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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Random Thoughts

Yes, I've been away. Between work and my toddler, I don't get much blogging done! (Or really any computing.)

I have had some posts percolating for some time, but at this time they seem to be just little thought bubbles, so that's all I've got.

-I secretly want to be a mommy blogger. I follow a ton of crafty-mommy blogs, and I don't know how they do it (or if they even do it, or if they are faking!) but I am amazed. Maybe they really have secret helpers or elves that do the magic behind the blogging curtain. I'd love to spend my days hanging out with my girl and making fun stuff. And decorating my house, and doing all this crazy DIY stuff. But, yeah. I'm doing pretty well just to read their blogs from time to time.

-I read an article recently on CNN that was titled something like "Horrible guests, vegetarians, and other Thanksgiving nightmares". I think the title wasn't quite that nasty, but that was the idea I took away from it. I'm an omnivore nowadays, but I spent over 20 Thanksgivings as a vegetarian. Why is a vegetarian at Thanksgiving dinner such a nightmare? For every snooty, finicky, self-righteous vegetarian, there are at least 20 who want nothing more than to enjoy your company and a nice meal, and who will do anything to avoid you stressing out over feeding them. It's not that big a deal, really. Thanksgiving dinner to me has always been more about the sides than the bird anyway.

-The difference, for me, between now and when I was losing weight is not what I'm eating or even my level of restriction, it's running. I was running at least 10 miles a week when I was losing weight. Now, well, running has been sporadic at best. It's very hard to find time to run on top of everything else. I've experimented with getting up earlier on days I work (like 4:45) to get in a run, and that has worked best, but this week it wasn't really possible between working and staying up late cooking for Thanksgiving. Next week, though, I hope to get back at it. At least I'm not gaining. I am hoping to lose 5 lbs by the end of the year. Not gaining would be a minor victory.

That is all for now. Happy Thanksgiving y'all.

1 comment:

tz said...

I so love doing the mommy blogger thing! Stumbled across your blog and really enjoyed reading it!