Thursday, February 18, 2010

In Your Face, Fat!

Ha! Despite the abundance of Valentine's treats, I achieved my goal weight today! That's right, my drivers license states the correct weight and I didn't just go get a new one. I am officially 135 lbs. Now I will just keep doing what I have been doing and see how low I can go. I'm really excited and proud of myself.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Things That Made my Heart Happy

     Yesterday was one of the best Valentine's Days I have had in a long time. As an adult, it seems like I receive less candy. I remember loving Valentine's Day because of the candy, though. This year there was an abundance of sweets and yet it is the first year I've actually cared about what I consume! But it's all okay because I can control my portions and exercise more.
     Eric started it all by giving me a box of chocolates. Then at church, the choir director gave us little goodie bags for coming to practice. When I went into Primary I knew more goodies were on the way. I finished singing time and then received a giant sugar cookie and a mini cupcake. Yum! Then Relief Society had to continue the trend by passing around bowls of chocolates. I felt loaded down by calories already, even though I had only eaten a couple pieces of chocolate. Later, Letia invited me over for lemon bars. You might be thinking this would be easy to turn down, but it wasn't. She and I had been talking about lemon bars earlier in the week, so she knew I wanted them. Plus, she really needed a cup of flour in order to complete the recipe. So I indulged in one lemon bar.
     Besides the wealth of treats this was an excellent holiday because I gave out some valentines to friends at church. This was really fun to spread the love and let people know how great I think they are. It was one of those really simple little things that probably made me feel even better than the people who received the valentines. To top that off, another friend at church paid me a very sweet compliment. It was such a great day at church!
     Then Eric and I got home from church and he was the sweetest. We snuggled on the couch watching the Olympics. When Letia had invited us over for lemon bars, he said he would rather just be at home with me. So cute... I only visited at Letia's for about an hour. I hope he felt the holiday was as fun as I did!

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Reason to Smile

Yesterday I weighed myself and it made my day! My current weight is now 137... getting ever closer to my goal weight of 135! ...I'm light and alive at 135! I'm light and alive at 135... I firmly believe in the power of positive thinking. It also helps that I have been doing 6 workouts a week. :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Now, I'm no football expert, but I have a few thoughts about how the game went on Sunday. Not that I'm a big fan of the Colts (except I did notice that Collie went to BYU--woot!woot!), but I thought they should have won. I mean, the cheap shot by the Saints right after half-time was pretty pathetic. Seriously, most people save that for the 4th quarter. Add to that a bunch of arguable calls by the refs. Things were headed downhill for the Colts. So it's hard to stop that momentum, especially when you pass the ball to the other team and let them run it all the way back for a touchdown. Goodness, that was a disappointment! And I don't even care much about football. It's just lame to see what is supposed to be the biggest game of the year turn out to be nothing special. I have definitely seen better football games than that one. Heck, I've seen more interesting chess matches than that! (Okay.. that might be a bluff. Unless you count wizard's chess on Harry Potter. Still, I'd rather watch Harry Potter for the gillionth time than watch another football game so weak as that one.)

Monday, February 1, 2010

New Post!

Today was my day to post on The Skinny. I write for the first and third Mondays each month. Head on over and check out my tips for stretching! Also, check out Polly's awesome recipe for something useful to do with powdered milk.