoy her movie screen dress though during her performance.  I prefer when they let her be feisty.

Most annoying goes to Taylor Swift.  I thought she was maturing but now I take that all back.  And I am seriously questioning her singing ability as well.

What were your most memorable moments of the Grammys?

Weight Watchers Week # 6

The trend continues!  Last week I lost 2 pounds so I knew this week I would not lose much.  I did lose 0.4 though which I was thankful for because I did not stay on plan or track for 3 days.  I had a couple personnel issues at work that had me really stressed out because I had to have some difficult conversations.  I got through it, but I still used food when stressed.  I am an emotional eater, no doubt about it.  I got back on plan though so again I am proud that I did not give up entirely.  This coming week has some celebrations which will involve eating.  I am going to enjoy and try to be extra good the rest of the week to offset.

Here are the totals
Week -0.4
Overall -7.6

Thursday, February 7, 2013

SUPER Super Bowl Commercials

Since my husband's favorite team was playing in the Super Bowl we watched every bit of the game and commercials.  Here are my favorites!

Who doesn't love M&M's and they came through again this year.

I also liked the Etrade commercial.

What were your favorites?

Weight Watchers Week # 5

It was a good week!  I lost 2 pounds, even with the Super Bowl which included our traditional chicken nachos.  I admit I was not really sure how many points were in the nachos.  I did not count the chips and weigh the chicken and cheese, but I made a guesstimate of 20 points. 

Today has already been a tough day though.  For some reason I have been starving all day.  My stomach was rumbling all morning even after eating breakfast and drinking a big glass of water.  Now I am doing some stress eating.  Hopefully this will end soon and the rest of the week will go smoothly.  I want this week to be good since the following week is my BIG birthday and I'm going to celebrate rather than sulk over being old. 

I am still on track for 20 pounds by mid May for my vacation.

Here are the totals:
Week: -2.0
Total: -7.2

Monday, February 4, 2013

Super Un-Bootylicious

There is no doubt Beyonce was singing live during the half time show of the Super Bowl, but I am shocked by all the glowing reviews!  I was laughing at how bad I thought it was.  Did anyone else notice how little actual SINGING she was doing?  She was mostly grunting and stomping and posing and flipping her hair.  Most of the singing was being done by some excellent back-up singers.  Oh and when Kelly and Michelle joined to form Destiny's Child again, their microphones seemed to be turned on much too low. 

And what has Beyonce done to her face?  She's clearly had some work done on her nose and is starting to look like Tyra Banks to me.  She's even "smiling with her eyes".

Breaking the Habit

I did not feel much difference when I gave up Diet Pepsi years ago, but I sure do look and feel terrible most of the time since I started drinking it again. So...I poured out my last can on Sunday.  No more.  In fact, I am in the process of weening myself off of caffeine and artificial sweeteners too!  I am not going cold turkey on the caffeine but am ramping down the amount I drink of unsweetened iced tea.  I don't slurp it down nearly as quickly without my favorite little pink packet added to it.  Sunday was the start and I plan to be done with it by the end of the week!  I have more things in mind for my health as well that I am going to start since the number on the scale does not correspond with my health and how I feel.