Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Ready to get LOST?

I am! It's been many long months since the last new episode and I cannot wait for the story to start up again. I've been watching season three on Blu-Ray (which is amazing!) and I just can't get over what a great show it is, especially when watching the episodes straight through and back to back. I have a horrible memory for plots so I tend to get lost when there's a week or more between episodes. Watching them all in a row I *almost* feel like I know what's going on. Almost.

The season four premiere is on my birthday. I'll be spending all day thinking about what's going to happen in an effort to forget that I'm turning 30 (GAH!) There are plenty of questions to ponder: Who is on the freighter off shore? Do they get rescued? Do Jack and Kate end up choosing to leave some people behind, as the "flash-forward" seemed to imply? And who was in the coffin in Jack's future? Is Jacob real? Will Sun be able to have her baby and survive? Is Locke going to take over as the new leader of The Others? Oh, and how much weirder can those people get? And most importantly - will the WGA strike end in time for us to eventually get a full season?

Monday, January 28, 2008

President Hinckley

For those of you who haven't heard yet, President Hinckley passed away last night. He was 97 years old. He lived such an amazing and energetic life that it's almost hard for me to believe that he's gone. He just kept going and going for so long. I feel privileged to have been a member of the church while he was President.

I was lucky to have a few opportunities to hear President Hinckley speak in person and to shake his hand. When I was at Southern Virginia College our choir sang at a regional conference where he spoke. He found out that our signature song was an a cappella arrangement of "Shenandoah", which apparently was a favorite of his, and during his closing remarks he asked if we would sing it. We were unprepared and needed a pitch to start so this guy Adam crossed the stage to get to a piano. It was so crowded that he had to step over and around people. I guess it was taking too long because President Hinckley said "Come on now son, we don't have all day!" with a big smile on his face. I'll always remember his humor in that situation. I had a solo at the beginning of the song and so I got to stand right next to his seat and sing. It was an amazing day I will never forget.

BL3 Update

I've been doing the Biggest Loser 3 competition for 3 weeks now. So far I've lost 8.5 lbs (3.5 the first week, 4 the second, and 1 the third.) I'm ahead of my goal so far, which is encouraging. Last week was rough because I had a nasty stomach bug for 2 days. I didn't eat at all that whole time, and didn't really get my appetite back for the rest of the week, but strangely I only lost a pound. I don't know what that's about. The challenge this week is going to be to get moving again - I still don't feel like my energy's back yet. Right now I'm in 8th place in the competition overall (out of 26) so not too bad. I'd love to be 1st, but needless to say the competitors are giving me a run for my money. All I can do is keep going! If I accomplish my personal goal, beating everyone else doesn't matter that much to me...although winning that money would feel pretty good.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Frequent Shopper

A sign that I may be spending too much time at Target: as we were leaving the check-out line this morning, Sawyer turned to the cashier and said,"Bye! See you tomorrow!"

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me

No, it's not until the 31st...but I just bought my birthday present. I scored 6th row floor seats to Matchbox Twenty on February 8th! Yeah baby!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Another One

I love this one too...ooh chee mama!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

I love this commercial

Sometimes it's the innocence of a child that makes you realize just how big your butt really is.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Day of Reckoning

This morning was weigh-in number two for Biggest Loser III. This week was horrendous for me. The first week I had no cravings and didn't feel hungry at all, but this past week I felt like I was STARVING, even though I was eating the same things in the same amounts. I think my body is figuring out what I'm trying to do to it. It was all I could do not to run to Foster's and get a double order of fries...pretty much every night this week. But I resisted, and thank heavens it paid off! If I hadn't seen a loss this week I would have been seriously discouraged. This morning I was down 4 more pounds! That's the most I've ever lost in a week. I'm sure my losses will slow down in the next few weeks (they always do, and it's probably healthier that way) but for now I feel like I'm off to a good start. Ten more weeks to go!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Snow Day!

It's snowing! Even though I don't go to school (or work) anymore, I love having a snow day. Sawyer and I are going to stay inside and watch Dora the Explorer today. And I might finally take down our Christmas tree.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I just can't figure out why Americans are fat...

Just thinking about eating this is enough motivation for me to stick to my diet for AT LEAST another week.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

#1 Songs

Ever wonder what the number one song in the U.S. was on the day you were born? Now you can find out at this site. (Thanks Tiburon for posting this first!) You can search any date all the way back to the 1890s. Very cool! I've had fun looking up dates and laughing at the songs that came up.

My birthday: "Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees
Eric's birthday: "Night Fever" by The Bee Gees (it was a big year for them!)
My high school graduation: "Tha Crossroads" by Bone thugs-n-harmony
The day I entered the MTC: "Smooth" by Rob Thomas (I left behind some good music!)
The day we got engaged: "How You Remind Me" by Nickelback
Our wedding day: "Foolish" by Ashanti (I had to listen to a clip in iTunes to remember what this was)
My college graduation: "In Da Club" by 50 Cent
Sawyer's birthday: "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani (supremely awful, sorry Sawyer!)

What are some of your number one songs?

Monday, January 14, 2008


So it's a couple weeks into January, the point where I've usually broken my resolutions many times over. I can happily report that this year, that isn't the case. And I owe it all to Biggest Loser 3!

Tiburon, my wonderful friend with a kick-butt blog, has once again organized the weight loss competition. Having lost 15 lbs last year, I am determined to reach my goal weight this time. This one started January 7th and goes until March 28th (12 weeks). This time there are more competitors than the previous times (which I'm sure is due to the start date!) and the jackpot is $650. A big enough chunk of change for a totally groovy new skinny wardrobe. Even for non-materialistic me, that is pretty motivating!

On our first weigh-in, we collectively lost 122 pounds. In one week! 3 1/2 of those were mine. I thought I did really well but I only ranked 16th. It's going to be a fierce competition this time!

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