Thursday, May 31, 2007

Blue Moon

I've always said it. I'm sure I've heard you say it too. I learned today that the blue moon only comes around approximately every 2.7 years. It is simply when there are two full moons in the same month. Tonight is the night. That means it's time. Whatever it is that I only do every once in a blue is time... maybe I need to wax my eyebrows! So, I've been to the gym every day this week. I plan on going tomorrow & Saturday too. Is that over achieving? My friend Jana came over today to put me on her Dr. Phil video. He's taking audition videos for his next weight loss show. She is asking for his intervention. I am part of her support team and also one who would love to glean info from anything Dr. Phil has to tell her. Heck, maybe I'll get to go on the show with her! If there is anyone who should end up on the show it's her. She gets asked regularly if she's pregnant. The worst part of it is that she has a very difficult time getting pregnant in the first place and 7 of her 9 pregnancies have ended in miscarriage. I'm sure you can see why it is a big deal for her to get some weight loss help (seeing as how her best efforts haven't yielded any real success. I'll keep you posted on the show happenings. Maybe Dr. Phil really will pick her. I think he should. Also... tried another new recipe from the Sugar Solutions Cookbook it was a hot chicken cashew stir-fry salad. It was actually really good. If any of you would like these recipes I can load them. I really am trying to figure this whole thing out and would be happy to try another element. Started reading Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Hopefully it's a good read. Enjoy the journey!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

No.1 {go}

Well, here it is. My first attempt at anything digitally created. Go. The journaling reads: "I want to go. I want to wander and enjoy myself without worrying about stuff. To just step outside of my normal and do something new and dreamy. That is the best way I can describe it. Dreamy. I know that money and time and expectations are huge factors.. I am choosing to ignore them. I will not let those things make my life decisions. I can make it happen. Something so silly as a trip has finally set this idea into my head. It has been bouncing around for quite a while. Finally it has words… I matter. How I feel matters… Mostly, though it might be hard I can make it happen. It matters to me and I will go." I made a new recipe for dinner last night. Home made macaroni & cheese from a cookbook I have, The Sugar Solution, it turned out pretty well. Trying to implement better meals that won't leave me feeling dissatisfied.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Just for Me I am. I went to the gym this morning to do my run and feel like I've been running since. Just wanted to try out this blogging thing to see if it would give me the accountability I'm looking for. Plus, it's a fun way to keep a journal and still be able to share with friends and family. I'm just running. Looking for a change. A change in me/in my life. This is where I am starting. I am doing a 12 week experiment to see where I can get my body, my home life, & my creativity.

  • My body: following the Body for Life exercise program I will work out 6 days/wk.
  • My home life: I am reimplementing the 1 job/day cleaning program I was doing before and seemed to alleviate the chaos I usually feel.
  • My creativity: I am participating in the "one little word" challenges and want to put together a book to document what the little words mean to me. I also want to do 1 project with my boys every day. They are so much a part of what I am and what I do.

enjoy the journey.