Wednesday, March 28, 2012

March 28th, 2012 - Weight Loss Edition

As of right now, I have hit the 70 pound mark with this weight loss journey. I am so weirded out by how different I am, and how different life it. So today's list is all the awesome things about being 70 pounds down.
298. Being able to cross my legs.
299. I actually don't mind clothes shopping now - it's kind of fun when you're not in the plus size section!
300. Having all my family and friends freak out about how much better I look.
301. Being able to run! And even training for a 5K! I have never ran in my life, using my boobs as an excuse as to why I can't.
302. Which leads me to my boobs...kinda nice being able to shop for bras in stores, as opposed to ordering them from special websites. But they are literally disappearing, so this is a little bad too...
303. Looking sexy when I go to bed in short shorts and a beater, as opposed to looking sad and disgusting.
304. Having random facebook friends who I haven't seen or talked to in months comment on my pictures.
305. Weight Watchers as a whole - it is SUCH a great program, I am a huge advocate. 
306. Having so many people join WW now...we have our own little support system!
307. My face looks so different, which makes make-up a whole new fun game.
308. Not being so tired all the time.
309. Holding myself accountable - I weigh myself every single day, chart my weight every week and measure myself every three weeks.
310. Doing things I've never thought I can do - adding a little weight to each lift, running just a minute longer - it's so much fun pushing myself and seeing what I can do.
311. Seeing pictures of my old face. Doesn't it look like I'm wearing a fat suit?


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012 - Baby-sitters Club edition

291. While singing along with Taylor Swift the other day, I realized that the only reason I know what the word "sophisticated" means is because Stacy McGill, treasurer of The Baby-Sitters Club, was so sophisticated because she was from New York City, or the Big Apple as they so often described it. That got me thinking to how many things I learned from the BSC. And hence...today's list will be the wonderful things about the wonderful book series that I was obsessed with during my childhood.
292. The memories - my cousin and I were OBSESSED with these books. In 4th grade, we started a club in our class, and we signed our club names on our papers and tests until Mr. Funke made us stop.
293. Things I learned from the BSC
  • You can basically throw together any kind of outfit with as many different patterns and color you want, as long as your face is pretty and your hair is luscious, ala Claudia Kishi.
  • Catholic families make a lot of babies. How many Pike kids were there?
  • If you belong to a group of girls, do not try to make friends outside the circle or you will be booted. Like when Stacy got cool and she was exiled from the group. This is still true at 31, so good call Ann M. Martin.
  • When boys are clingy, you gots to get rid of them or you're stuck with a Logan on your hands.
  • Accents are dreamy. Maybe that's why Mary Anne kept Logan around.
  • People from California are just so laid back, or "California casual". Dawn was so laid back, she wouldn't eat meat, freaked out on everyone when they littered and constantly was fighting with Kristy for Mary Anne's affection.
  • When people have eating disorders, they will move food around their plates and rip fries in half to make it look like they ate more. Oh, Jessi's on to you you anorexic ballerina Mary.
  • As long as you a in a baby-sitting club, your parents will let you travel the world with your friends even though you are only 11 - 13 years old.
  • If you hang out with older surfer dudes, you'll get in a car wreck because they are so California cool. Poor Stacey learned that the hard way.
  • If you have a crush on a guy, you are basically dating. Even if you don't really talk to them.
  • I'm not going to lie, when I went to Disney World a few years ago half the reason I knew where I was going and so much about the park was because the Baby-sitters went there on a cruise.
  • Kid Kits are the best invention in the world. However, my "kid kit" is now my iphone, which entertains all of the nuggets in my life for hours on end.
  • Gingers are bad. Jackie Rodowsky? Bad kid.
  • Because of the BSC, I totally thought I had diabetes for years. And asthma. And I thought I was horrible looking because I had glasses and Mallory had glasses and she was an uggo. But to this day, literally everything I know about diabetes is from BSC book #3.
294. I remember reading these books out loud to my sisters on our bunk beds. Poor Kate must have been so bored.
295. The videos! They were on HBO. Yes, I have several. VHS tapes. And it wasn't that long ago I sat watching Mary Anne and the Brunettes intoxicated.
296. Say hello to your friends...
297. Going to goodwills and thrift stores as an adult and trying to recollect the series so my nieces will have it.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

March 4, 2012

268. Serving lunch for Employee Appreciation Day.
269. Modern Family this week absolutely SLAYED me.
270. Last week of classes! Wooh hoo!
271. Two new classes start Tuesday - let's get this masters degree DONE!
272. Coins on the ground.
273. New running shoes!
274. A session with my trainer where I do things I didn't think I could do.
275. Making Rbang dinner, and him telling me I "knocked it out of the park".
276. Little King dinner with Hannah, and Cooper eating my extra bread.
277. Seeing Beverly Hills Cop for the first time. That Eddie Murphy is a funny dude.
278. Sunday movies with Missy.
279. Lunch with Grandma, Mom and Kate.
280. Grandma referring to a BLT as "wicked".
281. Threatening to punch mom in the cancer.
282. Mom describing my former chest size as "freaking honkers".
283. Shopping with Kate.
284. My first piece of Under Armor clothing. I don't know what it is, but it's freaking warm and comfy.
285. Switching between TSwift and Adelle in my jeep. I literally want to drive forever, just to keep singing.
286. 68.8 pounds down! When I hit 75, I'm eating at Don and Millies and savoring every last bite.
287. Staying in my bed til 10:10am just thinking.
288. A random Sunday morning hanging with Cooper, coloring and setting up his markers so he could knock them down.
289. Playing dumb.
290. Coach shoes? Hell yeah.