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Surprise, surprise … NOT!

Lessee, when I last posted my weight (something I never did over at SK, and never did here until this week), I was at 178 and had burned about a million calories over the previous three days. Thursday is my official weigh-in for the week, so two days and another million calories burned later (and another two days of meat and salad, meat and salad) and I weigh … are you ready? … 178.5.

Obviously I haven’t backed away from the scale. Also, I’m not complaining, asking for help or searching for answers – just reporting.

Nice to know my athletic experiences aren’t too-too different from some of yours. That softball league was the first time a girls’ sport was offered by our city’s parks and recreation department. I was 13, so that was in 1964. The times, they are a’changin’.

The busy-ness continues around here: Easy run today, along with weight-training (which I completely forgot to do yesterday – a 10K walk seemed like enough, I guess), and I need to finish mowing (got rained out yesterday). I still haven’t built my scrap-lumber gardening bench, but it’ll get done eventually. The lovely thing about not having a 9-to-5 job is that there are very few deadlines in my world.

I don’t wax political too much here, but I just can’t help myself this morning. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice was quoted in today’s New York Times, regarding the situation between Russia and Georgia, as saying:

“This is not 1968 and the invasion of Czechoslovakia, where Russia can invade its neighbor, occupy a capital, overthrow a government and get away with it. Things have changed.”

Um, Iraq, anyone?


Shana said…
May I commiserate? I had an official weigh in yesterday. I lost one pound the first week of the month, before going on vacation. After GAINING two pounds on vacation, I lost ONE of them after TWO WEEKS of working my ass off post-vacation. NOT A HAPPY CAMPER either. Yesterday was also my 4-week "measure in" as well. EXACTLY THE SAME INCH PER INCH IN EVERY PART OF MY BODY... again, after a month of working my ass off. Well, I guess I was not literally working my ass off because, hello, my ass is still the SAME EXACT SIZE AS IT WAS A MONTH AGO. So, yay for me, I lost ZERO POUNDS and ZERO INCHES this month. Woo Hoo!
Grumpy Chair said…
I read that quote on MSN by Georgie and thought the exact same thing.

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