Thursday, October 28, 2010


For the last two months or so I have been cold. I'm able to get warm sometimes, but I seem to always be colder than others in the same room. My mom says it's because I'm losing all my insulation. Be that as it may, I have no desire to get it back. I guess I'll have to invest in sweaters.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

I Did It!

16 weeks and 32.8 lbs. later...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Words of Wisdom

'You want to make sure you're not marrying one of the members of Jackass.'

- Katie Wagley

I'm glad I have smart friends.


Yesterday I went to donate blood. I got put on the bed for a left arm (it always has to be the left, my right arm is stingy) and a minute or so later an older gentleman got put on the bed right next to me for his right arm. We talked a bit while our tech people were getting things ready. I found out he was from South Africa, moved to Chicago, San Diego, then Salt Lake and has been here for 5 years.

While lying on the bed, I had my legs crossed in front of me (I was wearing a knee-length skirt and trying to stay modest). As our blood was being drained, this nice gentleman looked over at me and said, 'you've got very nice legs.' I said 'thank you.' and then started laughing. He started laughing too.

If you're ever in the Murray donor center, watch out for a 50+ year old Casanova.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

An Awakening

Yesterday I picked up a big bag of dog food for Max. It was really heavy.

Today, when I was pouring food into his bowl, I thought again about how heavy it was and I decided to check the weight of the bag. It said '34 lbs.' I couldn't believe it. As of yesterday's weigh-in I've lost 31 lbs. I was hefting slightly more than my lost weight in dog food and it was heavy! I couldn't believe that I had been carrying all that weight around. It was a pretty good feeling to realize that it was all gone. For good. (:

Monday, October 18, 2010

Lately -

- I've been loving this song. For the past month or so every time it comes on my ipod I replay it at least once more. (: Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sad, But Too Often True

' The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.'

- Eric Hoffer

Monday, October 11, 2010

6k Run - Setting a Personal Record

On Saturday morning I ran a 6k with Katie. Having never run a 6k (because it's not a typical distance for a race), we knew that no matter our finishing time, we'd be setting prs for ourselves.

Katie pinning on her first ever racing bib.

Katie and me before the race.

Katie and me during the race.

Katie and me after the race.

It was a woman-only race, which I've never done before. We ended up coming in at 46:19:09 and 46:20:01, averaging a little quicker than 12 and a half minute miles.

My major accomplishment - I ran the whole way. I've never done that before. It was fabulous and I felt amazing. Weighing in at about 15 lbs lighter than when I ran my half and closer yo 20 lbs lighter than when I ran my full was wonderful too.

WW tally - 28.6 lbs gone... and counting...

Feeding the Ducks

Yesterday I went to a park to feed the ducks.

we started with a small group, but more kept flying over to join us.

is this a goose?
there were a few of them there.

mostly mallards, but a few pretty white ones.

then there was this odd grayish fellow.
i liked him.

a couple of them came from behind and got pretty close.

Monday, October 4, 2010

This Has Never Happened to Me Before

and that's not an exaggeration.
it's pretty exciting.
but i think i'll keep it to myself for a while. (:

Meet Max

Isn't he cute? He's been a member of our household for the last week. Other than a couple of scuffles with Dingo (one of which drew blood), things have been going well. He's a sweetheart.

age - 2
breed - golden retriever & poodle
feet - huge (as is his cute head)
active - very, loves playing fetch, we're hoping to convert from balls to frisbees