Friday, March 30, 2007

Si, me gusta mucho el Zumba!

Hey today was Zumba and I was all upset because I haven't been there in like a month and even though I had a ton of energy and was totally raring to go they must've learned all new songs because I didn't know, like, anything, and I was all bummed out until after class I checked out the comment board and OMG they're adding four more classes to the schedule so now I can Zumba four days a week !


So, yeah. I'm a little excited.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

i missed you!

Well it's been a fun, fun couple of weeks. I'll spare you the nasty details and just say that the I.N.N. household has been sick.


But! We're better now and back to our regularly scheduled life, and now that it's nice outside I'm glad to report that life now includes regular trips to the park. It's about stinkin time too; I was gettin a little stir-crazy there.

So anyway, being sick helped me out with the whole fat thing. I've been too nauseous to eat so I'm holding steady at 175, whereas the last time I checked in I was bouncing up and down between 175 and 179. Ew! I guess whatever works...but I'm happy to be eating again. It's no fun being stuck in the house because you're afraid you'll end up urking in the nearest public restroom. Or trashcan. Or tree.

Hey, guess what!! My Y is adding another Zumba class, yay! So now I'll be boring regaling you with tales of my crazy Zumba moves every Monday AND Friday morning! T's moving to Monday morning and another lady is starting to teach the Friday class. If it's who I think it is, I'm a little nervous because I don't really like her...but I'll still go because I love it so freakin much. Possibly more than one person should love an aerobics class. :) I'm so excited for Monday, the first Monday class, because I haven't been to a Zumba class in like a month and it's like taking away caffeine. Or chocolate. Or late-night blogging sessions.

Ooh, hey, you know what I had to eat last night? A friend and I went out for Thai food. We checked out this place I'd never been before called Sweet Lemons and it was soooo yummy. Seriously, they make brown rice taste like manna from heaven. It was so good. Highly recommended. I drank too much, which was a little embarrasssing because it was the first time this girl, a new friend, and I have been out without husbands or kids or anything and I probably should have gone a little easier on the alcohol, but seriously, who thought one glass of wine would send me into the land of embarassing anecdotes and over-enthusiasm so easily? Fortunately L was right there with me and we could joke about what incredible lightweights we both were. ;)

Ugh, man. I gotta go to bed. Ooh but hey, I have to post pictures soon! Because, while my weight seems to be happy-sunshine right where it is? My clothes fit great! Woot! So hopefully if I post pics you'll be able to see a difference.

Friday, March 16, 2007


I've had this stinkin cold for a week and a half now and apparently I get writers' block or something when I'm sick because, as you can see, I haven't been updating at all. As a matter of fact, today I'm just going to bring you a quick product review:

Enviga (which, in my head, always has a Spanish accent for some reason. "Si, me gusta la en-BEE-ga!")

Now before you get all crazy on me, I'm not interested in the claims this drink makes as a calorie burner or whatever; we all know that's crap. But I was looking for something to drink other than diet coke, and I like green tea, and this stuff has three times the amount of caffeine as a can of diet coke (the better to get through those 8-hour work shifts, my dear) so I thought I'd try it.

I tried the green tea flavor and the first can I had was yummy as heck so I'm not sure what happened to my taste buds between that can and the next because the next one wasn't so good. I don't know if it had anything to do with the fact that I had the first one with a meal, while I drank the next alone, or what. But anyway, I had a whole case after that first one and, while drinkable (especially when in need of caffeine, the legal drug!), I won't be buying it again.

Oh, and don't even bother with the berry and peach flavor. Can you say "battery acid"? :)

Friday, March 09, 2007

not feeling good

For the first time in, like, three months I missed Zumba class today.

I couldn't help it; I'm sick. :p

Hey did I get to tell you about last week's class? Because I know it's the highlight of your week to find out what I did in Zumba class, right?! Well last friday my Y had a fundraiser for Reach Out for Youth, the thing they have to help out families who can't afford Y memberships and stuff. The fundraiser was, raise a certain amount for ROfY and the men who work at our branch of the Y would do Zumba.

See, it's funny. Cuz up til then there had never been a single guy in any of the classes.

So I got there a minute or two late, as usual, and the place was packed. Wall-to-wall people. There were tons of people on the floor who looked like they belonged there. You know, they were wearing clothes that you'd expect to sweat in and they all had water bottles. Then there were a bunch of people in street clothes lining the walls, watching the class.

I'm sorry, let me repeat that: there were people ***WATCHING*** my Zumba class. For, like, entertainment.

I had no problem with the idea of the fundraiser. I thought it sounded pretty fun. Hey, I like to see a big macho guy dance latin-style and have fun like the rest of us. I even donated to the cause (a whopping's all I had on me after buying my water). But if I had thought far enough into it to realize there would be people watching?! Nuh-uh. I'm glad we're here to entertain you people, but this is my workout.

Anyway it turned out to be pretty fun. The guys were hilarious to watch. And if it raised money for some kids to go to summer camp or for some families to get active at the gym together then my embarassment (I flatter myself of course; no one was looking at me, they were all watching the guys) was worth it. :) Hee.

Monday, March 05, 2007


Frustrated, discouraged, impatient, angry, disappointed, irritated--these are all pretty adequate words for how I'm feeling right now. I just don't understand.

My eating habits are not the best, I know. But on the other hand they aren't really any worse than how I usually eat, and I've been working my rear end off at the gym.

But my weight it keeps climbing. And my measurements? I can't be exactly sure because of the whole am-I-measuring-in-the-same-place-as-last-time thing but I think they're slowly going down. That's great and all, but why is my weight going up?!

My clothes fit. That's all I have to say about that. They're not getting tighter, but they're not really seeming any looser. I think I see more definition in my lower legs and my arms, and my abs, and I'm really hoping it's not my imagination because hat's one thing that gives me an occasional ego boost.

But we got our family portrait taken and I was looking at them today and I hate the way I look. I try to find a halfway decent picture to put on my myspace page for when people I went to high school come across my page and I can't find anything. I just feel so...grr...about myself.

I know I can't act mystified about it all. I need to step up my eating-healthy habits. It's no good working out if I'm going to go home and pig out on cake and ice cream and brownies and hot cocoa and whatever else. But it's hard!

So tonight I am going to plan out my meals for the week. Not just for what I eat, but for the whole family. Then I'm going to plan my grocery shopping accordingly. Maybe if I have every meal written out I'll be able to avoid the scene where I get hungryish, walk into the kitchen, and devour the nearest edible substance.

And I've got to keep up the gym-going. I can't get lax on that just because I didn't wake up thin.

Please tell me there are some people out there who can sympathize?! :)

Thursday, March 01, 2007

i'm hot

I was on vacation all last week (yay!) and went back to work a couple of days ago. When I got there one of my coworkers said I looked "hot".


I'm hot.

I know she didn't mean it as any big thing, she was just commenting that I looked a little thinner and that I was wearing close-fitting clothes.

But it totally made my night.

OK. My week. :)