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Friday, March 28, 2008

Gee, thanks for the support honey...

So my dear, loving, sweet, supporting husband asks me last night, "So how long are you going to be a vegan?" I just gave him that look that says that's the stupidest question I've ever heard.

"Uh, forever" I say.

"I give it two weeks."

Then he proceeded to wave a bag of cheese in front of my face. If he were any more observant, he would have noticed it's already been two weeks.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Hoppy Easter!

Weight 178.8 I'll take those 2/10 of a point thank you!

Today was yet another Sunday I had to get up well before sunrise to make it to church on time. But I got to watch the sun come up as I sat in the church parking lot putting on makeup...I don't see those very often! Playing was fun, but spread out throughout the service, so no going to breakfast...bummer. But that was alright since the choir members brought food to eat between services. I figured I was safe eating as much of the fruit bowl as I wanted. With all the pastries, pigs in a blanket, pies, and meatballs, that bowl was all mine!

So now I'm at home relaxing, still in my church clothes, minus my only pair of nylons the dog immediately snagged when I walked through the door. It's the perfect day for an Easter egg hunt, but I don't have any kids, so maybe I'll just go hide some dog biscuits in the yard and let my furry child partake.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Giggin' it

Weight: 180. Ya, ya, don't say it...2 pounds in 2 days, no way. Yep, AND I eat constantly. Take THAT fad diet! Anyhoo, back to my real blog...

I had to get up crazy early this morning. Alright, so it wasn't crazy early, but it was early enough. Today was Palm Sunday, and I had some giggin to do. Yay for church gigs! Churches are my favorite gig. The music is always easy, the people are always nice, and the pay is always good. This morning we had an 8:30 service and an 11:00 service. We consisted of a brass quartet and only played on 1, count it ONE song, the anthem, which happened to be after the sermon. They did this during the offeratory...I guess they wanted to change things up a bit. So we played our ONE song and then went to breakfast. Then we came back in time to hear the second sermon and played our ONE song again. That was it people! And got paid nicely for our services.

Next weekend is Easter. Same church, same quartet. I think this time we're playing two songs, but I was told I'm playing four. This did not sit well in my belly as it suddenly fell to the floor. This means only one thing...solo. Aaaaackk!!! I'm not ready for's too soon! Maybe I'll hide behind the giant flower arrangement I got to hide behind today.

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Weight: 181...yay! One down, many, many, many more to go.

Today is day 3 of my adventures in the land of Vegan. Yes, I said VEGAN! I must say it's not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I made a choice, and I plan to stick with it no matter what. Now I'm armed with my new cook book, countless websites, and book recommendations. And lucky me, I have a vegan uncle and aunt who are just an email or phone call away. For the first time in a long time I feel like I have some control over something in my life. Now don't think I'm weird or anything. It's still me...I just don't eat meat or dairy, among other things. I don't think it's strange anymore, just smart.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Slim Fast for lunch, anyone?

Weight: Freakin 182 STILL!

I really don't know what's wrong with me. For the past two weeks I've been either on the treadmill, running at the park, or doing my Turbo Jam. And I haven't lost a single pound! Alright, so I'm not eating salads or drinking enough water. I'm sure this might have something to do with it. I've been reading my Skinny Bitch book, and I'm thinking my carnivorous ways could be keeping me from losing this weight. It's a fascinating book. Almost making me want to become a vegetarian...almost. I'll just start with the red meat. Bu-bye steak.

I'm not in the habit of working out yet, so it's still a pain in the ass. I figured running would be an easy and inexpensive way begin, but my body says otherwise. Not only do my butt and other unmentionables jiggle a little too much, but my left knee has a mind of its own. I want to go this way, it wants to go that way. It's a little worrying to know half your meniscus and all ACL is gone. I guess I didn't need it. Maybe if I happen to lose these 800 extra pounds I'm carrying around, I'll put up a before and after picture. Hahahahahaha!!!! Maybe not.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Ya, I'm in a band.

When I tell people I'm in a Pep Band they think it's pretty lame, but that's okay...I think I'm one of the coolest people EVER! Alright, maybe not, but I don't think the band I'm in is lame. I get to go to all the Houston Texans home games for free, AND I get season tickets, AND I get to tailgate with all the crazy fans. It's a win/win/win situation. I'll add another win in there for all the free stuff we get too. We had our annual band banquet tonight, and for the first time I actually enjoyed it. It's not like the band banquets of olden days where we dressed in all our finery and had dates. No dates allowed, and you'll just look like an idiot if you dress too fancy. This year it was held at the Amazon Grill on Kirby. If you haven't been there, I would highly recommend it...and not just because all my food and booze was free. The tres leches they brought us was so good, but so small I joked with the waiter about wanting another one. About 10 minutes later, he put a BIG bowl of it in front of me! I was in tres leches heaven!


I'm all about getting free stuff, and the Houston Texans don't let me down! We got a gift bag with a Pep Band t-shirt (that's too small!), nice Texans travel mug, nice Texans pen, yet another pep band hat, a nice lether notebook thingy, and some other cool free stuff! So I would say all in all it was a good Monday night...had a few beers, got a nice buzz, let it wear off, got a lot of free stuff, had a good meal, then went home. Definitely the best Monday in a while.