Wednesday, September 3, 2008

This-n-That Thursday

My rugrats (thing one and thing two) are ensconced in their respective high schools getting their college applications in order.  We spend a lot of time talking about essays these days.  I had a dream Tuesday night that I invented a clear crayon that you rubbed over your work and it automatically corrected spelling and grammar mistakes.  Psychosomatic much?

My dinner party was for dead people.  You can invite the non-dead if you like, but I like to keep my guest lists consistent.  Maybe it's a Southern thing.

We had a nice game of bridge last night.  With food and wine.  I think it rained at some point.  Did I say we had food and wine?

Lucia's little fling dalliance new romance with the world's most eligible widower is picking up steam.  I think she finally came to her senses.  They have been spending lots and lots of time together.  There is even talk of a trip to the West Coast soon. I am going to start living vicariously through her soon.  My kids are not so forthcoming these days.

My fruity flipflops are from the bookstore at the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill.  I am pretty sure we saw them at all the other college bookstores, but I was feeling deprived that day, and bought them as a little pick-me-up.  They are from a vendor called Hotflops


It seems a lot of you out there are working on your 5k butts along with Mrs. G.  Keetha was doing really well, but now she has a sports injury and has to rest.  I was getting my butt in shape vicariously through her exercise regimes.  I am afraid now that I have to do it for myself.  I think I had a sports injury once.  I believe it was called "chardonnay elbow."

Annie and I had another Weight Watchers weigh in on Tuesday at 5:30 in the afternoon.  I took a diuretic at noon to ensure at least a pound would be gone by 5:30.  Nothing happened.  Nothing.

Until 4:01 AM.  I think I lost three pounds.

24 comments:

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I am very interested in this virtual exercise routine. Very interested. I'll be checking out some hotflops today for sure.

Weight Watchers work for some, but I've followed a slightly non-mainstream approach.

The CBW Diet: Start off by not eating for a day or so because you're in shock over some drama. Drink plenty of wine. After a day or two, introduce food back into the routine but only small portions. Enjoy plenty of wine. The maintenance plan involves small meals, an occasional snack and plenty of wine.

Oh, and please, consult your doctor before beginning this program. I was told I have Stage 1Hypertension yesterday, so clearly I'm doing something wrong.

The problem as I see it must be the small food portions.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

the ONLY way to exercise is vicariously...I can watch those videos all day long ... funny on the dead dinner somewhere my brain missed dead all together or maybe because she is dead to me I did not.... HUMMMM must study this turn of events...

I really could use that clear crayon would you go ahead and invent it please?

Weigh ins ... Blah RUDE and very seldom nice at all... I have never understood how we women can go a week with less that 7000 calories and gain 2 pounds but a MAN can have 30000 calories in a week and lose 10 pounds.... makes no sense to me.

Happy Thursday! Laura

Deb said...

:Rubbing eyes and drinking coffee: perhaps I should post later in the day after I wake up and definitely after my interview. Yawn...I'll be back!

asthmagirl said...

I haven't yet posted on my 5 K update this week. Let's just say that if you want to go running with me, you're welcome to. Please bring the chard.

Lisa J said...

But I still want to know what your menu will be even if it is for DEAD people. this is your fantasy dinner, live it up. REally the best kind of dinner party if you ask me, the clean up should be a breeze!

I keep thinking I am going to join Curves and go work out at least three times a week. I sure wish thinking about it counted!

Caution Flag said...

Thinking and living vicariously is the ultimate exercise. It's a lucky thing that you realized that early on in the program.

Hilary said...

Chardonnay elbow cracked me up. :)

Keetha said...

Hey, invent that Crayon thing. PLEASE. It's genuis. And I, the parent of a first grader with a ridiculous amount of homework ALL THE TIME, needs one.

Thanks for the well wishes. I love your exercising vicariously through me. It makes me feel needed.

My knee feels much better, just a little weak. Saturday, howevah, I shall be traipsing all across the campus of Miss. State, when the beloved bulldogs host their first home game. Wish us luck, both with my knee and the offense.

:-)

Daryl said...

Still lovin' that St Lucia Lilac ... as well as the hotflops ... and I am SO laughing at you thinking that you'd pee away anything in such a short time ... but if you drink more WATER ... lets just say what goes in, goes out and takes a lot more with it ... I'm just sayin'

:-Daryl

Sassy said...

I am soooooo glad you finally said where you got thos VERY CUTE FLIP FLOPS...because I want a pair...they would definately be a pick me up and I feel your pain I weigh in on Wednesdays at 5:30 at W.W. and I flipping gained a pound yesterday even with all the garbage and busy-ness of this last week...it stinks I tell ya!!!!

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

One of the (only) things I remember from Weight Watchers is our leader giving this amazingly true analogy.

Think of your body like a furnace (not so hard for some of us over 40's...). In order for the furnace to burn at maximum capacity, you have to feed it (wood, coal, whatever).

If you don't feed the furnace, it won't burn. Damned if it isn't the truth. Who knew?

That is all.

Fairy Mae said...

Sweet hotflops!! Love the grapes!!
As for the diet thing. I am on and off. I have been following Paul McKenna now for about 5 months. It seems to be working, so for now I guess Ill stick with it.

Sandie said...

Cool flip-flops. Very Fruit of the Loom-ish, except for the butterfly.

Have you seen the OBAMA and McCAIN head flip-flops?

Uber-stylish, if you're into politics or garishly big plastic heads. Or are they rubber?

For undecided voters, you can wear one of each, and split them with a pal.

I like your grape flip-flops better though. I prefer the tie-in with wine.

Bear Naked said...

In the past eight weeks I have lost 6.4 pounds--only 18.6 more to go.
Unfortunately the majority of that 6.4 pounds has disappeared from my bra!
Life is so NOT fair!

Bear((( )))

Ellen said...

Carmen Miranda lives - on your feet! Love the flip flops - tres chic.

Good luck with your weight loss. I struggle every day with my weight and mostly I concentrate on being as healthy as I can at the weight I am at - and maybe I'll lose some weight.

noble pig said...

Do you want me to send the kids my college essays, they must be somewhere....somewhere in my piles of crap.

Hi! My name is Heidi! said...

Love the flippy floppers!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Chardonnay elbow! Yes! That's hilarious.

How did Hepburn and Jefferson get along?
I want to throw a dead people dinner-- they'd be so much easier to clean up afterwards.

kim-d said...

Chardonnay elbow and various and sundry vicariousness. No wonder you are one of my favorite people. The fancy flip flops seal the deal :). And after the long weekend, I am STILL trying to figure out what day it is...the only solution, as I see it, is to have every weekend be a long weekend. Too bad nobody will let me be the boss of anything...

holly said...

i can't believe i forgot they were still in high school. i totally said you had college kids. it's YOU! you have confused me (the easily confused) with college tripping!

weight watchers is on monday for me. and i've done so much just naturally of what is usually achieved with diuretic pills this week that i will be shocked if i don't lose at least 1/2. and i should really stop eating fruit before this carries on too long.

i've said too much.

Alias LIz Jones said...

I want a 5 K butt if everyone else is getting one. I'll have to check that out. A wine diet sounds good. Maybe it will give me at least a 4 butt.

Country Girl said...

Virtual exercise? Chardonnay elbow? And the runs at 4 in the morning?

You see, this is why I come here. I love hearing about all this stuff!!!

Mojo said...

You were in Chapel Hill and didn't stop by to see me? It's not as though Raleigh's on the dark side of the moon from there you know. And if you took I-85 to go back north you'd have been practically in my back yard. *humph!*

Debbie said...

You play bridge? You never mentioned this in a meme. I'm impressed by that alone. Your mind is still intact in case you were wondering....

Would buy your flipflops and wear to work for entertainment, but they wouldn't help my shins and sore feet! They would make me smile though LOL