Monday, September 21, 2009

Random thoughts over a piping hot bowl of popcorn

Took a little blogging holiday, and I must say it was rather refreshing. Now I'm ready for some more talking.

First off, I must say that Orville Redenbacher is a damn genius. I think his 94% fat free butter popcorn is largely under appreciated. It's just so delectable, low in fat, and chased with a couple tall cold ones, totally fills up the belly. Guilt free and oh-so-good. Mmmm.

So - Swedish massages. Last week when I had my "moment" and dropped Kaylee off with mi madre, she slipped me a few extra Washingtons, and so I decided to get a Swedish massage (followed by a spa pedicure). Loved. Every. Minute. If I was physically able, I would have kicked and screamed and threw a fit when the masseuse told me it was over. But, I am not entirely sure I was even half conscious at that point, and I was moving at a snail's pace. I think our family needs to quit drinking milk and eating cereal, and then I can just put that money toward getting a massage every month. I need to start thinking of a way to break the news to Dennis...

My attitude has sucked lately. Ever since we brought Kaylee home from the hospital on the 14th, it was the only thing I could think about. I'd even venture to say I was obsessing about it. Just replaying the events over and over in my head and thinking about how bad it could have been, and that's just not me. I'm not a pessimist. I do my best to see the positive in everything, but the whole thing sort of just shook my world up a bit, and I let it get to me more than I should have.

Along those same lines, I got a call today from the hospital she was at and found out that our bill is $13,000 and that's before the doctors bill for their services - that fine chunk 'o change is just for the hospital facility charges. All I can say is I am SO glad we have insurance so we won't have to pay the entire amount. I guess we won't be having any trouble paying that deductible this year...

So, a while back I told you I was getting back on track. Eating better. Taking care of myself. Reading. Working out. Trying to lose a bit of extra poundage off the badonkadonk. I'm taking the slow route, but I've managed to lose 5% of my body weight since I started Weight Watchers again eight weeks ago. It feels good to fit into my pants again, and - believe it or not - I even have some pants that are loose - what, WHAT!?!?!

Here are some things that have helped me the most with the whole eating better, working out, losing weight thing...

Hungry Girl - namely, her book 200 Under 200, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray (Hello! Zero Fat. Zero Calories. Hallelujah!), Zumba, Pump Iron (group weight lifting/cardio class), of course my dear, sweet Gilad, Mommy and Me class, and eating chocolate every day. Maybe I'll talk more about that stuff another day.

But for now, I'm calling it a night.

And no - I'm not kidding about the chocolate every day. I'm serious. A little bit each day keeps me from totally overindulging. I highly recommend it. Personally, I think it's a pretty genius plan.


Summer said...

Girl, I'm so proud of you! I'm working on losing too. 2.5 pounds down, 5 more to go.

We can do it!

Loukia said...

I love massages, too. Wish I could get one every week!

Molly said...

Good for you loosing the weight! I have such a hard time with the eating healthy part...
Wow at the hospital bill! I almost died when I got my delivery bill. Thank goodness for insurance!

Allyson said...

Welcome back! I missed ya!

I agree, it's best to keep things in check (with chocolate) to avoid bad bad binges later. Good girl!

So glad to hear you are in better spirits. I was worried. I almost had to hunt you down and come take you out and force feed you some good ol' booze. ha ha

Happy Autumn!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to get a Twix right now!

blueviolet said...

You need to try Pop Secret Jumbo Pop. Seriously.

Eating chocolate helps? Alrighty then!

$13,000? o.m.g.

Jenners said...

God -- that hospital bill scares me! No wonder they are trying to reform health care! How can anyone handle bills like that!!! I'm glad Kaylee's OK. I would obsess over it too -- I think it is a normal reaction.

And good for you on your weight loss. I'm clapping. And I agree -- a little bit of chocolate helps keep that cravings at bay. It is when you feel deprived that you really binge.

And I'm glad you got a kick ass massage!