Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I just don't get it..

Today at the gym (hooray, i was so glad to be back!) a conversation got started about the new, upcoming season of Biggest Loser. Someone metioned about the "older" people being on their 60's I think. Anyway, we got to talking about ages and this one guy who is in my classes started guessing our ages. (Stupid!--Very, very stupid thing for a guy to do!)
Anyway, he started out with one of my friends, Rene, who is only a few years older than me--and he guessed her to be about 45! If I'm not mistaken, she is that is 11 years OLDER! Then he looked at me...I could see the wheels I said, "whoah---wait a minute. If you're guessing Rene is 45...then you better shoot WAYYYY low for me because you're gonna be in BIG trouble if you say something like that about my age!" So, he hesitates for a second and says, okay to be on the safe side, I guess you're about 35.
Say what?
Now listen here girls...there is nothing wrong with being (or looking) 35...but I JUST turned 30 and I was hoping to give off the impression that I'm in my late 20's maybe..but not in my mid 30's! I know I should just brush it off and let it go...but ever since I left the gym I've been analyzing myself. How I dress, how I do my hair, do I have noticable wrinkles?, etc....
Sometimes I tend to dress a little too young, I think. I mean I shop at the same stores as all my teenage neices and wear some of the exact same surely I am not dressing "old."
Anyway, I know I'm making way too big of a deal of this...but I keep thinking about that show on TLC called "10 years younger" and I just wonder....what would they do to me to make me look 25 instead of 35???
I already whiten my teeth, got laser eye surgery, get highlights, work out, wear "young" clothes, listen to "hip" music....
Ohhhh....maybe it's because I drive a MINI VAN?
ha ha ha ...dang that van...if it weren't paid off I'd go trade it in for something young and sporty...but no amount of "young" is worth a big ole car payment again.
Okay...I'm off to make Frosty Cupcakes for the kids Christmas parties at school....ta ta!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I knew it!

okay Kandy, Kate....if you haven't watched BL yet...close this screen down FAST!
But for those of you who have.....I just have to say YA-HOOO!!! I am so happy that M. won and that V. didn't win ANYTHING! It couldn't have turned out better. Well, okay, I guess I would have like it EVEN better if Heba hadn't won the at-home money and either one of the Amy's would have won it..but still...I'm thrilled with the outcome! exciting, the next season is already about to start! (Jan. 6) I can't wait.
I also did the elliptal for 61 minutes while watching the show but I finally decided to get off because I was SO SICK of being on that thing and I wasn't putting hardly ANY effort into it at all. Plus, I already did a 30 minutes of Shoulders & Arms this morning and 30 minutes of Legs & Back as well as the whole Ab Ripper X video this morning.
In all today, I burned 814 calories. Not too bad for not getting to go to the gym.
I checked into buying some Zumba DVD's for at home. Turns out they're pretty expensive. Even from places like going for about $30 for one dvd. That's too pricey for me. Plus, I'm not even sure I'd like it. If its all the "old" songs that I've done a hundred times...then nah--no thanks. Not for $30 anyway. Maybe for like $8.
Anyhow, for now, I guess I'll just stick with going to Zumba at the gym. I even thought about becoming an instructor. As much as I love it...and love working makes sense. But, I'm not quite confident in my coordination skills to do something like that, I don't think.
Anyway, everyone on BL looked awesome. I was most shocked with how Phil looked I think. He didn't even look like the same guy. Shellay also looked AWESOME!
What a blessing that show is to so many people! Everyone of them won really...they all won the opportunity to live their lives again--for real. No amount of money can give you that!

Tonight's the NIGHT!

Biggest Loser Finale! Can't wait to see MICHELE win (fingers crossed!)
Tune in tomorrow to hear what I thought!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Success is So Sweet!

Okay, I totally wanted to blog about this yesterday and had "rehearsed" what I was going to say all day...BUT...something came up last night (The Christmas Train--details on my other blog later) and I didn't get a chance. Anyway, it was a good day for me.
I went to the gym and did an hour of interval training, an hour of Zumba and then did a mile at 7.0 on the treadmill. When I took off my heart rate monitor and checked my calories, I was at 1034!!!!!! That alone made me so excited I wanted to head right back to the gym and do it again--but no can do--I had a hair appt. in an hour. Anyway, I rushed home, started the shower and then stepped on the scale. First it said 132 and I was SO EXCITED...then I (stupidly) got back on again and it said 133. Then again...133 and everytime after I'm gonna say that I am at 133 right now but I'm on the heels of 132.
Now, I know...all this number stuff is dumb and that I shouldn't pay nearly this much attention to the numbers on the scale as how my body looks and feels...ya ya ya --but I have been trying to get to 130 for like YEARS it seems (although it's really only been about 8 months) and I am finally nearing that yes, I am obsessed with the numbers right now.
Okay before I end this post, I have to do my little dish on Biggest Loser. So who do ya'll want to get in the finale--Heba or Ed? If you're like me--WHO GIVES A CRAP? I mean...really....what's the difference? They both have plenty of weight to lose still...and they both want it like HECK...(although I think Heba has less willpower than Ed) but either of them could easily win it if given the I won't be voting cuz I don't care. All I really care about is that VICKY DOES NOT WIN. Of course, I would be ecstatic if Michelle wins...she CERTAINLY deserves it the most...(imo) but I will be happy if at least Icky Vicky doesn't win. I am trying to remind myself to pray for her becuase a person like that really needs Jesus.
Okay...I gotta get up from here and get busy with my day. It's gonna be BUSY and LONG.
Love you guys!
Work your butts off this weekend okay?! :o)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I oh-so-lightly stepped on the scale this afternoon. That's not my favorite time to weigh--when I'm dressed and have already eaten breakfast...but's been a looooooooong time and I figured I'd better see where I stood. And to my delight---it said 134! YIPPEE! That means that I didn't gain ANY weight over Thanksgiving and have actually dropped a pound! Now if I can just scare those pesky last 4 away!

Also, about Biggest Loser last night....I am so sick of the drama it ain't even funny. Vicky...God help her. That's about all I can say. I was very disappointed with the makeovers. No one looked much better, although I did like Renee's hair a lot. That Christian guy, whoever the heck he is, would make ANYONE look fat standing next to him!
I'm anxious for next week's show...Please God let Michelle stay in the game!!