Slow and Steady

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday Sampler: home sweet home

Where do I start? Well let's just start with how happy I am to be home. I will recap my mini-trip in just a moment, but I would like to start today's blog with my Thankful  Three first.
Thankful Three

  1. For the crazy amount of sleep I got this weekend
  2. Chocolate Fondue and Champagne
  3. For never wanting to be "fat"/overweight again

Ok, so #3 will need some explaining. I am not sure why I came to this shocking realization this weekend, but I did. I had the very specific thought, "I never want to be fat again" and I said it out loud. I am so far from the shape, fitness and health level that I want to be at... no that is a lot of hard work I have yet to engage in. I am however deliriously happy with the way I feel about myself, how I look, how I feel physically. I love how steadily I am moving towards a clothing size that is flattering for me and I don't have to cut out chocolate fondue to get there. All this makes me not want to be fat again. Again, I am not skinny, but I am happy with where I am and you can't beat that.

On the flip side, I did not eat this weekend like I wanted to be "skinny" for lack of a better term. No, Thursday started with a stop at a steak house. I didn't come close to finishing my meal, but I did eat so much that I was in a complete food coma the rest of the drive to L.A. The good thing about being that full is when you sleep so late the next day and have to skip breakfast, your belly could care less.

Friday I went to a graduation for my brother in law. He completed a very prestigious Fellows program. It was a nice little ceremony, but I left wondering why I jumped into full time government employment after college? I know the answer. I wanted to work, I wanted to display my talent, I too had just started a two-year prestigious government fellows program and oh yeah, I didn't get into the 2 PhD programs that I wanted to do. So am I complaining? Absolutely not, but my suppressed desire to earn a PhD has been rekindled. Now that I have full time employment, am married and have 2 kids under 3, I am not sure if and when this whole PhD thing is going to happen?

Friday and Saturday were packed with great food and fun experiences. It has been confirmed, Canter's Deli is obviously better than Brent's Deli. The movie Cyrus was good, but not "Killer Funny" as described. The Santa Monica promenade is great if you want to shop, but when you have planned to shop in your attic on Monday, it is kind of a waste. The Santa Monica pier was way cooler in my early twenties than it is now. The drive to L.A. is worse than the drive home, guess I look forward to home more than smog town USA.

Finally some random thoughts:

  • Wheat Grass shot 10 day challenge was blah. I did it, the shots got easier to take, but I didn't feel miraculous healing powers or health benefits. Can someone please sell me on the idea? I don't get it. 
  • I never in a million years would've picked up the book Eat, Pray, Love. However, that is our book club's pick so I am reading it. I am only 50 pages in, but I totally appreciate it. I also never would've picked up the book Twilight, but the book club picked it last summer and suddenly I found myself devouring the entire series. Lesson? Read what I wouldn't expect to pick for myself and enjoy. 
  • After this weekend's food binges I am ready for a complete bland or vege diet to detox, I think I am still full.

1 comment:

AmandaB said...

Let me know what you think of the book. I picked it for my book club (back when I had one), and all the girls had strong opinions on it. I'm looking forward to seeing the movie!