Thursday, April 24, 2008

Earthquakes, layouts and fat camp...

First and foremost, I have to say that I had the most FABULOUS time with my friends this past weekend. We went to our favorite little retreat for some scrapbooking, I got 17 pages done (which is slow for me - trust me on this!) and I indulged because I knew it would be my last hurrah for quite some time. Truth be told - last summer's clothes are too tight. Ugh.

I have to tell you this funny story about the earthquake. Where we stay is a B&B and the house is older so you always have that "what if" notion that there may be some paranormal activity. To add to this is the fact that Scott watches Ghost Hunters all the time and I'm one of those people that's SUPER freaked out by the paranormal. If I watch Poltergeist, I don't sleep for WEEKS and can't stand to look at my closet. SO - with that said, I'm up on the 3rd floor and in a corner and thankfully two other girls were also up there. At about 5:30 on Friday morning, my bed starts shaking. Not moving. SHAKING. Like, something is grabbing it and shaking it. I wake up completely freaking out and yell out "What is that?" because I'm half out of it.

I run downstairs because I'm SURE that it's paranormal and there is NO way that my ass is going back up there. Everyone else is coming out of their rooms with the same issue. So- at least whatever poltergeist it was, it wasn't just shaking my bed. We turn on the TV and find out it was an earthquake. Who would think of an earthquake in the midwest? We were in Indiana, closer to Illinois, so we felt quite a bit of it. Long story short - that was my embarrassing moment where watching too much Ghost Hunters definitely bit me in the rear. I really have GOT to stop watching that show!

Monday marked the start of my newest session with Weight Watchers. I haven't really been on plan since September and gained back about 15 of the 35 pounds I originally lost, so before I would have to start again at groud zero, I decided to take charge. I'm not going to lie. Usually the first week or so, I'm pretty pissed off and bitter about it. That would be my mood today. Right now, I'm hungry and will probably not eat for another two hours. That's annoying. But, hopefully it will pay off in the end. I would like to lose about 20 - 30 pounds before vacation (which is June 15th). We'll see how that goes.

Of course there is this big part of me that is more about fat acceptance than the dieting piece. Oh wait - WW isn't a diet, it's a "lifestyle". Yea - so anyway, a big piece of me is more about the pizza than the turkey but whatever. I'm hitting the "Y" a few nights each week to work out and we'll see if I get results. That coupled with a healthy diet should yield something, right? One of my favorite quotes ever was during The Biggest Loser Season 1 when Kelly lost some weight and she goes "Diet & Exercise! Who knew? I must go tell everyone!" I thought that was pretty funny. Of course, last night while I'm on the treadmill these two girls get on the treadmills next to me in the row and I hear the one ask the other if she's going to run and the girl responds "Is there a bear behind me? If not, then my ass isn't running - I'll walk fast". I about choked on my water I was laughing so hard. Sounds like something I would say.

Well, before I blabber too much I better end this post. Stupid blogger won't bring up my photo upload, so I can't upload any photos. Sorry about that. I know blog posts are annoying to read when there are no pictures.


Angie said...

I did the same thing... fell off wagon, wagon backed over me, gained back 10 of the 20 I'd lost.

But I got back on and you will too!

laura said...

your blog would never be annoying to read without pictures!~!! your words are perfect no matter write so well they are pictures themselves!! :) i believe in are a hard worker...and sometimes we have to take a step back to take those last two steps forward, you know?

Anonymous said...

Good luck with WW.
I need to go back too.

Jana said...

Being one of the ones at the bottom of the stairs when you came running down -- hearing your first thought on what it was was funny! Hey, I thought the house was getting ready to blow! From what? I don't know. But earthquake didn't dawn on me either.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Hawes, Grant, Steve, and Tango can all come with you next time. EVP and digital cameras and all of their other gadgets. Scaredy Cat, Meow.

You know the name, You know the school.

Barb said...

Great post! I love the quote from the treadmill. Keep up the good work, you know how well you do when you get past that first week!

Anonymous said...

That treadmill lady is right up my alley. Running, ugh. My first thought when I felt the shaking was that I was having some kind of seizure. Funny your first thoughts were of ghosts. Hang in there with the WW. You can do it!

Sarah said...

I totally understand where you're coming from! I'm that type that freaks about ghosts and things like that! ICK!

As for the WW, you must be on the sam mind set as me.. I started up a few weeks ago and I'm slowly moving into the workout and such. We cam be support for each other! I always love new blog friends. :)Good luck!

Kimber McGray said...

hey you!
it was great to see you!!!


Anonymous said...

Ginger- All I can say is that you absolutely crack me up. : )
Miss you-