Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day 4 favorite Book

I'm sensing a pattern starting to develop here. Again I don't just have 1 favorite book, I have favorite books according to the mood I'm in.  For instance I do <3 the Twilight series and Harry Potter series but I have a few individual books that are good and some general genres I like to read. I love historical fiction, especially about Tudor England, I also love the retellings of Arthurian Legend, and I love retellings of Fairy tales. I have an entire shelf devoted to those. I have about 8 tall bookshelves full of books so I enjoy them a lot!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day 3 -- Favorite TV program

Well right now my I-will-drive-across-town TV show is Glee. I love that its musical and how they integrate all the songs into the story.

I own Gilmore Girls and West Wing on DVD so I watch them frequently as well. Beyond that I'm an avid TV surfer. I will watch just about anything when I am in the mood for tele.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Day 2-- Favorite movie

I love movies! I have in excess of 100 DVD's and that doesn't count my obcession with NetFlix!  So here are a few of my favorite Movies

To quote: Spaceballs and Monthy Python and the Search for the Holy Grail
To cry over: Steel Magnolias and A walk to Remember
To sing with: Any Disney flick

Monday, September 27, 2010

Day 1-- Favorite song

As a singer my music tastes are very much eclectic. One only needs to look at the tunes on my Ipod to see that. So I don't have one favorite song. I have 49 (or so Itunes tells me). I have Classical, 80's music, POP music, classic rock, musicals, country, and hard rock.

So here's my short list:

To work out to: Starstuck--Lady Gaga
To chill out to: Raindrops- Chopin
Funky: Funky Cold Medina --Tone Loc

Broadway: Schadenfreude -- Avenue Q

Just a few of my favorites.

30 in 30

Day 1 - your favorite song
Day 2 - your favorite movie
Day 3 - your favorite television program
Day 4 - your favorite book
Day 5 - your favorite quote
Day 6 - 20 of my favorite things
Day 7 - a photo that makes you happy
Day 8 - a photo that makes you sad
Day 9 - a photo you took
Day 10 - a photo taken over 10 years ago of you
Day 11 - a photo of you recently
Day 12 - something you are OCD about
Day 13 - a fictional book
Day 14 - a non-fictional book
Day 15 - your dream house
Day 16 - a song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 - an art piece (drawing, sculpture, painting, etc)
Day 18 - my wedding/future wedding/past wedding
Day 19 - a talent of yours
Day 20 - a hobby of yours
Day 21 - a recipe
Day 22 - a website
Day 23 - a youtube video
Day 24 - where I live
Day 25 - your day, in great detail
Day 26 - your week, in great detail
Day 27 - my worst habit
Day 28 - whats in my handbag/purse
Day 29 - hopes,dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 - a dream for the future

I am going to try and do this every day for the next 30. Here we go!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Thinking out loud

So what have I been doing since my last cycle failed? Eating whatever I wanted. Based on how my clothes fit (I feel like a sausage) I think I’ve gained everything back and then some. Not really where I want to be but when you eat everything you want and stop working out, that’s what is going to happen. So I’m guessing my failed attempt weight will net me about 30-35 pounds.

What am I going to do about it? Well starting today I’m recording everything I eat and will do that for the next 2 weeks. I will work out at least 6 times in the next two weeks. This week will be a gym that is halfway between work and home but on the BART line and it will be after work. Next week it will be in the morning at the gym up the street from work. My plan is to record my feelings about the gym itself and if time of day worked for me. This is so I can find my new groove. I’m also going to record my steps everyday. I’m hoping to post this here so I can hold myself a bit more accountable.

My other issue is money. I seem to be hemorrhaging it. I get a weekly stipend of $100 from our budget and I usually have it all spent by Wednesday. I know where I spend it. I eat out while in the city during the work week. So I’m going to flip my eating out habit inside out. I’m only going to eat out once a week and give myself only enough cash to do it. My goal is to do this until April and see if I can make it stick. This will help me with the diet as well. Less chance for bad eating if I just don’t carry cash.

Beyond that I’m still taking my Vitamin D supplement so my moods are getting back to stable rather than all over the place. The only thing about taking them is the icky breath and after taste. Can’t have everything right?