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Listening to right now: Kwassa Kwassa – Vampire Weekend (Decided I would add this to my posts. Good way to put my mood out there and this song is SO my mood right now!!! Love it. Fun, funky, mellow and ultra hipster-type cool feeling all at the same time.)

Ever had one of those days when just as you’ve dropped your last napkin in the trash somehow you choke on your Diet Dr Pepper and end up spitting it up all over yourself? Of course, you have. We all have. But, that literally is my day today.

It hasn’t been a bad day, per se, it’s just been one of THOSE days. With pop all over my chin and nothing to wipe it off with (unless I were to fish that napkin out of the trash) I decided I could really have just stayed in bed today.

But, then I thought, why? I don’t have anything really to be too upset about. Yeah, I gained 15 lbs. Yeah, I’ve been avoiding the gym. Yeah, it makes me feel crappy when I look in the mirror expecting to see the girl who was there in the beginning of the summer.

OH WELL. Booey hooey. I enjoyed gaining those 15 lbs. Just like I kinda enjoyed sitting there with pop on my face wondering how much of a sprint to the bathroom it would take before anyone saw me with it pop sprayed all over myself.

It actually kinda made me chuckle a little wondering what I looked like. I decided I should try to crack myself up more often. Yeah, I’m in the poops about a few lowly ell bee’s (lb’s) and it could be way worse. Some people don’t even notice and actually tell me that they think I’ve lost weight. HA! That kind of scares me, but you know how people are. Yeah, you know them, too. Thank GOD for those people, actually.

So, thought I would share. Hope it’s a good day for everyone out in blogland today. I’ll end with this: Next time I spill pop all over myself I will just pretend I’m at the beach and that it was actually mist from the ocean. Perhaps I’ll plug in a fan and get the hair in the wind effect going on while I slather the spilled pop into my pores like tanning lotion?
Alright, alright… Kidding. That’s all from me today. I’ll be here all week folks, don’t forget to tip your waitress.


Um, so due to my new love of finding sales and buying things with coupons (link to that blog here!) I have ended up with a stockpile of cereal that I got at a steal. And, not just any cereal, but the good stuff. Cookie Crisp, Life, Trix, Cocoa Puffs, etc…

I forgot just how yummalish cereal can be. Especially when it’s a nice little piece of carb heaven coated in sugar and cinnamon and practically melts in your mouth upon insertion. Yes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, I’m talking about you. Oh mah gah…. My kids love it and that’s why I got it, but we have seriously gone through three boxes (Si, TRES!!!!) of it since Friday.

I don’t need math to tell me we are seriously over-eating it, but just for kicks, lets see: each box has 9 servings, 27 total for three boxes. For my little family of 4 to have dominated 27 servings of cereal in four days is crazy ridiculous.

Top of my “TO DO” list when I get home is to make single serving snack bags of la Crunch so the next time one of us gets a sweet tooth we grab a bag filled with one serving, instead of the whole box. I normally have to do this to control myself with snacks, but really didn’t think el Cruncho would get me so riled up. …it’s the little things.

Speaking of, I really need to get back into running. I’m not motivated and looking forward to it like I use to. I know I don’t need to start the C25K all over because the whole point of that program is to get into running long distance and I already know I can do it, but I’m thinking I may start back over just to get the motivation piece going again. Building up to long distance running is a goal to work towards and seems more momentous than just running for an hour waiting for the clock to tick the time away on the treadmill. I need distractions to keep me from just staring down the clock. And, there’s no way I can run outside without any distractions. It sounds so relaxing and fun to take a run out in the open air, but honestly the time just DRAGS for me. Maybe I need to find a nice trail or park or something different from just the route around my town? Too bad all of those places are at least a 20 minute drive away. I hardly feel like running after a full day of driving here and there and getting home from work. Highly doubt I will feel like driving again, just to run. Meh….

Here’s to hoping motivation comes soon.

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