Friday, November 07, 2008

You know you have a problem with food when...

You seriously considered coming in late to work to attend the grand opening of Trader Joes. Yes, the thought seriously crossed my mind and stayed there for about 30 minutes. But then reality set in, and I knew I had a bunch of work today and being late to work today just wasn't an option. But, Nashville now has a Trader Joes and I am SUPER excited. For those of you who have one of these stores in your city, do you shop there and if so what are some of your favorites?

Thursday, November 06, 2008


So a couple weeks ago my roomie and I were watching The Biggest Loser. She was pretty amazed that someone could lose 5+ pounds a week sometimes. I told her if she really watched what she ate and worked out at the gym, she would be surprised and might be able to do it too. (I also told her that since she doesn't really need to lose weight, this might not happen either...) I know that after a period of time where I eat whatever I want and don't exercise regularly and then start doing it, there is usually a pretty big loss on my scale the next week. And I also told her that your weight can fluctuate a lot over the course of a day. She tells me that the last time she weighed herself was at the doctors. I was completely shocked by this because, well, there have been days when I have weighed myself MULTIPLE times a day. I was also a little jealous that her weight is seriously like the last thing she thinks about. And she never really monitors her food portions either or anything diet related. She just eats what she wants when she wants. But she never overeats. She stops when she is full.

So we decided we were going to have a Biggest Loser: Roomie Edition and see what would happen. Wednesday was supposed to be our weigh day. I was 208 and she was 147 and about 5'8". I think at one point I had some delusions that I one day could weigh 150lbs. Umm, no freaking way. There is no way my frame could handle that weight. I know women like Diet Coke and Zingers can totally rock the amazing height and lower number, but I am just not sure it is in the cards for me.

***We ended up having to postpone the competition...if you could even call it that...we (she) were (was) only going to watch what we ate for a week.***

So I am back. Back to weight training (squats, dead lifts, pressed) and cardio. Back to monitoring my food intake. Back to gaining muscle. And hopefully back to losing some weight. I mean 208, is just not acceptable.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A Month From Tomorrow...

I WILL BE IN LA attending this concert:

How I manage to swing these things is beyond me.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Have a Cute Day: Election Edition

I voted AND looked cute doing it! Layered t-s, my new favorite necklace, and my new favorite cardigan thing.

I like black a lot.


I also tied the belt thingy from my favorite gap blouse around my waist. The tie part was more on the side and I moved it over so you all could actually see.


I slept in this morning and didn't make it to the gym. Since I left work early to vote and had NO WAIT! (what? what?), I headed to the gym for an hour.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Music Monday

One of my BFF's in LA is a music supervisor and she turned me on to this band Low vs. Diamond. I guess one of the guys from the band was an intern for her boss. Anyway she got me tickets for the show tonight. I need to load this song on my ipod because it is a great workout song. I haven't listened to anything else they have done, so I could hate everything else they do...

Sunday, November 02, 2008

On the Road...

Today I ventured from Charleston, WV back to Nashville, TN. I stopped halfway in Lexington, KY and had lunch with Krissie and her husband Nathan and a yummy little place called Ramsey's. Like always, we had a great time. I am lucky that I got to spend Krissie's birthday eve with her. Happy early birthday girl! And Krissie and Nathan are one of the cutest couples ever! Please come to Nashville soon!