Sunday, March 7, 2010

Avoidance techniques

I've always been good at avoiding things. Don't think about the issue, it'll go away, right? Wrong. In the past four months, I've steadily started putting on a little weight here, and a little weight there, and all of a sudden, I hate the way I look and I don't fit into my pants anymore. Grr.... Smartly, I know exactly how to combat this issue - eat less and work out more! It's no big secret... but BOY are those two actions incredibly difficult for me to stick to.

Today, I have decided I MUST get a work out. I even dragged the stationary bicycle into the living room (all by myself, I must add. No small feat!). But since then, I've had my rear end planted firmly on the couch, with the exception of getting up to eat lunch. Lunch today was leftover Beef Stroganoff. Yes, beef, pasta, cream of mushroom soup and sour cream. Good lord, what will it take for me to get off my ass?!

Other ways I've managed to avoid working out today? Fixing up my blog (which isn't a big task, but with two crappy computers, one which crashed midway through the project and the other which moves slower than a slug, this took my quite some time), browsing cookie recipes (again, FAIL!) and watching pre-Academy Award shows. Oh yeah, and organizing my thoughts, below:

Two years ago today was a Friday and I had been emailing all week with a cute guy I worked with. I got an email towards the end of the day in which this cutie suggested we go get some beers after work, to which I agreed. Yes, the cutie was Petesie, and within a couple of days, I was hooked. We started dating and became very serious very fast. Within two and a half months he asked me to move in with him, and on the following March 7th (one year ago today), he proposed with a ring box buried in a cookie jar filled with snickerdoodles. It was one of the best days of my life. We were so happy that night - we went to a nice Italian dinner in downtown Seattle, drank champagne and couldn't sleep at all that night. A lot has changed in these two years, I can only wonder how life will continue to manage keeping up with the pace we've set. :)


  1. Congrats on your one year proposal anniversary!!! I love your new background and banner! Best of luck with the stationary bike. I think my metabolism is starting to fail too. I'm running more than ever and still gaining a few pounds, not muscle. POO!

  2. I like the new appearance, but where's the photo of you with your handsome husband?

  3. by the way, two years ago today was also tbe best day of my life (second only to our wedidng day). I love you, Sweetness & Light! Thanks for baking me cookies again...


  4. I miss Bob Costas too.