A year that promised to be so much turned into an injury-prone nightmare for us Mets fans and the team. It’s hard to believe just how many players went out with serious injuries almost before the season got started. Oh well. There is always next year!
So here I am with Mr. Met. He was at one of local bank branches and I couldn’t resist getting a photo with him. I hope Mrs. Met doesn’t get jealous.
A few weeks ago I posted about falling back and gaining weight. It’s been a tough thing to work so hard to lose 40 pounds and gain it and some more back. It made me uncomfortable and created worry about the health consequences of it. Things like stroke, cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
Because of that, I went back to work on a lifestyle change, trying to take small steps in order to get back on the right path to being healthier. I set a reasonable goal: 10 pounds lost by the RWA Conference in Orlando. Why only 10? Well, 10 seems more doable than 40 or even my ultimate goal 75 pounds. Setting a seemingly unattainable goal would only make it that much harder to commit to change.
So here I am, a week away from RWA and guess what: 10 pounds lighter since June 27 when I posted about my yo-yo weight gain.
How did I do it? Small steps. Upped my cardio exercise by 10 minutes. Walked faster on my way to work. Cut down on carbs. You’ll see that I didn’t say eliminated them because that seems to not work since the moment I have any carbs, I yo-yo and go on a carb binge. So an occasional roll, piece of bread, rice or even pasta mixed in seems to work.
I increased fruits and vegetables. Perfect in summer when we’ve got luscious peaches, plums and nectarines available. Mangoes also. Love them!
What’s the next small step? Another 10 pounds by Labor Day. I’ll keep you posted on how it’s going!
It’s that time of year for the running of the bulls in Pamplona. You’ve probably seen news stories about people being gored or injured as they try to outrun the large bulls on narrow Spanish streets. The practice began when cattle had to be transported from one location to another and local youths would run and dodge in front of them to show how brave they were.
But now, there is another fearful animal to dodge: the bulldogs. This commercial from Geico is hysterical! Click here if you cannot see the Geico Running of the Bulldogs commercial below.
Beach Bag Beach Read Contest
Starting on July 14, please visit my Facebook page to enter the Beach Bag Beach Read Contest. To enter, all you need to do is tag a friend (one per comment) for an entry to win a $25 GC, Kobo Pocket Reader, cozie, bookmark (made by me) & a T-shirt. Each tag is another chance to win! Share the post for a chance to win a Second Chance Prize of a $10 GC!
My mom was an amazing lady. She had courage and wisdom that inspired me throughout my entire life. She told me that anything was possible if I worked at it hard enough. She also told me that nothing worthwhile is ever easy. She was right about both. Whether it’s a relationship or being a writer or trying to lose weight, it’s not easy, but if I want it and since it’s worthwhile, I need to not give up!
Chris Pine’s baby blues first caught my attention in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. I thought he was so handsome and since then, he’s just kept my eye through the rebooted Star Trek movies, Unstoppable and now Wonder Woman. I can’t wait to see that one! So without further ado, the sexy Chris Pine.
Photo Credit: Eva Rinaldi [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Sorry I’ve been gone for a few days, but I was taking a short vacation over the Independence Day holiday! Today’s throwback is to a July trip to Colonial Williamsburg. I just love this place and so did the family!
A few years ago we did a family vacation to Disney and had a blast. The only thing we didn’t like was coming back to the aftermath of a snow and ice storm and having to chip and dig our way into the driveway!
One of the hightlights of the trip was our dinner at the Be Our Guest restaurant and meeting the beast! From the moment my best bud and I walked into the castle, we were enchanted. Of course, the guys were like “Where’s the food?”, but we were oohing and aahing over the ballroom ceiling, west wing and of course, meeting the beast in the library!
I’ll be back in the area for the RWA National Conference and if you’ll be down there, I’d love to get together with you!