Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Amazing Apathy of Alexis

It is grey and chilly and drizzly today and I do not want to do one single thing except curl up on the couch with a book. Too bad I need to get some work done on a file for my j-o-b and clean the apartment. I know Ricky won't care if it doesn't get clean, but *I* will, and since I'll be at a co-worker's Super Bowl Party next weekend, I know it won't get done then. Sigh. We'll see. It's hard to get motivated. I want to go back to sleep.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Currently Reading...

The Best American Short Stories of 2007.

Well, more often than not, I'm really reading the Weight Watchers message boards. I'm addicted! But when I feel like a little light fiction, I get into the Best American series.

An Arctic Blast?

The temperature today in sunny South Florida is only supposed to get up to 66 degrees. Yes, Fahrenheit. I know, I know, it's crazy! I can't wait to see all the little Floridians scuttling around in their heavy winter coats because the thermostat is sitting below 70. Forget all the people in places like Minnesota and New York, where the thermometer isn't rising above 10!!! (Or maybe even 0...I haven't checked the Weather Channel this morning.) No, the mid-60's, now THAT requires bundling up.

Oh, who am I kidding? I'm sure I'll be wearing slippers and a blanket before the day is out.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Another Week Over

Lost another two pounds this week...go Weight Watchers! And this is despite pigging out at Ruby Tuesday's with friends on Thursday night, pigging out on homemade tacos with other friends on Tuesday night, and going to the Olive Garden with my future in-laws on Monday. I think I'm getting the hang of this thing.

Got plenty of errands planned for today: pick up dry cleaning, find someplace to take the links out of my new watch, get the car washed, work on a file for work. Try to get some relaxin' done. It's a three-day weekend, so that's nice. I plan to spend all of Monday with Ricky, doing our thing, shopping, spending gift cards from Christmas. I can't wait. It's been a while since we've had a whole day together, what with his crazy work schedule. He has a job interview on Tuesday for what seems to be the perfect job...God, I'm hoping he gets it!!!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

First Weigh-In

Today was my first weigh-in with Weight Watchers. My scale is not as accurate as some, since it is only accurate to the half-pound, but it reflects that I have lost eight pounds in my first week. WOW! I'm definitely motivated for next week!

I have tons of errands to do, so I'm going to go eat a late breakfast and get started.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Joining Up

I joined Weight Watchers online today. I was going to join the meetings/live version, but when I saw how much that shit was, I changed my mind. The online version is cheaper and requires a little less effort on my part. I have friends doing the online thing to support me, so now it's just willpower vs. hunger, I guess. My goal weight is apparently 115.9 pounds. I do not think I have EVER seen 115.9 pounds. Maybe when I was like 12. And it's discouraging to think about how far I have to go to reach that. What the F, man? Wow. But I'm trying to imagine how good I'll feel if I do.

Friday, January 4, 2008


I am completely miserable with a cold right now. Or, as Nat's fiance' would say, a head cold.

Happy New Year!!!

Christmas with the fam was great. With the exception of the nightmare trip up to Ohio. My flight was from West Palm Beach to Washington DC, then on to Dayton. Unfortunately, when our plane reached Reagan National, fog had beset the airport and we couldn't land. We circled for something like an hour (I'm not exactly sure, as I was asleep through most of it), then put down in Pittsburgh to refuel. We were supposed to refuel and head right back to DC, since the fog was lifting, but after about ten minutes we were told that the fog had descended again and we were stranded indefinitely in Pittsburgh. After standing in line to speak to an airline representative for about half an hour, I learned that there were no alternative flights into Dayton, Columbus OR Cincinnati, at about the same time that I learned we were RE-boarding the plane and heading back to DC. Of course, by the time we reached DC, I had long since missed my connection to Dayton. I was supposed to be in Dayton around 11:30 AM. The next flight they could get me on left at 5 and got in to Dayton around 7. I took it, thinking I couldn't do better. Shortly after eating, I received a call from the airline, which shall remain nameless, saying my flight had been delayed 140 minutes. Meaning I was now getting in to Dayton at around 9 PM. I called the 800-number to try to get a better flight into either Columbus or Cinci. After being transferred to three different people, I finally reached someone who could help me. But her computer crashed, as she was confirming me on a flight into Columbus. So she transferred me again. After holding for about 10 minutes, I was fed up and hung up on them. About ten after five, The Fiance' called, telling me I was on a 5:12 flight into Columbus and I'd better get a move on! (How he found this out, I STILL have not discovered.) I raced to the gate he specified, with no boarding pass or any but the faintest idea I was even supposed to be ON the flight. Of course, there were approximately 100 people in front of me and the flight was boarding IMMEDIATELY. Fortunately, they changed the gate to the one right below it, so I raced down there and confirmed that I was indeed somehow on the flight. No questions asked, I just boarded the shuttle that would take me to the plane. I arranged a ride from the Columbus airport and eventually arrived at my parents' house at 9:30 PM, about 10 hours after I was originally supposed to arrive.

After the travel nightmare, Christmas vacay was entirely enjoyable. I was spoiled rotten by my parents, as usual. Getting to spend time with everyone and enjoy not one, but two! family Trivial Pursuit challenges was the best. My only regret was that The Fiance' could not be there to share it with me.

Nat's engagement ring is HUGE. We spent half a day together, having lunch and browsing David's Bridal for bridesmaid dresses. I tried on quite a few. It's between the chiffon dresses and the satin for her. Luckily, I found one in each fabric that flatters me. I'm hoping she goes with the chiffon, though, because I kind of want to buy the satin one for my wedding dress. In red, of course.

I'm joining Weight Watchers for the new year. I know several people who have had success with that program, and I think it will do me well to have some structure to my weight loss program.